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  • 09
    jun

    Dick de Graaf plays … J.S. Bach

    During the corona lockdown I recorded my partly improvised arrangement of J.S. Bach’s first cello suite. Inspired by the beauty of the Hillegonda Church in my hometown Rotterdam I...

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  • 09
    okt

    Why Birds Always Sing?

    This rhetoric question is the title of a composition I recorded on my CDs Istanbul Connection (2005), Moving Target (2007), and more recently on BIRD BUZZ (2017). My fascination...

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  • 02
    okt

    Jazzheld

    Ik werd deze week door een aantal mensen enthousiast aangesproken over mijn interview met Jan Kelder voor de serie Jazzhelden van het Nederlands Jazz Archief dat weer op TV...

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  • 25
    apr

    Do you want to browse through my CD productions?

    Dear visitor. If you feel like browsing through those CD productions I have produced myself over the years, you can browse and listen to all music by clicking this...

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  • 25
    apr

    “Jazzdrieluik Hillegersbroek Schieberg”

    “Jazzdrieluik (Triptych) Hillegersbroek Schieberg” is a series of three concerts in which I shed a musical light on some of the history of Hillegersberg-Schiebroek, the submunicipality of the city...

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  • 14
    mrt

    Dick de Graaf Quartet live in Vrije Geluiden (VPRO)

    Wednesday 7th of March 2018, the Quartet played two of Dick’s compositions  in Vrije Geluiden (VPRO Dutch Public Television). Listen to “Sparrows”, to “Why Birds Always Sing”, and to...

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  • 14
    mrt

    Link to my doctoral dissertation

    You can open my online doctoral dissertation Beyond Borders: Broadening the Artistic Palette of (Composing) Improvisers in Jazz (2017 ACPA, Leiden University) by clicking on this link

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  • 09
    feb

    mooie **** CD recensie in de Volkskrant

    Volgens Volkskrant recensent Gijsbert Kamer “een van de meest speelse, uitdagende en vrolijk stemmende jazzuitgaven van de laatste maanden”. Te koop bij Jazzcenter in Den Haag, Concerto in Amsterdam,...

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  • 23
    jan

    Good Bye Old Cedar RIP

    In A Crow Calling, you hear the sound of the crow once responding to me at the time I was working on this piece. Calling from the old cedar...

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