Bass player, composer and arranger, all in which Marius Beets distinguishes himself from the rest of the world. Marius is what you call a real silent power; less known to the general public but convinced jazz musician and lovers of his esteemed level of playing bass. Marius plays on point, never out of tone nether out of sync and is the absolute most reliable player in the band and always with a sturdy face.
At age 14 Marius picked up electric bass-guitar, switching that for double bass at the start of studying jazz at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, finally graduating there with honours. Marius is best known from the Beets Brothers, the Houdiniís and the Rein de Graaff trio but with de Marius Beets Powerhouse Big Band he set his name as band leader and arranger.
Marius shared the stage with numerous jazz-celebretiess as James Moody, Bud Shank, Johnny Griffin and recorded with Herb Geller, Dave Liebman, Ronnie Cuber and Jeff Hamilton. Marius also worked with singers like Rita Reys, Greetje Kauffeld, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Deborah Brown and played in several big-bands: The Skymasters, The Metropole Orchestra and The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. He wrote pieces for the Houdini's, the Beets Brothers, Dungen/Hoogendijk quintet, Lotz of Music, Rein de Graaff, the Eric Ineke JazzXpress and others. He also made orchestrations for Deborah Brown, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Bobby McFerrin, and for large classical- and jazz ensembles like Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Residentie Orkest and Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw.
From 1999 on Marius is a member of the teaching staff of the Codarts Jazz-academy Rotterdam.
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