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. The blog was started on July 30th, 2009, albeit with MySpace, then “transferred” to ReverbNation. 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 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.
Focus '71-'75 (big influence), Jan Akkerman (always great and innovative; thank you for having been an acquaintance the last 32 years), Frank Zappa (one of a kind), Pat Metheny, Allan Holdsworth, King Crimson '81-'84, Yes (Yessongs for practise at an early age), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org making use of PayPal. Possible proceeds of some indicated tracks (click on lyrics) will go to the Cancer Foundation.)
For some reason the VanLeeuwen Albums are no longer visible on the page. One can go to “photos”, and check them out. List: 1) The Last Breath and Live at The Hague 2) Unexpected Expectations 3) OU12CYIM2B4U 4) The Canadian Adventure 5) Live at The Hague 6) 2 Hours of 2 Millenniums 7) TINCA 8) Absolutely Definitely Live!! 9) VanLeeuwen on The Net part 1 and 2, part 3 in the works, will be released (December 2013) as 1 Album called VanLeeuwen on The Net – past present future. E-mail to email@example.com for more info. Also see catalogue photo. Thanks! Jos van Leeuwen.
Also, please see my BLOG dated November 18, 2013.