• news

    Thelonious4 meets vibraphone player Tony Miceli (USA) European Tour

    At the end of February and the beginning of March 2015 European jazzgroup Thelonious4 (www.thelonious4.com) meets the versatile vibraphone player Tony Miceli from Philadelphia (USA).
    After a studio and a live album Thelonious4 releases a third album with virtuoso vibraphone player Tony Miceli from Philadelphia, USA. The CD is on Dot Time Recordlabel(dottimerecords.com). The CD offers fresh, free and inspiring music from Monk with a great line up!

    Vibraphonist Tony Miceli, whose playing has been compared with the legendary Milt Jackson and Gary Burton, has performed with numerous top musicians including David Liebman. Also, Miceli is a sought after master teacher throughout the world.

    Tony Miceli is a vibraphonist of astonishing virtuosity, musical resilience, and inventiveness. Miceli is prone to experiment, but his creative impulses are well-considered and rooted in tradition. ”Vic Schermer, All About Jazz

    Miceli's approach of Monk's music fits like a glove to the way Thelonious4 approaches their music: open, communicative and searching for new sounds.

    Thelonious4 is: Iman Spaargaren (NL) on saxophones/clarinets, Guillermo Celano (ARG) guitar/effects, Andreas Metzler (D) on double bass and Jurjen Bakker (NL) on drums. Other releases of the group:'Live at the Hot House'.

    Here are some music video's of Thelonious4: Playlist Thelonious4

    and music on Soundcloud: Playlist Soundcloud Thelonious4

    February 27 TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht (NL)
    March 1 16:00 h. Miles – Amersfoort (NL)
    March 1 19:30 h. Tolhuistuin – Amsterdam (NL)

    More Information at: www.thelonious4.com



     

     

  • discography

    In The Moment - Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent

    "Spaargaren excels in strong melodies and lyricism. Playing fast doesn't win of formlessness, even fast runs reveal their melodical format. Besides that much more freedom is to be heared compared to earlier works. Spaargaren must have felt an inner urge to go that way since he wrote 11 new compositions for 'In The Moment'. One of reasons might be touring together with Cactus Truck during the Young VIP Tour 2012, or the influence of guitarist Guillermo Celano, who's been up front all the time" (Jan Jasper Tamboer, Jazzenzo.nl, 2013)

    "Iman Spaargaren: a busy man, not deprived of outstanding musical qualities, as an instrumentalist as well as a composer. On his newest album all 11 compositions are his writing. The pieces have an almost natural simplicity and sound transparant and spacious due to the line up and the high quality of Spaargaren's bandmembers - guitarist Guillermo Celano, bassist Cord Heineking and drummer Jasper van Hulten. It is nice listenable modern harmonic jazz, which has solos  of great stature by the tenorsaxophonist - sometimes on bass clarinet - Spaargaren and guitarist Celano" (Jacques Los, Draaiomjeoren, 2013)




    In The Moment

    To buy: CDBaby, Concerto Amsterdam

    Distributed to all major record stores in Europe and Japan by: Painted Dog Records Painted Dog Records

  • concerts

    What's on

    [SAT 27 JUN 2015] K9 (Konstanz, Germany) - Thelonious4

    The return of 'The 4' in Konstanz: merry melodies and burning adventure. 20:30 h.



    [FRI 26 JUN 2015] Esse Musicbar (Winterthur, Swiss) - Thelonious4

    Brilliant Corners and Green Chimneys in Winterthur @ Esse Musicbar. 20:15 h. 



    [SUN 31 MAY 2015]] Jazzmatinee (Siebelingen, Germany) - Thelonious4

    Thelonious4 & wine tasting & Monk & Siebelingen (Germany)



    [SUN 17 MAY 2015] De Fuut (Den Haag) - Undercurrent

    Undercurrent goes to the beach. Bring your swimming suit and flipflops. We'll check the music. 17:00 h.



    [FRI 08 MAY 2015] Noorderlicht Cafe (Amsterdam) - Captain Hook

    El Capitan goes up North. Finds the light. At Noorderlicht. For all flyboys and surfergirls. 22:00 h.



    [from THU 30 APR 2015  to FRI 01 MAY 2015] Cafe Alto (Amsterdam) - Thelonious4

    The Monkys back on track at Alto! 22:00 h.



    [TUE 28 APR 2015]] Zaal 100 (Amsterdam) - Balthaus, Boeren, Purves & Spaargaren

    Four guys on a mission: free music for your ears only. 21:00 h.



    [SAT 04 APR 2015] North Sea Jazz Club (Amsterdam) - TRUNK.

    A very special Late Night Show for all groove lovers. 22:00 h.



    [SUN 22 MAR 2015] Cafe van Leeuwen (Amsterdam) - Spaargaren meets Balthaus

    Saxophone meets piano. Melody meets harmony. Freedom and spontaneity. Sounds and rhythm, whimsical and fluent. 20:00 h.



    [SUN 15 MAR 2015] Cafe van Leeuwen (Amsterdam) - Solveig Sings

    Cafe van Leeuwen presents a fresh and sparkling jazztrio. 20:00 h.



    [SAT 14 MAR 2015] De Twee Spieghels (Leiden) - Hakketoonen

    Triojazz of Paul Dijkman, Michael Stratz and Iman Spaargaren. 16:00 h.



    [FRI 13 MAR 2015] Cafe Alto (Amsterdam) - Captain Hook

    The master of hooks is back at 'The Alto'. 22:00 h.



    [THU 12 MAR 2015] Cafe Cox (Amsterdam) - Captain Hook

    Grooves, riffs, licks, vibes, cues, blasts. 22:00 h.



    [SUN 08 MAR 2015] Jazzoet (Mol, Belgium) - Thelonious4

    Thelonious4 returns at Jazzoet to serve you a joyfull menu of monk-delicacies. 20:00 h.



    [WED 04 MAR 2015] Tatort Jazz @ Bahnhof-Langendreer (Bochum, D) - This is Philly-A'dam-Bochum

    This is the Philladelphia - Amsterdam - Bochum connection bringing you the finest jazz! 20:00 h.



    [SUN 01 MAR 2015] Tolhuistuin (Amsterdam) - Thelonious4 meets Tony Miceli

    Meet Miceli and meet Monk. 19:00 h.



    [SUN 01 MAR 2015] Miles (Amersfoort) - Thelonious4 meets Tony Miceli

    Meet Tony and meet Monk. 16:00 h.



    [FRI 27 FEB 2015] TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht) - Thelonious4 meets Tony Miceli

    Meet Miceli and meet Monk. 20:30 h.



    [THU 26 FEB 2015] Bethany's Jazzclub @ Bethanienklooster (Amsterdam) - Undercurrent

    New and newer compositions from Baggiani, Celano and Spaargaren. 21:00



    [SUN 22 FEB 2015] STUK (Leuven) - Thelonious4

    Thelonious Monk's music will be celebrated by 4 true aficionados. 21:00 h.



    [SUN 22 FEB 2015] L'Archiduc (Brussels) - Thelonious4

    Thelonious4 in Brussels: playing Monk's music in the heart of Europe. 17:00 h.



    [THU 12 FEB 2015] Cafe Alto (Amsterdam) - Thelonious4

    Featuring Steve Altenberg on drums! 22:00 h.



    [SAT 07 FEB 2015] VLLA (Amsterdam) - Mezze & Jazz met Hakketoonen

    Zes-gangen diner met heerlijke jazzmuziek. 19:00 h.



    [SUN 01 FEB 2015] DJS (Dordrecht) - Undercurrent

    Undercurrent's first concert of 2015! 15:00 h.



    [SUN 25 JAN 2015] Grandcafe Koekenbier (Alkmaar) - TRUNK.

    Funkgrooves and jazz. 16:00 h.



    [MON 02 FEB 2015]] Past Gigs

    Many of my gigs in the recent past! All of them so wonderful! And more to come...



  • biography

    Biography of Iman Spaargaren

    CD In The Moment (Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent):

    "Iman Spaargaren: a busy man, not deprived of outstanding musical qualities, as an instrumentalist as well as a composer. On his newest album all 11 compositions are his writing. The pieces have an almost natural simplicity and sound transparant and spacious due to the line up and the high quality of Spaargaren's bandmembers - guitarist Guillermo Celano, bassist Cord Heineking and drummer Jasper van Hulten. It is nice listenable modern harmonic jazz, which has solos of great stature by the tenorsaxophonist - sometimes on bass clarinet - Spaargaren and guitarist Celano" (Jacques Los, Draaiomjeoren, 2013).

    "Spaargaren excels in strong melodies and lyricism. Playing fast doesn't win of formlessness, even fast runs reveal their melodical format. Besides that much more freedom is to be heared compared to earlier works. Spaargaren must have felt an inner urge to go that way since he wrote 11 new compositions for 'In The Moment'. One of reasons might be touring together with Cactus Truck during the Young VIP Tour 2012, or the influence of guitarist Guillermo Celano, who's been up front all the time" (Jan Jasper Tamboer, Jazzenzo, 2013).

    CD Flow (Iman Spaargaren Quartet & Septet):
    "Promising modern jazz album. Spaargaren solos with great skill, he lets his emotions run free" (draaiomjeoren.nl).

    "Contemporary adventure", "eager and energetic" (Johan Bakker, Nederlands Dagblad).

    "Iman is an important player in the Dutch jazzscene" (Jazzflits)


    The creation of 'Flow'

    "Iman Spaargaren is a saxophonist with a melodic approach. When digging deeper in his thematic material, Iman looks for a marriage between story telling and exploring" (Hessel Fluitman, Jazzflits 2013).

    "Flow is filled with enthousiastic, hard-driven, contemporary jazz. The compositions by Iman vary from very expressive to dreamy, from light-footed to funky" (SJU Jazzpodium).

    "A melodically and harmonically promising modern jazz album with originals and fine arrangements. Iman's compositions stand for very melodical, light-footed musical lines. Spaargaren solos with great skill: modest and beautifully frased; he lets his emotions run free", "this album transcents mediocracy" (draaiomjeoren.nl).

    "On his first solo album Iman Spaargaren emphasizes on contemporary adventure. Flow sounds free and restrained at the same time. Iman Spaargaren Quartet and Septet play eager and energetic, but remain within a melodical spectrum" (Johan Bakker, Nederlands Dagblad).

    "Iman is an important player in the Dutch jazzscene" (Jazzflits)

    "Iman Spaargaren Quartet sounds engaging and plays a kinds of different compositions" (Tim Sprangers, de Volkskrant)

    "Iman's quality and talent are unmistakable there; his melodic and harmonic characteristics are really strong, he is an obvious choice as a Young VIP" (Jan Jasper Tamboer, Jazzenzo.nl)


    Iman is a multi-reed player, arranger and composer.

    Iman has a distinctive way of playing and a very personal tone on his horn. He likes to search for different ways of expressing himself in different kinds of music. His main musical goal is to have a great deal of freedom in melody, hamony and rhythm and presenting that in a comprehensible context for the listener.

    During the past few years Iman has been busy with a wide variety of music groups such as Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent, Iman Spaargaren Quartet & Septet, Captain Hook, European Union Quartet, Thelonious4 and New Generation Bigband.

    In 2013 Iman released two albums: In The Moment with Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent on EyemanRecords and Thelonious4 meets Tony Miceli on DotTime Records

    In 2012 Iman and his Iman Spaargaren Quartet do the prestigious Young VIPs Tour 2012. He will release a new album with Thelonious4 featuring Tony Miceli and will do a series of concerts with European Union Quartet in Holland, Belgium and the UK.

    October 2011 brought the release of the second album of the European Union Quartet called 'The Dark Peak'. It's on the O.A.P. label and contains a lot of originals of Iman's. Just before that he released the burning live cd 'Live at the Hot House' with Thelonious4. July saw the birth of 'Plunge!', Captain Hook's third cd. And to give the year 2011 a head start Iman put out his first cd with the Iman Spaargaren Quartet called 'Flow'. With Captain Hook he played at the Melkweg and the BIMhuis in Amsterdam and did two radio shows for 'Mijke's Middag' and VPRO's 'JaBoGumbo Show'.

    In 2010 Iman worked together with some of the finest musicians in the Netherlands to record his own music on his first cd with his own group; flute player Mark Lotz, trumpet player Gerard Kleijn, guitarist Marzio Scholten and saxophonist Marike van Dijk joined in to play beautiful arrangements made by Iman.

    In 2008, 2009 and 2010 he has been on tour with the European Union Quartet to Belgium, Holland, UK and Ireland. He had radio and television appearances with the New Generation Big Band, such as a live-tv show 'Een van de Acht' on NL 2 hosted by Hennie Huisman. With Muistot Orchestra he toured in Finland in 2009, one of the concerts was at Juttutupa, Helsinki. In 2009 Iman worked with Captain Hook in 'Vrije Geluiden', VPRO Television and at the BIMhuis. The group had a showcase on the Day of Dutch Jazz (Dag van de Nederlandse Jazz). The track 'Bonus' has been released on the compilation-cd of the winter-edition (2009 - 2010) of the magazine 'Jazzism'. In 2008 Iman produced the first album of Thelonious4 and the debut album of the European Union Quartet which has 4 of Iman's compositions on it. In 2007 Captain Hook released the second album f.ex and played a series of concerts with the modern classical saxophone quartet Esquire. Three arrangements by Iman were played. 2007 gave Iman also the opportunity to play at the Erasmus Jazzprijs competition. With the New Generation Bigband he played live in 'De Wereld Draait Door'. In 2006 Iman performed with Captain Hook at the prestigious Dutch Jazzcompetition.

    Iman studied with Benjamin Herman, Simon Rigter and Ben van den Dungen at the Rotterdam Conservatoir (Codarts) for his Masters degree. He studied for his bachelors at the Conservatoir of Amsterdam with Ferdinand Povel and Dick Oatts.

  • bands and projects

    Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent

     
    The exciting international jazzgroup Undercurrent plays thrilling, free and intense music. Saxophonist and Young VIP 2012 Iman Spaargaren (NL), guitarist and North Sea Jazz Composition Prize winner Guillermo Celano (ARG), double bass player Cord Heineking (D) and drummer Marcos Baggiani (ARG) joined their forces. In 2013 their debut-CD 'In The Moment' has been released on EyemanRecords.
     
    "Melody and lyricism are strong features of saxophonist and composer Iman Spaargaren. With clear expositions he wanders on paths leading to adventure" (Jan Jasper Tamboer, het Parool, 2013).
     
    "Iman Spaargaren: a busy man, not deprived of outstanding musical qualities, as an instrumentalist as well as a composer" (Jacques Los, Draaiomjeoren, 2013).
     
    "Iman looks for a marriage between story telling and exploring" (Hessel Fluitman, Jazzflits 2013).
     


    Iman Spaargaren, known as frontman of Monk project Thelonious4 (thelonious4.com), European Union Quartet (jazzquartet.eu) and Captain Hook (captainhook.nl), played o.a. in VPRO's Vrije Geluiden and JaBoGumbo Show, NTR's Mijke's Middag, De Wereld Draait Door and at festivals such as North Sea Jazzfestival (NL), Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise (NL), de Parade (NL) and Manchester Jazzfestival (UK) as well as at jazzclubs like BIMhuis (NL), Jazz International (NL), Poppari (FIN), Dolans Jazz Club (IRE), Rytmihäiriö Club (FIN), B Flat (GER), Sounds Jazzclub (BE), Seven Arts Centre (UK).

    Line up Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent:

    Iman Spaargaren - saxophones, bass clarinet

    Guillermo Celano - guitar, effects

    Cord Heineking - double bass

    Marcos Baggiani - drums

    special guests on CD 'In The Moment': Jasper van Hulten - drums / Franz von Chossy - keyboard / Dirk Beets - trumpet

  • press

    Concert review Thelonious4 meets Tony Miceli @ Somethin' Jazzclub, New York

    AMN Reviews: Thelonious 4 Meets Tony Miceli Live Show, October 19, 2013, Somethin’ Jazz Club, NYC

    "Oh! What a group! Time was upended, suspended, ingested and befriended ... Playing an all-Monk program is an ambitious challenge for any and all who dare to try to have that much serious fun. This Pentagram of the Possible delivered a very satisfying evening of close listening and radical chances" (Monique Avakian, avantmusicnews.com). *****

    Review by Monique Avakian

    The quintet was on time, but I was a little late. I walked in on a vibes solo and that was the start of one WOW after another. Oh! What a group! Time was upended, suspended, ingested and befriended. Like Nicola Tesla in that famous photo from the lab in Colorado, I remained seated, yet altered most certainly via the massive lightning bolts of creativity generated by the Thelonious 4 + 1.

    Playing an all-Monk program is an ambitious challenge for any and all who dare to try to have that much serious fun. This Pentagram of the Possible delivered a very satisfying evening of close listening and radical chances. The Thelonious 4 come to us from all points essential: Argentina (Guillermo Celano, guitar), Germany (Andreas Metzler, bass), and the Netherlands (Iman Spaargaren, saxophone). The group formed in the Netherlands while the members were studying at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. I like to romantically envision the Netherlands as a place hell-bent on encouraging all manner of constructivist hi-jinks; a place where building beautiful, functional, abstract concepts is cultivated both inside and outside of the mind. Tony Miceli and drummer Dan Monaghan both live in Philly, and, well, even the Vegetarians among us know all about the battle between the states on the finer points of the food item known as the “cheese-steak.”

    New York may come in second when it comes to cheese-steaks, but we were certainly in a privileged position to have Somethin’ Jazz Club host this group on October 19th. The group took us through Light Blue, Play it Twice, Bolivar Blues, Introspection, and Skippy (plus whatever tunes I missed). The solos were long and flavorful, and the group was tight and fierce, yet completely relaxed.

    Tony Miceli the vibist, remains not only eternally unruffled and specifically centered, but exudes a kind of “chill” that can only be expressed in degrees of warmth. Mirroring the deep duality of cold metal and warm sound forged by his instrument, Mr. Miceli consistently offers listeners the universe inside each and every singular choice of note, rhythm, concept, feeling and phrase. With an open mind and generous hand, he invites you take a trip into the outer and inner realms. The technique of a master vibist such as Mr. Miceli is a feat to be studied as well as appreciated for those us drawn to this instrument. If you’ve never seen this man play live, I highly recommend a trip to the city of Brotherly Love–he is such a highly evolved instrumentalist. “Ripping vibes solo!” read my notes, again and again.

    Continuing on with percussion, drummer Dan Monaghan was on board for the evening, and he is another feat to behold! I never heard this guy play before, and I’m dying to hear him again. Filled with joy and completely involved with the group and the music, this man echoed, threaded, motivated and united his cohorts into a space of group collaboration that drove the groove and rattled my heart to expansive heights of empathy. His way of playing seemed like a soulful kind of juxtaposition—he played in a certain way that seemed familiar, but his choices were kind of like giving us a concrete means to an unexpected and abstract end. It was cool approach, and he worked very well as complement to the vibes especially.

    Next up, Andreas Metzler on bass. In a group like this, it’s too easy to overlook this instrument, precisely because the bass might have to be more straight up at times in order to support all this wild experimentation. But Mr. Metzler refused to drift into obscurity. He provided all that the group needed, and then some. On “Introspection” in particular, Metzler supported the band rhythmically, but also had a melodic and conceptual grasp that allowed for a way~out kind of spontaneity that dove-tailed magnificently with the trippy guitar.

    As for the guitar, it’s interesting, because I used to think that putting guitar and vibes together was kind of redundant. And maybe that’s true if a guitarist plays conventionally with comping style and overall sound. But in the context of the Thelonious 4, Guillermo Celano actually propelled the group forward in all kinds of inventive ways, and not just sonically with electronics. Unlike a lot of guitarists, Celano was able to show restraint and lots of it. This made his excursions super powerful, not only when he soloed, but also when he comped for others. His comping style seems quite melodic and harmony driven. Celano’s choices during Bolivar Blues were terrifically juicy and invigorating as he had this unusual way-out surfer vibe going. It was very abstract, yet he never left the room. Tre’ cool.

    Iman Spaargaren on sax also showed really effective restraint. He, too, felt a lot more melodic, and the way he solos helped my ear engage. Sometimes, sax players get hung up on antics and rapid runs up and down to the point where I kind of check out because it feels sort of like a cut and paste exercise. Spaargaren, however, had none of that going on. I noticed he had a way of breathing that involved filling the throat. I’m not sure about all the specifics of this kind of technique, but Spaargaren offered a lot of nuance and subtlety that made him rather magnetic. He took the role of announcer and near the end wittily quipped: “The time goes faster than we can play.” I was sad to have it end. This was a real listening adventure and a beautiful evening.

    CD: Thelonious 4 Meets Tony Miceli: http://www.thelonious4.com/music.html
    (complete with liner notes, and even a poem written by an enthusiastic individual named Guy Zinger! )

    Video: http://youtu.be/YLsVNTJU4hM

    Oh! And stay tuned for the Vibes Congress – coming up in January, 2014

    http://www.tonymiceli.com/

  • teaching

    SpaargarenMuziekFabriek

    For all information about Iman Spaargaren's saxophone & clarinet teaching, workshops, improvisation courses, arrangement and composing classes and special projects on music, theatre and literature, visit: SpaargarenMuziekFabriek.

    Why don't you have a look at: SpaargarenMuziekFabriek?
  • about me

    About Iman Spaargaren

    Iman is a multi-reed player, arranger and composer.
    Iman has a distinctive way of playing and a very personal tone on his horn. He likes to search for different ways of expressing himself in different kinds of music. His main musical goal is to have a great deal of freedom in melody, hamony and rhythm and presenting that in a comprehensible context for the listener.
    During the past few years Iman has been busy with a wide variety of music groups such as Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent, Iman Spaargaren Quartet & Septet, Captain Hook, European Union Quartet, Thelonious4 and New Generation Bigband.

    In 2013 Iman released two albums: In The Moment with Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent on EyemanRecords and Thelonious4 meets Tony Miceli on Dot Time Records.

    "Spaargaren: a busy man, not deprived of outstanding musical qualities, as an instrumentalist as well as a composer. On his newest album all 11 compositions are his writing. The pieces have an almost natural simplicity and sound transparant and spacious" (Jacques Los, Draaiomjeoren, 2013 about CD In The Moment).

    "Spaargaren excels in strong melodies and lyricism. Playing fast doesn't win of formlessness, even fast runs reveal their melodical format. Besides that much more freedom is to be heared compared to earlier works. Spaargaren must have felt an inner urge to go that way since he wrote 11 new compositions for 'In The Moment'. One of reasons might be touring together with Cactus Truck during the Young VIP Tour 2012, or the influence of guitarist Guillermo Celano, who's been up front all the time" (Jan Jasper Tamboer, Jazzenzo, 2013 about CD In The Moment).

    "Iman Spaargaren looks for a marriage between story telling and exploring" (Hessel Fluitman, Jazzflits 2013).

    "Contemporary adventure", "eager and energetic" (Johan Bakker,
    Nederlands Dagblad).

    "Iman is an important player in the Dutch jazzscene" (Jazzflits)

    "Iman's quality and talent are unmistakable there; his melodic and harmonic characteristics are really strong, he is an obvious choice as a Young VIP" (Jan Jasper Tamboer, Jazzenzo.nl)

     

    Iman Spaargaren released two albums in 2013. "Thelonious4 meets Tony Miceli" on DotTime Records with Thelonious4 and "In The Moment" on EyemanRecords with Iman Spaargaren Undercurrent.

    In 2012 Iman Spaargaren toured the Netherlands with the Iman Spaargaren Quartet during Young VIP Tour 2012.

    In 2012 Iman and his Iman Spaargaren Quartet do the prestigious Young VIPs Tour 2012. He will release a new album with Thelonious4 featuring Tony Miceli and will do a series of concerts with European Union Quartet in Holland, Belgium and the UK.

    October 2011 brought the release of the second album of the European Union Quartet called 'The Dark Peak'. It's on the O.A.P. label and contains a lot of originals of Iman's. Just before that he released the burning live cd 'Live at the Hot House' with Thelonious4. July saw the birth of 'Plunge!', Captain Hook's third cd. And to give the year 2011 a head start Iman put out his first cd with the Iman Spaargaren Quartet called 'Flow'.

    With Captain Hook he played at the Melkweg and the BIMhuis in Amsterdam and did two radio shows for 'Mijke's Middag' and VPRO's 'JaBoGumbo Show'.

    In 2010 Iman worked together with some of the finest musicians in the Netherlands to record his own music on his first cd with his own group; flute player Mark Lotz, trumpet player Gerard Kleijn, guitarist Marzio Scholten and saxophonist Marike van Dijk joined in to play beautiful arrangements made by Iman.

    In 2008, 2009 and 2010 he has been on tour with the European Union Quartet to Belgium, Holland, UK and Ireland. He had radio and television appearances with the New Generation Big Band, such as a live-tv show 'Een van de Acht' on NL 2 hosted by Hennie Huisman.

    With Muistot Orchestra he toured in Finland in 2009, one of the concerts was at Juttutupa, Helsinki.

    In 2009 Iman worked with Captain Hook in 'Vrije Geluiden', VPRO Television and at the BIMhuis. The group had a showcase on the Day of Dutch Jazz (Dag van de Nederlandse Jazz), played at De Parade and did a radio show for NPS Radio6 'Weekend Winfried'. The track 'Bonus' has been released on the compilation-cd of the winter-edition (2009 - 2010) of the magazine 'Jazzism'.

    In 2008 Iman produced the first album of Thelonious4 and the debut album of the European Union Quartet which has 4 of Iman's compositions on it.

    In 2007 Captain Hook released the second album f.ex and played a series of concerts with the modern classical saxophone quartet Esquire.Three arrangements by Iman were played. Captain Hook performed live in TROS Muziekcafe on Radio 2 and NPS Output (www.npsoutput.nl).

    2007 gave Iman also the opportunity to play at the Erasmus Jazzprijs competition. With the New Generation Bigband he played live in 'De Wereld Draait Door'.

    In 2006 Iman performed with Captain Hook at the prestigious Dutch Jazzcompetition.

    Iman studied with Benjamin Herman, Simon Rigter and Ben van den Dungen at the Rotterdam Conservatoir (Codarts) for his Masters degree. He studied for his bachelors at the Conservatoir of Amsterdam with Ferdinand Povel and Dick Oatts.

     

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