BIOGRAPHY

 

1986 to 1993
Wim Warman studied at the Rotterdam Conservatory.
His main subject was Hammond Organ but he also developed his piano skills in different genres (jazz, pop, latin, fusion) during his study.

1992
Wim got his DM-diploma (teaching degree) at the conservatory.

1993
He got his UM-diploma (performing degree).

1993 to 1997
Wim also worked with singer Dave Benton, who lived in the Netherlands at that time. They sometimes played together, they made productions together and Wim also played on Dave Benton's CD "30th Anniversary" (See discography and music samples).
Dave Benton later moved to Estonia, where he continued his career and won the Eurovision Songcontest for Estonia.

1994
Wim played in different groups.
Formed Latin-Fusion trio ‘Why Not?!’ with bassist John Muskiet and drummer Chris van de Vijfeijke.
Along with playing other impressive concerts, this trio was also in the finals of the Heineken Crossover Award that year.

1995
Became the pianist of the world famous Argentinian Tango-orchestra ‘Sexteto Canyengue’, founded by Leo Vervelde and Carel Kraayenhof.
With this orchestra he toured the world.

1996
Played with Sexteto Canyengue at The Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada, also on the main stage.

1997 and 1998
Played with Sexteto Canyengue at The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Sexteto Canyengue also made several television- and radio-appearances and recorded CD’s (see discography page).

1999
Wim left Sexteto Canyengue and became active in pop- and dance music together with producer Tim Brouwers for half a year.
Together they made several productions and 3 CD-singles (see discography/CD-singles) and worked with singer Eddie Josepha, trumpet player Arthur Flink and percussionist Alaor Soares.

1999 to 2002
Wim played with different groups and projects, while working on a new style of his own, a mix of jazz, latin, fusion and Argentinean Tango, with also shades of classical music.

2001
Co-arranged all pieces on the CD "Stad vol gekken" of cabaretier Tim van der Sluijs.
He also played piano and keyboards on this CD together with the Band Vol Gekken (this band is now going under the name 'Latin Confusion')

2002
Recorded the CD "The Forest" with his own Latin-Fusion compositions and arrangements.
The CD has earned some great reviews in different magazines. (See the CD information page)
Became a teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory (CODARTS) for the Argentinian Tango department and still teaches there.
Subjects: piano, transcription, improvisation and orchestra's.

2004
Recorded the solo piano CD "Cuando La Luz Aparece" with 8 of his own tango- and latinarrangements, of which 4 are his own compositions.
This CD also earned high marks and great reviews. (See the CD information page)

2005
Performed with poet Simon Vinkenoog and saxophonist Ruud Bergamin in Theater Tilburg. Poems by Vinkenoog, accompanied by Wim and Ruud with different genres like jazz and tango.
There was so much good interaction, that it was almost like if they had shared the stage together for many years.

2006
Performed with tango orchestra OTRA at the big Tango festival in Buenos Aires, Argentinia. This tour was a great succes.
The concerts took place in Teatro El Dorrego and Teatro de la Ribera and on more venues. The Argentinian public was estatic.

2007
Totally unexpected Wim performed live on stage with world famous bass player Richard Bona in a surprise jamsession (see video page).
Participated in a contest on internet radio station and talentsite Mucaah, in which Wim became the most populair artist of the 2nd semester of 2007 with an average point of 9.6 out of 10.
Wim also composed and played Fender Rhodes on 2 pieces for a CD recording of percussion player Martin Verdonk. Together with guitarist Peter Tiehuis, bass player Reno Steba, drummer Phil Maturano and of course Martin Verdonk himself.

2008
Next to concerts, projects and teaching, Wim also does a lot of coordination work for the Tango department in CODARTS.

2009
Wim recorded the CD "Brisa" with 9 of his own tango- and latinarrangements, of which 4 are his own compositions .
This CD accentuates Wim's own playing style even more. Also very enthusiastic reviews here (See the CD information page).
Worked together with pianist Roel Spanjers (amongst others pianist of the group 'Normaal') and they gave a masterclass Blues and Boogie Woogie in Puttershoek, Netherlands (see video page).
They repeated this in 2010.

2010
Performed and gave workshops in different countries like Germany, Belgium and Turkey. Of course also in the Netherlands.

2011
Performed and gave workshops in different countries like Germany and Estonia.
In may 2011: Release live CD "TangoZZs" in duo with saxophonist Ruud Bergamin. This concert took place in september 2010 in the Van Cappellenhuis in Capelle a.d. IJssel.
A combination of Tango, Jazz and Latin.

2012-2015
- Concerts and masterclasses in the Netherlands and abroad, for example Oslo (Norway).
- Release CD "TangoZZs & More - Live at the Toonzaal" together with saxophone player Ruud Bergamin, violinist Ruzana Tsymbalova and bandoneón player Santiago Cimadevilla.
- Release CD "Tocar - Birds of Paradise", latin-jazz quartet with Rik Cornelissen (accordion), Taco Nieuwenhuizen Segaar (bassguitar and double bass) and Enrique Firpi (drums).
- Playing on EP of Saskia Josy (soul poetry).

Wim has also composed and arranged music for about all projects in which he has been or is involved.


Recent projects of Wim:

- As a solo pianist (Argentinian Tango, Jazz, Latin, Pop)
- Tocar, latin-jazz quartet with Rik Cornelissen (accordion), Taco Nieuwenhuizen Segaar (bassguitar and double bass) and Enrique Firpi (drums)
- Duo TangoZZs with saxophone player Ruud Bergamin (improvised Tango, Jazz and Latin-Jazz)
- Trio or quartet TangoZZs & More with saxophone player Ruud Bergamin, violinist Ruzana Tsymbalova and sometimes bandoneón player Santiago Cimadevilla

Other recent projects

- Duo with drummer Olaf Fase for masterclasses
- Duo with singer Juan Carlos Tajes (Argentinian Tango)
- Workshop trio, together with tango dancers Peter & Pingel from Tangoworks


           

       


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