Founder of PJPJ Voorschoten, Piet Wezepoel

Piet Wezepoel, a music lover and musician, played in Dutch rock and roll bands such as the Rex Rockets and the Giants, in the 1960's. Later Piet worked at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and he also had his own company for organizing music concerts (Music Connection). Piet saw over 20 years ago that students at the jazz department of the Royal Conservatoire were looking for opportunities to perform. This was a reason for Piet to start a foundation to arrange concerts for the jazz students. Through the years he persuaded a great number of people from all over the country and from elsewhere to come to Voorschoten to perform. He also organized many performances for the “Piet den Hartog Jazz Festival” held in Voorschoten. Piet died on the 20e of October 2015 and was chairman of PJPJ Voorschoten from 1994 till October 2015..



Management of PJPJ Voorschoten

The management of the foundation is as follows:

Tjeerd Klapwijk, chairman (voorzitter@pjpj.nl)

Dave Hardy, secretary (secretaris@pjpj.nl)

Dave Hardy, treasurer (penningmeester@pjpj.nl)

Erik Albjerg, coordinator of programming (erikalbjerg@pjpj.nl)

Rini Teunissen, general member (riniteunissen@pjpj.nl)


The objectives of PJPJ Voorschoten are the following

1. Provide students with the opportunity to perform

PJPJ Voorschoten gives young jazz musicians the opportunity to acquire experience as performers to augment their studies at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague by organizing jazz concerts. The concerts represent an invaluable addition to the training they receive at the Royal Conservatoire, all helping them to embark hopefully upon a successful career.


2. Provide assistance to the students
PJPJ Voorschoten provides varies types of assistance to the students before, during, and after the concerts. This can, for example, be in the form of programming, technical aspects, sound and presentation.


3. Promote jazz in Voorschoten
PJPJ Voorschoten promotes the playing of and listening to live jazz music by organizing jazz concerts with young jazz musicians.


4. Promote culture in Voorschoten and surrounding area
PJPJ Voorschoten provides the many jazz music lovers in Voorschoten and the surrounding area with the opportunity to attend PJPJ concerts regularly. It also enables jazz lovers to meet each other and in so doing contributes to the cultural life of Voorschoten and the surrounding area.



Royal Conservatoire in The Hague is partner of PJPJ Voorschoten

The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague is pleased to collaborate with PJPJ in this initiative and regards it as a unique opportunity to bring education and professional practice closer together. The students have an ideal opportunity to work with other musicians and can showcase their talents to a wider audience.






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