ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Willem von Hombracht

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Name: Willem von Hombracht
Presentation Date: Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Sweeney Hall
Presentation Title: Willem von Hombracht Trio
Type of Presentation: Other Performance
Musical Style: Jazz
Bio: Willem von Hombracht studied at the Arnhem Conservatory in the Netherlands, 1984-88; then privately 1990-92 with Buell Neidlinger & Charlie Haden. He's comfortable stepping into any musical situation, be it classical, rock, jazz, or "world music" from any musical world. He also collaborates with poets, dancers, painters and actors. Playing credits include: Billy Higgins, Andrew Hill, John Hicks, Howard Johnson, Byron Stripling, Ritchie Cole, Charles "Bobo" Shaw, Herb Jeffries, Petula Clark, Hamiett Bluiett, Gary Foster, Bobby Shew, Don Preston, Ray Pizzi, Vinnie Golia, Steve Davis, Dick de Graaf, Rob van Kreeveld, Janusz Muniak, Zbigniew Namysławski and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. In 1995 Willem moved to St. Louis, where he was soon established as an important member of the local scene. He's featured on about 25 recordings, most recently "Contemplation", with saxophonist Janusz Muniak. He is adjunct professor of jazz studies at Webster University, and served as Artistic Director of the International Summer Jazz Academy in Kraków (Poland) from 2008-2014. In 2012 he served on the faculty of the Summer Jazz Colony at the Brubeck Institute in California; he returned there as a guest clinician in 2016.  
Program (if available): Not Provided