Oene van Geel
Oene van Geelviolin / viola
Oene van Geel (1973) studied jazz violin and composition / arranging at the Rotterdam Conservatory.
Teachers: Michael Gustorff (jazz), Thijs Kramer(classical), Rob Pronk (arranging) en Bob Brookmeyer (composition).
After this he studied South Indian and contemporary music with Rafael Reina at the Amsterdam Conservatory.
Whether he is playing viola, violin or percussion, Oene van Geel is always integrating elements from different musical traditions such as: jazz and improvised music, pop & funk music, contemporary music, classical music and ethnical music from around the world.
As a bandleader and sideman he is very active in the Dutch Jazz Scene. More and more he performs outside of the Netherlands. With a wide variety of groups Oene toured around Europe, Canada, India and the Dutch Antilles.
In 2003 Oene performed in India, Austria, Slovenia, France (3x), Belgium, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Russia (2x).
In 2004 Oene performed or will perform in India, Canada, America, France, Hungary, Japan, Slovenia, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and Lituania.
In the past years Oene played with: Mark Helias, Mark Turner, Mark Haanstra, Wiek Hijmans, Tobias Klein, Jorrit Dijkstra, Guillaume Orti, Benoit Delbecq, Achim Kaufmann, Emile Biayenda, Jozef Dumoulin, Ernst Reijseger, Mola Sylla, Jasper Le Clercq, Jeffrey Bruinsma, Eric Surmenian, Harmen Fraanje, Hein van de Geijn, Nelson Veras, Jim Thirwell, Steve Bernstein, B.C. Manjunath, Afra Mussawisade, Calefax rietkwintet, Kurt van Herck, Tom van Dyck, Jasper Blom, Ben Herman, Izaline Calister, Eric Calmes, Randal Corsen, Fay Claassen, David Kweksilber, Guus Janssen, Emile Visser, Friedmar Hitzer, Wilbert de Joode, Alex Waterman, Ig Henneman, Michael Vatcher, Michael Moore, Ab Baars, Martin van Duinhoven, Alan Purves, Sean Bergin, Ernst Glerum, Frank Wingold, Joost Lijbaart, Chander Sardjoe, Anton Goudsmit, Gulli Gudmundson, Vera van der Poel, Albert van Veenendaal, Hans Hasebos, Yonga Sun, Mathilde Santing, Paul Pallesen, John Korsrud, Thomas Andersen, Joost Buis, Meinrad Kneer, Christiaan Thome, Timucin Sahin, Andreas Suntrop, Arnold Dooyeweerd, Yuri honing, Maarten Ornstein, Tony Overwater, Joshua Samson, Fay Claassen, Corrie van Binsbergen, Mike Kenealy, George Coleman and many others
He won the Anderson Jazz Award 2002 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Royal Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. With his group 'On The Line' he won the Dutch Jazz Competition 2001. He won also won the soloist prize of that edition. With his group 'Mosaic' he won the Jur Naessens Muziekprijs 2000. He founded more groups. Among them was 'GEEL!'. In 1998 this group won the Dutch Jazz Contest and got the second price at the 'Getxo International Jazz Contest' (Spain).In 1997 he won the composition contest of the Amersfoorts Jazzfestival with a composition for his string quartet 'ZAPP!'.
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