Loet van der Lee

Loet van der Lee Promotional Photo High Quality byGeorgevanVoorden1Born in Bakkum (1968), the Netherlands, Loet started playing the trumpet at the age of nine and started his professional career at eighteen. He gratuated from the Hilversum conservatory in January 1993. As a performing artist he soon became interested in various musical styles. From jazz, salsa and pop music to big band, small band, blues, funk and studio music. Today Loet has become widely respected not only as a jazz and Latin-jazz player, but also as a section and lead-trumpet player. Over the years he has played all over the world both with his own bands and with numerous other orchestras and ensembles. In the Netherlands , he is one of the most prolific session and soloplayers but still finds time to compose, give workshops, teach students and lead his own bands. In 2006 untill 2012 he was the director of the SWING foundation and from 2012 uptill now he is the festivaldirector of the Meer Jazz Foundation.

In 2017 he published his studybooks 'Better trumpet playing' part I, part II and part III. In 2021 he published the studybook with Play-a-long The Joy of Playing. These books are available as digital download and in print throught the webshop on this website. 


Loet van der Lee began playing the trumpet at the age of nine and started his professional career at 18. He graduated from the Hilversum Conservatory in January 1993. His teachers where: Ack van Rooyen, Cees Smal, Ruud Breuls, Allan Botchinsky, Bert Joris, Willem van der Vliet, Eric van Lier and Rob Madna.

At the end of 1999 he has made a study tour through the USA, sponsored by the Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten (the Fund for the Stage Arts) and the Fonds Jonge Musici (Young Musician's Fund) also known as the Prins Bernardfonds. He studied with Brian Lynch in New York as well as having lessons with Joe Magnarelly, Wynton Marsalis and Jim Rotondi. Furthermore, he received coaching from Bobby Shew and Malolm McNab in addition to guidance from Gary Grant, Clay Jenkins and Wynton Marsalis.


*international jazz and latinjazz musicians: Lee Thornburg, Roy Hardgrove, Benny Golson, John Marshal, Madeline Bell, Philip Catherine, Deborah Carter, Benny Bailey, Perico Sambeat, Lee Konitz, Vincent Herring, The Four Freshmen, David Schnitter, Richard Ross, Dale Barlow, Diego Urcola, Andy Harderer, James Morrison (trpt), Wayne Bergeron, Eric Miyashiro, Brian Lynch, Pat Martino, Deborah Brown, John Marsellus, Dusko Goykovitch, Sonny Fortune, Ed Partyka, Dick Oates and Michael Moore.

*Dutch jazz and latinjazz musicians: John Engels, Michiel Borstlap, Cees Slinger, Dick de Graaf, Greetje Kaufeld, Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman, Henk Meutgeert, Mathilde Santing, Ferdinand Povel, Denise Jannah, Marjorie Barnes, Hans Dulfer, Stochelo Rosenberg, Izaline Callister, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Mathilde Santing, Gerardo Rosales, Fay Claassen, Lucas van Merwijk, Jesse van Ruller, Martijn Vink, Paul van Kemenade, Ilja Reijngoud, David Kweksilber, Bart van Lier, Rik Mol, Wolter Wierbos, Carl Schulze, Ack van Rooyen, Jan Menu, Soesja Citroen, Nils Fischer, Marc Bischoff, Armando Vidal Sanchez, Gerardo Rosales and many, many more...

*pop musicians: Alex Roeka, Douwe Bob, Danny Vera, Gerard Joling, Jeroen van der Boom, René Froger, Waylon, Boris Titulaer, Berget Lewis, Candy Dulfer, Xander de Buisonjé, Do, Piet Veerman, Jan Keizer, De 3J's, Acda en de Munnink, Nick en Simon, Edsilia Rombley, Lee Towers, Caro Emerald, Karin Bloemen, Bram Vermeulen, Mieke Stemerdink, Belle Perez, Stanley Burleson, Wolter Kroes, Beatrice van der Poel, Theo Maassen, Tim Akkerman, Jenny Lane and Julian Thomas and many, many more..


The Holland Bigband, Noordpool Orkest, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Loet van der Lee Quartet/Quintet, New Cool Collective Big Band, The Millennium Jazz Orchestra, De Contraband, Gerardo Rosales Latin Jazz Ensemble, Houdini's, Nueva Manteca, Major League, Descarga Amsterdam, Cubop City Big Band, Venezuela Sonora, Lucas van Merwijks Music Machine, The Amsterdam Jazz Quintet, Atlanta Youth Orguestra, Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Wil Salden, Big Band Bremen (Germany), Atlanta Youth Orchestra (USA), Catchau Sounds, Lucas van Merwijk Music Machine and the Jeff Jeralamon Bebop Express (Spain) and many, many more...


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