Marc van Roon

Marc van Roon

 The Hague, South Holland, NLD

Improvised Solo Piano Concerts. Where the reflective meditative meets the adventurous exploring. Experience sounds and rhythms from various places in the world.


Dutch pianist Marc van Roon is an improvising musician who combines music performance with his work as a creative coach for groups and organizations in change and learning processes. He has composed songs and orchestra pieces for dance companies and various music ensembles and produced several CDs for other artists. Marc enjoys creating harmonious alliances with gifted musicians and art ensembles. On his path he has collaborated with Dave Liebman, Clark Terry, Art Farmer, Charlie Mariano, Billy Hart, Santi Di Briano, Fay Claassen, Tony Lakatos, Ernst Reijseger, Jesse van Ruller, Michael Moore, The Netherlands Dans Theatre and his European Jazz Trio.

Marc, born in The Hague, The Netherlands in 1967, began classical piano lessons at the age of ten. His interest in jazz and improvisation was sparked at a young age by his father Wouter van Roon, a professional jazz pianist. He studied music privately until the age of sixteen when he enrolled in the music program at the Royal Music Conservatory in The Hague. He graduated in 1991 and left for a post conservatorial study to New York City. There he studied with jazz pianists Barry Harris and Richie Beirach. He returned to The Netherlands in 1993 started his own trio and continued to collaborate with other musicians. At the same time he co-founded the creative artistic consultancy group Art in Rhythm with drummer/percussionist Joshua Samson. Thereafter he started to give lecture based learning experiences for audiences around the world.

Marc is a co-founder of the European Jazz Trio. The two other founding members are bass player Frans van der Hoeven and drummer Roy Dackus. The European Jazz Trio crosses the boundaries between jazz, classical and pop music with surprising results. Three CDs have been awarded with the Swing Journal Gold Disc award in Japan. The EJT have recorded several albums and perform regularly in Japan and around the globe. Their collaboration with the Japanese label M&I dates from the beginning of 2000 and they have since toured Japan annually. Their tours have brought them to various famous concert halls including Suntory Hall and Bunkyo Civic Concert Hall in Tokyo.

see for more information:


* en blanc et noir 10 label: Daybreak DBCHR75248 with: Eric Vloeimans, Tony Overwater, Wim Kegel
* falling stones label: Apple on the Moon AotM 2004-07 with: David Liebman, Tony Overwater, Wim Kegel, Joshua Samson
* centre of the song label: Apple on the Moon AotM 2000-01 with: duet with Joshua Samson
* among birds and beasts label Apple on the Moon AotM 2000-02 with: duet with David Liebman
* music for piano and string quartet label: Apple on the Moon AotM 2000-05 with: String Quartet
* Afternoon in Amsterdam label: M&I MYBJ-10005 with: DVD European Jazz Trio
* The Windmills of Your Mind label: Baybridge Records TECW-25629 with: Art Farmer and EJT

Set List

two or three improvised sets.