Born: September 12, 1969
Marc Mommaas, tenor saxophonist and composer was born in Tegelen, Netherlands on Sept. 12th, 1969. He grew up in Amsterdam and since 1997 made NYC his home. His father Henk Mommaas, was a well-known painter/artist in the Netherlands and developed his career in Amsterdam. His mother Carolien Collette is a pianist, opera singer and educator. His grandfather on his mother’s side was a professional multi instrumentalist playing flute, viola da gamba, recorder, organ, spinet and harpsichord and taught at the conservatory of Maastricht. His grandmother on his mothers side was an opera singer and his great grandfather an organ player....
- Landmarc by Raul d'Gama Rose
- Landmarc by Thomas Conrad
- Landmarc by Dan McClenaghan
- Balance by Terrell Kent Holmes
- Global Motion by Joshua Weiner
Global Motion is always in stylistic motion, spanning bop, ECM-esque soundscapes and free-form chamber dreams. ~By Ed Enright (Downbeat 2004)
Ofcourse, improv versus composition isn't a battle to be won or lost. Sometimes the two thrive as equals. Witness tenor saxophonist 'Marc Mommaas' Global Motion (Sunnyside), a finley crafted and uplifting example of a progressive-but-not-precisely-avant-garde jazz aesthetic. Mommaas is a gifted tenor saxophonist, .....
Primary InstrumentSax, tenor
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundFor private lessons or lessons online please visit: http://www.mommaas.com/Teaching.html Founder of: Hudson Jazzworks http://www.hudsonjazzworks.org New York Jazz Workshop http://www.newyorkjazzworkshop.com
Clinic/Workshop Information20+ private students in US and Overseas. 2009 Artistic director Hudson Jazz Works (ongoing) 2009 Masterclass Conservatory Madrid 2009 Annual ‘Hudson Jazz Workshop’ including David Liebman and Armen Donelian, NY 2009 Rhythmic Masterclass with Tony Moreno, New York Jazz Workshop, NY 2008 Annual ‘Hudson Jazz Workshop’ Duo Workshop including Armen Donelian, NY 2008 Master class / The Washington University of St...