"the adventurer among the dutch jazz vocalists" (Erik van den Berg, Volkskrant)
Winner of the Edison Jazz Award 2001 (Dutch Grammy)
In 2001 jazz singer/lyricist Ineke van Doorn won the prestigous Edison Jazz Award for her album 'Love is a Golden Glue'. What the jury wrote just says it all:
"Ineke van Doorn distinguishes herself as a singer with her adventurous way of singing. First of all because of her exceptional, striking voice with an extreme range with which she can do anything. Her voicecontrol enables her to cross her limits. Every note is placed at the right spot. Apart from that the singer has a huge amount of guts. She lets herself go completely in panting notes, growling howls and colourful improvisations. She follows the trumpet sounds of Vloeimans effortlessly, but she can also duel with the guitarplaying of Van Vugt. She is direct, knows how to swing and seems to tell her own story in every piece."
It's hard to describe what singing means to me. I think that the word 'freedom' comes very close. The possibilities of what you can express through the human voice are just endless. In a way I feel that my singing has 'a life of its own'. It shows a side of myself that I cannot express in another way. Through my singing and in the interaction with other musicians, I've thus discoverd many aspects of myself that I didn't know about at all. This aspect of discovery and adventure is what I love.
I feel privileged to have had the chance to perform with some of the most influential international jazz musicians of the moment: trumpettist Kenny Wheeler(UK/CDN), singer Norma Winstone (UK), saxophonist Thomas Chapin(USA), trombonist Robin Eubanks(USA), conductor/arranger Vince Mendoza(USA), John Clayton(USA), pianist/bassplayer Don Thompson (CDN), Andy Sheppard(UK), pianist Jasper van 't Hof, pianist Jeroen van Vliet(NL), pianist Rob van den Broeck(NL), saxophonist Sylvain Beuf(FR), singer David Linx(FR), saxophonist Erwin Vann (B), Paul van Kemenade, Nico Langenhuizen, Eric Vloeimans, Robert Jan Vermeulen, Peter Niewerf, Michael Vatcher, Wilbert de Joode and Michiel Braam(NL).
With guitarist/composer Marc van Vugt I collaborated in many projects like Vandoorn and the jazz chamber Orchestra Marc van Vugt's Big Bizar Habit. Appearances at many international Jazzfestivals, clubs and concerts halls in a.o. New York, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Paris (Fr). Concert tours in Canada, Japan, Indonesia, France, USA, Macedonia and of course the Netherlands. I was featured guest soloist with the dutch Metropole Orkest conducted by Vince Mendoza and guest soloist and conductor with the Netherlands Chamber Choir.
In 2009 the Utrecht Jazzfest invited me to do a solo concert. I'd never done a solo concert before, so it was a real challenge. The experiment turned into a succes and since then I've done some more (short) solo concerts combining voice, lyrics and live electronics.
In 1999 I started a duo with pianist Jeroen van Vliet. We share a similar background in playing the classical piano repertoire when we were young. In the beginning we concentrated on arranging songs, mostly original ones. At the moment we are much more into free improvisation. Those two things together create an interesting contrast!
Currently I'm a member of the German Big Band UWO. Take a look at the bands and projects on this site too!
The pictures at the right side are made by Patricia Steur, Joost Lijbaart, Cees van de Ven and Hennie Demoed.
2002 Double nomination Edison Jazz Award
2001 Edison Jazz Award
1986 finalist Pall Mall Swing Award
An extended curriculum vitae can be found here: