I have 20 years performing and recording with various Jazz and Latin artists including grammy award winner Paquito D'Rivera and Jazz@Lincoln Center. Please contact me if you want quality guitars and/or arrangements on your production.
I'm a guitarist/ Composer/Arranger based in Amsterdam, originally from the Caribbean Island of Curaçao. The main genres I work with on stage are Jazz and world music. However, I did grow up playing Hard Rock music and I've studied a lot of Classical music over the years. In Amsterdam I compose, teach, do collaborations with DJ's, record with Jazz Singers, play with Samba Ensembles and a lot more. Because of my musical history and the fact that I sight read, I can do a lot of styles quickly in the studio. I also know my way around in Logic as I've co-produced some albums in the past. I have some experience arranging and I also play some electric bass, the Venezuelan Cuatro and the Cuban Tres guitar.
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5 ReviewsEndorse Jean-Jacques Rojer
A beautiful sound and impeccable fingering, improvitations with a very good concept and feeling, highly recommended
A gret musician,Amazing guitar player, composer, super professional, is great to work with him.
It was a pleasure to work with Jean-Jacques! Great musician with an amazing guitar tone, excellent in any music style. We have worked together on a song of mine for a short French movie.
One of the greatest guitarists on either side of the Atlantic! I first became of aware of him while I was in Curacao attending the North Sea Jazz Festival. He can do it all, scorching jazz, hip Afro-Latin & Caribbean music, beautifully played classical music , Venezuelan music, Rock, R&B - really all of it and he can do it well! I was blessed to get to work with him on an album yet to come to be released with some of the best of the best of NYC's jazz pantheon;Jeff 'Tain'Watts, John Benitez, Warren Wolf & soulful Curacaon percussionist, Pernell Saturnino. www.brianmichelbacchus.org
Great guitarist and great person. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for guitar tracks played by an amazing musician!
Interview with Jean-Jacques Rojer
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recorded mandoline in Paris last year for a French movie soundtrack (directed by Jean-Pierre Améris). It was my first gig with a mandoline and I didn't think I would make it as I've never played mandoline before. But I pulled it off and it sounded beautiful.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Releasing my album that I recording in NY last year with a.o. Jeff "Tain Watts on drums and Warren Wolf on Vibes.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: My equipment is analog because it just sounds better. For practical purposes now the recording process is done digital. Makes it all much easier to transport and edit.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll add swing/Life to their track
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To listen back to the final production
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Maybe that I can't do pop because I do so much Jazz and Latin.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Deadline for delivery, sound/style wishes and what the production is for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear in what you're looking for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Spanish guitar, my Gibson jazz guitar with my Fender twin and an Acoustic piano
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do drums/rhythm with topline and see how it fits.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: From jazz to classical
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Arranging and composing, also on a guitar level. So finding the groove/pattern that fits a song
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have Neuman mic and a AKG for high quality recordings in LogicX
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis and many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Guitar recording. For myself producing albums