Pianist, composer and arranger Rob van Bavel (1965) and bassist Joris Teepe (1962) each have an impressive track record. Van Bavel has been rewarded with two Edisons during his career as a jazz artist. As a sideman and bandleader, Van Bavel can be heard on more than a hundred CD’s. He has toured Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea and Siberia and has performed with jazz greats such as Woody Shaw, Randy Brecker, Johnny Griffin and Gary Willis.

Teepe has also worked with legendary musicians, including Benny Golson, Barry Harris, Bobby Watson, Sonny Fortune, Tom Harrell, Chris Potter, Billy Hart and Randy Brecker. The most startling achievement was his 9-year association with Rashied Ali (John Coltrane’s last drummer), with whom Teepe recorded 4 CDs and toured the world for years until Rashied Ali passed away in 2009. In 2004 Joris was nominated for the Bird Award in the category ‘Artist deserving wider recognition’.

Van Bavel and Teepe know each other for more than 35 years, however during all those years they didn’t perform often. The reason is that Joris moved to New York in 1992 and he lived there until 2014. During those years they performed a few times in The Netherlands with artists like Dutch drummer John Engels, Australian saxophonist Dale Barlow and American saxophonist Seamus Blake. Only since 2014 the two play together more often and in 2019 they recorded a live CD with saxophonist Don Braden and drummer Owen Hart Jr..

During the corona pandemic Van Bavel and Teepe decided to do several online duo-concerts, which led to the birth of the duo “Van Bavel & Teepe”. Those online concerts were mostly attended by an international audience and some of their comments are: “Beautiful music“, “Sophisticated“, “The highest level“, “Sensitive”, “Exciting and adventurous


  • Rob van Bavel
  • Piano
  • Joris Teepe
  • Double bass