Highly regarded virtuosic soloist and versatile sideman, Joao Driessen's accomplishments span a broad range of musical styles and disciplines. Recently involved with the Blazin' Quartet, Benoit Martiny Band, Taco Nieuwenhuizen Group, and the Amsterdam Jazz Orchestra. See the News section for information regarding upcoming shows and events.
Joao Driessen has been part of the dutch music scene since 2003. Born in Amsterdam, and growing up in London, Joao has lived the majority of his life in London (England) where he has had the opportunity to develop as a young musician playing the Violin, Piano and later his principal instrument the Saxophone. At age 18 he moved to Amsterdam to study Jazz at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. It is during this time that he has gained experience and a reputation as a formidable saxophonist.