Since 1993 she sings in her own group 'Vandoorn' in which she works together with Marc van Vugt. The music of ‘Vandoorn’ can best be described as ‘singer/songwriters in jazz’. 'Vandoorn' released 6 cd's, toured in Canada, Japan, Indonesia, France, Hungary, Macedonia and played at major jazzfestivals in New York, Vienna and The Hague. She recorded and/or performed with Paul van Kemenade, Eric Vloeimans, Jasper van 't Hof, Kenny Wheeler, Robin Eubanks, Thomas Chapin, Andy Sheppard, Don Thompson, David Linx and Norma Winstone. In 2002 Vandoorn did a project with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, playing their original compositions conducted by Vince Mendoza and John Clayton. A cd if this project was released in 2006. In 2001 they received an Edison Jazz Award (Dutch Grammy) at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague for their album ‘Love is a golden glue’.In 2007 The Dutch Chamber Choir invited Ineke van Doorn for their very first jazz project. Together with composer and guitarist Marc van Vugt she wrote and performed an original program with the choir called 'Inventing Jazz'.
She started her career in the Brazil-jazz group Baixim, with whom she won various prizes among which as finalist for the Pall Mall Swing Award. As a member of the vocal improvisation trio Voicelab, she often performed for radio and television. As a soloist she sung with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra. She did a number of projects with Marc van Vugt’s Big Bizar Habit, in which she also plays the piano, with the jazz choir Tamam and sung at several jazz-cd's (a.o.Nedley Elstak Project, Erwin Vann, Sid Hille). She sang in theaterproductions, in which she performed a.o. the poems of Paul van Ostaijen, Garcia Lorca and Fernando Pessoa, and did a couple of duo-concerts with the British singer Norma Winstone. With the Basho-ensemble she sang contemporary works. She has a duo with pianist Jeroen van Vliet, performing contemporary jazz-standards and original compositions. Their first cd 'Low Tide' was released in 2007. With Jasper Blom she took part in a project combining electronics and improvisation. Since 2004 she is member of the German ‘United Woman’s Orchestra’.In 2009 Ineke did her first solo performance called Vocal Diary One.
Curriculum vitae Performances with Vandoorn
From 1992 till now: Performances with the group 'Vandoorn' (contemporary jazz, with Marc van Vugt) for which Ineke writes all the lyrics. 6 Cd’s were released. Vandoorn worked together with several guests like the Canadian pianist/bassist Don Thompson, trumpet player Kenny Wheeler, Thomas Chapin (altosax and flute), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Jasper van 't Hof (piano), Eric Vloeimans (trumpet), Paul van Kemenade (alto sax), Andy Sheppard ( sax) and David Linx (vocals).
Special projects with Vandoorn
2008 Scooterdagboek on tour. Together with poet Ingmar Heytze and guitarist Marc van Vugt, Ineke performs a live, partly improvised, soundtrack for Heytze's Scooterdagboek.
2007 Marc and Ineke write a special program 'Inventing Jazz' for Het Nederlands Kamerkoor (Dutch Chamber Choir). They perform with them a.o. in het Concertgebouw and in het Muziekgebouw aan het IJ (Amsterdam). Recordings are being broadcasted by the NPS.
2006 Vandoorn gets a grant from the SJULab, Utrecht for their program 'Double trio bill' in which they perform together with the trio 'Braam DeJoodeVatcher' exanging their reperoire. This programm is repeated at the opening night of the 'Stranger than Paranoia festival' in Tilburg. A new CD 'Dawn' is released: recordings at which Ineke and Marc van Vugt perform their original compositions with the Dutch Metropole Orkest conducted by Vince Mendoza.
2005 Performances in Macedonia and Germany (Viersen festival).
2005/2004 Jubileetour with three different saxplayers. Vandoorn performs their program’News of the Day with Andy Sheppard, Sylvain Beuf and Paul van Kemenade. They record this program with Andy Sheppard. This cd will probably be released in 2009.
In 2005 Vandoorn played at the Main Biënnale, a jubilee festival for which they invited as collaborators many musicians (like Robin Eubanks- USA), a poet, architect, French photographer and a couple of visual artists.
2003 Invited by the Dutch national radio Vandoorn did a special project for the ‘Musica Sacra Festival’ in Maastricht. Based on the theme ‘Pelgrimage’ they wrote a special program which was performed with the French sax player Sylvain Beuf and drummer Michael Vatcher ( USA). The ‘Thuiskopie Fonds’ commissioned Marc van Vugt and Ineke van Doorn to write new compositions for Vandoorn.
2002 Started with a recording project with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra. Vandoorn’s compositions were conducted by Vince Mendoza and John Clayton. Arrangements were made by a.o. Marc van Vugt and Jim McNealy. In 2006 the recordings were released on the cd 'Dawn'.
In the beginning of 2002 the newest Cd ‘Uncovered' (with alto sax player Paul van Kemenade) was released. On this Cd Vandoorn plays a mix of originals (some with Dutch lyrics) and standards. They played in clubs, played for national television and made their Parisian debut in June. In October Vandoorn toured in Indonesia with saxophonist Andy Sheppard (Carla Bley trio), in December they played the ‘Dutch Touch’ Jazzfestival in Parijs with singer David Linx.
2001 started with their first tour with saxophonist Paul van Kemenade, presenting the Cd 'Love is a Golden Glue' (a trio Cd with Eric Vloeimans on trumpet). For this Cd they received an Edison Jazz Award (Dutch Grammy). Followed by the project ‘Vandoorn’s Strings Only’ (metal, nylon, vocal strings) with voice, guitar, strings and piano. In April this project could be heard at the SJU Jazz Festival in Utrecht. In June they did a tour in Hungary.
In 2000 Vandoorn toured two weeks in Canada and New York. This was their third tour in Canada. During this tour they performed for radio- and television.
In 1998 Vandoorn was invited for the North Sea Jazz festival in The Hague. Featured guest was New York trombonist Robin Eubanks (Dave Holland quintet). A collaboration followed, resulting in the Cd 'Four Brothers' (1999).
In 1998 Vandoorn represented the Netherlands at the EBU-Jazz Festival in Vienna. They were also one of the headliners at the International Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada.
Saxophonist Thomas Chapin played with Vandoorn in 1997 when they performed in 'The Knitting Factory' for the Texaco New York Jazz Festival. The concert was part of a tour during which Vandoorm played a.o. in Montreal and Toronto.
In October 1997 a tour to Japan followed.
Performances with other projects
'Marc van Vugt's Big Bizar Habit'
1998-now Performances in clubs and on national television as a singer and pianoplayer with 'Marc van Vugt's Big Bizar Habit', an 11-piece jazz chamber ensemble with strings and horns. Ineke writes all the lyrics for the ensemble. So far they released three cd's.
2008-2009 Ensemble in residence at the SJU Jazzpodoum, Utrecht.
2007 Alice in Space, an improvised 'space opera' with writer Ingmar Heytze.
In 2005 they did a special project with the Canadian NOJO Big Band from Canada because of the 60st celebration of the Dutch Liberation.
In 2004/2005 they toured with the ‘Van Doesburg Suite’ . The suite was played a.o. at the North Sea Jazzfestival, The Hague, and in France.
'Vocal Diary One'
2010 Solo performances in Antwerpen and Oostende (B) and in Utrecht with poet Ingmar Heytze.
2009 Ineke performed her first solo performance called 'Vocal Diary One' at the Utrecht Jazzfest.
2004- now After being their featured guest in 1993, Ineke is now a member of the German ‘United Woman’s Orchestra’, an all woman big band which plays original music. Performances in Germany and the Netherlands at a.o. the 'Paranoia on tour festival'-Tilburg(NL), Moers jazz festival (G), Music Meeting -Nijmegen(NL).
2000-now Cd recordings and concerts in a duo with pianist Jeroen van Vliet: old and modern jazz-standards composed by Chick Corea, Philippe Catherine, Kenny Wheeler, and original work.Their first cd 'Low Tide' was released in 2007.
2001-2002 Recordings and concerts with 'Red, Yellow and Blue', a project of saxophonist Jasper Blom in which live-electronics play an important role.
2000: Narrator in 'A Symbiosis': a music and dance production designed by choreographer Shusaku Takeuchi on the roof of the New Metropolis building in Amsterdam to celebrate 400 years The Netherlands- Japan, with a.o. Japanese trumpettist Kondo.
In 1999 Ineke performed as a singer and narrator in the music-theater production ‘Kleine Cantate/Tragiecomedie’. Two compositions of Patricio Wang were performed together with a string quartet, 5 singers and a dancer. The compositions were based on lyrics from Garcia Lorca and Fernando Pessoa.
1996 Singing and playing the piano in ‘The fantastic Airship’, vaudeville artistique. A production in the Dutch Film Museum with the films of George Mélies, music from Marc van Vugt and performances of video-artist Pieter Baan Muller. This project was released on Cd, DVD and video.
1996 With the 'Basho Ensemble' -which performs contemporary composed music- Ineke did a series of concerts. She sang in 'Mecaron', a composition by Marc van Vugt based on the music of the Red Indians in the Amazon, Brasil. Recorded by national radio.
1995-1998 Performances with Van Doorn/ Van Vugt/ Vloeimans, a jazztrio with trumpetplayer Erik Vloeimans. Based on recordings of this trio the ‘Concertzender’ broadcasted in 1997 three programs with the title; ‘The secret of Ineke van Doorn’. A Cd with 'live'-recordings of this trio was released in 2001. This Cd 'Love is a Golden Glue' received in 2001 an Edison Jazz Award at the North Sea Jazzfestival in The Hague.
1994-1995 Music-theater production 'Barbaarse Dans' based on poems of avant-garde poet Paul van Ostayen ( 1900) with music by Hein Pijnenburg, with Paul van Utrecht (guitar) and Hein Pijnenburg (bassclarinet).
1995 'Carte Blanche' from the Jazz in Groningen Foundation, performed with the British singer Norma Winstone. In 1996 this was repeated on invitation from the 'Boulevard Festival' in Den Bosch for their opening.
1987-1994 she did a couple of projects with the a-cappella-choir 'TAMAM'. With this group she played in a jazz-opera ‘De tragiekomedie van Don Cristobal en Dona Rosita’ (G. Lorca) and in ‘Impropera'. They made a Cd recording of the concert program of the choir which was released in 1995.
1989-1995 Member of the a-capella improvisation trio 'Voice-lab'. Finalist of the National Close Harmony Contest 1989. 'Voicelab' performed a lot (50 times) at radio and national television a.o. with a weekly self made vocal weather report. ('91-'92)
For the Dutch Broadcast Coöporation they made a vocal radio play named 'Words'. The story was based on the novel 'Two Words' by Isabel Allende. The music composed by Marc van Vugt. In '92 they recorded and performed 'Brains', composed by H. Alkema for 'Voicelab', two classical singers and violin.
1991 Collaboration in 'Double Eclipse, a tribute to Nedley Elastak'. A Cd recording of the 'Nedley Elstak Songbook' with a.o. Martin van Duynhoven, Charlie Green, Arnold Dooyeweerd, Curtis Clark, Peggy Larson. This Cd was released in '92 at the label BV Haast.(The jazz label of Willem Breuker)
1988-1991 With the Dutch Metropole Orchestra she did several projects for radio and television: Irvin Berlin-project with Robert Farnon, World Press Photo Gala. In '90 she sang as a soloist at the opening-concert of the Cultural Year in Amsterdam with conductor Martin Koch. This was broadcasted live on national television.
From 1979 tot 1991 she played in the group 'Baixim'; playing Brazil orientated music with influences from rock and jazz music. They won several music awards, among them a nomination for the Pall Mall Export Swing Award 1987 (finalist), and they did several radio-recordings.
Ineke was born in Den Bosch. After her Atheneum-diploma in 1980 she went to the Utrecht School of the Arts at which she studied classical piano and jazz vocals. She finished both studies and did her final exams in 1987 and 1988. Since 2009 Ineke holds a master’s degree in jazz singing.
Beside her education at the Utrecht School of the Arts, she had lessons from and followed workshops with Betty Carter, Sheila Jordan, Jeanne Lee, Bob Stoloff, Vocem, Phill Mattson, Peggy Larson, Carlos Santos, Marc Ledford, Norma Winstone. In 1989 she payed a visit to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, with a grant from the Dutch Government. In 1999/2000 she got a grant to take a sabbatical leave during which she took lessons in New York, two EVTS courses, a course at the University of Utrecht on 'singing matters' and lessons from the Indian tabla player Sandip Bhattasharia.
In 1991 and 1993 both the Dutch Government as well as the Banff Centre for the Arts gave her scholarships to participate at the Jazz workshop, lead by saxophone player Steve Coleman, at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada. In 2000 she stayed there as an artist in residence.
From november 2001 Ineke van Doorn was invited by the ‘Vandoesburghuis Foundation’ to live in and to work from the former studio from Theo van Doesburg, the founder of ‘De Stijl’-movement. For two years she lived and worked from this house in Meudon, Paris, France.
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