Jan van Duikeren

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 jazz 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 includes Candy Dulfer, Bløf, James Carter, Paul Weller, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Sheila E, Gare du Nord, the Metropole Orchestra, Leon Ware, Diana Ross,,Caro Emerald, The Four Tops, , Alain Clark, Lionel Richie, New Cool Collective, Liquid Spirits, Temptations, Paul Young and Bob Brookmeyer.

Jan van Duikeren is currently performing 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 14 years now. Jan is also responsible for a large section of Candy’s brass arrangements as well as some compositions.
- The Special Request Horns, Jan’s own brass section including saxophone player Guido Nijs and trombone player Louk Boudesteijn, for whom he also writes and arranges music.
- The New Cool Collective Bigband
- The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw - The Jazzinvaders
- The New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra
- Caro Emerald.

Compositions by Jan are played within all of these projects(except for Caro Emerald). (Jan was winner of the first edition of the Erasmus Jazz Prize in 1997).

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