Jazz Piano at Junior Jazz Department

Mike Roelofs


Mike Roelofs is a versatile musician, entangled in the continuous exploration of his musical self. Instead of pigeonholing, he rather embraces the unknown and is eager to explore unconventional ways of playing to tell his story.

Mike received several awards including the Dutch Jazz Competition prize for best composition in 2008 during the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Glenn Corneille talent award and the Anne MG Schmidt award for the best Dutch theatre song in 2013.
As a pianist, Mike is active all over Europe. Working with a vast number of bands such as Oppertunity fot Unity Ensemble feat. Rakalam Bob Moses and the Nicolas Simion group to name but a few. Mike also leads his own bands and released several albums containing original music of which the latest is called ‘Root Of The Matter’, released in 2018.