Iwan VanHetten

UK based keyboardist, trumpeter, musical director, composer/songwriter and producer Iwan VanHetten has worked with artists including Sister Sledge, Candy Dulfer, Paco Sery, The Pointer Sisters, Anthony Hamilton, Jools Holland, Jimmy Haslip, Will Kennedy, Russell Ferrante. He is one of a rare breed of musicians who have stellar capabilities on two or more instruments. Highlights of Iwan’s career include fifteen years as musical director/keyboards with Sister Sledge and over twenty years as musical director with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials.

Iwan VanHetten

Iwan has toured worldwide, performing at countless prestigious festivals and clubs. Together with Rob Harris and Paul Turner (Jamiroquai), Iwan completes the new trio ‘TRIONIQ’. Iwan is also an active bandleader and solo artist, writing, recording and producing his own solo albums. His latest album as a bandleader ‘Parabbean Tales’ has got great reviews. Iwan’s production credits include Joni Sledge’s album ‘Tru’.

Iwan has directed and composed music for numerous theatre shows and is currently the musical director and composer for a series of immersive art installations around Europe. He is a passionate educator and holds a position as lecturer at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He divides his time between producing, teaching and live performances around the world.

Associated acts

Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Sister Sledge, Pointer Sisters, Candy Dulfer, Doe, Maar