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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BIOGRAPHY

Jeroen Truyen was born in the Netherlands where he started studying the drums at the age of 6 with the dutch Jazz drummer Geert Roelofs.

 

While studying Jazz/ Pop drums and percussion at the Conservatory of Maastricht, NL (2011) Jeroen build his professional career by touring extensively in Europe with the leading and well known saxophone player Kike Perdomo from Spain. 

 

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 and John Riley. He also performed around the City in well known venues (Rockwood Music Hall, Something Jazz club, Why not Jazz room) and recorded his first album with his group “Oneword” at Systems Two in Brooklyn.

 

Returning to Europe he won the European Jazz Award 2015 with the “Sara Decker Group” in Italy at the Tuscia in Jazz Competition. He also became finalist at Lee Ritenour's Six String Theory competition 2016. And toured with Djamel Laroussi in Algeria (2016)

 

He is currently working on his own compositions and performs being a high- demand drummer around Germany and the Netherlands. 


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)