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Sat. July 22nd 5:00 pm
@  The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa (All Ages)
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Damian Graham Free
Sat. July 22nd 5:00 pm
@  The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa (All Ages)
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Damian Graham
Fri. August 11th 8pm doors at 6pm
Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
The Maureen Washington Quartet (ft), Joey Smith, Damian Graham, Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh $15 for students with ID $20 for General
Sun. August 20th 5 Edie Daponte and Karel Roessingh Edie DaPonte, Karel Roessingh
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Past Shows

Thu. July 6th 2017
@  St.Paul's United Church Sidney Sidney BC (All Ages)
Sidney Summer Evening Concert Edie DaPonte, Joey Smith, Karel Roessingh
Fri. June 30th 2017
Maureen Washington, Karel Roessingh, Matt Pease
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Karel Roessingh

Karel Roessingh

Confirmed: May. 8, 2014 (Awaiting Update)

Jazz, folk, pop and blues from Victoria BC
Instruments: Piano/Keyboards, Composition/Songwriting, Arranging, Knobs and Dials details

Contact Details

Karel Roessingh
karel@roessong.com
(250) 727 9808

Karel has composed and produced music for over 500 television episodes, and countless animated shorts, docs, and films.

He has released 15 recordings, beginning with the piano solo Keys, then a series of music and nature sounds CDs (see www.tandem-music.com), two jazz trio CDs (Cat Fud and kr3+), and solo concert CDs (Blue/Green and Sweets). His latest releases (in 2008) are Do You Hear What I Hear, Tea Favourites, and Nature Boy.

Outside of his musical career, Karel has served two terms as mayor in his home municipality, the District of Highlands, and was reelected to Council in 2008.

In his spare time, Karel still loves to play the piano and plays in clubs, concert halls and in the studio whenever possible. He writes jazz tunes for his own and other groups, and has played with jazz greats such as Bud Shank, Ian MacDougall, Pat LaBarbera, Don Clark, Floyd Standifer, Roy Reynolds and many well-known vocalists. He's been bandleader for Howie Mandel, Bob Newhart, Rich Little (and his lesser know brother Fred), Shari Lewis (with Lambchop) and Ted Knight. He's regularly asked to play at jazz festivals as both leader and sideman.

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Current Projects

GroupRoleDates
Karel Roessingh Trio90s-present
Pretzel Logic OrchestraKeys2005-present
Holly Arntzen's Dream Band2001-present

Past Projects

GroupRoleDates
Barbara Fisher's New RollersKeyboards / Vocals80s
Zipper - VictoriaKeyboards80s
Custom DeluxeKeyboards80s
WizardKeyboards / Vocals70s
CenterfoldKeyboards1983
MalahatKeyboards1979
Trombone Mayhem
Nick La Riviere Septetpiano
Available for paid gigs

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Videos

Ride the Wind
In this Video Artist(s) Edie DaPonte, Joey Smith, Karel Roessingh, Damian Graham, Richard Moody
Posted: Dec. 20, 2015
Karel Roessingh "Live" at the Empress Hotel Victoria
In this Video Artist(s) Karel Roessingh
Posted: Jan. 31, 2014
Listing last updated/confirmed May. 8, 2014