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Groups & Projects

Gregor Schaefer is a member of several groups and projects in the Dutch jazz and world music scene. He is also a freelancer for jazz, world music and theater music projects.

Current groups

Rian van Nieuwkuijk  —  chansons and translations
French chansons, made famous by singeres like Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Georges Moustaki, Julien Clerc, Charles Trenet, Barbara, Michel Fugain and Georges Brassens. Also some original chansons written by singer Rian van Nieuwkuijk and pianist Jeroen Jongmans.
New concert program: La Dame Brune, songs of Piaf and Barbara.

Ronald Naar  —  more French chansons!
Songs from the golden years of the chanson, and also from the 21st century.
New line-up: ensemble with Ronald's tenor voice accompanied by violin, cello, accordion, piano and double bass.

Païs  —  early music crossover
21st century versions of early music, troubadour songs, regional music and songs from Catalonia, Italy and France. With singer Talitha van der Spek, violin, cimbalom; Gregor plays double bass and writes arrangements.

La Fuente  —  Sephardic and Yiddish songs
Singer/harpist Helga Kruse and Gregor perform Jewish songs in an intimate setting. Gregor plays bass, mandura and percussion.

Octav Eugen Popa & Gregor Schaefer  —  vocal-jazz & piano-jazz
Pianist-singer Octav Eugen Popa and Gregor revive jazz songs from the American Songbook and instrumental jazz standards.

Gregor Schaefer Klezmertrio
Traditional jewish music and neo-trad compositions, combined with a selection of great tunes from related styles. Three of the most experienced klezmer musicians in the Netherlands (violin, accordion, bass) perform deep rooted music with a fresh approach.

To get an impression of Gregor playing these various styles, check the Audio Portfolio page.

Info and contact

More info is available about these groups. So just drop us a line with any question you might have.
Feel free to discuss special arrangements, for example for parties or house concerts.

Mail for more info  (English, Dutch or German are fine)