"Wolfert demonstrates the unpredictability of an improvisator and the virtuosity and
accuracy of a concert pianist ... the sounds flow smoothly when water is out
wing. His attack is so beautiful to cry ”Het Parool
Pianist Wolfert Brederode (1974) graduated summa cum laude at the end of the 1990s
Royal Conservatory in The Hague for both main subject jazz and secondary subject classical.
Since then he has built up a name with various projects as a versatile,
idiosyncratic and poetic voice in the contemporary jazz scene, performed during concerts
immersing the public in a new surreal world.
He started his career with his own projects such as Nimbus, the Wolfert Brederode Trioen
Quartet and later Duo Lijbaart / Brederode and is active as a sideman with ao singer
Susanne Abbuehl, the Yuri Honey Acoustic Quartet, Batik and Binary Orchid. With this
He received two collaborations, apart from various other international recognitions, twice
the Edison Award.
"For the renowned German label ECM he took with the Wolfert Brederode Quartet
two albums on, which received international acclaim. In 2016 he returned
to the trio format, in a new line-up, with the album "Black ice" for the same
label, whereby his qualities as a composer and soloist are even more prominent.
This album was also received with great enthusiasm internationally and was the "Editor’s Pick" of
the leading American jazz magazine Downbeat and was also nominated for
the Edison Audience Award 2016. Currently, Wolfert is also active with the electro / acoustic
trio Lemuria with guitarist Raphael Vanoli and drummer Samuel Rohrer and with the 10-part
suite "Ruins & Remains" together with drummer / percussionist Joost Lijbaart and the Matangi
Apart from concerts on various important Dutch stages such as the Concertgebouw,
Tivoli / Vredenburg, De Oosterpoort was further heard Wolfert at leading
festivals such as the NSJF, Enjoy Jazz / Mannheim, Molde Jazz Festival, Jarasum Festival /
Seoul, Paris jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne and the Yokohama Jazz Festival. He also gives
regular solo concerts. at home and abroad. In addition, he was with different
international ensembles on radio and television.
In addition to his work as a pianist and composer for his own projects, wrote
Wolfert also plays music for various theater, dance, television and film productions. He
has also collaborated with musicians and ensembles such as David Liebman, Arve Henriksen,
Mark Feldman, Marilyn Mazur, Jeanne Lee, Michel Portal and Matthias Eick
In addition to his work as a pianist and composer, Wolfert is affiliated with the
conservatories of The Hague and Tilburg as main subject teacher jazz piano.