Karel Roessingh Presents - Remotely Possible:
Born in Leiden, Holland, raised in Calgary, Canada, Karel began his professional...
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Event DescriptionBorn in Leiden, Holland, raised in Calgary, Canada, Karel began his professional musical career in 1970. He first studied piano under Henry L. Peters, then took jazz instruction from Ray Petch. In 1973, he studied jazz arranging and composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed a degree in secondary music and mathematics education at the University of Victoria in 1981.
Karel has played throughout the world in almost every imaginable venue. He has led bands for Howie Mandel, Rich Little (and his lesser known brother Fred), Bob Newhart, Shari Lewis (and Lambchop), and Ted Knight, played with the Valdy, Moody Blues, Powder Blues Band, Jan Arden, The Shirelles, and Leslie Gore, and opened for the Temptations (with vocalist April Gislason) and solo for legendary jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli.