Ineke van Doorn en Marc van Vugt

Masterclass Playing in duo

Jazz singer Ineke van Doorn and guitarist/composer Marc van Vugt have more than 25 years of experience playing in a duo, a line-up most singers are very familiar with.

In this master class Ineke and Marc will explain and illustrate why it is important to approach duo playing as a form in it self rather than as the traditional soloist with an accompanist. In jazz music the essence is that both musicians play ever interchanging and therefore an equal role. The open and intimate duo setting not only gives a lot of room to express any nuance but also offers lots of space to both players to experiment with form, musical roles and functions.

Ineke van Doorn
Dutch Edison winner, jazz singer Ineke van Doorn is a highly respected authority as both a singer and a teacher. In 2016 her 300-page book ‘Singing From the Inside Out, exploring the voice, the singer and the song’ was published (ArtEZ Press). She has been praised for her personal style and her seemingly unlimited vocal capacities. The Dutch Volkskrant called her ‘the adventurer among the Dutch Jazz vocalists’. She and guitarist/composer Marc van Vugt have been musical partners for more than 25 years, performing internationally their thoughtful and multi-layered original music that combines lyrical songs with expressive improvisations. They released 11 CD’s with line-ups ranging from a trio to a full orchestra and a classical choir and played in clubs and festivals in a.o. Canada, New York, Japan, France, Germany and Indonesia. In the spring of 2018 they will tour again for 5 weeks in Canada, playing in clubs and teaching and performing as artist-in-residence at Universities in Toronto and Vancouver. Also in 2018 Ineke will tour with dancer/choreographer Cecilia Moiso (FI) with an original voice/movement program.

Ineke holds a master’s degree in jazz singing and graduated as a classical pianist. She is a voice professor at the ArtEZ University, Arnhem -where she taught duo classes for15 years- and is presently on the board of the EVTA – the European Voice Teachers Association. She teaches master classes and she lectures regularly, among others in Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Canada, USA and France.

Marc van Vugt
Dutch Grammy winner, guitarist and composer Marc van Vugt surprises with each of his own projects whether in the intimacy of small line-ups or in original cross over projects with the Dutch Chamber Choir and the Metropole Orchestra. The press wrote: "What convinces most is the richness in sound, the sheer glory of the arrangements and the controlled passion with which the music is performed.... he proves once again that he has an extraordinary composing talent." ( In his music you will find traces of jazz and improvised music, Brazilian music and contemporary composed music. Marc released 11 CD's and played in clubs and at festivals in New York, Canada, Japan, Indonesia, France, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia and The Hague. He won several composition awards and has been teaching at the highest level for over 30 years. Marc is a regular artist in residence at the Utrecht School for the Arts working with Master students of composition.