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: Jan 29th 2019, 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

Dutch band:

Tom Beek – Saxophones
Karel Boehlee – Piano
Frans van Geest – Bass
Joost van Schaik – Drums

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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 teachers 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.



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