Robbert Suilen (1993) is a vocalist and songwriter based in the city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Driven by the interest of constant interaction and improvisation with his fellow musicians, he goes beyond the border of jazz and exceeds in a style that’s completely his own.
Being influenced by jazz vocalists as David Linx, Mark Murphy, Norma Winstone, songwriters like Bob Dylan and Don McLean but also classical composers like John Dowland and Johan Sebastian Bach. Because of these influences and interest Robbert’s playing and writing can be described as “painting on a canvas”, with every stroke he captures the emotion and atmosphere of the setting he is in.
He sings, plays guitar and writes songs together with Keri Vink in Hireth.
He is the vocal teacher and bandcoach of the Tino Snijtsheuvel & Zonen muziekschool in Venlo, but he also gives private vocal lessons in and near Amsterdam. He coaches bands for ScratchJazz, an initiative to get young people excited for Jazzmusic by playing in bands and arranging pop songs. For Suilen & Suilen he developed the workshop “Finding your authentic voice” together with Hanneke Suilen – Hendriks.
Robbert is currently pursuing his Master degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.