Jan Keizer and Anny Schilder, famous for their BZN duo, are going to end their joint career. On 31 December 2019, the curtain will finally fall on their unique collaboration.
It will then already be ten years since they made their new start as a singing duo. Then, in 2009, they sang their classic Mon Amour on special request during a festive gala in connection with the 80th birthday of Mies Bouwman (one of Holland biggest TV personalities).
Jan and Anny started this ‘second youth’ after they had hardly spoken for nearly 25 years. “It did not feel like that when we were together again on the stage. It just went as usual. I remember well that we were both pretty affected by it “, said Jan.
The sequel is known. The duo went back to work, which quickly resulted in the hit Take Me To Ibiza and successful gold-crowned albums and performances at home and abroad.
The first steps of the duo are obviously from the ‘golden’ period at BZN. From 1976 to 1984 they made a big splash as the face of the group, which became a true legend in the Dutch music world.
By the end of 2019 the unique, recognizable voice combination of Jan and Anny will therefore no longer be heard ‘live’. Jan: “I will be seventies next year and have practiced this wonderful profession for over 50 years. It has been very nice, but I would like to spend a bit more time with my wife, my children and my grandchildren. But until that time I will always do my best – together with Anny – to give people a great evening “.
The band announced they will make theater tour through the Netherlands and follow a number of concerts in Belgium, Romania and South Africa. The concerts will be named “The Grande Finale”.
“The Duel of Hits” show in Bucharest will be the last BZN one in Bucharest. Francesco Napoli and George Baker will join the musical oldies but goldies “duel”.
The show is due at Sala Palatului in Bucharest on November 29, with gates opening as of 18:30hr.
Tickets, ranging from RON 99, RON 149, to RON 249 and RON 349 are available on ticketstore.ro!