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Reissue It’s Happening album

Smoothjazz alert ! “Digital only” reissue of Martijn’s 1998 smoothjazz album It’s Happening. In the mid-nineties Martijn was asked by his friend and producer Lou Guldemond to record a smoothjazz album. Accompanied by Holland’s finest studio-session musicians like, among others, … Continue reading

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New release: Swarms

Swarms is my much anticipated new album. Ten brand new originals with myself on Guitar, Karel Boehlee on Fender Rhodes, Frans van Geest on Double Bass and Martijn Vink on Drums. My fourth release as a leader and third release … Continue reading

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Guitar love

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] A magazine for guitar players quotes the following typical sayings of Van Iterson: about the sound of his instrument ` I used to try all kinds of separate hi fi material but I … Continue reading

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The moment of truth

Crucial moments in an artist’s life? Van Iterson can come up with two. ‘When I was 14, hearing guitarist Peter Tiehuis. Then I knew music would be my career. A kind of moment of truth. Tiehuis showed me that a … Continue reading

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The Guitar Dream of Martijn van Iterson

2004 was a beautiful year for Martijn van Iterson. Unanimous praise followed the release of his second CD ‘The Whole Bunch’ (Munich Records). Its international release was ranked top of the American Jazz Chart for radio play. And then of … Continue reading

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Prizes Galore

Born on July 1 1970 in Leiden, Van Iterson graduated cum laude from the Hilversum Academy of Music more than 10 years ago. He was a member of the Jazz Dance Formation ‘All the King’s Men’; was a guest solo … Continue reading

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The Gibson of Overgaauw

At the Hilversum Academy of Music he was taught by Dutch guitar legend Wim Ovengaauw. ‘An inspiration, a coach; we talked more in the pub around the corner than we actually played together but he taught me to keep an … Continue reading

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Improvise Please

To Van Iterson, there are no boundaries or set styles in music: jazz rock, fusion, cross over, acoustic jazz. ‘The balance has shifted towards acoustic jazz’, he comments. ‘Not consciously, it just happened. I like it all, as long as … Continue reading

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