ABOUT / PROJECTS
“Henk Kraaijeveld is a stand out vocalist and musician in his own right. Great voice, gifted musician, intelligent…”
Kim Nazarian (Co-founder New York Voices)
Henk Kraaijeveld is a versatile jazz vocalist and songwriter from The Netherlands who brings together compelling music with strong lyrics, storytelling and surprising improvisations. Playful and light-footed elements alternate with intense and vivacious grooves and harmonies. Crossovers are made between old and new styles of jazz, including elements from classical and popular music.
Early 2013, Kraaijeveld won both jury- and audience award at the 10th edition of the Dutch Vocal jazz competition (Nederlands Jazz Vocalisten Concours) The jury praised his ‘relaxed performance in which he connects very well with the audience, blends his warm and beautiful voice perfectly with the sound of the band, while showing an impressive vocal range’.
Kraaijeveld graduated cum laude from Utrecht Conservatory in 2012 and studied at Manhattan School of Music, New York with renowned songwriter, composer and arranger Peter Eldridge.
HENK KRAAIJEVELD BAND
Early 2018, Henk released his debut album called Passengers, which is the outcome of his collaboration with pianist and songwriter Daan Herweg, The album contains original songs by Kraaijeveld/Herweg and covers. Henk recorded and plays regularly with::
| Daan Herweg, piano
| Tobias Nijboer, bass
| Joan Terol Amigó, drums
} Paul van der Feen, saxophones
Besides his solo career, Henk is co-founder of Dutch a cappella group The Junction, with which he toured several Asian and European countries.
Henk is currently a vocal jazz professor at ArtEZ Conservatory - Arnhem and is regularly seen as a guestteacher at HKU - Utrecht Conservatory.