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April 19, 2023

Hendrik Meurkens interview

Hendrik Meurkens interview
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Hendrik Meurkens joins me on episode 84.
Hendrik is a German chromatic player who has been living in New York since the early 1990s.
Toots Thielemans was Hendrik’s inspiration to take up the chromatic and he performed a live radio show in Germany with Toots.
Hendrik is also a vibraphone player, which he studied at the Berklee College of Music. Shortly after this he spent a year in Brazil to immerse himself in the music there. This helped him form his brand of Brazilian music, Samba Jazz.
Hendrik has a large album catalogue, including six albums with the prestigious jazz label Concord, and has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in Brazilian and jazz music.


Hendrik's website:

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Hendrik’s album catalogue:

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Hendrick playing vibes:

Tribute To Toots concert in Uruguay:

Playing with WDR Big Band:

Playing at the Blue Note in New York:

Sambatropolis with WDR Big Band:

Dolores Claiborne movie clip:

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