Bert van den Brink is a dutch musician, primarily a jazz-pianist with a classical "CUM LAUDE" masters degree.
He is also a keyboard player in a broader sense; he plays organ, keyboards and accordion as well.
He is teaching, arranging composing and producing.
January 14th. 15th. and 16th. I will record my first cd on church organ with jazz & pop & own compositions.
Location: "HET ORGELPARK" Amsterdam
Together with jazz standards I will also record my version of Bohemian Rhapsody composed by Queen.
Later this year the cd will be presented on one of the organ concerts.
Special organ concerts Bert van den Brink:
7th. of may Waalwijk, 13th. of may Sneek, 17th. of may Dubbeldam
In july I will play in Zwolle and NORTH SEA JAZZ Laurenskerk Rotterdam
For more information visit the agenda on this website.
Next season some organ concerts have already been planned in Almelo, Breda and Naarden.
Check it out!
Strings surround will be performed the 11th. of april with students from the Utrechts Conservatorium together with me playing the piano.
For string quartet and piano
Bert van den Brink
Strings surround is a composition with seven movements.
The string quartet represents the classical tradition and as a contrast the piano plays within the tradition and freedom of jazz.
"Ouverture" is the first movement with s trong jazzy puls and a lot of harmonic tension and that is the moment where the quartet really comes very close to jazz.
"Ballad" features the cellist and is also inspired by the possibilities and restrictions of the use of so called open strings.
"Impromezzo" is a fresh melody and a great possibilitie for a piano solo.
"Blues" speaks for itself.
"Fuga" shows anice contrast between the strict rules of tradition and jazz and has really been a nice piece of homework for the composer.
"Leaving" is an older composition from me but for the first time in my arrangement with string quartet.
"finale" is a fresh melodical dance.