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Groups & Projects

Gregor Schaefer is a member of several groups and projects in the Dutch jazz and world music scene. He is also a freelancer for jazz, world music and theater music projects.

Current groups

Rian van Nieuwkuijk: chansons
French chansons, made famous by singeres like Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Georges Moustaki, Julien Clerc, Charles Trenet, Barbara, Michel Fugain and Georges Brassens. Also some original chansons written by singer Rian van Nieuwkuijk and pianist Jeroen Jongmans.

Karavanserai (Karawansera)
A great blend of songs, music and musicians from Jewish and Arab sultures: Yiddish, Sephardic, Arab, Sufi. Lucette van den Berg: vocals/piano, Anass Habib: vocals, Kamal Hors: ud/vocals, Gregor Schaefer: bass, Modar Salama: percussion.

Gregor's Klezmer Band
Traditional jewish music and neo-trad compositions, combined with a selection of great tunes from related styles. Three of the most experienced klezmer musicians in the Netherlands (violin, accordion, bass) perform deep rooted music with a fresh approach.

High Definition Jazz
With pianist Jaap Somsen, Gregor is the core of a number of small jazz groups. They bring back to life the music from the heydays of jazz. Either just as a duo or with a singer, sometimes with trumpet or saxophone.

Guitar Swing
For rooms where there is no piano, a combination with jazz guitar and bass plus optional saxophone/trumpet/singer is possible.

La Fuente
South American folk music with an injection of other world music tunes. Great sounding combination of bandoneon, guitar/violin and double bass.

To get an impression of Gregor playing these various styles, check the Audio Portfolio page.

Info and contact

At the moment we are reorganizing this page, but more info is available about these groups. So just drop us a line with any question you might have.
Feel free to discuss special arrangements, for example for parties or house concerts.

Mail for more info  (English, Dutch or German are fine)