Marc Bischoff


Marc Bischoff learned his craft from Larry Harlow, Ivan “ Melón” Gonzalez, Jan Laurens Hartong, Luizão Paiva, Bobby Sanabria, Armando Peraza, Rob van Kreeveld, Michiel Borstlap and Leslie Lopez and he graduated cum laude at the Conservatory of Rotterdam in 2001. He travelled frequently to Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, New York and Canada as well as many countries in Europa where he studied and performed on countless stages and festivals. Marc accompanied and worked with bands and artists like Nueva Manteca, Izaline Calister, Nils Fischer & Timbazo, CaboCubaJazz, Cubop City Big Band, Rumbatá, Rumbatá Big Band, Gerardo Rosales, Latineo and Estrella Acosta.

He regularly works as an arranger for the Metropole Orchestra and many other international orchestras, collaborating with luminaries like Paquito D’Rivera and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. He is also a producer and owner of a recording studio as well as founder of the groundbreaking Latin sheet music website

At Codarts Marc Bischoff teaches piano, Caribbean music theory, ensembles and recording.


Marc collaborated in projects with:
Claudio Roditi (trumpet, Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra)
Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros (trumpet, Arsenio Rodrigues, Gloria Estefan) Brian Lynch (trumpet, Art Blakey, Eddie Palmieri)
Nelson Gonzales (tres, Gloria Estefan)
Leonardo Amuedo (guitar, Ivan Lins)
Andy Gonzales (bass, Tito Puente)
Alain Perez (bass, Paco de Lucia)
Manou Gallo (bass, Zap Mama)
Luis Conte (percussion, Madonna, Phil Collins)
Dave Valentin (flute, New York)
José Luis Quintana “Changuito” (percussion, Cuba)
Pepe Espinosa (percussion, Cubanismo, Afro Cuban All Stars)
Armando Peraza (percussion, Santana)
Samuel Torres (percussion, Arturo Sandoval)
Roberto Vizcaino (percussion, Gonzalo Rubalcaba)
Lucrecia (singer, Cuba, Spain)
Alexander Abreu (trumpet, singer, Cuba)
Luisito Quintero (percussion, Venezuela)
Roberto Quintero (percussion, Venezuela)
Frankie Vazquez (singer, Puerto Rico)
Cheo Andujar (singer, Puerto Rico)
Luisito Carrión (singer, Puerto Rico)