Arie den Boer
* May 24, 1969
The Netherlands
Arie den Boer plays and records in a diversity of bands and orchestras in a variety of styles from classical to Jazz, pop, rock, funk, latin, balkan & world music.

Arie den Boer studied percussion at the Conservatory. He played in musicals like West-Side Story, Evita, Joe, among others. Currently Den Boer is performing with André van Duin, Metropole Orchestra, Carel Kraaijenhof, Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis, etc.

Arie den Boer is also working as a freelance artist, both on stage (The Lion King) and in the studio (Holiday on Ice, Gerard Joling). In 2005 he toured with Carel Kraayenhof y su Sexteto Canyengue.

Arie den Boer's experience includes jobs with André van Duin ‘Tijd voor Theater’, Funny Girl, Cyrano, Phantom of the Opera, a Chorus Line, Sound of Motown, Jeans V, Evita, West-Side Story, Joe, En nu Wij (Willem Nijholt & Gerrie van der Klei), Heineken Nightlive, Fame, Rent, 3 Musketeers, Musicals in Concert 1 & 2, Ernst Daniël Smid Tour, Lion King, André van Duin Jubileum Tour, André van Duin 2006 Tour, Carel Kraayenhof Tours Holland & Germany, René Froger Pure & More the Wiz, Tarzan, High School Musical, René Froger Mijn Hollands Hart, Blue Man Group Amsterdam, Toppers in Concert 2009, Danny de Munk Live in HMH 2009, Rob de Nijs Jubilee Concert, Willeke Alberti Jubilee Concert, Dana Winner Tours 2009 & 2010, Lucretia van der Vloot Soulcabaret, 3 Baritons Tours 2009 & 2010.

Arie den Boer also performed at musicals in Ahoy 2002, 2004 & 2006, East meets West (in Hong-Kong & Manilla), Soccerplayer of the Year Gala 2001, 2002 & 2003, SBS-Gala, World Press Photo Gala’s, Foxx Kids Sinterklaasfeest in Ahoy, Princess Model of the Year Asia (in Hong-Kong).

Television Shows Arie den Boer played for include: A Star is Born, Heineken Nightlive, Monte Carlo, Musical Award Gala’s 2001 till 2006, Musicals in Ahoy 2002,2004 & 2006, Una Voce Particolare, Una Voce Liberale, de Notenclub, Z@ppeling Musicalawards, Foxx Kids Sinterklaasfeest, Uitmarkt (several years) plus 25 years Queen Beatrix Jubilee Show, Dancing with the Stars, and Eurovision Belgrade 2008. He also did several television shows in Serbia.

Orchestras Arie den Boer has worked with: Metropole Orchestra, Dutch Theatreorchestra, Dutch Children’s Theatre Company, Orchestra ‘de Volharding’, Promenade Orchestra, Orchestra of the East (Dutch Symphony Orchestra), Residence Orchestra, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra & Belgrade Philharmonic.

Arie den Boer has recorded and/or performed with artists such as Harry van Hoof, Don Sebesky, Maurice Luttikhuis, Edwin Schimscheimer, Gerard Joling, Erik van der Wurff, Robert Long, Arthur Umbgrove, Holiday on Ice, Peter Schön, Lucette Snellenburg, Jaap Eggermont, Fridolyne, Alexx, Bert Meulendijk, Lenny Kuhr, Mathilde Santing, Josee Koning, Willem Nijholt, Gerrie van der Klei, Arthur Umbgrove, Lee Towers, Anita Meyer, Jan Smit, Frans Bauer, André van Duin, Simone Kleinsma, Karin Bloemen, Gerard Joling, Do, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Gordon, vader Abraham, Xander de Buisonjé, Tavares, Johnny Logan, Loîs Lane, Gerard van Maasakkers, Fernando Lameirinhas, Toni Braxton, Liza Minelli, Lucie Silvas, Pat Metheny, Carel Kraayenhof, Vanessa Williams, Henk Poort, Ernst Daniël Smid, Danny de Munk, Nurlaila, Carlo Boszhart, Chantal Jansen, Rob de Nijs, Elvis Costello, Steve Balsamo, Paul de Leeuw, Cor Bakker, Esma, Saban Bahramovic, Dana Winner, Rob de Nijs, Toppers, Amsterdam Percussion Group and many others.

In 2005 together with Slobodan Trkulja Arie den Boer won the Erasmus Jazzprize. He recorded the cd ‘Balkanopolis’ at Real World Studios, Bath, England with Richard Evans, David Rhodes, John Giblin, and Tony Levin.
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