– Peter Tiehuis, Frans van der Hoeven en Arno van Nieuwenhuize –

Avant-garde, scenic, free jazz, world and rock.. some keywords that could be used to describe the music of Frapear – the Peter Tiehuis Trio. Then again, since there are no rules or set parameters, another concert might ask for a different description of the music that originates.
The use of electronics and effects adds an extra dimension to the completely improvised music.


Frans van der Hoeven is one of the most tasteful bass players in the European jazz scene.

He can be heard on more than 30 albums: The Toon Roos Quartet, Jesse van Ruller, Rob Madna Trio & Bigband, the Diederik Wissels/David Linx Quartet , Art Farmer &the European Jazz Trio, Charlie Mariano, the Dutch Jazz Orchestra and others.

As a sideman he accompanied many people like Clark Terry, Ronnie Cuber, Lee Konitz , Dee Dee Bridgewater and Toots Thielemans.



The talented drummer Arno van Nieuwenhuize was discovered at a young age through a regional music competition.

He gained wider recognition as a member of several high profile pop groups in the eighties.

Being a member of the Metrople Orchestra since the very beginning required Arno to be able to express himself in virtually every music style imaginable.   He performs regularly in the middle-east with singer Fairouz and is working on different projects, for instance with vocalist/percussionist Mola Sylla from Senegal.



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