Born: February 24, 1956 Primary Instrument: Guitar
EMIEL VAN EGDOM Musician with major worldwide releases...
A highly talented guitarist who has demonstrated the highest levels of musical achievement” Alma Berk, Jim Hall Jazz Award, USA
Equally at home in high energy electric jazz or fusion as in his romantic classical and contemporary acoustic solo guitar arrangements...
His albums and concerts read like a who's who in contemporary music and jazz…Bob MIlitello, Bob Sheppard, Eric Gale, Bob Berg, John Patitucci, Brian Bromberg, Tom Brigandi, Steve Curry, Joel Taylor, Alex Acuna, Peter Gordon, Michael Pedicin Jr., Jan Knooren, Ron van Stratum, Bart Rademakers, Consuelo Candelaria, Demetrios Papas, Corey Allen, Cheryl Bentyne, Tony Galla, Bob Leatherbarrow, Bob Jones etcetc
Emiel van Egdom; guitarist, producer, teacher, personality, autodidact, friend, human, partner, himself. A man with many faces, but always his own. For the people who know him he's a living legend... a wonderful diamond in the rough, who will not be chained. Ruud van Didden, Ruud's Music Magazine.
Live, every tune has it's very own different expressive charge... Ton Pagen, writer/reporter, the Netherlands for JazzNews
When Emiel Van Egdom plugs in his guitar, the riffs, runs and scales that he will play will reflect the influences of his European heritage and the stylings of America's be-bop and swing greats Brian Arrington, reporter, NY.
Hybrid Groove: 4 stars! Emiel Jams! The tunes lay down some serious guitar jamming over a propulsive groove. NPR, JAZZ, 52nd Street.
Promising, because his never ending road towards ultimate mastery, craftsmanship, has become a road of enjoying, keep surprising himself... Henk Schmitz, Euregion Magazine.
A highly talented guitarist who has demonstrated the highest levels of musical achievement Alma Berk, Jim Hall Jazz Award, USA
Hybrid Groove: There's spirit in spades throughout the album 52nd Street Jazz
'This is for You, a dream debut Wiel Beyer, reporter
Pure swingin', sometimes quite and modest De Limburger on This is for You
Hybrid Groove: When Emiel opens the floodgates and begins soloing, it's no holds barred. Darn good album! Neil Rudish
This is for you: van Egdom's guitar turns nasty, the feast becomes an orgy. This is jazz with some bite! Jazziz, magazine, USA, on This is for You
An impressive debut from Holland born guitarist Emiel van Egdom, his arrangements Contemporary in styling and rich in expression MAC-report, magazine, USA
Never done before by a Limburg jazzmusician. De Limburger
Festival of Giants, with Emiel van Egdom Emil Holman,reporter, Limburgs Dagblad on JAZZMECCA JAZZFESTIVAL
Emiel van Egdom's contemporary compositions express his musical vision in an exciting, new way. 'This is for You' stands on its own - a wonderful project in the jazztradition of the 90's Brenda Winfield P.R., USA, on This is for You
Van Egdoms music: melodic and surprising in form Jazzfreak, magazine
Emiel van Egdom: Limburg jazzmusician most crowned with laurels Theater Sirkel, magazine
van Egdom: One of the first Dutch jazzmusicians to do a record in the US that is being sold all over the world Jazznews, magazine
Emiel van Egdom, a musician drippin' with talent, as a figure of speech... Panoroma, magazine
1983: The first Dutch jazzmusician to receive the prestigious 'Jim Hall-Award' Jazzfreak, magazine
Emiel van Egdom: the guitar phenomenon from Heerlen, the Netherlands Emil Hollman, reporter, Limburgs Dagblad on Jazzmecca '90
Undoubtly: A bright, great future lies ahead of this talented musician CD-news, magazine, USA, on This is for You
The shining center of the jazzfestival was undoubtly Emiel van Egdom De Trompetter on Jazzfestival Hoensbroek
Emiel van Egdom: Slauerhoff on guitar. Ko de Meiere in EXIT Magazine
Sensuality is celebrating in almost all his work. G.D., reporter De Morgen, on CLUES
A project with the allure of an expensive wine Rudy Collier, reporter, De Standaard on CLUES
Jazzguitarist Emiel van Egdom silences his audience ! Limburgs Dagblad
Emiel van Egdom deals with his music critically. He's a perfectionist who wants to deliver quality work. Dirk van Dellen: Blues, Ballads and Beat, magazine
Composer Emiel van Egdom: The jazz keeps coming back as virtuoso sounds, like a hitting, direct and un-romantic comment on the violence of war.... Christien Boer, reporter, TONEEL theatraal, magazine on Theaterplay VLUCHTEN
What makes HYBRID GROOVE so special is that what is offered here is totally unique and selfwilled... Mick Boskamp in EUROJAZZ, magazine
Un-Dutch good.... The only thing we could mutter after 12 tunes rumbled over us Mick Boskamp, reporter, reviewer on the prerelease of HYBRID GROOVE.
Recent Joy: Emiel van Egdom's latest CD. Frans Malschaert, Artist in Limburgs Dagblad, Article Feature The Taste Off......... on HYBRID GROOVE
Contemporary Jazz is the label that fits van Egdom's music, with fusion of a lot of energetic guitar playing of course! Attent, magazine on CLUES and HYBRID GROOVE
The titels are chosen well because here and there you'll need a key to get access to this crossing of Jazzelements Jempie Welkenhuizen, reporter on CLUES and HYBRID GROOVE
Famed jazzmusician van Egdom had his improvisations drawn by Bosschaert Panorama, magazine on CLUES
Van Egdom takes ev'rything out of the closet to show that he can not only give a CD such a name, but can also live up to it. Ray Simoen on HYBRID GROOVE
Van Egdom's HYBRID GROOVE: after 5 CD's, a consistent step ev'ry time, divergent music and still he tells a story that remains recognizable and typical Van Egdom. Prime! Jempie Welkenhuyzen, Boulevard in Attent Magazine.
All breaks are loose, dog-hard stringtricks are not shun. Van Egdom's craftmanship goes absolutely without discussion. He can easily make the major league of fusion-jazz. Paul vd Steen, Land van Weert on HYBRID GROOVE
HYBRID GROOVE: The CULEA-KID, obstinate as ever, and talented and versatile, as his newlyborn Hybrid Groove, demonstrates. Nothing less than jazz of personal cut, jazz with guts. Ray Simoen in JAZZNEWS on HYBRID GROOVE
HYBRID GROOVE: His melodies will haunt you!!! Mick Boskamp in Replay on HYBRID GROOVE
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.