Bass guitarist, Composer and Educater.
Studied Bassguitar and acoustic Bass at the Rotterdam Jazz Conservatory.
Some of the artists I've played for are Albert Beltman, Jasper Blom, Drummer Kenwood Denard (played with Sting, Miles Davis and Jaco Pastorius), Bernhard Reinke Quartet, Marike Verheul, Edward Reekers (singer Kayak,...), Steffen t Hart, Peter van Oosten, Nico Christiaanse and The Misfits, Hans Greeve, Steven Hupkens, Drummer Pierre van der Linden (Focus, Jan Akkerman,...), Loek van Putten, Joop van Nimwegen, Axel Gunning, Marc van der Geer, Nils van Haften, Ronald Kool,........ Fusion/Jazz groeps: Iguana,Transfusion, TAO, The Jazzmasters, First Avenue, SOHE sextet and many others.
Influences:Weather Report/Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, J.S.Bach, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Scott Kinsey, Anthony Jackson, Chris Tarry, Robert Glasper Experiment, John Coltrane, Roy Hargrove, Charlie Haden, Scott la Ferro, Herbie Hancock, Bob Berg, Michael Brecker, pianist Bill Evans, Kenny Kirkland, Eddie Gomez, Dario Deidda, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Tribal Tech, Dianne Reeves, The Beatles, etc etc...
My most important current music project is the Jazz/Fusion project 'Sohe', Live recorded instant improvisations for the CD 'Time Shuffle'. (you can hear some fragments in the music player above) Produced by SOHE, recorded by Steffen 't Hart at the Lutjebroek Studio/The Netherlands /2011.
SOHE IS AN FUSION/JAZZ trio with Hans Greeve-Drums.
Steffen 't Hart-Keyboards.
Victor van Breukelen-6 string Yamaha TRB6P and 4 string Fender Jazz Bass with Hipshot D tuner ;-)
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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