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Great review & article on my Quantum Stories CD

Great review & article on my Quantum Stories CD The depth and sincerity of this wonderful review and article by Mark Werlin - November 29, 2015, on the Marc van Roon Trio cd "Quantum Stories' is very inspiring to me. I recommend to download the pdf with the review/article hereunder. Or click the link to the website.


In the work of pianist Marc van Roon, the historical tension between free jazz and structured composition poses no quandary: he stands calmly in the classical-influenced stream of jazz pianism. His work with the European Piano Trio and with saxophonist Tineke Postma (as a pianist and record producer) fall into the modern mainstream. He cites as musical influences post-conservatory studies in the USA with the great Detroit bebop pianist and pedagogue Barry Harris and the ECM artist Richie Beirach. The New York/New England lineage of Bill Evans, Steve Kuhn and Keith Jarrett is evident in van Roon's lyrical phrasing and facility with alternate chord substitutions. He is unapologetically a professional jazz musician, and a creative story-teller who in addition to playing and recording music leads business and educational seminars. The title of the SACD conveys the importance of stories in his life and music..."

"...The music of "Quantum Stories" is uncompromising, skillfully performed and emotionally engaging. In an era when mainstream musical production caters to short attention spans and the demands of fashion and visual media; in a business climate where record labels expect that consumers will have neither the patience nor the curiosity to encounter new creative music; it is reassuring that Marc van Roon and Challenge Jazz remain committed to the unpredictable, neverending story of jazz. European contemporary jazz in hi-res is becoming more widely available through downloads, but is not as well-represented on SACD; this disc belongs in the collections of all SACD jazz enthusiasts...."

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EJT in Japan and Korea

EJT - European Jazz Trio performed concerts in South Korea and Japan en met with the gouvernor of the Saga Prefecture, Japan. 

2 million plays on Spotify!!

2 million plays on Spotify now for ‘Sad Song’ with European Jazz Trio.

Obtained my MSc degree!

This week, I earned my MSc master's degree in social science - social interventiosn from the LESI institute.

Moon Festival Sun 1 Oct 2017

Tineke Postma | Marc van Roon Duo at Moon Festival in Buddhist Longquan Great Compassion Temple in Utrecht.

IMD Lausanne, SHELL, GLA London, Association of Chinese Investment Enterprises

Last month: Music Labs for IMD, SHELL, Global Leaders Academy London, Association of Chine Investment Enterprises.


I attended the ICON conference from 08 April 2017- 12 April 2017, Kallio-Kuninkala, Finland. 

inspiring CD review in Jazzenzo jazz magazine

by Cyriel Pluimakers
19-01-2017 CD review by Mark Werlin

Here is a link to the review that Mark Werlin wrote about my CD Inventions & Variations.



So great to reconnect with MCE in Brussels and run a Music Lab program at the #MCE55 event and conference.

Inspiration day for de Rechtspraak

Some photo's of the keynote opening that Hein Dijksterhuis and I did for the participants of the inspiration day for leadership for the Council of the Judiciary (de Rechtspraak). 


MUSIC LABS new brochure & article by Henk-Jan Hoefman

MUSIC LABS new brochure & article by Henk-Jan Hoefman

update: Projects fall 2016

Inspiring music projects for the fall 2016: Tineke Postma/Fredrik Köster, Greg Osby Quartet. Music Labs for MCE Brussels and several organisations in The Nethelands. Teaching at PCC/NAIP. 

New CD: Inventions & Variations

New CD Inventions & Variations has been released. 

Art & Spirituality day

Wonderful interview by brother Wim Verschuren at the Art & Spirituality day at the Zin centre in Vught, The Netherlands.


Great review & article on my Quantum Stories CD

I recently received this wonderful review and article by Mark Werlin - November 29, 2015, on the Marc van Roon Trio cd "Quantum Stories'. A must read! 

Upcoming Keynotes and presentations 2016

Upcoming keynote speeches and presentations planned for 2016

Charles Eisenstein post

Amazing post by Charles Eisenstein. What We Do to Nature, We Do to Ourselves. I love it. A must read!

Radio 6 Boy Edgar Award Concert

The Radio 6 broadcast of the concerts at the Tineke Postma Boy Edgar concert on Wednesday 9 December.

Inspiration Day: Art and Spirituality

Inspiration Day: Art and Spirituality on 12 January 2016 at Kloosterhotel Zin in Werk in Vught, The Netherlands. 

Sold Out Concert Tineke Postma Boy Edgar award 2015

The special concert for tomorrow, December 9 2015, is sold out at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam.

Edison nomination for Sonic Halo

Tineke Postma & Greg Osby CD 'Sonic Halo' has been nominated for the Edison 2015 award!

Concerts with Ack van Rooyen

Coming weekend I will perform with the lengedary Dutch Bugel player Ack van Rooyen and the Jeroen Manders Quintet in Germany. 

Tineke Postma awarded with Boy Edgar price 2015

The Buma Boy Edgarprijs, the most important Dutch prize for jazz and improvised music, has been awarded to saxophonist, composer and band leader Tineke Postma. As part of the prize, Postma will curate a concert night at the Bimhuis on December 9, 2015. During that occasion she will be presented with the award, consisting of a sum of €12,500 and a sculpture made by Jan Wolkers.

Edutopia 2015

I will present my 'Score & Core' inspiration seminar at the Edutopia 2015 conference on June 12. The conference focusses on the future of education and especially on the emerging the role(s) of the teacher and the school in modern day education. 


Wim Kegel's CD 'Drumwise' (drum/piano duets with me) will be released Sunday May 10 at MCO, Hilversum, during a special duo concert. 
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Remake 'A Great Day in Harlem'

Remake 'A Great Day in Harlem' by photographer Merlijn Doomernik.

North Sea Jazz 2015

Just announced: Together with Ack van Rooyen, Jeroen Manders, Wim Kegel and Eric Robaard I will perform at the 40th edition of the North Sea Jzz festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on Saturday 11 July. 

Best Jazz Album 2014

Best Jazz Album 2014 in LA Times for 'Sonic Halo' & Down Beat review

EJT concerts in Tokyo and Osaka

EJT (European Jazz Trio) of which I am a member since 1995, will perform special concerts in Tokyo and Osaka on 13 and 14 December this month. 

Performance & Communication Intensive at KMH Stockholm

On 8-10 December I am invited at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH) to lead an intensive course in 'Performance & Communication'.  


Today I received some photo's of the session I ran last week for the Leading the Delivery of Sustainable Value sesion for Shell International - great reminder of an inspiring session. 

'Before After' by PNB in Seattle, USA

Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) will perform 'Before After' (Choreography Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, music Marc van Roon) Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle, WA, USA, between Nov. 7–16, 2014.

Marc van Roon Trio at the Concertgebouw

The new Marc van Roon trio performed on 29 August at the Koorzaal at the Concertgebouw (Hall) in Amsterdam. With Clemens van der Feen on bass and Tristan Renfrow replacing drummer Martijn Vink. 

Concert photos online

Photos from the concert at the Frankfurt Jazz Festival now on the facebook.


Sonic Halo pre-release at North Sea Jazz 2014

Sonic Halo, the CD project by Tineke Postma and Greg Osby has been pre-released at the North Sea Jazz Festivl 2014. I have been responsable for the creative production and sound design. Great to be producing again!

Review in MM Jazz June 2014

Quantum Stories review in Korean Jazz Magazine MM Jazz June 2014!

LESI study trip to Romania

From 18-24 May 2014 I was part of a study group in Cluj-Napoca in Romania. With the group I lived and worked in the small Roma village near the garbage belt of the Cluj-Napoca town. 


Marc van Roon / Marc van Roon Trio

European Jazz Trio