VanHatten, Iwan

Blue Canoe, 2022CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 28.1

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 88
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Iwan VanHetten has lurked behind the scene as a musical director, musician and composer for many pop and jazz acts. Most notable are his long-time engagements with Sister Sledge (15 yrs) and Brooklyn Funk Essentials (20 yrs)! He plays trumpet and keyboards leading his latest album, Parabbean Tales incorporating funky, Caribbean-flavored R&B with help from an all-star cast including Will Kennedy (d), Russel Ferrante (keys), Jimmy Haslip (b), Melvin Lee Davis (b), Lenny Castro (perc), Andy Narell (Steel Pans) and Bob Mintzer (sax). This music is loaded with warm, feel-good, hardy, soulful sounds that capture Iwan’s path to success.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions