Rob van Bavel
Rob van Bavel (16-1-65, Holland) Pianist, educator, composer/ arranger, Jazz (bebop – modern), fusion, classical graduated at the Rotterdam Conservatory in 1987 with the highest possible mark (A with distinction). He won several awards, among others, the second prize at the first Thelonious Monk Jazz piano Competition (Washington D.C.), soloist awards in Germany/ Belgium, the Wessel Ilcken award (Holland) and the Dutch Grammy (Edison) for the cd Rob van Bavel Trio.
He has released more than 200 cd’s as a sideman and as a leader: The Ghost, the King and I, Rob van Bavel Octet and Rob van Bavel Trio. Toured all over Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, and Siberia; played regularly with Woody Shaw, Randy Brecker, Johnny Griffin, Gary Willis a.o. Several masterclasses in South Korea, Liechtenstein, Spain, and Holland. He is a teacher at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Royal Conservatory. New Book/Cd: Flower suite for Piano (RM Music 2018).