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Mon. October 25th 2021
Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
Karel/Joey/Kelby play - the music of Donald Fagen Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, Kelby MacNayr
Moved Online Livestream
Fri. July 10th 2020
Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
Pretzel Logic Orchestra
Sun. June 14th 2020
Vancouver Island Intensive Vocal Workshop Karel Roessingh, Rene Worst, Jennifer Scott, Kim Greenwood, Maureen Washington, Maria Manna
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Karel Roessingh

Active / Available - Confirmed: Oct. 15, 2021

Label: Tandem Music Group Co.
Jazz, folk, pop and blues from Victoria BC
Instruments: Piano/Keyboards, Composition/Songwriting, Arranging, Knobs and Dials details

Karel Roessingh is a composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written scores for over five hundred television episodes, and many award-winning films, documentaries, and promotional videos.  He has recorded and produced more than sixteen of his own CDs, including several for the Canadian Naturescapes series distributed world-wide, two jazz trio CDs and many solo piano CDs. 

His latest solo project, Birdsong in the Parkade, was recorded with a Steinway grand piano in Victoria's View Street Parkade, with original music based on bird songs on a cross-Canada camping trip.

He has performed with symphony orchestras and rock, jazz, folk, show and country bands throughout the world.  He’s recently recorded with Edie Daponte, Garnett Betts, Maureen Washington and many others, and in 2011 produced and performed Canadian folk legend Valdy's Read Between the Lines album.

Karel has served two terms as mayor in his home municipality, the District of Highlands, and was re-elected to Council in 2018 for his 5th term as a councillor. He has chaired the Greater Victoria Public Library Board and the Capital Regional Arts Committee, and is vice-chair of CREST. He is a founding member of the Island Biodiesel Co-op, which he has managed since its formation in 2007.

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Current Projects

Pretzel Logic OrchestraKeys2005-present
The Maureen Washington Quartetpiano2010-present
Edie Daponte Edith Piaf Tributepiano2016-present
Karel Roessingh Triopiano80s-present

Past Projects

Ernie Castle Quartetpiano1970-1971
Stratus FactionKeys1971-1972
Holly Arntzen's Dream Band2001-2008
WizardKeyboards / Vocals70s
Custom DeluxeKeyboards80s
Barbara Fisher's New RollersKeyboards / Vocals80s
Available for paid gigs



In this video: Karel Roessingh
Posted: Oct. 15, 2021
Karel Roessingh plays Orca Suite
In this video: Karel Roessingh
Posted: Oct. 15, 2021
Filmed: Sep. 13, 2021
Give It Up
Posted: Jul. 13, 2019 via
Filmed: Feb. 1, 2018


Listing last updated/confirmed Oct. 15, 2021