Hans Vroomans

After studying classical piano at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, pianist Hans Vroomans became one of the first graduates of the jazz and contemporary music programme at the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands. During his studies there, with among others Rob van Kreeveld, he got his first taste of orchestral jazz, playing with the orchestras of Rob Madna and John Clayton, as well as with the European Community Jazz Orchestra (EuroJazz).

Hans pursued further education in New York, where he stayed for five years and attended New York University. He studied piano with Jim McNeely and Don Friedman and arranging with Bob Mintzer. While in New York he also worked with some big names in the jazz world, including trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxophonist/clarinet player Eddie Daniels.​

Since his return to the Netherlands Hans Vroomans has been the principal pianist of the Metropole Orkest. With this Grammy Award-winning orchestra he has toured both nationally and internationally, and recorded together with the likes of Ivan Lins, John Scofield, Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling and numerous others.