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Jazz piano masterclass material (pdf)

Monday March 16: Suspone – Piano, i got rhythmJohn’s Abbey 4tet – Rhythm

Tuesday March 17: Blueslicks , united blues – Full Score , Thrillseekers (Blues in 12 keys)

Wednesday March 18: reharmonisation: middle voices

Thursday March 19: pentatonicEFFENDI – Pianopentatonic workout 2018

Friday March 20: practice cycles – Full Scoreessential bebop lines (concert key)RB


Monday March 23: Lennie’s Pennies5 and 7 patternfive and seven exercisesdotted quarter notesharmonic improvisation examples 3

Tuesday March 24: voicingslist upperstructurescomping (little examples)

Wednesday March 25: witchhunt, soloCelia 3

Thursday March 26: Harmonic Improvisation seen from a piano player’s view…harmonic improvisation examples 1harmonic improvisation examples 2harmonic improvisation examples 3,  harmonic improvisation examples 4

Friday March 27: intro:ending(ideeen voor) Solopiano masterclass


Monday March 30: fourth exerciseClare-Fischer-warm up exercisepentatonic workout 2018enclosure exercise – Full Score

Tuesday March 31: Art Tatum, Dick Hyman, Tea for two, Ain’t misbehavin, Mirage (Peterson),  Caravan (Petrucciani)

Cd ‘The Inventors’ now available!


Anniversary CD Rob van Bavel Trio released!

Now for Sale Online:

Or at the concerts:

18-11 ‘t Hijgend Hert, Breda

25-11 ‘t Syndicaat, Den Haag

9-12 cafe Miles, Amersfoort

2-1-2015 de Tor, Enschede

26-2-2015 the Duke, Nistelrode


Previously unreleased/now available on Cdbaby!

With the first Rob van Bavel Trio (1985-2000) we recorded ‘Just for You’ , ‘The Rob van Bavel Trio’ (which cd was rewarded an ‘Edison’ – dutch Grammy) & ‘The Other Side’; after several years a new Rob van Bavel Trio was born, with exciting players such as bassplayer Clemens van der Feen (at that time still very young) and masterdrummer Chris Strik. This trio released 2 official cd’s: ‘Piano Grand Slam’ and ‘Generations’ (Munichrecords)….we made a 3rd recording which was never released: ‘Dutch Jazz’ – 9 original compositions by Rob van Bavel plus ‘Giant Steps’ (solopiano live) as a bonustrack! Enjoy…

Download a single track or the entire album at! 


Solo Piano Recital

I’m happy to tell you I will be giving a solo piano recital on Februari 3rd at the Bethany’s JazzClub (Amsterdam)

1st Set (solo)  at 11 AM (breakfast included!), 2nd set (duo with René van Beeck) at 1 PM; I will play a lot of original compositions including five, six, seven, eight which I wrote especially for this occasion!

Also on the program will be Trotting On (which I dedicated to the french pianist Baptiste Trotignon) and This is for Doris (for Vincent Koning’s beautiful little daughter).

Maybe this old tune of mine too…..Tuz and Biber!

Hope to see you all! Thanks, Rob