Bob Wijnen (pianist, keyboardist, composer, teacher) pursues a passionate voyage of discovery along the paths of contemporary music. His intention it is to go for it with complete independence.
Bob Wijnen graduated with honours at the The Hague Royal Conservatory, and is a very
active perfomer in the jazz and funk/soul/r&b scene. He toured Ireland, Indonesia (Java
Jazz Festival), Michigan USA, Iceland and Germany, and can be heard on cd's from Maygus
(Double Moon Records), Sanna van Vliet – Insight (Munich Records), Klemens Marktl
Quartet ft. Jasper Blom – The Challenge (Jazz’n’Arts), Triplicate featuring Eric Ineke, Edwin
Pennock – Who I am and the soon to be released Maygus cd featuring Norwegian trumpet
virtuoso Nils Petter Molvaer.
Performances with Ack van Rooyen, Benjamin Herman, Ferdinand Povel, John Ruocco, John
Marshall, Ruud Breuls and many others. Concert tours in Ireland, Indonesia, Michigan USA,
Iceland and Germany.
Cooperated with Edwin Pennock, Triplicate, Janssen4, Maygus, Jazzed to the Max, Sanna
van Vliet en Klemens Marktl.
Performances at Barend en Van Dorp (RTL4), TROS Muziekcafé (radio 2), Mijkes Middag
Edwin Pennock – Who I am (2011)
Triplicate ft. Eric Ineke – Three and one (2010)
Janssen4 – The Hammond revisited (2009)
Maygus – Maygus (2007)
Jazzed to the Max – Creamcheese and bagels (2005)
Sanna van Vliet – Insight (2004)
Klements Marktl Quintet – The challenge (2003)
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because it gives me a kick, both as a performer as well as a listener.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was in highschool.
I met Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Willie Jones III, Benjamin Herman, Ack van Rooyen a.o.
The best show I ever attended was Joe Henderson with George Mraz and Al Foster at North
Sea and Branford Marsalis, Robert Hurst and Jeff "Tain" Watts at Jazz Mecca Maastricht.
The first jazz record I bought was Art Blakey - A night at Birdland
My advice to new listeners: take your time and explore!
Or whatever else you have in mind: Jazz photography, another way of exploring jazz.