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Musician - Loet van der Lee

Born in Bakkum (1968), the Netherlands, Loet started playing the trumpet at the age of nine and started his professional career at eighteen. He gratuated from the Hilversum conservatory in January 1993.
As a performing artist he soon became interested in various musical styles. From jazz, salsa and pop music to big band, small band, blues, funk and studio music. Today Loet has become widely respected not only as a jazz and Latin-jazz player, but also as a section and lead-trumpet player.  Over the years he has played all over the world both with his own bands and with numerous other orchestras and ensembles. In the Netherlands , he is one of the most prolific session and soloplayers but still finds time to compose, give workshops, teach studenst and lead his own three bands.   

Loet van der Lee Quartet

Peter Tiehuis - guitar, Johan Plomp - bass, Nils Fischer - percussion, Loet van der Lee - trumpet/flugelhorn.

The original Loet van der Lee Quartet was founded in 1992 and has performed in several countries throughout the world. In this line up the band has been playing since 2013.

The 'Loet van der Lee quartet has a passion for performing that knows no limits, they jam with audiences of all sizes. Lively and energetic music which is clearly there own. The result is to be heard on all the albums.

Basics - JSR06015 - 2012; Playsome - JSR06001 - 2006; Ballads, Blues & Boogaloo - BMCD 448 - 2004; Holland in Jazz - BMCD 394 - 2003; The Adderley Project - AL73209 - 2001; Both Sides - AL73161 - 1999; Going Walkbout - AL73035 - 1996; To obtain cd's please contact Van der Lee Music. All cd's are 15, - excluding shipping.

Listen and look at this recent video's 
- Mijkes Middag Live radio 6 - 2013 - Untold Story
- Mijkes middag Live radio 6 - 2010 - My Funny Valentine

The Holland Bigband 

This 18 musicians orchestra was founded in 2002. In 2013 the band released there thirt album 'Push Forward' (JSR06016) and presented this programm at the Bimhuis of Amsterdam. Original compositions and pigheaded arrangments in the theater of steaming big band jazz.

In 2013 the band released there thirt album 'Push Forward' (JSR06016) and presented this programm at the Bimhuis Amsterdam on the 23 of November that year. 

The current line up is: Loet van der Lee - bandleader and trumpet, Werner Janssen - lead alto, Gerlo Hesselink - alto, Nils van haften - tenor saxophone, Willem Hellbreker - tenorsaxophone, Sebastian Ohm - baritone saxophone, Bastiaan Woltjer - lead trombone, Freek Halsema - trombone, Bart Lust - trombone, Marcel Schot - bass trombone, Erik Veldkamp - lead trumpet, Gerard Kleijn - trumpet, Charles Biggs - trumpet - trumpet, Diederik Ruisch - trumpet, Haye Jellema - drums, Guus bakker - bass, Mark van der feen - piano, Jeen Rabs - guitar. The band has his own website www.hollandbigband.com

Listen and look at these recent video's 
- making of Push Forward 2013 - Studio video
- Bimhuis Amsterdam 2013 - Live  compilation
- Philharmony Berlin 2011 - Baby Blues
- Pier K Theater 2009 - Live

 

Descarga Amsterdam

Trumpeter Loet van der Lee first met Brian Lynch in 1999 in New York. Lynch had acquired fame as trumpetplayer in the bands of jazz legend Art Blakey and salsa hero Eddie Palmieri. Back in the Netherlands organized a session with the best Latin musicians in Holland, featuring Brian as a special guest. Descarga Amsterdam was born'. In 2010 Loet van der Lee decided to reassemble the band for some try outs and a cd recording. A true Latin Jazz All Stars was formed and late in 2010 the cd 'Pura Vida' was recorded in the Tam Tam studio of Lucas van Merwijk in Baarn (Netherlands).

The new programme consists mainly of compositions by the bandleader in arrangements by Edy Martinez (Colombia), Leslie Lopez (Puerto Rico), Brian Lynch (USA), Michael Simon (Venezuela) and Frans Cornelissen (Netherlands). The repertoire consists of swinging jazz based on a heavy latin groove.

The actual line up of the band is Marc Bischoff - piano, Loet van der Lee - trompet & flugelhorn, Rik Mol - trompet & flugelhorn, Tom Beek - tenorsax, Nils Fisher - percussion & congas, Adinda Meertens - babybas en Lucas van Merwijk - drums & timbales

Listen and look at these recent video's
2010 - Recording video cd Pura Vida
2009 -  Amsterdam Heeren van Aemstel Amsterdam

Teachers and bandexperiences

Loet van der Lee began playing the trumpet at the age of nine and started his professional career at 18. He graduated from the Hilversum Conservatory in January 1993. His teachers where: Ack van Rooyen, Cees Smal, Ruud Breuls, Allan Botchinsky, Bert Joris, Willem van der Vliet, Eric van Lier and Rob Madna. 

At the end of 1999 he has made a study tour through the USA, sponsored by the Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten (the Fund for the Stage Arts) and the Fonds Jonge Musici (Young Musician's Fund) also known as the Prins Bernardfonds. He studied with Brian Lynch in New York as well as having lessons with Joe Magnarelly, Wynton Marsalis and Jim Rotondi. Furthermore, he received coaching from Bobby Shew and Malolm McNab in addition to guidance from Gary Grant, Clay Jenkins and Wynton Marsalis.


He has worked with, amongst others, the following;


*international jazz and latinjazz musicians:
Lee Thornburg, Roy Hardgrove, Benny Golson, John Marshal, Madeline Bell, Philip Catherine, Deborah Carter, Benny Bailey, Perico Sambeat, Lee Konitz, Vincent Herring, The Four Freshmen, David Schnitter, Richard Ross, Dale Barlow, Diego Urcola, Andy Harderer, James Morrison (trpt), Wayne Bergeron, Eric Miyashiro, Brian Lynch, Pat Martino, Deborah Brown, John Marsellus, Dusko Goykovitch, Sonny Fortune, Ed Partyka, Dick Oates and Michael Moore.


*dutch jazz and latinjazz musicians:
John Engels, Michiel Borstlap, Cees Slinger, Dick de Graaf, Greetje Kaufeld, Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman, Henk Meutgeert, Mathilde Santing, Ferdinant Povel, Denise Jannah, Marjorie Barnes, Hans Dulfer, Stochelo Rosenberg, Izaline Callister, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Mathilde Santing, Gerardo Rosales, Fay Claasen, Lucas van Merwijk, Jesse van Ruller, Martijn Vink, Paul van Kemenade, Ilja Reingoud, David Kwebsilber, Bart van Lier, Rik Mol, Wolter Wierbos, Carl Schulze, Ack van Rooyen, Jan Menu, Soesja Citroen, Nils Fischer, Marc Bischoff, Armando Vidal Sanchez, Gerardo Rosales and many others.


*pop musicians:
Gerard Joling, Jeroen van der Boom, René Froger, Wailon, Boris Titulaer, Berget Lewis, Candy Dulfer, Xander de Buisonjé, Do, Piet Veerman, Jan Keizer, De drie J's, Acda en de Munnink, Nick en Simon, Edsilia Rombley, Lee Towers, Caro Emerald, Karen Bloemen, Bram Vermeulen, Mieke Stemerdink, Belle Perez, Stanley Burleson, Wolter Kroes, Beatrice van der Poel, Theo Maassen, Tim Akkerman, Jenny Lane and Julian Thomas and many others.


Loet has also performed and toured with numerous ensembles and orchestras, such as:

The Holland Bigband, Jazz Orchestra of the Concert Gebouw, Loet van der Lee Quartet/Quintet, New Cool Collective Big Band, The Milennium Jazz Orchestra, De Contraband, Gerardo Rosales Latin Jazz Ensemble, Major League, Descarga Amsterdam, Cubop City Big Band, Venezuela Sonora, Lucas van Merwijks Music Machine, The Amsterdam Jazz Quintet, Atlanta Youth Orguestra, Glenn Miller Orchestra o.l.v. Wil Salden, Big Band Bremen (Germany), Atlanta Youth Orguestra (USA), the Noordpool Orkest, Catchau Sounds, Lucas van Merwijk Music Machine and the Jeff Jeralamon Bebop Express (Spain).

Agenda

dates in the past: 2012 - 2013

October 2014

  • Friday 17 October - Victor Posh band 19.45 hour - Jisp Kerkje - Jisp
  • Wednesday 22 October - Nils Fisher band evening - De Observant - Amersfoort (NL)
  • Saturday 25 October - Jazzworkshop edition David Sanborn (join) 10.30 - 14.00 hour - PlayJazz Jazzworksop - Hoofddorp (NL)

November 2014

  • Saturday 1 November - Jazzworshops, YouPlay, workshop and improvisation fesstival 12.00 - 17.00 - Artiance - Alkmaar (NL)
  • Sunday 2 November - Holland Bigband 16.00 hour - De Vest - Alkmaar (NL)
  • Saturday 22 November - Jazzworkshop edition Gregory Porter (join) 10.30 - 14.00 hour - PlayJazz Jazzworksop - Hoofddorp (NL)
  • Saturday 22 November - Ensemble workshop (join) 10.30 - 14.00 hour - PlayJazz Studiesessie - Nieuw-Vennep (NL)

December 2014

  • Wednesday 3 December - Noordpool Orkest 20.00 hour - Nijmegen (NL)
  • Wednesday 10 December - Noordpool Orkest 20.00 hour - Tilburg (NL)
  • Friday 13 December - Noordpool Orkest 20.00 hour - Leeuwarden (NL)
  • Sunday 21 December - Fellows Bigband A Swinging Christmas 15.30 - 18.30 hour - De Rustende Jager - Nieuw Vennep (NL)

January 2015

  • Saturday 17 January - Holland Bigband 20.00 hour - Stadsgehoorzaal - Leiden (NL)
  • Friday 23 January - Holland Bigband 20.00 - De Doelen - Rotterdam (NL)
  • Saturday 24 January - Jazzworkshop edition Joe Zawinul (join) 10.30 - 14.00 hour - PlayJazz Jazzworksop - Hoofddorp (NL)

Educator

Loet in an internationally known and hightly respected educator. Students enjoy his workshops, private lessons and master classes. These workshops are all about how to become the best musician you can be and they include such topics as trumpet techniques, sound, breathing, jazz solo, playing in a big band, being part of the trumpet section, but also the psychology of studying music. As a bandleader and music instructor Loet enjoys teaching both beginners and advanced musicians both individually and in groups. As a performer and conductor Loet has  developed incredible 'chops' and works with big and small bands the world over. Nationally, he is a guest teacher in several Dutch conservatories and has also worked with numerous big bands and ensembles. On an international level he has given master classes in the USA, Germany, Belgium, Colombia, Japan and China, among others. 

 

Workshops

Loet gives workshops and master classes all over the world. These workshops are all about how to be the best musician you can be and includes topics as trumpet technique, sound, breathing, jazz solo, big band playing, sectional playing but also the psychology of study. For the lost 10 years Loet gives series of workshops at the cultural centre Pier K at Nieuw-Vennep. Check it out! 


Conductor

As a conductor Loet has developed incredible chops and works and has worked with big and small bands all over the world.

Currently Loet leads his own orchestra The Holland Bigband and the Fellows Big Band. Loet has been the steady director of the Amstel Big Band and the AMC Big Band and guest conductor numerous big bands like: Conservatory Amsterdam Big Band / Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra / Stageband and many more.

 

Meer Jazz Director

Starting October 2012 Loet has become the festival director of the Corendon Meer Jazz Festival. Organising an 100 band jazzfestival, a serie of 26 jazzconcerts during the year, many educational and other projects and the International Big Band Competition (IBBC). Website www.meerjazz.nl

SWING Foundation

From November 2006 until january 2013 Loet was the director of the SWING foundation. A modest, private foundation founded in 1981 for promotion of improvised music. In january 2013 Loet stood back as a director and became a member of the board. You can read everything about this organisation on the website www.swingweb.nl

 

 

Media/Video/Audio/Reviews/CD's

Video

Loet van der Lee as soloplayer

Holland Bigband

Descarga Amsterdam

 

Audio

Loet van der Lee Quartet/Quintet

 

Holland Bigband

 

Descarga Amsterdam

  • Descarga Amsterdam
    Live at Paradiso Amsterdam 2001
    coming soon
  • Descarga Amsterdam
    Live at Paradiso Amsterdam 2001
    coming soon
 

CD Reviews

Holland Bigband – Push Forward (2013)

Loet van der Lee Recensie HBB PushForward Jazzism 130114
Loet van der Lee Recensie HBB PushForward Jazzflits feb2014
Loet van der Lee Recensie HBB PushForward Draaiomjeoren 091213
Loet van der Lee Recensie HBB PushForward Muziekwereld December 2013

Holland Bigband – Live (2009)
CD Review - Holland Bigband - Live - de Pers - 2010
CD Review – Holland Bigband – Live - Jazzflits – 2009
CD Review – Holland Bigband – Live - NH Dagblad - 2009
CD Review - Holland Bigband - Live - Muziekwereld - 2009
Holland Bigband - Happy House (2007) 
CD Review - Holland Bigband - Happy House - Jazzflits - 2007
CD Review - Holland Bigband - Happy House - Jazzism - 2007
CD Review - Holland Bigband - Happy House - NRC Next - 2007

Loet van der Lee Quartet – Playsome (2006)
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Playsome - Jazzism – 2007
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Playsome - Sonic – 2006

CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Playsome - Financieel Dagblad – 2006
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Playsome - NRC Handelsblad 2006

Loet van der Lee Quintet - Ballads, Blues & Boogaloo (2004)
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Ballads, Blues & Boogaloo - Parool – 2005 
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Ballads, Blues & Boogaloo - Volkskrant - 2005
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Ballads, Blues & Boogaloo - Nederlands Dagblad – 2004
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Ballads, Blues & Boogaloo - Gelderse Courant – 2004 
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Ballads, Blues & Boogaloo - Jazz Nu – 2004
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Ballads, Blues & Boogaloo - Muziekwereld – 2004
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Ballads, Blues & Boogaloo - NH Dagblad – 2004
CD Review - LvdL 5tet - BB&B - NRC Handelsblad - 2004
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Ballads, Blues & Boogaloo - Onbekend – 2004

Loet van der Lee Quartet - Holland In Jazz (2003)  
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Holland In Jazz - Tubantia – 2003
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Holland In Jazz - Limburgs Blad – 2003
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Holland In Jazz - Jazz – 2003
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Holland In Jazz - Muziekwereld – 2003
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Holland In Jazz - Nederlands Dagblad – 2003
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Holland In Jazz - NH Dagblad – 2003
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Holland In Jazz - Unknown - 2003
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Holland In Jazz - Het Parool – 2003
Loet van der Lee Quintet - Adderley Project ( 2001)

CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Adderley Project - Showbizzinfo – 2001
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Adderley Project - Carp – 2001
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Adderley Project - Financieel Dagblad – 2001
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Adderley Project - Haagse Courant – 2001
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Adderley Project - Jazzthing (Germany) – 2001
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Adderley Project - Muziekwereld – 2001
CD Review – LvdL Quintet – Adderley Project - Rotterdams Dagblad - 2001
Loet van der Lee Quartet - Both Sides (1999)
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Both Sides - Plastics (België) – 1999
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Both Sides - Daklozenkrant – 1999
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Both Sides - Haagse Courant – 1999
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Both Sides - Unknown (Japan) – 1999
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Both Sides - Jazz Nu – 1999
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Both Sides - NRC Handelsblad - 1999
Loet van der Lee Quartet - Going Walkabout (1996)
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Going Walkabout - Volkskrant – 1996
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Going Walkabout - Gooi en Eemlander – 1996
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Going Walkabout - HiFi Video Test – 1996
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Going Walkabout - Jazz Nu – 1996
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Going Walkabout - NRC Handelsblad – 1996
CD Review – LvdL Quartet – Going Walkabout - Unknown (Japan) - 1996

Interviews

Interviews with Loet van der Lee

Interview - NH Dagblad - Holland Bigband gaat de diepte in - 2009
Interview - NH Dagblad - Cd als product van wilskracht - 2007
Interview - NH Dagblad - Trompettist doet platenbaas de deur uit - 2006 
Interview - Jazz In Duketown blad - Holland Big Band - 2005 
Interview - Music & Show - Adem mee met Loet van der Lee - 2005
Interview - Multi Music Magazine - 2004 
Interview - De Limburger - Trompettist Loet van der Lee vermijdt de trucendoos - 2003 
Interview - NRC Handelsblad - de twaalf provincies - 2003 
Interview - OORsprong - Verkikkerd op een landje - 2003 
Interview - Limburgse Courant - Twaalf provincies in jazz - 2003 
Interview - NH Dagblad - Jazz-ode aan de 'vergeten schoonheid' van Holland - 2003 
Interview - NH Dagblad - Ode aan de twaalf provincien - 2003 
Interview - De Telegraaf - Jazzinjectie van Loet van der Lee - 2002 
Interview - Info - Van Schoorl naar New York - 2002 
Interview - NH Weekblad - vierentwintig keer bewijzen voor een beetje erkenning - 2001 
Interview - NH Dagblad - Loet van der Lee haalt toptalent naar de Kade - 2001 
Interview - NH Weekblad - Les op internet - 2000
Interview - NH Weekblad - Workshoporkest - 2000
Interview - Jazz Nu - Klimmen op de glijbaan - 1999
Interview - Oye Listen - Loet van der Lee - 1997 

Travelogue's and interviews by Loet van der Lee 

Interview by Loet van der Lee - Bobby Shew - 2001
Interview by Loet van der Lee - Gary Grant - Gary, you're a blowing mother fucker - 2001
Interview by Loet van der Lee - Malcolm McNab - Ik wil nooit met pensioen - 2001
Interview by Loet van der Lee - Uan Raisey - I always think of beauty - 2001

Traveloque by Loet van der Lee - Ik ben een Jazzmuzikant - 2006
Travelogue by Loet van der Lee - Big Band Bremen - 2006
Travelogue by Loet van der Lee - Glenn Miller Orchestra - Een heel gewoon tournee - 2004
Travelogue by Loet van der Lee - Vier dagen in Atlanta USA - 2003
Travelogue - Loet van der Lee - Jazz Nu - Up Tempo in New York - 1999 

 

Stageplan & technical rider Holland Bigband

Stageplan Holland Bigband Instrumental 2014
Stageplan Holland Bigband Vocal 2014
Technical rider Holland Bigband Instrumental 2014
Technical rider Holland Bigband Vocal 2014

 

Stageplan & technical rider Loet van der Lee Quintet / Quartet 2014

Stageplan Loet van der Lee Quartet / Quintet 2014
Technical rider Loet van der Lee Quartet / Quintet 2014


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Holland Bigband - Push Forward - JSR06016 - 2013

Push Forward is an album full of new compositions by band-leader and bandmembers, produces by the famous Michel Herr. The arrangements where written by Rob Horsting, Robbert Scherpenisse, Johan Plomp, Sebastian Ohm and Henri Gerrits.  

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New Loet van der Lee Quartet - Basics -  JSR06015 - 2012

Almost all bandmembers have contributed new original compositions, wich has led to developing a new specific style and sound. The musical transparency resulting from playing without a harmonic instrument has forced the musicians to return to the basics of rythm, bass line and melody. Bart Wirtz - alto saxophone, Johan Plomp - bass, Mark Schilders - drums and Loet van der Lee - trumpet.

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Descarga Amsterdam - Pura Vida - JSR06014 - 2011

In 2011 the first Latin Jazz CD was released. The programme consists mainly of compositions by the bandleader in arrangments by Edy Martinez (Colombia), Leslie Lopez (Puerto Rico), Brian Lynch (USA), Michael Simon (Venezuela) and consists of swinging jazz based on a heavy latin groove. Loet van der Lee - trumpet, Janiv Nachum - tenor saxophone, Marco Toro - percussion, Lucas van Merwijk - drums, Angelo Verploegen - trumpet, Nils Fischer - conga, Juan Bulu Vilorda - bongo, Adinda Meertins - bass, Marc Bischof - piano, Rik Mol - trumpet.

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Holland Bigband CD: Live - JSR06013 - 2009

In 2009 they released there second album 'Holland Bigband Live' (JSR06013) and presented this album with several concerts in the Netherlands and Germany. The cd contains 8 original compositions written by bandmembers.
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Holland Bigband CD: Happy House - JSR06004 - 2007

Holland Bigband In 2007 the first CD 'Happy House' (JSR06004) was successfully presented at the Bimhuis Amsterdam and contains 12 compositions by bandleader Loet van der Lee in beautiful arrangements.
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Loet van der Lee Quartet CD: Playsome - JSR06001 - 2006

The quartet performs 10 beautiful originals from the different band members
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Loet van der Lee Quintet CD: The Adderley Project - AL73209 - 2001

This CD is a homage to the in January 2000 deceased cornetist and composer Nat Adderley. The CD was recorded with Martin Wind (bass), Rob van Bavel (piano and Fender Rhodes), Mimi Verderame (drums) and Benjamin Herman (alto saxophone). The quintet was put together for the occasion.

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