Bart Van Der Putten - CV
Bart Van Der Putten
November 28 th 1957, Helmond, the Netherlands.

Soprano-, alto-, tenor- and baritone saxophone, clarinet, bluesharp. Composer, arranger.

Plays saxophone since 1979, clarinet since 1988. Lessons from Sean Bergin, Paul Termos and Paul Stocker. Studied at workshops given by by Sean Bergin and Arnold Dooyeweerd at CREA (Amsterdam). From 1980 at Arnold Dooyeweerd's workshop at the BIMhouse in Amsterdam. Also played in the big band workshop by Frank Grasso (at CREA). From 1984 a few years on the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. Besides giving concerts, he also teaches saxophone, teaches incidentally at the Conservatory of Arnheim and is active as a workshop leader. Since 2000 member of the board of the BIM the Dutch union for jazz musicians, since May 2002 as president.


1981-1984 :

Free funk group ACE (finalist NOS-Jazz festival 1982).


Party band De Commotie, still going strong and playing everywhere, Oerol festival, radio, and many festivals.

1982-1984 :

Crea Big Band (later: Frank Grasso Big Band), guests: Toots Thielemans, Hans Dulfer, Mathilde Santing and Johnny Meier.

1984-1990 :

Trio NU, with Wilbert de Joode (double bass) and Theo Bodewes (drums). Many gigs and also some radio work.


Splinks, Jaap Blonk's group. Cd's: Splinks (1993) and Consensus (1999).

1987-1991 :

Ig Henneman Quintet, cd: In Grassetto (1990).

1987-1989 :

Baba-Oemf, with Jaap Blonk. Toured Hungary, the Netherlands and Belgium. Cd : Hugo Ball, six sound poems (1998).

1989 :

A few concerts with the I.C.P.-orchestra (Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink) (Moers, Germany).


Bik Bent Braam, from Boy Edgar Price winner Michiel Braam. Played at the Jazz Marathon in Groningen ( 1998), The North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague (1999). Also subject of a documentary for Dutch television. Cd's: Howdy (1992), Het XYZ der Bik Bent Braam (1996), Zwart Wit (1999), Alle Dertien Goed (2000), Bonsai in 2003 and Growing Pains in 2004.


Trio Blonk, Nijdam & Van der Putten, The Netherlands, Belgium and Hungary (1991). In 1996 James Ensor project with Cor Fuhler. Cd: Blonk, Nijdam & Van der Putten.

nov. 1999 :

Bart van der Putten Quartet, Wilbert de Joode (double bass), Theo Bodewes (drums) and Wolter Wierbos (trombone).

september 2000:

Delta Blues Duo. With Wim Rietveld.

sept. 2001-now:

Cd Voltooid Verleden Tijd and some gigs with Bram Vermeulen, VRT (Belgian Television) documentary in the series "Plankenkoorts"

2003-now: Īles Flottantes, with Jaap Blonk and Paul Pallesen in cooperation with Melle Hammer. March 2003: cd-rom "har", November 2003 cd Off Shore
2003 Ricardo Huisman, soundscape artist
2004 Maartje ten Hoorn, Hester Boverhuis, Meinrad Kneer & Bart van der Putten. A new group, waiting for a name.


Blonk & Van der Putten, electronic duo




Bart (A.J.H.) van der Putten
The Netherlands
Telephone: (31)20 646 26 17