As soon as I heard him play in our rhythm section, I knew he was extraordinary and extremely musical. (…) His openness to serve the music and be present for whatever is needed is a beautiful, human quality and essential for any jazz musician.
— Janet Lawson (Grammy nominated Jazz- Vocalist)
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Jeroen Truyen is a Jazz drummer, composer, music teacher and music student from the Netherlands. He grew up in a family of musicians. by age 6 he had taken up the drums and started studying with dutch Jazz drummer Geert Roelofs and later continued is musical education studying his bachelor of music Jazz drums and percussion at the Conservatory of Maastricht, NL (2011)

In 2014 he moved to New York City to deepen his craft and study at the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music with Jazz greats like Reggie Workman, Gregory Hutchinson, John Riley and Kendrick Scott. He also performed around the City in well known venues (Rockwood Music Hall, Smoke Jazz club, Smalls Jazz club) and recorded his first album with his group “Oneword” at Systems Two in Brooklyn as well as different recordings as a sideman.

Returning to Europe he won the European Jazz Award 2015 with “Sara Decker Group” in Italy at the Tuscia in Jazz Competition. He also became finalist at Lee Ritenour's Six String Drums competition 2016.

He is currently working on his own compositions and performs being a high- demand drummer of all styles, performing with amongst others; Guido’s Orchestra (NL) Kike Perdomo (ES) Djamel Laroussi(ALG), Sara Decker(DE) and many more..

 


Jeroen plays the drums on a very high professional level. I am very impressed by his talent and musicality, especially given how young he is.
— Johannes Weidenmüller (Jazz bassist, Jazz artist of the year 1996)