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Marc van Roon

Marc van Roon

My story begins in The Hague where I was born into a creative family of musicians, sculptors and ballet choreographers on the exact same day on which the famous Miles Davis quintet performed at the Tivolis Concertsal in Copenhagen and two years before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two people to land on the lunar surface. With the inspirational example of my father’s jazzy piano playing in the house, and the guidance of some inspiring teachers, I quickly grew up to become a jazz man myself, starting playing the piano at the age of ten and writing my own composition a year later. 

I now love and enjoy being a professional jazz man and exploring this playful ‘Shoo-bi-do-bi-doo, Da-di-ditty-di-ditty-da’ flow way of life, jamming with both the 'blues' and the 'swing' of life - upbeats and downbeats. I’ve developed a strong a fascination for that which can creatively emerge when different players open up, connect and start jamming together without a score - or a very limited one - but with a tacit structure and intention that leads them and a connection that unites them. 

Music has been a constant underlying generative force and powerful compass for which I am sincerely grateful. Music has filled my life with inspiration and has brought me to many places in the world. From the most intimate jazz clubs to the largest concert halls. From playing in the streets to performing for kings, queens and presidents in their palaces.

Music has shown me how to balance the score with the core - the precomposed orchestrated with the heartfelt intuitive emergent. It has given me fresh perspectives on how to balance the dynamics and rules of orchestration, composition and music-making with the open and fluid art of pure instant improvisation and jamming. 

The journey through music-land has allowed me to spark connecting conversations with many creative people world-wide, utilising the universal language of music, a heartfelt language that, to me, seems to transcends the dualistic dynamics of the written and spoken language. I am lucky to have been able to connect and co-create with such a large family of musicians, peers and fellow craftsmen all over the world. 

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Inventions & Variations

Inventions & Variations

Marc van Roon

€ 19.95
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Drumwise

Drumwise

Wim Kegel & Marc van Roon

€ 20.95
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The Spirit Of Turtle [Longbox]

The Spirit Of Turtle [Longbox]

Various artists

Marc van Roon/Tony Overwater/Christoph Prégardien/Michael Gees/Dean Peer/Maarten Ornstein/Wim Kegel/Jaap van Zweden/Robert Schumann/Tuur Florizoone/Benjamin Britten /Jörg Brinkmann/George Gershwin/Eric Vloeimans/Dave Burrel/Rob van Bavel/Johannes Brahms/Eric Satie/Ludwig van Beethoven/Anton Bruckner/The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra/Mario Venzago
€ 49.95
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Quantum Stories

Quantum Stories

Marc van Roon Trio

Marc van Roon/Martijn Vink/Clemens van der Feen
€ 9.95
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01-04-2017 Music Emotion
17-03-2017 Jazzism
24-02-2017 De Pianist
16-01-2017 Jazzenzo
03-01-2017 HR Audio
01-11-2016 Jazzthing
29-11-2015 HR Audio
04-10-2015 Draai om je oren
01-01-2014 Piano News
29-11-2013 Pianowereld
18-11-2013 www.Jazzflits.nl
01-10-2013 www.jazzenzo.nl
13-09-2013 www.emusic.com