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Chris Abelen

Chris Abelen (born September 29, 1959 in Tilburg, the Netherlands) is a jazz trombonist, composer and bandleader. Abelen started his professional career as a member of the Willem Breuker Kollektief. After he left this band in 1988 he started to form his own bands. All compositions for these bands are written by Abelen, from a jazz quartet to a big-band. Chris Abelen started, as many trombonists, with the trumpet (at the age of 11). At the age of 18 he switched to the trombone. He started to study classical trombone with Charles Toet and Henri Aarts, and after 4 years switched to Amsterdam to study with Willem van Manen, former 1st trombonist of the Willem Breuker Kollektief

Live at the BIM

Label: CAMP
Released: 2020
Track listing: A day at the office Prayer to the shareholder Fix Off-ste weekend Delay At home Nobody told me Imposter syndrome Back to work I hate to let you go Out of the box Remembering Willem B. Honey text me back The hall Song on the eve of dismissal

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Trombonist Chris Abelen releases 'Live At The Bim' Featuring Lorena Del Mar

Trombonist Chris Abelen releases 'Live At The Bim' Featuring Lorena Del Mar

A live recording of the Songs on the eve of dismissal concert on June 23, 2019 at the Bimhuis in jny: Amsterdam. Songs on the eve of dismissal, as the title suggests, is a project about working in an office, and the main emotions involved in present-day office life: fear and loss of individuality. With millions ...

Songs on the eve of dismissal

Label: Chris Abelen Music Productions
Released: 2018
Track listing: Song on the eve of dismissal; Prayer tot the shareholder; Off-site weekend; Imposter syndrome; Out of the box; At home; Nobody told me; Honey text me back; I hate to let you go.

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Take Five with Chris Abelen

Read "Take Five with Chris Abelen" reviewed by Chris Abelen

About Chris Abelen Chris Abelen started, as many trombonists, with the trumpet (at the age of 11). At the age of 18 he switched to the trombone. He studied classical trombone with Charles Toet and Henri Aarts, and after four years moved to jny: Amsterdam to study jazz and improvised music with Willem van ...

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Trombonist Chris Abelen Releases "Songs On The Eve Of Dismissal"—Commentary On Present-Day Office Life

Trombonist Chris Abelen Releases "Songs On The Eve Of Dismissal"—Commentary On Present-Day Office Life

Songs on the eve of dismissal, as the title suggests, is a project about working in an office, and the main emotions involved in present-day office life: fear and loss of individuality. With millions of people worldwide trying to survive the next reorganization while doing their job, this is a serious subject which connects to a ...

bye bye bloomingdale

Label: CAMP Chris Abelen Music Productions
Released: 2017
Track listing: bye bye bloomingdale

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Trombonist Chris Abelen Releases "A Day At The Office"

Trombonist Chris Abelen Releases "A Day At The Office"

Trombonist Chris Abelen doesn’t think (or talk) like other composer bandleaders—the kind who work to further their careers. He lives just outside jny: Amsterdam, and is plugged into the scene there, but he isn’t one for hanging in the Bimhuis café till all hours, or mounting bands to play international summer festivals. He has a disarming ...


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