Welcome to the website of Martijn Schok



The 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 player.

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.

Martijn 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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Martijn in Newport, Kentucky, USA
Photo: Mike Boland