MICHAEL VAREKAMP PRODUCTIONS was founded in 2013, and is based in The Hague, The Netherlands.

MVP is the booking agency for Michael Varekamp’s music projects and is specialized in productions concerning jazz, cross overs, jazz education, and programs for various media.

Before starting the agency, Michael contributed to festivals, theatres and radio & tv productions as an artist/artistic director, and he initiated the cross over jazz festival Pure Jazz. He performed and wrote the jazz education program Little Louis and worked several years as a radio host for the NPR and Omroep West.

MICHAEL VAREKAMP (1968, The Netherlands) was raised in Europe, with roots in Trinidad from his father, and Russian, French and Moroccan roots from his mothers’ side. He graduated cum laude at the Royal Academy of the Arts in The Hague, in jazz trumpet and education. He started playing the trumpet at the age of ten after hearing a record of Louis Armstrong. Since then, even long before graduating, he pursued an international career that brought him all over the world.


He performed in South Africa, Europe, Great Brittan, Australia, Israel, Malta, Cuba, Tunisia, Mali, Burkina Faso and continues to do so. He was honored in Japan with the Kobe Award and he won the prestigious Edison Award with the Afro European jazz ensemble FraFra Sound.


So far, Michael is the only non-American artist ever to participate in New Yorks’ Jazzmobile Inc. He travels regularly to New York City and performed in Birdland and Jazz at Lincoln Center.


More music:

Tribute To Miles Davis
The Obama Suite

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