Jan van Duikeren
Jan van Duikeren,
With his distinctive sound and energetic and lyrical approach, Rotterdam-based trumpet player Jan van Duikeren (1975) now ranks among a new generation of prominent musicians in the Dutch music scene. His extensive musical interests and outstanding versatility have ensured his success as a much sought-after solo player and side-man. This popularity has secured him an impressive array of musical outings with leading artists and bands representing virtually all musical genres.
The list of notable musical artists with whom he has performed, recorded or toured includes Paul Weller, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Candy Dulfer, Fred Wesley, Blof, James Carter, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Sheila E, Gare du Nord, the Metropole Orchestra, Leon Ware, Caro Emerald, The Four Tops, Alain Clark, New Cool Collective, Liquid Spirits, Temptations, Paul Young and Bob Brookmeyer.
Beside the busy schedule with the Special Request Horns, Jan is currently playing with:
FINGERPRINT, Jan’s own band which features some of the best Dutch jazz and funk players.
Candy Dulfer, with whom he has been touring the main stages of the world for more than 16 years now. Jan is also responsible for a large portion of Candy’s brass arrangements as well as some compositions.
The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. Jan’s compositions and solos are featured on the CD Scribblin’, available on Challenge Music.
The New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra
The New Cool Collective Big band
Compositions by Jan are played within all of these projects.
In addition to playing with a wide range of artists, Jan has also written compositions and arrangements for the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Moon Baker, the Jazzinvaders, Gare du Nord, Liquid Spirits, Leona, Rotterdam Jazzorchestra, Sheila E, Leon Ware, The Players, Trio Valore, Sam Gray, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Xandra Willis, Mathilde Santing, Beef, Natalia, Thank God It’s Friday (a live television show in 2008 featuring Claudia de Breij), and many, many others.
Jan is also guest teacher at the conservatories of Rotterdam and The Hague, and also teaches at the Music Academy Haarlem.
More info at www.janvanduikeren.com