• Biography

    • Started playing bass guitar in rockbands in 1975 but also loves jazz.

    • 1981, admitted to the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, studied
    uprightbass with Victor Kaihatu and continued his studies in Arnhem
    with Henk Haverhoek.

    • He is selftaught on the bass guitar.

    • 1985, he became a professional rock and jazz musician.

    • Jazz, to name a few: Jerry Gonzales, Dick de Graaf, Ernst Reijsiger,
    Pierre Courbois, Louis van Dijk, Koos van der Sluis, I Compani,
    Michiel Braam en Martin Fondse. Rock, the legendary band BlowBeat,
    Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) and Jan Akkerman. Rhythm and Blues with,
    amongst others, Dr. John and Guy Forsyth.

    • Worked in recording studios on rock projects and singer/songwriter productions.

    • 1996-1998, duo concerts/tours with drummer Rene Creemers, all over Europe.

    • Since 2000 with singer/songwriter Marcel v/d Beeten (MEC).

    • 2002, project with Urban Dance Squad guitar player ‘Tres Manos’ René van
    Barneveld, Rinus Groeneveld, Arthur Leijten and Ernst Reijsiger.

    • Workshops, master classes, solo concerts in The Netherlands and
    Germany. (European Bass Day 2002, 2004).

    • 2003 Project with Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) and Jan Akkerman.

    • 2005, I Compani 20 year jubilee tour.

    • Since 2006 Michiel Braam’s Wurli Trio,now eBraam; Contemporary impro combined
    with vintage 70’s sounds.

    • Since 2006 Bachelor Beats; dance jazz impro rock beats groove images
    and weird stories. An initiative together with Hans Hasebos.

    • 2011 Hybrid 10tet the Wurli-trio, now eBraam, with the Matangi-stringquartet,
    Taylor Ho Bynum,  Nils Wogram and Carl-Ludwig Hubsch on a succesfull
    European tour. CD, live from the BIMhuis, to be released september 2011.

    • 2012 BGUTI- orchestra a soloproject; a 10 piece-band that combines
    Rootsmusic with European improvisors. Première and CD "3 Strippers In Gaza"-release in March . With a clubtour follow up. The line up is Wolter Wierbos, Morris Kliphuis 
    (Kyteman), Peter Haex (Bik Bent Braam), Jerome Hol, Kristina Fuchs,
    Ton Engels, Dirk-Peter Kölsch, Michiel Braam and me. Composer Nico Huijbregts
    wrote a solo-piece for bassguitar and the Matangi-stringquartet that will
    be presented live in 2012.    

    Discography

    Selective:

    1985 Rota – I Compani
    1985 Hands up – BlowBeat
    1990 BlowBeat – BlowBeat
    1993 Chainsaw melodies – BlowBeat
    1998 ParadoX – Creemers/Douma
    1998 Blue Lou – Blue Lou and the headhunters feat. Guy Forsyth
    2003 Break the seal – MEC
    2005 Indian Roots – Nandita Gosh
    2005 Fellini – I Compani
    2006 Hosting Changes – Michiel Braam’s Wurli Trio
    2006 European Bassday compilatie
    2006 Preprod. – Bachelor Beats
    2007 Preproduction Greatherland – MEC
    2009 NON-FUNCTIONALS! - Michiel Braam's Wurli Trio
    2009 One vision of the Queen - Bachelor Beats
    2011 One for the money, but two for the show - René Creemers' Drumbassadors
    2011 Hybrid on the Move - Michiel Braam's Hybrid tentet
    2011 "3 STRIPPERS IN GAZA" - Pieter Douma's BGUTI-orchestra

    2013 "3" eBraam

    2013 "Greatherland" MEC

    2015 The Etraordinairy Lovestory Of Aye Aye And Fedor by eBraam

    2016 Fear No More MEC

    2016 "Veg Out" Any Vegetable

  • Video's/ New cd

    NEW CD "3" eBRAAM!!!!

     

    Gepubliceerd op 2 feb. 2016

    From the upcoming Any Vegetable debut album "VEG OUT"
    Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson of ABBA.
    Performed by Any Vegetable;

    The young and extremely talented Lizzy Ossevoort (1996) takes the lead on this classic ABBA song. This is the first taste of the 2015 recordings that Any Vegetable is putting out later this year, made by three young, up-and-coming musicians and three experienced household names in the dutch jazz and americana/rock scene. A record filled with Americana, Jazz, Blues, Funk and Good Old Rock and Roll. Keep an eye on this YouTube channel for updates on the upcoming record and like our page on Facebook;
    www.facebook.com/AnyVegetableMusic

    Contact Any Vegetable;
    anyvegetablemusic@gmail.com

    Line-up:

    Lizzy Ossevoort - lead vocals
    Aldo Spadaro - electric and acoustic guitars
    Johan Jansen - pedal steel guitar
    Pieter Douma - bass guitar and backing vocals
    René Creemers - drums
    Baer Traa - backing vocals

    Produced by Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt and Pieter Douma.
    Recorded and mixed by Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt at Galloway Recording Studio in Nijmegen (NL).
    Mastered by Alex McCollough of Yes Master Studio's in Nashville (USA).
    Video by Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt.

     

     

    Listening

    Pindaric Ode
    5Pindaric Ode

    Watching

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    Movies






    Michiel Braam's Wurli Trio, now eBraam / Hybrid tentet

    Michiel Braam’s Wurli Trio, now eBraam

    CD “Hosting Changes”. Contemporary compositions by Michiel Braam played on vintage 70’s instruments with matching sound. Wurlitzer piano, semi acoustic bass, Rotodrums/percussion.

    New CD "NON-FUNCTIONALS!" out now!

    New CD "3" is out now!! 

     

    www.michielbraam.com

    Februari 2016:

    New music; 'The AI Project'

    Music released on Amazon

    Listening

    Hybrid tentet
    01 Nummer 1
    Hosting Changes
    04 Haggish Consent
    09 Nightsong Aches [-]
    NON-FUNCTIONALS
    Non-Functionals - Nummer 9
    Non-Functionals - Nummer 7
    The AI Project

    Watching

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    ANY VEGETABLE

    New project of mine with oldtime buddie Rene Creemers and pedalsteelplayer etraordinaire Johan Jansen!!!

    3 old artsjoks playing with/against 3 germs...a mix of rock, nolafunk and country.

    We'll keep you posted!

     

    Gepubliceerd op 2 feb. 2016

    From the upcoming Any Vegetable debut album "VEG OUT"
    Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson of ABBA.
    Performed by Any Vegetable;

    The young and extremely talented Lizzy Ossevoort (1996) takes the lead on this classic ABBA song. This is the first taste of the 2015 recordings that Any Vegetable is putting out later this year, made by three young, up-and-coming musicians and three experienced household names in the dutch jazz and americana/rock scene. A record filled with Americana, Jazz, Blues, Funk and Good Old Rock and Roll. Keep an eye on this YouTube channel for updates on the upcoming record and like our page on Facebook;
    www.facebook.com/AnyVegetableMusic

    Contact Any Vegetable;
    anyvegetablemusic@gmail.com

    Line-up:

    Lizzy Ossevoort - lead vocals
    Aldo Spadaro - electric and acoustic guitars
    Johan Jansen - pedal steel guitar
    Pieter Douma - bass guitar and backing vocals
    René Creemers - drums
    Baer Traa - lead vocals

    Produced by Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt and Pieter Douma.
    Recorded and mixed by Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt at Galloway Recording Studio in Nijmegen (NL).
    Mastered by Alex McCollough of Yes Master Studio's in Nashville (USA).
    Video by Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt.

     

    Listening

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  • Studying with Pieter Douma

    • Bassguitar teacher Musicschool Doetinchem (1989 - 1994)
    • Bassguitar teacher
       Rotterdam Codarts, jazz (1991 - 2012)
       Arnhem ArtEZ, jazz / pop (1993 - present)
    • Teacher bassguitar methodic / didactics
    • Bandcoach
    • Bassguitarclinics
    • Project based bandcoaching. Dealing with banddynamics. Problems that occur in the creative, organizing and social field. 
    • Studioproduction
    • Private lessons
       Rudiments: left hand / right hand coordination, sound, timing.
       Repertoire: jazz, worldmusic, pop, rithm ‘n blues

    Education

    Times change, developments come in rapid succession. It is the same in music education. The teacher-student relationship has also changed, it used to be the teacher who decided on what to teach, today’s assertive student will also want to have a say in what he or she wants to learn.

    To me imagination and basic skills remain the foundation of musical development: sound, timing and making musical choices.

    All-embracing is the hunger for music, for ideas. Keith Richards: “To listen to music is a higher art than to play it.” To gather repertoire is the best ’input’ for a musician. Immediately relating everything you have learned to the practice of making music is a lot more fun.

    Every decade or period has its own specific sounds and ways of expression. These keep coming back in waves in pop, rock, fusion, jazz and impro. There is no instrument that manifested itself as widely in music as the bass guitar does, even though the instrument has only been around for 50 years and is still a work in progress.

    Instruments

    Basses:

    André van der End, baritonbass
    André van der End, 4-stringbass
    Fender Precision Frettless 1978
    Epiphone Semi Acoustic "Jack Cassady" signature
    André van der End, precision bass Semour Duncans Antiques

    Effects:

    TC electronics FLASHBACK

    Electro Harmonics MICRO POG

    Amplifier:

    Aguilar AG500, 4X10" speakercabinet

    Fender Deluxe guitaramp

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