Frits Landesbergen is a drummer and vibrafonist with an international standing.
Born in Voorschoten in 1961, grown up in Hoorn. Graduated with honeurs in 1985 at the Sweelinck Academy of Music in Amsterdam.
Frits Won various prestigious prizes such as Wessel Ilckenprijs, Pall Mall Swing Award, AVRO broadcasting company "The Promise" and the attention of the media served him well. Eversince he has a full agenda, principally within The Netherlands but also regularly in other parts of the world.
As a freelancer he performed with: Georgie Fame, Milt Jackson. Toots Thielemans. Eddie Daniels, Louis van Dijk, Thijs van Leer, Scott Hamilton, Joe Pass, Buddy de Franco and Monty Alexander.
Frits Landesbergen is all-round. Not only is he the best Dutch jazz-vibes player, he's also an excellent drummer and arranger. He teaches vibes, drums and combo at the conservatory in The Hague, owns a booking office and is a producer and composer.
In 1995 he was asked to become 'endorser' of the legendary percussion brand Ludwig/Musser in europe.
Frits Landesbergen performed at about 120 CD's as a 'sideman' with Madeline Bell, Ann Burton, Louis van Dijk, Laura Fygi, Rosenberg trio, Thijs van Leer, Metropole Orchestra, London Symhony Orchestra. and Monty Alexander's trio.
As the leader of his own band he produced 11 CD's:
1987 - Ultimate Swing
1988 - Alone Together
1991 - Groovy Mallets
1993 - Melange
1995 - Frits meets Louis van Dijk, Two Of A Kind
1996 - Dynavibes, met Jeff Hamilton
2000 – Ode aan George Shearing.
2006 – Just me
2007 - Flying Home
2009 - Dancing Alone
2010 - De Doelen Quartet