Jack Van Poll

Jack van Poll was born in 1934 in Roosendaal, Holland. At the age of 4, he began playing piano. He discovered Bebop music on V-discs in 1945 after the liberation from the Second World War. He participated in the Dutch Jazz Competition in Amsterdam with his teenage trio, “The Rose Valley’s”, in 1946. He supported single American artists who performed in Holland or Belgium from the beginning of the Fifties, such as Don Byas and Ben Webster, Johnny Griffin and Clark Terry. He opened the “September Jazz Club” Antwerp, Belgium in the late seventies. He founded “September Jazz Records” in 1984. In 1985, he joined the Lionel Hampton’s East Coast Summer Tour and made his debut in Manhattan that year with Dee Dee Bridgewater. He has performed at numerous International Jazz Festivals: Antibes. Pori. Prague, JVC Jazz Festival NYC. Cork, San Sebastian. Grahamstown. NSJF The Hague. Vienna. Comblain La Tour. Cracow. Berlin. Milano. Zurich. He plays piano and tenor Sax and composes lyrics. He also presents his weekly radio show.

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