name Martijn Schok is synonymous with boogie woogie and piano blues. Martijn
has played many European jazz and blues festivals and can be seen regularly
at festivals in the USA.
Martijn performs solo, as well as with his swinging 5- to 7- piece band,
and has up till now released sixteen successful boogie woogie CDs. Also,
Martijn can be heard on many CDs as a guest boogie woogie or blues piano
Martijn received the German Pinetop Boogie Woogie Award "Pianist
Of The Year" 2013/2014".
Martijn's piano style is characterized by a large dose of swing, a steady
groove and a high degree of virtuosity. It is clear he has a great deal
of admiration for the music of the early American boogie woogie originators.
is a respected interpreter of the boogie woogie style and appears at famous
international festivals, such as the festival in New Orleans (Louisiana,
USA), the Queen City Blues Festival in Cincinnati (Ohio, USA), the
Motor City Boogie & Blues Festival in Detroit (Michigan, USA), Blues
Passions in France, and the international boogie woogie festivals in Switzerland,
Belgium, France, Italy, England, Spain and the USA.
Besides his performing qualities, Martijn is the Artistic Director and
founder of the Heineken International Boogie & Blues Festival Holland
that takes place annually in Golden Tulip Hotel Heerlickheijd van Ermelo,
in the center of Holland.
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in Newport, Kentucky, USA
Photo: Mike Boland