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Joris Roelofs (1984) is a  (bass) clarinetist and composer from Amsterdam. He earned his Masters degree from the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2007. In 2003, he received the IAJE Stan Getz/Clifford Brown Fellowship Award in the US. Among others, Joris has performed with Brad Mehldau, the Vienna Art Orchestra (2005 – 2010), Lionel Loueke and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. As a leader, he frequently performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Smalls Jazz Club in NYC. In 2007 he recorded his debut album Introducing Joris Roelofs (Material Records). Joris also plays in “Chamber Tones” with Jesse van Ruller and Clemens van der Feen. He recorded two albums with his trio featuring Matt Penman and Ted Poor: Aliens Deliberating (2014) and Amateur Dentist (2015). In 2016, Joris started a duo with the legendary drummer Han Bennink; their first album Icarus (ICP) just came out. Joris has been giving two lectures about the relationship between music and philosophy: “Great Philosophers on Music” and “Nietzsche’s Muses”. Since 2016, Joris has been a faculty member at the Conservatory of Amsterdam where he teaches (bass) clarinet and a master elective called “Freedom and Improvisation”. 

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