Born: August 3, 1971 Primary Instrument: Piano
Bob Wijnen is a pianist of great sensitivity and depth. Much in demand as an accompanist, he is known for having some of the best ears around, as well as being an elegant and adventurous soloist who has absorbed a great deal of the history of jazz piano.
He has toured Indonesia (Java Jazz Festival), Michigan USA, and Iceland, and can be heard on CDs by Maygus (Double Moon Records), Sanna van Vliet – Insight (Munich Records), Klemens Marktl Quartet featuring Jasper Blom – The Challenge (Jazz’n’Arts), Triplicate featuring Eric Ineke and Equinox with Dutch jazz giants Sjoerd Dijkhuizen and Marcel Serierse.
Wijnen continues to grow as a pianist. Furthermore he’s increasingly concentrating on composing and arranging.
The young Dutch group Triplicate released last month its debut album in Pavlov Bar and Restaurant in The Hague, entitled Three and one. The trio, featuring trumpet player Ellister Van Der Molen, pianist Bob Wijnen and double bass player Johnny Daly was enlarged with drummer and nestor of the Dutch jazzscene Eric Ineke. Its debut Three and one surprised - a great album made by young people, not swayed by the issues of the day, but striving to keep the jazz tradition and thre spirit of jazz alive, healthy and into the future! Quote (not to the letter): Claudio Roditi. - Jazzcorner.com
This is traditional jazz, performed with craftsmenship and enthusiasm. A combination of virtuosity and thoughtfulness, in which the band sound is the most important factor. - A very positive review by the Dutch musicians’ union NTB about Triplicate's album Three and One
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2012 - piano teacher at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague 2011 - piano teacher at Helicon Hogeschool, The Hague 2007 - piano teacher at the Culture Center of the Technical University, Delft Online piano lessons are great, but your computer will only give you one way communication. With me, you will get thorough piano lessons in your style of choice on piano, Rhodes, organ or synthesizer (no keyboard). All lessons you will get are in a cosy studio with all the aforementioned instruments plus modern facilities. I will pay attention to things like: pop and jazz harmony, rhythm, posture, technique without too much effort, scales, improvisation, dynamics, groove and timing. Lessons are available for beginning and advanced players, starting from 10 years and up.