Jos Machtel is one of the most successful Dutch bass players. Besides double bass, he also plays tuba and (valve) trombone.
Jos has toured all around Europe, lived and played in Madrid and Kansas City and taught at several conservatories. He plays traditional jazz, as well as more modern styles. Some of the people Jos has played with are Deborah Brown, Sal Nestico, Lee Konitz and Woody Shaw.
Currently Jos is working on a regular basis with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, performing with guest artists such as Maria Schneider, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Philip Catherine, Dave Liebman, Gianluigi Trovesi, Chris Joris, Toots Thielemans and Bert Joris.
Furthermore he is a member of the "Benjamin Herman Trio", the "Herman/ Van der Grinten Quartet", "Joris Roelofs 4-tet" and Dick de Graafs "Jazz Meets Classic".
He also performs with the "Metropole Orchestra" on a regular basis.
His involvement with the Belgian scene has been steady for many years : besides his regular involvement with the Brussels Jazz Orcehstran, he also played with Nathalie Loriers, Michel Herr, Frank Vaganee, Kurt Van Herck, etc...