tuur moens

drummer . composer . dreamer

events

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Jo Sarah @ Dizzy

Rotterdam
Dizzy
9:00pm-
1 Jul Wednesday
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Robin Koerts & Co @ De Twee Spieghels

Leiden
De Twee Spieghels
9:00pm-
4 Jul Saturday
The One - Ntjam Rosie

Ntjam Rosie @ North Sea Jazz Festival

North Sea Jazz
Darling stage, Ahoy
5:30pm-
10 Jul Friday
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Efe Erdem @ Maassilo

Rotterdam
Maassilo
8:00pm-
11 Jul Saturday
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Jo Sarah @ Lepeltje Lepeltje Festival

Zwolle
Lepeltje Lepeltje Festival
8:00pm-
12 Jul Sunday
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Masterclasses @ Saulkrasti

Latvia
Saulkrasti Jazz Festival
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20 Jul Monday
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Ara’s Circle @ Saulkrasti Jazz Festival

Latvia
Saulkrasti Jazz Festival
9:00pm-
23 Jul Thursday

 

bio

Most praised for his unique style and his unerring consistency as a drummer, Tuur has developed a highly diversified artistic palette ranging from jazz, latin, world music to funk, pop, fusion and ethnic music. He mesmerizes audiences, performing in a deeply charged pace that begets soulful perfection.
 Born in 1985 in Duffel, Belgium, music has been a pervasive presence in Tuur’s upbringing, during which his father, passionate for the blues, played the guitar and drums while his mother was immersed in her love for world music.
Tuur’s musical journey began at the age of 8, when he joined a local marching band and percussion group in his hometown. He prospered rapidly and began touring europe at the young age of 15 with a few of his bands such as his percussion duo, performing in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden among others.

Tuur reminisces about laying on the couch as a child, listening to Miles Davis, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Paul Simon, Tower of Power, Wayne Shorter, Salif Keita and such varied influences leading to his first musical education at the music school of Mechelen in Belgium as a classical percussion student. His love of travel complemented with opportunities to perform live in various countries continue to expose him to differing styles and rhythms which had initially lead to the development of his signature mode and is part of the reason why the powerful, innovative and creative core of his music speaks perfectly to the demands of the new collective music.

During his studies at the jazz and world department of CODARTS (university of Arts in Rotterdam, Tuur has attended several workshops, lessons, master classes with some of the world’s finest musicians such as Horacio “el negro” Hernandez, Hidalgo, Ed Soph, Richard Bona, Ernesto Simpson, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebmann, Joshua Redman, Dave Valentine, Billy Hart, Nosso Trio, Kiko Freitas, …



Tuur performed a wide range of artists, such as Brain Lynch, Cyro Baptista, Munir Hossn, Rick Margitza, Dave Valentine, Nelson Faria, Pepe Romero, Izaline Calister, Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman, Jeroen Vierdag, Ben van den Dungen, Ronald Snijders, Toy Vieira, ...
On March the 22th, 2009, Tuur won the Erasmus Jazz Price in Rotterdam (NL).

Today Tuur performs and records as a drummer/percussionist, traveling all over the globe with various bands and artists, more regularly with Ntjam Rosie, Jo Sarah, Munir Hossn, Rogier Telderman Trio, Daan Herweg Trio, Dina Medina, Poliana Vieira, … 
Also he is often asked as a session musician for different styles ranging from jazz to pop, world music, funk, ... for studio as well as live situations.

Tuur composes all the time and is always looking for new experiences.

Some events & venues Tuur performed at: 
North Sea Jazz (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012) (Netherlands), Java International Jazz Festival (Indonesia), Cairo Jazz Festival (Egypt), Ollin Kan Festival (Mexico), São Paulo Jazz (Brazil), Bangkok City of Jazz (Thailand), Ko Samui Music Festival (Thailand), Nanjing Jazz & World Music Festival (China), Shanghai Music Festival (China), Jazz au Chellah (Morocco), Jazz & Blues Ralley (Luxembourg), Charkiv Festival (Ukraine), Musik Direkt (Sweden), Sohar Music Festival (Oman), Borneo Jazz Festival (Malaysia), Tempo Club (Spain), B-flat (Germany), The Hague Jazz (Netherlands), Blue Note Festival (Belgium), Dunya Festival (Netherlands), Oerol Festival (Netherlands), Jazz at Home (Belgium), Noorderpark Festival (Netherlands), Streetlab (Netherlands), Jazz International (Netherlands), and many more...

photos

audio

some of my music

as a sideman

videos

discography

lessons

Tuur provides private drum lessons at his studio, Soundport, in Rotterdam (NL).
Everyone is welcome for individual lessons or small group lessons (max. 3 students).
Beginner, advanced, professional, ... it does not matter.
Lessons can be given in Dutch, English or French. Anything, but really anything about drums, percussion, recording, playing live, groove, odd meters, timing, technique,... can be discussed. Besides that, Tuur can cover a wide range of styles, such as: Jazz, Funk, Soul, pop but also African, Brazilian, Cuban music, ...

Location:

Soundport
Keilestraat 3
3029 BP, Rotterdam (NL)


For more info and bookings, scroll down for contact.

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phone: +31(0)628178460
mail: info@tuurmoens.com

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