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
26/11/2022
String Quartet & Jazz Guitar
Sint Janskerk Maastricht https://www.stjanskerkmaastricht.nl/
25/11/2022
String Quartet and Jazz Guitar
Schunck Heerlen
11/11/2022
Duo Guitar - Double Bass / Joep van Leeuwen & Piet Verbist
De Groene Hendrickx, Zuivelmarkt 25, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium
09/10/2022
Joep van Leeuwen Trio at Jeker Jazz Festival
Capital, Markt 30, 6211 CK Maastricht (043 855 2607)
07/10/2022
Joep van Leeuwen Trio at Jeker Jazz Maastricht
Wienkontor, Bassinkade 7, 6211 AL Maastricht 043 711 3016
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