Kees Gelderblom


Kees Gelderblom started to dedicate his live to Brazilian music in 1980, when he took off to Brazil for one year. Back in the Netherlands he played for more than twenty years in the Brazilian “Grupo Tanga” with legendary drummer Paulo Prata. The played at countless festivals, radio and tv. During these years he studied classical guitar at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam.

In 1995, he went back to live in Brazil until 2001, where he spent his life playing and teaching the guitar. His entire life he performed as a solo artist, but also together with singers and with various groups.

Since 2008, he teaches Brazilian guitar at Codarts, where he loves to share his wealth of experience and passion with the students.