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Stormvogel with Marc Scholten - photo by - Copyright 2012 Herre Vermeer Fotografie

Stormvogel with Marc Scholten – photo Herre Vermeer


Stormvogel is an ‘Uomo Universalis’, author, graphic artist and adventurous progjazz musician. Besides gigging the Dutch scene as an allround jazz pianist, Stormvogel is a versatile jazzbarock keyboardist and composer, leading avant garde odd meter groups like Alter Ego Jazzbarock Consort and Global Alternative Energy Attack. One of his main features is the use of vintage keyboards and analoge synthesizers, besides poetry and interdisciplinairy crossover. His work is often related to historical themes.

Stormvogels cuurently works with the Bohemian Groove Orchestra ft. Joe Bowie ‘Mr. Defunkt’ (progjazzfunkrock), Barditus (Songs from the Great Indo European Songbook), Leo Janssen Group (Fjørd jazz) and Tunesian ud-virtuoso Nabil Kemir. As an organizer and promoter, Stormvogel is closely involved in Festival de Muzen and Amersfoort Jazz festival. Stormvogel runs the High Society Jazz Agency.

Stormvogel performed and recorded with illustrous artists from the Netherlands and abroad: Lucas van Merwijk & Theodosii Spassov, Tommy Smith, Oene van Geel, Chander Sardjoe, Niladri Kumar, Rob van den Broeck, Roman Stolyar, Eef Albers, Leo Janssen, Ruud Breuls, Tineke Postma, Ben van den Dungen, Jeroen Pek, Onno Witte, Arno van Nieuwenhuize, David de Marez Oyens, Wieke Garcia, Phaedra Kwant, Alexander Beets, SaraLee Vos, Peter Tiehuis, Marc Scholten, Angelo Verploegen, Bart van Lier and many more. He has been a vast member or guest soloist with PitchWhiteStorm (progjazz), Onno Witte’s Wildcard (jazzrock), Wieke Garcia Group (worldfusion), Lucas van Merwijk’s Music Machine, Marc Scholten Blindfold Test (jazz), Platypus (chamber jazz), Phaedra (popjazz), Naked Ears (afro funk) and Amsterdelics (funk).