Bio

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Biography

Dutch keyboard artist Robert Bosscher’s skills as pianist, composer, arranger and vocalist have brought him recognition in the world of jazz and r&b. In 2008 he graduated at the Manhattan School of Music as Master of Music. He studied with Jason Moran and Kenny Barron. His diverse recording and performing experience includes work with such legendary figures as Billy Hart (Herbie Hancock), Mark Turner (Brad Mehldau), Scott Wendholt (Village Vanguard Big Band), The Platters and The Trampps.

He has performed at many major New York jazz venues including The Blue Note, Birdland, The Plaza Hotel Oakroom, The Zinc Bar and Cleopatra’s Needle. His recording of original works, ‘Multiple Views’, was released to critical acclaim in January of 2013 and features Billy Hart on drums, Scott Wendholt on trumpet/flugelhorn and Mark Turner on saxophone. Robert also performed at the royal wedding of Dutch princess Carolina and Albert Brenninkmeijer in Florence, Italy.

Curriculum

Education

2008
Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music. Degree Minor Classical Studies. Private studies with Kenny Barron, Billy Hart, Jason Moran, Mike Abani and Philip Kawin.

2003-2006
Master of Music, Conservatory of Amsterdam. Private studies Bruce Barth/Kenny Barron.

1994-1998
Bachelors of Art Music Education. Private studies with Michiel Borstlap.

Awards

July 6, 1992
Pianist Of The month Award (Amsterdam, Holland).

August 3, 1993
The Art Tatum Award (Amsterdam, Holland).

Employment

2008-2010
General Music teacher-Private Piano/Voice/Clarinet/Saxophone teacher British Int. School NY

2007-2008
General Music teacher, P.S. 36 and P.S. 87, developed music program for middle school and pre-school. Private Piano/Voice teacher, (Classical and Jazz), Fred & Tian’s Piano School

2004-2006
General Music teacher-Band Instructor-Private Piano/Voice teacher-Amsterdam Music School

2005
Ti-Ta Tovenaar Musical Production-Albert Verlinden Entertainment.

2004
De Jantjes Musical Production-Joop van den Ende Theater Productions.

Recordings

2008
Composed, arranged, performed piano/vocals for C.D with Billy Hart, Mark Turner, Scottt Wendholt

2012
Composed, arranged, performed piano for Sinterklaas NY C.D on behalf of Netherland Club NY.

2013
Arranged, performed for Summit Records. Vince Ector, Ron Jackson, Daniel Smith. Producer Tom Lazarus

Performances/Venue

  • The Plaza Hotel NY
  • Bird Land
  • Blue Note NY
  • North Sea Jazz Festival
  • National Broadcast Annual Stipendium Germany
  • Peter Stuyvesant Gala NY/(Solo) NL/US Foundation
  • Life Beat
  • Royal Wedding Prinses Carolina/Albert Brenninkmeijer
  • Off Broadway Musical The Johnny
  • The Cutting Room NY

Performed with

  • Jesus Christ Superstar (Musical)
  • Sister Sledge
  • The Lion King (Musical)
  • The Tramps
  • Paul McCartney
  • The Platters
  • Mamma Mia (Musical)
  • Roy Hargrove