Rob van Bavel

New BalladCD coming soon! please support this project through Voordekunst (crowdfunding) 

‘Ballad for Danny’ – composed for the new Ballad CD


Photography@Jurjen Donkers

Rob van Bavel (16-1-65, Holland) Pianist, educator, composer/arranger.Jazz (bebop – modern), fusion, classical

Graduated in 1987 at the Rotterdam Conservatory with the highest possible mark (A with distinction). He won several awards, a.o. The second prize at the first “Thelonious Monk Jazzpiano Competition” (Washington D.C.) , soloist awards in Germany/Belgium, the Wessel Ilcken award (Holland) and the dutch grammy (Edison) for the cd “Rob van Bavel trio”. Released more than 200 cd’s as a sideman and as leader: The Ghost, the King and I, Rob van Bavel Octet and Rob van Bavel Trio. Toured all over Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea and Siberia; played regularly with Woody Shaw, Randy Brecker, Johnny Griffin, Gary Willis a.o. Several masterclasses in South Korea, Liechtenstein, Spain and Holland.

Teacher at the Amsterdam Conservatory & the Royal Conservatory