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. Robbert’s music is like painting a picture with sound. He captures the emotions and atmosphere of each moment through his guitar playing and singing.
He sings, plays guitar and writes songs for Hireth, an Indie-Jazz duo together with Keri Vink and for WANDER, a jazz vocal trio with Babs van Bree and Renée Steenvoorden. They released their first album, “Songs from the Garden“, in September 2021, which showcases their captivating harmonies and musical artistry.
In 2022, Robbert teamed up with Esther van Hees to form a songwriting duo called Where on Earth. Their music can be described as a blend of dreamy country, jazz, and pop. Inspired by legends like Dolly Parton, Don McLean, and Rufus Wainwright, Their debut EP, ‘Love is Never Lost,’ which tells heartfelt stories about love through honest lyrics, warm vocals, and the beautiful sound of vintage guitars will be released in 2023.
In addition to his music, Robbert shares his passion by teaching vocals and coaching bands at various music schools and Conservatories. From 2023 on he teaches Voice Technique at the the Conservatory of Suriname. But he is also active in Venlo and Amsterdam. He also coaches bands for ScratchJazz, a project that encourages young people to explore music and create their own songs.
Robbert studied music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.