Born: November 15, 1985 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Bob van Luijt was born in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, on November 15, 1985. At a young age he started to develop an interest for music in general, playing piano, guitar and trumpet. At the age of 14 he started to play the bassguitar and auditioned for the conservatory ArtEZ, The Netherlands. At age 16 he was accepted for the young talent class. In 2008 Bob graduated and was awarded a scholarship from the VSB fund. After an audition in Paris, the VSB scholarship was supplemented with a scholarship by the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. This gave Bob the opportunity to work and study with the most important people of contemporary music. During his stay in Boston, Bob decided to return to The Netherlands to work on his own projects.
One of the main goals of Bob is trying to create his own sound in composition and ways of playing the bassguitar. Bob acts in a broad range of music styles, from improvised music, jazz to contemporary classical music.
At this moment, Bob is working on projects with his group Square Orange which contains Eric Vloeimans, Jasper van ’t Hof and Sebastiaan Cornelissen, Jacob ter Velduis (JacobTV), Bryan Baker and Cuong Vu. Square Orange: Bob founded/initiated Square Orange in 2008. In 2010 Square Orange presented a 45 minute during composition composed by Bob. This composition is a combination of different themes and improvisation is of great importance. In 2011 Bob has toured with Square Orange through Europe and did a number of concerts with Eric Vloeimans as special guest.
Awards:VSB fund and Berklee College of Music World Scholarship Tour.
Square Orange - The Core
Bob van Luijt - Bassguitar, Acoustic bassguitar, programming
Raoul van Herpen - Synthesizers
Sjoerd Visser - Sopranosax, Tenorsax, Flute, Acoustic guitar
Florian Weber - Piano
Yonga Sun - Drums
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