Jean-Jacques Rojer

Session Guitarist and Composer

5 Reviews
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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 Reviews

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  1. Review by Igort Rivas

    A beautiful sound and impeccable fingering, improvitations with a very good concept and feeling, highly recommended

  2. Review by Alex Rossi

    A gret musician,Amazing guitar player, composer, super professional, is great to work with him.

  3. Review by Breno Viricimo

    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.

  4. Review by Brian M Bacchus

    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.

  5. Review by Zaccaria M.

    Great guitarist and great person. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for guitar tracks played by an amazing musician!

Interview with Jean-Jacques Rojer

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. 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.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Releasing my album that I recording in NY last year with a.o. Jeff "Tain Watts on drums and Warren Wolf on Vibes.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. 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.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: That I'll add swing/Life to their track

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: To listen back to the final production

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: Maybe that I can't do pop because I do so much Jazz and Latin.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: Deadline for delivery, sound/style wishes and what the production is for.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Be clear in what you're looking for.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: A Spanish guitar, my Gibson jazz guitar with my Fender twin and an Acoustic piano

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Eclectic

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: Do drums/rhythm with topline and see how it fits.

  23. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  24. A: From jazz to classical

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Arranging and composing, also on a guitar level. So finding the groove/pattern that fits a song

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I have Neuman mic and a AKG for high quality recordings in LogicX

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis and many more.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: Guitar recording. For myself producing albums


Terms Of Service

Prices listed are for straight ahead home recording. If you need me to go to a studio or need me to edit there will be additional costs. I can get most jobs done within a week.

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Gear Highlights
  • 75'Twin Reverb
  • Mesa Boogie Lone Star Special
  • Gibson Guitars
  • Neumann and AKG Microphones
  • Asturia and Conde Hermanos Classical guitars
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