Maartje MeijerJazz http://maartjemeijer.com/
Maartje has studied Jazz Vocals and later on Jazz Piano at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In her masters degree she focused on arranging and took lessons from Jörg Achim Keller, chef conductor NDR Bigband. Her thesis was on counterpoint writing and polyphony in modern music. She finished both degrees (piano BA and vocals MA) in 2012 and has performed in many groups ever since. As a bandleader she has performed at many festivals (Jazz in Duketown, Jazzy Huiskamers, Cutting Edge Jazz Festival, NEU/NOW Festival Talinn, Estonia) and at many venues (Bimhuis, Lantaren Venster, Bird, Beauforthuis). Together with Eric Vaarzon Morel & Jesse van Ruller they’ve hit many Dutch stages (Concertgebouw, Beauforthuis, Lantaren Venster) with their flamenco-jazz crossover. As an arranger and composer, Maartje is very active for several bands and choirs. She writes regularly for New Amsterdam Voices, and wrote for ensembles like The Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw, G-Star and Frommermann. Go to ‘Arrangements’ to read more about her writing work for other groups & ensembles.