Den Dunnen’s second album with all original music/lyrics and arrangements. An all-star line up in an intimate ‘chamber jazz’ setting without drums. Dreamy songs combined with quirky storytelling. Release: Oct 19th 2018, click here for international tour dates.
Thomas Kugi – saxophones
Dena DeRose (Grammy Nominee) – piano, rhodes, synth
Milan Nikolic – bass guitar
Den Dunnen’s Debut CD with all original compositions and arrangements. During live concerts you could be surprised by a 90’s “house-hit”, a megaphone, or a jazz arrangement made out of a Billy Joel cover…The quintet features some of the highlights on the European/American jazz-scene, a.o. Jon Hendricks’ pianist and Art Farmer’s drummer:
Thomas Kugi (AT) – Saxophones
Renato Chicco (IT, SI) – Piano
Milan Nikolic (RS) – Bass
Mario Gonzi (AT) – Drums
Tom Beek – Saxophones
Karel Boehlee – Piano
Frans van Geest – Bass
Joost van Schaik – Drums
DEN DUNNEN / DEROSE – DUO
Maaike den Dunnen and Grammy Nominee NYC singer-pianist Dena DeRose explore all possible combinations of their vocal, pianist, composing and arranging skills. Four hands, two voices!
Maaike den Dunnen (NL) – voice, compositions, arrangements, piano
Dena DeRose (NYC) – piano, voice, compositions, arrangements
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Maaike is an inspiring, dedicated and experienced teacher for voice, songwriting, improvisation, band coaching and piano/voice. Before receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degree in singing, she studied for 3 years at the Education In Music Department at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Currently, Maaike is at teacher in piano/voice song accompaniment at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. She also teaches private students at Muziekonderwijs.nl and teaches workshops around the globe (a.o. Bratislava Jazz Summer School).
Den Dunnen has performed with the ‘European Jazz Orchestra 2009’ (EU), ‘European Jazz Academy’ (DE), the ‘Frits Bayens Big Band’ and ‘RTV Big Band’ (Slovenian Radio Big Band). Her original music has been arranged for big band by Ed Partyka and Frits Bayens. Her songs have been performed by a.o. the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and the Royal Conservatory Big Band.
Besides performing her original music, Maaike den Dunnen is an experienced singer-pianist for private parties and cruise ships (worked for 9 months with Norwegian Cruise Line and Regent Seven Seas Cruises). If you’re looking for all-round cocktail music for your party/dinner/wedding, find her under ‘Miss Jazz’ at Evenses Entertainment.