Brandnew project with Majid Bekkas (MA) - Markku Ounaskari (FI) - Paul Van Kemenade (NL) - Stevko Busch (DE), on tour may 22 - june 01 2020

A new project with famous oud-guembri player/singer Majid Bekkas from Morocco, the Finnish drummer/percussionist Markku Ounaskari, German pianist Stevko Busch and Dutch altoist Van Kemenade in a new adventure touring next year 2020 between may 22 and june 01. Bookings are the office...   Majid Bekkas is inspired by the gnawa music, tradtional African- and jazzmusic, a mix between India and Africa, the East and the West. He also explored blues and soul and created the Gnaoua Blues Band, ...

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A new South African-Dutch collaboration with Louis Moholo-Mandla Mlangeni-Andile Yenana & Van Kemenade's Three Horns And A Bass, on tour october 2019

De Tilburgse altsaxofonist/componist Paul van Kemenade (1957) werkt al sinds 1994 zeer regelmatig samen met musici uit Zuid Afrika zoals met Feya Faku, Louis Mhlanga, Sydney Mnisi en hij werkte ook met Zim Ngqawana, Sonti Mndebele, Bheki Khoza  e.a.   Voor zijn nieuwste project gaat hij samen met zijn quartet Three Horns And A Bass het muzikale avontuur aan met drie Zuidafrikaanse musici t.w. de jonge trompettist Mandla Mlangeni, pianist Andile Yenana en de legendarische drummer Louis Moholo, de enige ...

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New cd Busch - Van Kemenade and re-release Fugara released in december 2019

After the succesfull Busch-Van Kemenade recordings Contemplation (2010), Dedication, (2015), Evermove (2015) and Fugara (2012 with Stockhausen-Ounaskari-Busch-Van Kemenade), the duo will release in december a brandnew cd again. It will be produced as double cd with a re-release from the quartet Fugara. The double cd will be launched at the 27th Stranger than Paranoia Festival end december in Tilburg and Nijmegen.

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More than 100 concerts/ activities for altoist-composer-organizer Van Kemenade in a busy year 2019!

A great year for Paul Van Kemenade......almost 100 concerts, 20 workshops for younger musicians, the 27th edition of the festival Stranger than Paranoia and a new CD with Busch - Van Kemenade end december 2019.  Concerts in the Netherlands, Belgian, Germany, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Russia and Brazil. See the agenda / calendar on the website for more info...and updates...

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Zuid Nederlands Workshop Orkest (ZNWO) zeer succesvol van start in januari 2018 tm juni 2019. ZNWO 2.0 verder vanaf september 2019 tm juni 2020.

Januari 2018 was de kick-off van een nieuw Van Kemenade initiatief ; een nieuw op te richten workshoporkest voor jonge musici tussen 15 en 25 jaar onder de naam Zuid Nederlands Workshop Orkest (ZNWO). Onder de  bezielende leiding van maar liefst twee zeer ervaren musici en workshop-leiders Jeroen Doomernik uit Den Bosch (Jazz Academy) en de Tilburgse altist Paul van Kemenade (Brabants Leerorkest) vinden er tot zomer 2018 workshops plaats in muziekpodium Paradox Tilburg.   Vanaf september 2018 gaan we verder op de maandagen ...

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Van Kemenade (inter)national bands & projects for bookings worldwide.

We offer our bands and projects worldwide: Anderson-Bennink-Glerum-Van Kemenade; in duo/trio with Mariá Portugal-Jasper van 't Hof; duo Stevko Busch-Van Kemenade; duo Budha Building-Van Kemenade; Three Horns and a Bass; South African/Dutch new collaboration with Mlangeni-Moholo-Van Kemenade; new project Bekkas-Ounaskari-Van Kemenade-Busch; Hammond Sandwich; Podium Trio. Further more on request Paul van Kemenade 'classic' Quintet with Van Vliet-Van der Westen-Bast-Boudesteijn; Zuid Nederlands Workshop Orkest; Van Kemenade & Cappella Pratensis; workshops and masterclasses; duo Maurice Leenaars-Van Kemenade and more ...for bookings/info contact the ...

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Timeline / tijdlijn Paul van Kemenade

A timeline with the highlights of the career of Van Kemenade has been made by graphic designer Hans Lodewijkx. The timeline start in 1974 and is clearly and beautifully shaped. There is a physical version as well as a digital version. If you're curious to see, click on read more and the link Poster PvK_web timeline . Er is een tijdlijn gemaakt van Paul van Kemenade gemaakt met hoogtepunten uit zijn gehele carriere en deze tijdlijn is prachtig vorm ...

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Van Kemenade has his own You Tube channel, check it out !

Now we have at last our own Youtube channel with lots of videos from past and present with an overview of concerts, interviews, aftermovies and teasers. Lots of Van Kemenade's various and different projects are shown on theYoutube channel. You can see and listen all kinds of videos, check it out here           

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    Future events

    1. Duo Mariá Portugal – Paul van Kemenade

      6 september 2019 - 15 september 2019
    2. Cappella Brabant & Two Horns And A Hammond (Van Kemenade-Doomernik-De Wijs)

      14 september 2019 @ 20:00
    3. Cappella Brabant & Two Horns And A Hammond (Van Kemenade-Doomernik-De Wijs)

      15 september 2019 @ 15:00


The website of Dutch altosaxophonist, composer, workshopleader, organizer/producer Paul van Kemenade (1957). On this website you can read all about the various ensembles and projects Van Kemenade is working with. Watch the up to date pictures as well as pictures from long time ago. Listen to a variety of music tracks, watch films and videos and order cd’s easily. All information about tour dates, (inter)national reviews, individual biographies and free downloads of several Van Kemenade compositions. Contact us for information and bookings of the bands and projects which are available for concerts worldwide. Thank you for visiting my website!