Tijn Wybenga

Netherlands

Associated acts:

Wicked Jazz Sounds
Aurelio Project
Circo Simonelli

Wybenga grew up in Hoorn, a small but culturally rich city. At the age of 7 he started to play the piano. At the age of 15 he joined Junior Jazz College as a piano player at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. At the age of 18 he switched to composition and conducting for his bachelor studies.

Wybenga's music is a result of his passion in both jazz and classical music. He mixes them playfully and daring, with a touch of melancholy. In recent projects, his curiosity in modern popular music is convincingly hearable due to his raw, crispy and ‘liquorice’ sounds.  Aside from his commitment to composition and conducting, he has an insatiable need to play the piano. In many of his projects he tries to merge these interests into one creative process. Wybenga is active as a piano player in two bands; The jazz quartet Aurelio Project and the instrumental powerfunk band Circo Simonelli. Both projects contain Wybenga's original compositions. Also he is active as a piano player at Wicked Jazz Sounds. Next to his studies he has been active in arranging and transcribing for projects in collaboration with: Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Kinderen voor Kinderen and the Theaterschool Amsterdam.

 

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