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Mark Haanstra (1974) started at six with classical piano training.

I  his teen age time he switched to the bass and studied both bass guitar and double bass at the conservatory in Hilversum.


He finished  cum laude in September 1997.


After that period he studied composition in Amsterdam and made a study of Indian music culture funded by the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds.


He won several awards like the  ‘Dutch Jazz Competition’ with groups as  ‘Nemesis Quartet’ (1994), ‘Geel’ (1998) and ‘Agog’ (2002).


Recently he released a CD with the  Oxymore quintet. The press wrote about it with enthusiasm.




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The bass players



Mark Haanstra


Ernst Glerum


Gulli Gudmundsson


Wiro Mahieu




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