Artist Link : www.myspace.com/keeskamphuis
Kees Kamphuis was born the 20th of July 1984. At the age of 9 he started playing the trumpet, and took trumpet-lessons by Victor Borkent at the music school of Den Haag (Koorenhuis). At the age of 12 he went to the high school-department of the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, where he got his high school diploma at the age of 18. After that he proceeded to the bachelor program of the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, which he finished in 2007. His main teachers where: Jarmo Hoogendijk, Ad van Zon, and Beatrijs Korevaar. He also took several lessons with Ack van Rooyen.
He played in several big bands and orchestras, among which Peter Ypma+eleven and the Luchtmacht kapel. In 2003 he was invited for Kobe Jazz Street, a jazz-festival in Japan. One year later he attended the International Jazz Meeting, which was being held at Freiburg, Germany.
He worked as a sideman on the cd Driftin of Mathijs de Ridder in 2006, and in 2007 on the cd of Nina Ebbenhout. Today Kees is playing in the Jazz mania Big Band, salsa band Axioma, and a band named Fantasy.