ABOUT INEKE VANDOORN & MARC VAN VUGT

Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt: Duo, trio, quartet

With fairy-like sounds, funky arrangements, modern music full of harrowing and twisting harmonies and sadly comforting songs, Ineke Vandoorn and her partner in music Marc van Vugt explore boundaries in an admirable and fascinating way: between improvisation and composition, in original songs with regular lyrics and in pure improvisations, by giving their characteristic interpretation of standards or by amalgamation of different musical expressions.

In the intimacy of a duo, trio or quartet, and with surprising and original crossovers with a chamber choir or a full orchestra, jazz as a conception is reinvented time after time; Fantasy, technical skill and willpower as a guarantee for a primal emotional impact; Music that will reverberate in your head for a long time.

Ineke and Marc released 11 CD's. Their original approach has taken them to clubs and festivals over the world, including Canada, USA, France, Germany, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Austria, Macedonia and Hungary. Bookings duo Ineke Vandoorn - piano/voice and Marc van Vugt -guitar
Ineke Vandoorn - voice and Marc van Vugt - guitar

Playing mostly original works in which the instruments blend together into a mix of songs, sounds and improvisation. Lately Ineke has been incorporating her (classical) piano roots into this small line-up, adding a whole new dimension to the duo's longstanding musical collaboration. Marc and Ineke performed as a duo a.o. in Japan, Canada, USA, France, Malaysia, Indonesia. trio Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt like to be challenged by other musicians.
Trio line-ups feature tabla-player Sandip Bhattacharya (2012), Canadian guitarist Michael Occhipinti (2012-2013), pianist Jasper van 't Hof (2009) and drummer Martin Franke (G).

Since 2001 they have been playing in a trio with Paul van Kemenade, alto saxophone (CD 'Uncovered' 2002, twice nominated for an Edison Jazz Award (Dutch Grammy).

In 2004 with tenor players Andy Sheppard (GB) and Sylvain Beuf (F).
In 2001 they released 'Love is a Golden Glue' (Edison Jazz Award 2001) with trumpet player Eric Vloeimans.

quartet Line-up: Ineke Vandoorn: vocals/piano, Marc van Vugt: guitar, Paul Berner: double bass, Joost Lijbaart/ Michael Vatcher: drums. From October 2011 Marc and Ineke started to perform in a quartet with a.o. Sandip Bhattacharya (tabla/percussion).

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