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Karel Boehlee 

Growing up in a family full of music, from Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Mozart, until Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie wonder, James Brown and lots of english pop-music.

An important framework for future musical events.

Pianist Boehlee playing jazz mostly in the early days, been busy with all kind of music-styles since the 80s.

Not so much with his image as well with playing! And composing, mixing (at his home-studio) teaching at the Conservatory van Amsterdam ... making music! For example as a favourite pianist of All great dutch jazz musicians like Toon Roos, Martijn van Iterson, Jesse van Ruller and Fay Claassen, later he also played with Gino Vannelli, 

Roberta Gambarini. Jimmy Haslip, Bob Sheppard, Peter Erskine, Wynton Marsalis, Ernie Watts, Dannie Gottlieb, Philip Catherine, Gary Novak, Roy Hargrove, Phil Woods, Pete Christlieb and many more.

From 1996 Karel Toured a lot with The European Quartet, the European band from Toots Thielemans.

Playing around the world with him was the best thing ever happened to him. Toots made two records with us, which was also my regular trio, with Hein van de Geyn and Hans van Oosterhout.

Boehlee has made six CDs for the Japanese label Pony Canyon. Most fans are from japan and Korea.

The compositions, improvisations and the game of Boehlee have developed and deepened over the years. As a constant factor, his own sound is praised: ”Karels’ sound is unique and touches the center where music enters the soul" (Hein van de Geijn).

Upcoming Events

  • Paul van der Feen Quartet
    Wassenaar
    12 dec. 15:00
    Wassenaar, Deijlerhuis, Hofcampweg 3, 2241 AA Wassenaar, Netherlands
  • TBD
    Remembering Toots
    Catharinakapel
    Time is TBD
    Catharinakapel, Klooster 1, 3841 EN Harderwijk, Netherlands
    Met Hermine Deurloo, Frans van der Hoeven en Karel Boehlee
So many years composing and making musid on stage, with Simone Pormes.
Check our website :
www.storybookmusic.nl
Lerra Woelna - StorybookmusicThe Princess project
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Albums

Dear Old Stockholm
Dear Old Stockholm
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Blue Prelude
Blue Prelude
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At the Beauforthuis
At the Beauforthuis
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Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
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Love Dance
Love Dance
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The Princess Project
The Princess Project
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Toots Thielemans European Quartet LIVE
Toots Thielemans European Quartet LIVE
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Martijn van Iterson Quartet Swarms
Martijn van Iterson Quartet Swarms
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Fay Claassen Luck Child
Fay Claassen Luck Child
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