In high school guitarist Wim Bronnenberg played in pop groups, but after hearing the album Full House by Wes Montgomery, he lost his heart to jazz for ever more. Before dedicating all his time to music, he first finished his studies Dutch Language and Literature - with honour - at the University Utrecht. Subsequently he studied jazz guitar at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he was taught by Peter Nieuwerf and Eef Albers. During his studies he also started composing. In 1991 he performed his composition Time of the Gypsies with Pat Metheny. After graduating in 1993 he played a lot with saxophonist Dick de Graaf, with whom he toured Canada and recorded the Jimi Hendrix-album The Burning of the Midnight Lamp. Bronnenberg's latest project is called Connected, a band he has created a very personal world of sound for. For this new group (John Ruocco: clarinet and tenor sax, Harmen Fraanje: piano, Uli Glaszmann: bass and Hans van Oosterhout: drums) the guitarist wrote new repertoire in which jazz and other contemporary musical influences are being transformed into a new unity.
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