Who I am: Maarten Bakker
Where I am: The Netherlands
What I am: Bass player. Music educator. Composer.
My focus: Fun. Dedication. Time. Groove. Sound. Taste. Melody. Form. Freedom. Connecting.
My credentials: Performance degree electric bass, music education degree, toured in 20+ countries playing Pop, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Hip Hop, World Music and Classical. Produced and composed Rejected Scripts.
What other people have to say about me:
Warren Byrd – jazz pianist and singer: “Maarten Bakker embodies what makes an outstanding artist: Willingness to work hard…and an instrument in his hand; amazing talent and passion does the rest. I’ve always grooved greatly and feel the most excitement with what comes from the best of all his instruments: his brilliant mind.”
Lionel Ziblat – composer, guitarist, band leader: “Maarten is one of the most reliable and sociable musicians I had the pleasure to work with. Always eager to give the best performance with the best vibe, and still always open to learn and grow.“
Pape Seck – Senegalese percussionist and singer: “Maarten is a fantastic bass player: Open minded, surprising and curious. He’s ‘complete’, feeling the whole stage and connecting with the audience. He’s living music!”
My solo album:
Other bands I am lucky to play and record with on a regular basis:
My main gear: