TRUMPET PLAYER, EDUCATOR AND ORGANISER
Loet in an internationally known and hightly respected educator. Students enjoy his workshops, private lessons and master classes. These workshops are all about how to become the best musician you can be and they include such topics as trumpet techniques, sound, breathing, jazz solo, playing in a big band, being part of the trumpet section, but also the psychology of studying music. As a bandleader and music instructor Loet enjoys teaching both beginners and advanced musicians both individually and in groups. As a performer and conductor Loet has developed incredible 'chops' and works with big and small bands the world over. Nationally, he is a guest teacher in several Dutch conservatories and has also worked with numerous big bands and ensembles. On an international level he has given master classes in the USA, Germany, Belgium, Colombia, Japan and China, among others.
Loet gives workshops and master classes all over the world. These workshops are all about how to be the best musician you can be and includes to pics as trumpet technique, sound, breathing, jazz solo, big band playing, sectional playing but also the psychology of study. In 2004 Loet initiated series of workshops (Playjazz Workshops) at Pier K (Het Cultuurgebouw) Hoofddorp and Nieuw-Vennep (NL). In 2019 he initiated new serie's of workshops. Check it out!
As a conductor Loet has developed incredible chops and works and has worked with big and small bands all over the world.
Currently Loet leads the Molenaar Big Band and the Seaside Bigband. Loet has been the steady director of the Fellows Big Band, the Amstel Big Band and the AMC Big Band and guest conductor numerous big bands like: Conservatory Amsterdam Big Band / Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra / Stageband and many more.
Meer Jazz Director
Starting October 2012 Loet has become the festival director of the Corendon Meer Jazz Festival. Organising an 100 band jazzfestival, a serie of 26 jazzconcerts during the year, many educational and other projects and the International Big Band Competition (IBBC). Website www.meerjazz.nl
From November 2006 until january 2013 Loet was the director of the SWING foundation. A modest, private foundation founded in 1981 for promotion of improvised music. In january 2013 Loet stood back as a director and became a member of the board. You can read everything about this organisation on the website www.swingweb.nl