Willis Conover: The Voice of America set the musical tastes of many people all over Europa
- The trumpet section: Palle Bolvig from Denmark, Roger Guerin from France, Dusko Gojkovic from Yugoslavia and José Manuel Magelhaes from Portugal.
- The trombone section: Christian Kellens (Belgium), Kurt Jarnberg (Sweden), Erich Kleinschuster (Austria) and Albert Mangelsdorff (Germany).
- The reed section: Bernt Rosengren (Sweden), Jan Wroblewski (Poland), Hans Salomon (Austria), Wladimiro Bas Zabache (Spain) and Ronnie Ross (England).
- The rhythm section: Gabor Szabo ( Hungary), George Gruntz (Switzerland), Rudolph (= Ruud) Jacobs (The Netherlands) and Gilberto Cuppini (Italy.).
- Wladimiro Bas Zabache (born in Bilbao (Spain) February 1929) He studied piano, violin and harmony at the Bilbao Conservatory and learned to play the alto saxophone from his father, who was a musician too. He started to play in local clubs in the Basque Country and since the early 1950s in Madrid. He would develope into an educator in free-style jazz at the Madrid Conservatory and played with great names like Monty Alexander, Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton and Johnny Griffin.
- Ronnie Ross (born in Calcutta (India)(October 1933)(died: London – December 1991) lived in England since his 12th year. He played clarinet in the Grenadiers Guards band early 1950s and played with the Don Rendell Sextet in London 1954. During the time the auditions took place he must have been part of the European Windows project by John Lewis and the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra. When he left for Newport his discography was already impressive, although his first recordings under his own name, with the Ronnie Ross Quintet, dated from May and June 1958. Ronnie passed away London, December 1991.
Back in the US Marshall Brown selected, with the help of his extensive notes, he made during the numerous auditions all along Europe, the members for his International Youth Band to play at the 1958 Newport Festival. Ruud Jacobs, a young Dutch bass player was invited to represent Holland - sixteen other young talented European jazz musicians got an invitation too. Today an introduction to the reed section.
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