Dutch adventurous keyboardist Stormvogel, plays acoustic piano and rhodes piano. Besides known as an allround, skilled and veristale, modern jazz pianist, he is known for his energetic, innovative and rhythmically adhanced contributions to jazzbarock, jazzrock, progjazz & (world-)fusion using analog synthesizersl. Besides keyboards Stormvogel plays cajon, hurdy-gurdy and occasionally performs as a jazzbarcok poet and atonal vocalist.
• Progjazz & Fusion
In his early years, Stormvogel studied classical piano with Peter Besseling, but soon discovered his passion for improvised music. Soon (after attending a jazz workshop), he started studying with Carwin Geising. Later on, he studied at the conservatory (Hilversum) with Karel Boehlee.
Influences – As a pianist Stormvogel, is very much influenced and inspired by Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Bobo Stenson, Keith Jarrett, Rob van den Broeck, Joachim Kuhn, Karel Boehlee, Mike del Ferro, Mike Nock and Lyle Mays.
Back in 1987 Stormvogel bought his first synthesizer: Korg Poly 800. Soon he got hold on a Korg MS10, (thanks Vinnie!) and later on a Korg Trident, Arp 2600 and several machines from the Roland series (SH, Juno and Jupiter).
Influences – As a synthesizer player, Stormvogel admires Jan Hammer, David Sancious, Chick Corea, Mickey Graillier, Benoit Widemann, Tom Coster, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Joe Zawinul, Jim Beard and Stu Golberg. On the subject of electronical vintage music, he pays tribute to Raymond Scott, Robert Moog and Karl Heinz Stockhausen.