Louise Van Aarsen

Louise Van Aarsen
16 September 1965
The Hague, Netherlands
Vocal Jazz, Pop,

Louise Van Aarsen, who is a Dutch native, has had a passion for music, particularly for vocal jazz, since she was a teenage girl. In order to pursue her career in science, she moved to Boston with a Ph.D. in cancer biology. Simultaneously, she has repeatedly followed opportunities to perform in venues including jazz and musical theatre, both in the Netherlands and the US.

Over the years, she concentrated on writing her own melodies and lyrics, with unique jazz standard-esque flavor. Collaborating with Ton Scheer, Doug Hammer and Rebecca Parris, her work resulted in 14 original songs that were recently recorded with some of Boston’s best jazz musicians.

Louise’s vocal talents and songwriting are shown on her debut album “Destiny”, released in May 2012, backed by the amazing band, which includes pianists Doug Hammer, Russ Hoffmann and Paul McWilliams, together with Claudio Ragazzi (guitar), Oscar Stagnaro (bass), Mike Turk (harmonica), Arnie Krakowsky (tenor sax), Jim Lattini (drums) and Mike Ringquist (percussion). The album’s 14 songs represent a universal appeal in a fresh, eclectic mix of jazz, latin, classical, pop and fusion.

Louise through the songs tells moving stories, ranging from the loss of her mother in a beautiful-style melody in “Remember” to the inspiring jazz waltz in “Someone” that expresses a hope for a significant life.

All of Louise’s songs are clearly and utterly personal, and destined to touch your heart.