With his distinctive sound and energetic and lyrical approach, Rotterdam-based
trumpet player Jan van Duikeren (1975 ) now ranks among a new generation of
prominent musicians in the Dutch jazz scene.His extensive musical interests and
outstanding versatility have ensured his succes as a much sought-after solo player
and a side-man. This popularity has secured him an impressive array of musical outings
with leading artists and bands representing virtually all musical genres.

The list of notable musical artists with whom he has collaborated includes Candy Dulfer,
James Carter, Paul Weller,Dr. John, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Christian Mc Bride,  Joe Jackson, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Bonamassa, Katie Melua,Trijntje Oosterhuis, Sheila E, Gare du Nord, Metropole Orchestra, Leon Ware, Diana Ross, Peter Maffay, The Four Tops, Lionel Richie, New Cool Collective,  Temptations,  Paul Young,  Bob Brookmeyer, just to name a few.

Jan van Duikeren is currently performing with:

  • Jan van Duikeren’s JvD4, his own quartet with Karel Boehlee, piano, John Engels
    drums and Aram Kersbergen on double bass.
  • Candy Dulfer, with whom he has been touring the main stages of the world for 18 years now
    Jan is also responsible for a large section of Candy’s brass arrangements as well as some
  • The Special Request Horns, Jan’s own brass section including saxophone player Guido Nijs and
    Trombone player Louk Boudesteijn, for whom he also writes and arranges music. Marco Borsato,
    Ladies of Soul, Racoon, Candy Dulfer, Vrienden van Amstel, and many many more…
  • FINGERPRINT, Jan’s own band which features some of the best Dutch jazz and
    funk players.
  • The New Cool Collective Bigband, (for more than 18 years now…)
  • Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw
  • New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra

Compositions by Jan van Duikeren are played within all of these projects.

In addition to playing with a wide range of artists, Jan has also written compositions/
arrangements for the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Moon Baker,
Marco Borsato, Golden Earring, Racoon, the Jazzinvaders, Gare du Nord, Liquid Spirits,
Leona, Rotterdam Jazzorchestra, Sheila E, Leon Ware, The Players,
Trijntje Oosterhuis, Xandra Willis, Mathilde Santing, Beef, Natalia, Thank God It’s Friday,
live television programme in 2008 featering Claudia de Breij, and many others.

Jan is currently teaching at the Codarts conservatory Rotterdam, together with
Jarmo Hoogendijk Wim Both, and also teaching at Conservatory Haarlem.