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VanLeeuwen / Bio

Welcome to the VanLeeuwen page. Have a look at Jos van Leeuwen's photos and videos and do visit his blog for the latest news. Played electronic clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, and did lead vocals through the 80-ties; played instrumental music during the first few years of the 90-ties. Played, performed and lived in Europe and North America. Started out with some school bands, and other amateur bands halfways the 70-ties until 1980. Composed music and wrote all lyrics for bands he was in, like Junction Road Band, and Cadiz. Overview: November '80 - December '84 : Junction Road Band / January '85 - May '86 : Cadiz / June '86 - October '86 : Sessions / December '86 - Halfways '88 : Xenomania (his own band) / 1989 - 1990 : studio & home recordings / 1991 - 1993 : playing and composing at home. Had to say goodbye to the music bizz, although he remained indirectly involved, but was ready to perform (2008) the stuff (instrumental music – 2 hours) that he had written. First couple of years (2008, 2009) were spent at VL’s home-studio, where previous recordings were digitized.
Have a look at the VanLeeuwen Catalogue. Hope you enjoy browsing around on this page. Thank you! Do come back and visit this page every now and then, so you may know where to go and visit Van Leeuwen (Band) live!

Influences:
Focus '71-'75 (big influence), Jan Akkerman, Frank Zappa, Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, King Crimson '81-'84, Yes, Weather Report, Camel, David Gilmour, Gino Vanelli, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steps Ahead, Uzeb, Ted Easton's Jazz Band (with the legendary clarinet player Jan Morks), good old Django, the unforgettable Jaco, Joachim Kuehn, David Sylvian, Brecker Brothers, Crusaders, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder (Songs in the Key of Life), Steely Dan, some Alan Parsons Projects, Skywalk, Special EFX, Yellow Jackets, John Patitucci, and numerous (other) jazz artists.

Tracks (MP3) and packages (WAV):
Tracks are for sale through www.ReverbNation.com/VanLeeuwen (The Store) The "packages" (WAV files) are available by sending an e-mail to vanleeuwenmusic@live.nl making use of PayPal. Possible proceeds of some indicated tracks (click on lyrics) will go to the Cancer Foundation.)

Thanks! Jos van Leeuwen.

General Info

Band Members
Jos van Leeuwen / Elec.clarinet, flute & tenor sax plus fellow musicians on keys, bass, and drums. Guests: on tenor sax, guitar, and percussion.
Artist Name
VanLeeuwen
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/vanleeuwen
Active Since
01/08
Genres
Jazz / Rock / Fusion

Contact Info

Location
Amsterdam, NH, NL
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