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Dec 21, 2015

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Joep van Leeuwen now is Ambassador for eStaccato with Band A Status for teachers involved with higher education institutions or to major performers.

Lessons on:

- Guitar playing

- Improvisation : line development, sound, frasing, timing, etc

- Preparing entrance exam for Maastricht Music Academy (Conservatorium Maastricht). Entrance exams start as of March 28, 2015. Deadline registration February 25, 2016.

Contact me about this on joepvanleeuwen@home.nl or go thru eStaccato site.


The first Dutch review by JazzFlits is in for the duo CD "The Dance and the Blues" with Jack Coenen and Joep van Leeuwen!!!

Available at CD Baby and Bol.com



Joep van Leeuwen with Strings


Dagblad De Limburger, June 3, 2014



From:JazzFlits, nr. 217, April 28, 2014


Jazz Bulletin



Joep van Leeuwen with Strings, June 4th, 2014 Theater aan het Vrijthof / Ainsi, Maastricht.




Praise from Jim Hall for CD

“What a marvelous record! It is the freshest sounding music I have heard in years” and jokingly: “Wow! It almost made me religious (but not quite)” is what Jim Hall says in a handwritten note about for this CD.  We are honoured that this master (he is Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) would deem our music worthy of his praise. Reports: Jazz Bulletin & JazzFlits reports (page 2)


…….thoughtful compositions performed with discipline and heart….……from the liner notes by Jasper van 't Hof

……a new exciting music arises from this mixing of jazz, some rock elements and composing techniques derived from classical music…...

click for sheet music).

Cover by Bruno van Leeuwen, age 8

...This CD is a real meeting, not a nonchalant jam to ad lib on some existing jazz standards... a thorough research of a new musical world... (From the 32 page booklet with comprehensive track annotation and sheet music excerpts.)

Jazz Guitar meets Church Organ at Bol.Com

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