De autobiografie van Eddie Engels komt voor de feestdagen in de winkel.
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gaan wij samen met uitgeverij Elikser van Jitske Kingma mijn levenswerk aan het publiek laten zien.
De titel van mijn boek is: “Hartstocht en Jazz” en het gaat uiteraard over mijn onrustige leven met
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Met muzikale groetjes, Eddie Engels
and pianist Eddie Engels is teaching again in Heerenveen.
2 years of deep thinking Eddie has found a perfect way of
both to study trumpet as well as to study piano.
Concerning trumpet he discovered a warming up method which
is actually a new way for all amateur and professional trumpet
players. Eddie needed also this time for preparing himself
to write a book devoted especially to piano playing. We
come to this later on.
1958 - Eddie started his musical
education at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Wim Groot (first
trumpeter of the "Concertgebouw Orchestra").
Eddie played in various orchestra's in American clubs in
Germany and France.
Eddie played in the following orchestra's for Radio and
TV stations in Hilversum (Holland): Metropole
Orchestra, Vara Dance Orchestra, Skymasters, Rogier
van Otterloo Orchestra, Bert Paige Orchestra, Harry
van Hoof Orchestra, Boy Edgar Orchestra, Herman Schoonderwalt
Orchestra, Ruud Bos Orchestra, a.o.
with the orchestra of Ruud Bos the musical De Stunt
tour through the Netherlands. (with Jasperina de Jong and
Willem Nijholt) Incl. LP recording.
Playing different concerts and 2 LP recordings (church music)
with organist Louis
In 1969 en 1973:
Concerts with the E.B.U.
Big Band in Amsterdam and Oslo (Norway).
In 1969 en 1975:
Eddie played as soloist with the ballet of the "Netherland
Dance Theatre" in Paris, London and Venice
(Italy). (incl. Herman Schoonderwalt, Rudy Brink, John Engels).
Touring with the Theo
Loevendie Consort and LP recording in Warsaw (Poland).
In 2000 - now:
Teaching individual students on trumpet and piano as well
as performing as a trumpet soloist in various small groups
and Big Bands.
Starting a new duo group with Eddie on piano and Jannie
2005-2007 Playing Friday and Saturday as a piano entertainer in
Haje Hotel/Restaurant in Heerenveen.
Bart van Lier, Slide Hampton and Eddy Engels, Groningen,
As you have read Eddie Engels has done everything what a
trumpet player could do on trumpet area. He is thus considered
as one of the most experienced musicians of the world, concerning
his improvising and good functioning in a Big Band.
One of the great trumpet players of this world Benny Bailey
(79 years), finds Eddie one of the best soloist who lives
at this moment on the world. Eddie Engels is very proud
of this remark and thinks that there is no better trumpeter
than Benny Bailey who has so much techniques and great embouchure
in his possession.
Benny has played (on first trumpet) in the orchestras of
Jay McShann, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Count Basie,
Duke Elington, etc. as well as in the fifty's in the Kenny
Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band as lead and soloist. Furthermore,
Benny has worked in Sweden, Switzerland, Germany (Max Greger
From this period Benny and Eddie came to know each other
and later on while working with Boy Edgar and various TV
and radio recordings in Holland.
Now the moment comes to write about Eddie's talents in piano
playing and his unique teaching method. Those who have already
some experience and knowledge of chords and scales will
adjust themselves faster to the teaching system of Eddie.
Of course reading a melody is also important. Eddie in a
wonderful manner let the students to play in a best way
the symbols relating to the melody in piano. At later stage
he will inspire the student to play improvisations concerning
the melody. It is ideal of course for singers and other
instrumentalists who will be able to analyse and play there
song first on piano before they practise them on there own
instrument. This way Eddie has analysed and played always
firstly his solo's on piano before he studies them on trumpet.
And he still does it.
a first visit to Eddie Engels, he will firstly give the
person a small test to see if he/she is, however, suitable
for Eddie's course. Eddie doesn't like to keep a student
just for the tuition fees, what much happens with other
music teachers. The future of a student is for Eddie much
more important. It gives a super feeling of proud to Eddie,
if his student has success in his or her career. Fore more
information concerning this course (trumpet or piano) you
can contact him with this phone numbers: 0513-610005 or
Also you can have a look at: www.eddieengels.com or write
If you like to buy one of Eddie's CD's you can order to
his e-mail address or phone to him. Also his books about
piano and trumpet playing are coming up soon.
The books about the arranging course are available now for
€ 30,= each book.
This was a summery of some newspaper articles of 10 march
2005. On 14 April 2005 Benny Bailey unfortunately died.
We (and especially me) will miss him very much.
Benny Bailey is honoured not only as a wonderful trumpet
player but also as a special beautiful person.