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Bas Cooijmans
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Instrument(s) Double bass
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Bas COOIJMANS studied the double bass at the Maastricht Conservatory (Holland) and graduated with a Master Degree in 1992. Afterwards he studied with Dutch bassist Hein VAN DE GEYN for one and a half year.

In 1993, he moved to Belgium, where he started playing with Belgium's foremost musicians, such as Charles LOOS, Peter HERTMANS, Paolo RADONI, Jeanfrançois PRINS, Michel HERR, Steve HOUBEN, Dré PALLEMAERTS, Richard ROUSSELET, Gino LATTUCA, Félix SIMTAINE, Mimi VERDERAME, Ron VAN ROSSUM and many others.

He had the opportunity to play with internationally known jazz musicians, including Bob SHEPPARD, Chet BAKER, Corey ALLEN, Philip CATHERINE, John RUOCCO, etc.

He performed a.o. :

  • in trio with pianist Charles LOOS
  • in trio with guitarist Peter HERTMANS
  • in quartet with Charles LOOS and Jean-Pierre CATOUL
  • in quintet with LOOS, Serge LAZAREVITCH, Eric BARRET and Joël ALLOUCHE
  • with Manu HERMIA's Charlie PARKER Project
  • with the Philip CATHERINE Trio, the Phil ABRAHAM Trio ...etc...

    (see top of page for main discography)

    Les MisÚrables (musical)
    Ben BOOGAARD Quartet
    several recordings with classical orchestras.

  • Associated bands:
    The Unexpected 4      The Bundle
    Richard Rousselet Quintet : Miles Davis Project      Phil Abraham Trio
    Paolo Radoni Quartet      Julie Dumilieu Quintet
    Jazz Me Do      Charles Loos Trio
    Charles Loos / André Donni Quartet     

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