Deep breathes

Kees Krabben, a young Amsterdam based saxophonist. Mostly known for his unique alto sound and lyrical improvisations. Music that breathes. 


Open ears

Imagine that musical genres are like flowers. Jazz is the bee that travels from flower to flower.
This eclectic style is the platform where Krabben feels home the most. Music played by open ears.
It stimulates a high sense of creativity and intuition with room for expression and improvisation. Music as an international language at the same time. Kees toured at a young age in Israel, the Benelux and United States. Performances with Benny Golson, John Engels, Quentin Bryan Angus and Owen Hart Jr..


‘Master of Music’

Kees holds a ‘Master of Music’ degree as an alumnus of the Prince Claus Conservatory (Groningen), Purchase College (New York) and Codarts (Rotterdam). Kees studied a semester in New York City with Eric Alexander, Jimmy Halperin, Steve Wilson and John Abercrombie. Beside this, Krabben also attended masterclasses with Chris Potter, James Moody, Dick Oatts, Miguel Zenon, Sam Newsome, David Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi and Branford Marsalis.



Kees also works as a composer and arranger. Mostly for the Kees Krabben Quartet. Here you can listen.



Kees loves to motivate people by making music together. Creating room for self-expression by guiding you with a lot of experience, creativity and expertise to your ultimate performance. There is the possibility to get in depth with learning to play the saxophone yourself. Play your favorite music and learn a good technique. A good technique will ensure you to get the maximum out with minimal effort.


As an enthusiastic teacher, Kees offers saxophone lessons in Amsterdam- Central and South. For all levels. You can enter during the whole season. It has never been that easy to experience playing music with Kees yourself. Bring extra attention to the beautiful moments of life. Make the moments gold!