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Jean-Jacques Rojer has performed around the world including at venues like Carnegie Hall, together with Paquito D’Rivera, and Lincoln Center with the Wynton Marsalis led Jazz@Lincoln center orchestra.
“Soko”, Rojer’s latest Album, features multiple Grammy award winner Jeff “Tain” Watts on drums along side the stellar line up of Warren Wolf on Vibraphones, John Benitez on bass and Pernell Saturnino on percussion. Release is scheduled for spring 2021 on Sunnyside Records.
Growing up in a musical family on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, he was exposed to Jazz, classical and Caribbean music from a very early age. His father, Robert Rojer, an acclaimed pianist and composer, is a direct descendant of the composers Jacobo Palm and Jan Gerard Palm. The Palm family has been deeply involved with music in Curaçao for over 2 centuries. Rojer pays hommage to his great grandfather’s music on the album “Jean-Jacques Rojer plays Jacobo Palm’’.
Rojer attended the Royal Conservatory in The Netherlands, graduating cum laude in 2003.
Besides the above mentioned, Rojer has worked and made guest appearances with Ilan Chester, Andy Narell, Phillip Harper, Izaline Calister, Marjorie Barnes, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble and many others.