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Karel Roessingh

Jazz, folk, pop and blues from Victoria BC
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Karel Roessingh

Instruments: Piano/Keyboards, Composition/Songwriting, Arranging, Knobs and Dials details
Karel Roessingh is a composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written scores for over five hundred television episodes, and many award-winning films, documentaries, and promotional videos.  He has recorded and produced more than sixteen of his own CDs, including several for the Canadian Naturescapes series distributed world-wide, two jazz trio CDs and many solo piano CDs. 

His latest solo project, Birdsong in the Parkade, was recorded with a Steinway grand piano in Victoria's View Street Parkade, with original music based on bird songs on a cross-Canada camping trip.

He has performed with symphony orchestras and rock, jazz, folk, show and country bands throughout the world.  He’s recently recorded with Edie Daponte, Garnett Betts, Maureen Washington and many others, and in 2011 produced and performed Canadian folk legend Valdy's Read Between the Lines album.

Karel has served two terms as mayor in his home municipality, the District of Highlands, and was re-elected to Council in 2018 for his 5th term as a councillor. He has chaired the Greater Victoria Public Library Board and the Capital Regional Arts Committee, and is vice-chair of CREST. He is a founding member of the Island Biodiesel Co-op, which he has managed since its formation in 2007.
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GroupRoleDates
Karel Roessingh Triopiano80s-present
Edie Daponte Edith Piaf Tributepiano2016-present
Valdy/Nadina/Karel2015-present
The Maureen Washington Quartetpiano2010-present
Pretzel Logic OrchestraKeys2005-present

Past Projects

GroupRoleDates
ZipperKeyboards80s
Custom DeluxeKeyboards80s
Barbara Fisher's New RollersKeyboards / Vocals80s
WizardKeyboards / Vocals70s
Holly Arntzen's Dream Band2001-2008
CenterfoldKeyboards1983
MalahatKeyboards1979
Stratus FactionKeys1971-1972
Ernie Castle Quartetpiano1970-1971

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