His longest stint was with Rashied Ali (John Coltrane’s last drummer), with whom he recorded 4 CDs and toured the world for 9 years, between 2000 and 2009.
Joris has been leading his own groups for 30 years, has recorded 19 CD’s as a leader or co-leader and about 60 CD’s s a sideman.
ROB VAN BAVEL graduated in 1987 at the Rotterdam Conservatory with the highest possible mark (A with distinction).
He won several awards, a.o. The second prize at the first “Thelonious Monk Jazzpiano Competition” (Washington D.C.) , soloist awards in Germany / Belgium, the Wessel Ilcken award (Holland) and the Dutch Grammy (Edison). Rob has toured all over Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea and Siberia; played regularly with Woody Shaw, Randy Brecker, Johnny Griffin, Gary Willis, ao. He is now Head Teacher at the Amsterdam Conservatory & the Royal Conservatory (The Hague)