June 2011, Henk van Amerongen joined the CTJB. Due to Henk’s ability to easily blow the trumpet in the high register, this caused a change in the band’s style. Specifically, this enabled the CTJB to extend its repertoire with Latin, mainstream, swing, and even modern jazz. As with almost each trumpet-player of his generation Henk was inspired by Louis Armstrong and took his first lessons on trumpet in a brass band. Next to the above, Henk’s vocal qualities are acknowledged, as well as as his ability to create so-called licks and riffs.