Arno van Nieuwenhuize foto Peter Putters

Besides an accomplished skilled and versatile musician, Arno van Nieuwenhuize is known for his transparent, somewhat painterly and colorful style, integrating elements of jazz, rock and world fusion. During the eighties he toured with pop artists like Daniel Sahuleka, Margriet Eshuys and Fay Lovsky. Since, Van Nieuwenhuize worked with the finest players in Dutch progjazz and fusion scene, like Karel Boehlee, Eef Albers, Peter Tiehuis, Erik Vaarzon Morel, Frans van der Hoeven, Ruud Breuls, Leo Janssen, Phaedra Kwant, Thijs Borsten, Mike Bodé and many others. Yearly, Van Nieuwenhuize travels abroad to gig with artists like Fairouz, Ziad Rahbanni (Libanon) or Con Alma (Armenia), Van Nieuwenhuize is known for his work as the principal drummer of Het Metropole Orkest between 1984-2013, sharing stage and studio with artists like Herbie Hancock, Brian Eno, Adrian Belew, George Duke, Terry Bozzio, Gino Vannelli, Todd Lundgren, Jim McNeally, Nguyên Lê, Steve Vai and many more. Guitarist Steve Vai invited him to join him in Brazil with the orchestra (2016). In 2017, Van Nieuwenhuize worked with Het Noord Nederlands Orkest for the Dweezil Zappa project. With Stormvogel, he joined several of his progjazz groups, like GAEA and BARDITUS,  also working together on new projects.