Photo by: Laura Veloso

Tijs Klaassen (1993) picked up the double bass at the age of 19, switching from bass guitar to completely focus on the instrument he loves the most. He studied at the faculty with jazz teachers Ernst Glerum, Frans van der Hoeven, Ruud Ouwehand and classical teacher Peter Leerdam. During his exchage semester in Philadelphia he studied with David Wong at the Boyer College of Music and Dance. During his stay in the United States he took private lessons with Ron Carter, Orlando Le Fleming, Rick Rosato and Ben Street.


Conservatory of Amsterdam Jazz Bachelor (2013 – 2017)
Conservatory of Amsterdam Jazz Master (2017 – 2019)
Boyer College of Music and Dance, Philadelphia (2018-2019 exchange semester)


Tijs Klaassen
Clavius (2019)
Nostalgia (2022)

Ben van Gelder
Manifold (2023)

Alistair Payne
Reflex live at the Bimhuis (2023)

Ruud Voesten
Ambrosia (2023)

Theo Loevendie
Grounds (2023)

Karel Boehlee
Live at Marriot Hotel the Hague (2023)

Matthias Van den Brande
Approaching the Present (2022)
Three Sides of a Coin (2023)

Floris Kappeyne
Synesthesia (2019)
Closer (2023)

Channeling The Flood (2020)

Youngwoo Lee
Timeline (2021)

Lucas Figueiredo Santana
Reflections (2021)
Ambivalence (2022)

Suzan Veneman
Migrations of the Mind (2022)

Mo van der Does
Common Myths (2019)
Motet (2022)

Lucas Dann
Serious Music (2019)

Peter Beets/Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra
The Flying Dutchman (2020)