JOEP VAN LEEUWEN

Jazz musician / composer / publicist

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Joep van Leeuwen plays melodic modern Jazz. His style is modest and even though the roots of Bebop and Hardbop are audible, his preference for cool jazz is evident, however without being cold! He is interested in real, genuine, swinging jazz and has an almost genetic aversion against superficiality. His compositions range from jazz themes and fully composed music to extended pieces in Third Stream style where composed sections alternate with improvised passages. Remarkable are his pieces for duo’s like trombone & guitar and church organ & guitar/synthesizer guitar. His cross-over compositions include pieces for string quartet expanded with guitar and bass and saxophone quartet with jazz guitar.

UPCOMING SHOWS

DATE
SHOW
LOCATION
02/07/2022
Joep van Leeuwen International Trio 03-07
ECI Roermond
10/06/2022
Joep van Leeuwen International Trio 10-06
Horse’s Tale. Havermarkt 23, 3500 Hasselt
14/05/2022
Premiere of Joep’s composition for flute, viola, clarinet & bass clarinet. 14-05
De Kopermolen Vaals
29/04/2022
Joep van Leeuwen International Trio 30-04
Brasschaat. Private affair.
13/04/2022
Duo Joep van Leeuwen (guitar) & Leon Lhoest (piano) 13-04
Horse’s Tale. Havermarkt 23, 3500 Hasselt

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