Boris van der Lek is one of the most playing saxophonists in the Netherlands. At the age of fifteen he visits North Sea Jazz for the first time and becomes fascinated by the saxophone. He mastered the instrument by playing along with records from his father’s large jazz collection.

The versatile musician then plays in The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams and the subsequent Houdinis, The Gangbusters, Zappa band Cuccurullo Brillo Brullo and in the bands of Herman Brood, Hans Dulfer and Jules Deelder (Trio Me Reet).

His debut album Blue & Sentimental (2005) contains quiet jazz standards by Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk and Rodgers & Hart, among others. From October 2006, the saxophonist has been on stage at concerts by the Golden Earring.