Willem Kuehne

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Willem Kühne (born September 13, 1946 in The Hague ) is a Dutch jazz musician (piano).

Kühne studied at the Conservatory in Tilburg since 1969 . In the Netherlands he became known in the group Ohm , which he founded with Niko Langenhuijsen and drummer Pieter Henrard in 1972. The following year the trio won the competition at the Laren Jazz Festival . In 1974 it presented its first album with avant-garde jazz ; In 1975 it was awarded the Wessel-Ilcken Prize . With the addition of winds, the group transformed into a sextet in 1976. In 1977 Kühne went on tour with the British rock jazz band Amalgam led by Trevor Watts ( Mad ). From 1978 he played in the Gemeentereinigingsorkest Vaalbleek , with whom he recorded three albums until 1985. In the mid-1980s he was also part of Paul van Kemenade's band , and since the 1990s he has been part of various formations of Pierre Courbois and Ben Gerritsen , with whom he also released records. He continued to perform with Archie Shepp and Jeroen van de Laar and can be heard on albums by Dick de Graaf and Gijs Hendriks . He was a lecturer at the Tilburg Conservatory.

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