Jens Meijer

Drummer/Composer

Biography

The music that the young drummer Jens Meijer makes with his various formations has at least one common thread: a desire for freedom, a joint search for a way of playing that leaves as many options open as possible. His approach to rhythm and measure contains a remarkable amount of dynamics and variation. Not that Meijer completely abandons the role of drummer as time keeper, but within the suggestion of a steady beat that persists despite everything, Meijer constantly sees opportunities to speed up or slow down, in sync with the fluctuating rhythms of his fellow musicians.

Concerts

April 8 Emiresmiaton ( Jesse Schilderink, Stefan Lievestro, Olivier van Niekerk, Jens Meijer) – Batavierhuis, Rotterdam

April 10 Milan Verbist, Luc van Steertegem, Stefan Lievestro, Jens Meijer – De Muze, Antwerpen

April 17 Harmen Fraanje, Stefan Lievestro, Jens Meijer – Batavierhuis, Rotterdam

April 18 Luc van Steertegem, Daniel Bulatkin, Stefan Lievestro, Jens Meijer – De Muze, Antwerpen

April 20 Milan Verbist trio – Locatie TBS

April 26 Cyrille Oswald, Daniel Bulatkin, Stefan Lievestro, Jens Meijer – New Grounds, Rotterdam

April 27 Wietse Voermans Vehikel+1 with Alessio Bruno, Marijn van de Ven, Jens Meijer – Brebl, Nijmegen

May 5 Cyrille Oswald, Daniel Bulatkin, Jesse Schilderink, Jens Meijer – Prague, TBC

May 6 Cyrille Oswald, Daniel Bulatkin, Jesse Schilderink, Milos Klapste, Jens Meijer – Jazzdock, Prague

May 7 album release concert Peter Somuah Group – Bird, Rotterdam

May 15 till May 29 Ghana tour/album recordin