IMG_0004Roel van der Zande (April 23th, 1992) is a professional trumpet player. He is regarded as a broad-ranged musician, specialising in jazz, classical and Latin music. Young but driven: Van der Zande is a brass player who has already earned his stripes and played with numerous settled colleagues. His diverse experience and network makes him a suitable and professional addition to any (big) band, orchestra
or other productions.

Van der Zande started his musical career at the early age of seven, taking private lessons. After a decade of being tutored this way, Roel decided to take the leap and apply for a spot as a trumpet player at the Rotterdam Conservatory. With unanimous and enthusiastic verdict, he was accepted for both jazz and classical music. For the former module, Roel was taught by, among others, Eric Vloeimans, Jarmo Hoogendijk, Wim Both, Jan van Duikeren, Bart van Lier and Ilja Reijngoud. His education in classical trumpet was provided by musicians such as Ad van Zon, André Heuvelman and musical director John Wallace.
Despite this already hefty professional upbringing, his talents and ambitions pushed Van der Zande to a new direction: exotic music. Driven by a new-found liking of the style, Roel added a third module to his studies: Latin. This module was taught to him by Thomas Böttcher and Jan Laurens Hartong.

Notable performances
Roel’s talents did not go unnoticed in the professional world. Below a selection of remarkable performances and collaborations can be found:

  • North Sea Jazz Festival, Lilian Vieira ( 2011 )
  • Jong Nederlands Blazer Ensemble ( 2012-2014 )
  • Scrooge with Joost Prinsen, Peter de Jong a.o. Schouwburg Haarlem( 2013 )
  • Ludwig ( 2013 )
  • VPRO Nieuwjaarsconcert, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble ( 2013 )
  • Rijksmuseum Opening, led by Nederlands Blazers Ensemble in association with Radio Philharmonisch Orkest & Concertgebouw Orkest ( 2013 )
  • Grachtenfestival, Jong NBE in association with Jungle by Night ( 2013 )
  • Gerardo Rosales ( 2014 )
  • Nils Fischer ( 2014 )
  • Cello Biënnale ( 2014 )
  • VPRO Nieuwjaarsconcert, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble ( NBE ) ( 2015 )
  • North Sea Jazz Festival, Jorge Padro & Orchestra ( 2015 )

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