Dutch trombonist Ilja Reingoud graduated cum laude in 1996 from the Hilversum Conservatoire. One year later he was the second Dutch student ever to obtain the American ’Master of Music’ degree
He has since embarked on an intensive musical career. For years now, he has been a member of groups such as Nueva Manteca, The Dutch Jazz Orchestra, Gino Vanelli's Dutch Beat Band, The Cubop City Big band, Jasper van 't Hof Quartet, ... He has worked with the Metropole Orchestra on several occasions and recorded with artists such as Tom Harrell, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Toots Thielemans, Lester Bowie, and many others.