Theo Loevendie

Theo Loevendie was born on September 17th, 1930 in Amsterdam.

Theo studied composition and clarinet at Amsterdam Conservatorium. Up to 1968 he dedicated himself almost exclusively to jazz and he performed with his own ensemble at the main European jazz festivals: Montreux, Juan-les-Pins, Nîmes, Warsaw, Molde (Norway) and Laren (Holland). For one of his jazz records he received an Edison in 1969. He was awarded the 1979 Wessel Ilcken Prize for all his jazz activities through the years.

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