Bio

Robbert Suilen (1993) is a vocalist, guitarist and composer 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.

Suilen is influenced by jazz vocalists David Linx and Mark Murphy, songwriters Bob Dylan and Rufus Wainwright but also classical composers 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 for Hirethan Indie-Jazz duo together with Keri Vink and for WANDER, a jazz vocal trio with Babs van Bree and Renée Steenvoorden. WANDER their debut album called “Songs from the Garden” in September 2021.

He is also a vocal teacher and bandcoachat the Kunstencentrum in Venlo and Muziekschool Amsterdam-Noord in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, If you’re interested in lessons click here for contact. He coaches bands for ScratchJazz, an initiative to get young people excited for music by playing in bands and arranging songs by improvising.

Robbert obtained a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Photo by McSharQ