I started working with Paul in 2004. I played a lot with the “Paul van Kemenade Quintet” with numerous special guests throughout the years. More recently we started the band “THAAB”, Three Horns and a Bass.

Paul has many bands under his leadership. Paul composes most of the music he records.

In the autumn of 2020 my 9th cd with Paul van Kemenade will be released. This cd is about the band “THAAB” with great special guests from South Afrika: Mandla Mlangeni, Kasavan Naidoo and Andile Yenana. “THAAB” is originaly: Angelo Verploegen, Louk Boudesteijn, Wiro Mahieu and Paul van Kemenade. Paul and Mandla wrote the music for this project.

Our best cd review until now came from the American jazzmagazine “Downbeat” in 2011. Our cd “Close Enough” was rewarded with 5 stars. A rare occasion for even European jazzbands.

Paul van Kemenade is awarded the Dutch “Prins Bernhard Cultuur Prijs 2020”. The award ceremony will be held in oktober 2020.

You can find more information about Paul on the website mentioned above.

Best regards and pleased to meet you,

Wiro Mahieu

“Three horns and a Bass” on tour in China: Wiro Mahieu, Angelo Verploegen, Paul van Kemenade en Louk Boudesteijn