Season 1 Episode 4 of Martin Verdonk Master Sessions live from Triple-A-Music: Enjoy!
Born in Terra Haute Indiana U.S.A. (1959)
Alex started to play guitar at age 7 and studied in the Netherlands at the conservatory in Hilversum with Dutch jazz guitar legend Wim Overgaauw.
As a session player Alex performed with many Dutch and International artists like the Platters, Tielman Brothers, Rene Froger,Lee Towers, Maywood, Shirley Zwerus and many more.His main influences are: Pat Metheny, Pat Martino,Jim Hall,Scott Henderson and Robben Ford.
Dutch session drummer and groove master! Studied at the Rotterdam conservatory and played with Candy Dulfer,Trijntje Oosterhuis,Berget Lewis,Rene Froger,Frank Boeijen,Jan Akkerman,Club Dauphine Band and international artists like Tower of Power,Louis Johnson,Gloria Gaynor,Sister Sledge and Van Morrison…
PADDY van RIJSWIJK has been a professional bassplayer since 1982.
He shared the stage with many artists during all those years like: Mathilde Santing, Rob de Nijs, Sister Sledge, Marc Broussard, Candy Dulfer, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Frank Boeijen, Shirma Rousse, Caro Emerald, Do, Mike Boddé and many more…
Paddy is co-founder of the Club Dauphine Band (Club Dauphine is the most popular music club in Amsterdam and for 8 years Paddy has been playing there every friday night)
He is also currently working as a songwriter and editor at the Lakeside Studio’s in Loosdrecht.
Tollak is a singer, songwriter, keyboardist and harmonica player. He grew up in Seattle Washington but has lived, recorded and performed all over the world. He has over the years used his diverse talents in many different musical situations ranging from television, film and CD appearances to live concert performances.
Tollak has played live and or toured with such acts as, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Jewel, Seal, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster and Sheena Easton. He has been featured on CD’s by artists such as Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau, Brian McKnight, Earth wind and fire, Bebe Winans, Dave Grusin, Gino Vanelli and Billy Idol.
Tollak’s highly regarded harmonica was also featured in the classic American television show- “Northern exposure”.
Tollak currently resides in Europe where he is very active as a performer, writer, studio player and music educator-speaker. He was featured as a speaker in the 2016 TEDx conference in the Netherlands in Groningen.
He has recorded two CD’s of original music, “Walk the Earth” and “Across the Rubicon”.
Studied at the conservatory in the Hague and played with an endless list of top artists like Pat Metheny,Randy Brecker,Joe Lovano,Candy Dulfer,Sven Hammond Soul and is co-leader of the popular Steely Dan tribute band the Royal Dutch Scam.Tom is also in demand as producer,composer and organizer of festivals as well as teaching at various music institutes.