JEROEN VAN NIELE
For almost twenty five years, Jeroen van Niele is one of the most sought after bassist of the city. The blues has been his main inspiration for the last quarter of a century. He has worked, and is still working with some of the most important artists in the Dutch blues scene. He’s been a member of one of the most respected blues formations of the country for years: The Livin’ Blues Xperience. With this group, which is led by frontman Nicko Christensen, Jeroen travels through Europe constantly. Arthur Ebeling, Saskia Laroo, Freddie Cavalli, Gilian Baracs, Boris van der Lek, Dirk van der Wal, Michael de Jong, Billy O'Hara, Terry Mann, Lamar Chase, Pieter Engels, Nathan Hamilton and Rob Takema are just a few of his musical partners. Moreover, he teaches, produces and writes music. And he has contributed to various stage arts. Versatility is what the man is known for. Even though the blues is his cornerstone, he often displays his wide interest by playing rock, jazz, latin and many fusion styles. Apart from his natural, effortless way of playing, Jeroen’s bass solos are the thing that set him apart from all the others. Come and see one of Amsterdam’s best bassists when he lays down a solid foundation for Irish singer-songwriter Kenny Bogan or Californian blues veteran Lamar Chase!