About Reinier Voet (Amsterdam 1962)

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Reinier studied jazz guitar in Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Holland. His teacher was the well known jazz guitarist Peter Nieuwerf. A central source of inspiration for Reinier’s playing is Django Reinhardt although more modern guitarists like Jim Hall, Jimmy Raney, Pat Martino, the Frenchman Boulou Ferre and Eastern European (gypsy-) music have also been a big influence. After the conservatory Reinier worked mainly in the gypsy jazz scene. Beside his own groups (Cravat Quartet, with Hady Mouallem, Deux-Creme-Deux with rhythm guitarist Henk de Geus), he has worked with gypsy guitar players such as Jimmy Rosenberg, Fapy Lafertin, klezmer clarinettist Marcel Salomon, and writer/painter/sculpturist/violinist Armando. Reinier also worked for the music-theatre company Het Muziek LOD with musical director/composer Dick van der Harst.


At this moment is Reinier’s most important musical project Reinier Voet and Pigalle44, that he organises together with rhythm guitarist Jan Brouwer. They already made four cd’s. On the last cd “Mistral” is both the accordion and the tenorsax featured, even in quintette line up. Pigalle44  played on several festivals, amongst them the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois sur Seine (2004) and the Gypsyjazz Festival in New Caledonia (2005), a tour in Indonesia (2009) with Hermine Deurloo (harmonica/sopranosax), USA with Pigalle44 featuring Gert Wantenaar (accordion)on the Django Fest in Mill Valley (San Francisco) and teaching in the Django in June Django Gypsy Swing workshop week (Northampton),  USA (with Jelle van Tongeren – violin) during the Midwest Django Fest in Madison. (see for more the pigalle44 website)

Last May 2012 Reinier Voet & Pigalle44 featuring Jelle van Tongeren performed on the Django Memorial Festival in Augsburg. A CD with this line up will be released in the near future.

Reinier has appeared at several festivals in Norway (Oslo Django Festival, with Hady Mouallem), England (with Pigalle44 at the Gypsy Jazz Guitar Festival, Gossington), Belgium (Gent, Brussels) and France (Paris, Samois sur Seine, Corsica). As sideman he plays on several CD’s, for example with gypsy guitarists Fapy Lafertin or Jimmy Rosenberg and klezmer clarinettist Marcel Salomon.


Reinier has played with…

Fapy Lafertin, Jimmy Rosenberg, Jan Brouwer, Gert Wantenaar, Jelle van Tongeren, Hermine Deurloo, Stochelo Rosenberg, Dick van der Harst, singer Nannette Currie, Tscha Limberger, Marcel Salomon, Rob Stoop, Olaf Hoeks, Martien Oster, Dick de Graaf, Robin Nolan, Michiel Weidner, Tim Kliphuis, Hady Mouallem, Henk de Geus, Frank Meester, Jan de Jong, Simon Planting, Joop van Deuren, Han Brink, Sander Hoving, Anti von Klewitz, Meinrad Kneer, singer Jette van der Meij, singer Guido Belcanto, singer Dorine Niezing, Koen de Cauter, writer/artist Armando, Spiegle Willcox, Adrie Braat…