The B&W Quintet is named after it’s founders Louk Boudesteijn (trombone) and Rob van de Wouw (trumpet) . The combination trombone/trumpet is complemented by Hammond and a rhythm section. The main influences are hardbop and the work of American trumpeter Woody Shaw. In 2001, the quintet was invited to a workshop and concert at the Carnegie Hall in New York and a year later the musicians featured at the North Sea Jazz festival. The B&W Quintet mostly plays their own work, as can be heard on the album It’s About Time (2005) with Gijs Dijkhuizen on drums and Marius Beets on bass. In 2008 the second album Force Of Habits (2008) was released introducing the rhythm section Stefan Lievestro (bass) and Martijn Vink (drums).