Patrieck Bonnet (The Netherlands, 1992)

photo by Piet Gispen

Thanks to the musical surrounding at home he was introduced to a lot of classical and romantic piano music at an early age. Another person who indirectly influenced him was his grandfather Karel van Dijck, who was a classical clarinettist, composer & conductor.

His saxophone playing is mainly influenced by the tenor saxophonists Stan Getz, Hank Mobley and Dexter Gordon. Characteristic elements of his playing are his bright, warm tone and melodic approach in improvisations.

In 2011 Patrieck was admitted at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Zwolle where he had lessons from Sjoerd Dijkhuizen and Rolf Delfos.
Patrieck has experience in the Feldenkrais method and Dispokinesis which helped him tremendously in gaining a richer tone on saxophone and clarinet. It also helped him getting a healthy, calm and joyful appearance on stage.
After finishing his Bachelor’s at ArtEZ Conservatoire in Zwolle, he did  the “Master’s program” of the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague (2015-2017) where he studied with John Ruocco and Toon Roos.

Over the years Patrieck gained experience playing in a big variety of settings. Settings like duets to large group ensembles like Big Band and Wind Orchestra.
To name a few projects:
Stan Getz Gilberto tribute, Joëlle Goldman Orchestra, Bigband On the Move, Dutch Concert Big Band (remplacé), Big Band of the Royal Conservatoire, ArtEZ Big Band, NSJO 2012, Winnetoe (Nederpop/Doemaar cover band).

Patrieck played at festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival and Amersfoort Jazz Festival.
Playing with these bands gave him the opportunity to play with guest soloists such as Ack van Rooyen, Reinier Baas, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen, Leo Janssen, Ronald Douglas, Nancy Marano and many more. Patrieck was finalist at the “Conservatory talent award 2017”.

Currently Patrieck is arranging compositions of his grandfather and composing for his own band.