New album by Leendert Haaksma

Dear guitar lovers, After being a sideman for 30 years I came to a point where I felt I needed to record my own songs I wrote for the past ten years. I can tell you it’s a complete different piece of cake if you have to call all the shots. But with a lot of help from my music buddies I feel we made a very nice album with 12 different flavors. Please feel free to check it out on Spotify and to share it with your fellow guitar lovers. Thanks for listening

Leendert Haaksma:Michel Van Schie:Martijn Vink:Frank Deruytter:Jeroen Rietbergen:Hans Ravenstein:Han Nuijten:Arie Storm:Amsterdam Mastering:

GuitarBassDrumsSaxOrgan and RhodesRecordingMixConsultant, Advisor , Problem SolverMastering


Leendert Haaksma: GuitarMichel Van Schie: BassMartijn Vink: DrumsFrank Deruytter: SaxJeroen Rietbergen: Organ and RhodesHans Ravenstein: RecordingHan Nuijten: MixArie Storm: Advisor ,Ears and IdeasAmsterdam Mastering: Mastering



Full cd’s:

Anouk - Hotel New York
Anouk - Graduated Fool
Candy Dulfer - “Saxy Mood”
Total Touch “Total Touch” and “This Way”
Trijntje Oosterhuis - “For Once In My Live” - “Trijntje Oosterhuis”,
Eddy Zoëy - “Succes Jongen”
Roel Essenboom - “Vuur”
Hips - “Hips First” & ”The Bigger The Better”
Replay - “Schaakmat”
Mo Jones, Joeri Fransen, Meg, Do, Alain Clark


-Clouseau,  Deante.
-TV/Radio commercials (Coca Cola,…) , TV tunes for many game shows and news



Anouk, Anastacia, Soulvation, Blowbeat, Candy Dulfer, Hans Dulfer, Tower Of Power, Marcus Miller, Eric Bennet, Rashaan Patterson, Jocelyn Brown, Wynton Marsalis, Martha Witney, Lyn Collins, Loïs Lane, Total Touch, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Hips, Dilana Smith , Ferry Van Leeuwen, Eddy Zoëy, Roel Essenboom, Swinging Soul Machine, Sue Chaloner’s Soul Train, Trijntje Oosterhuis, René Froger, Marlayne, Cool Collective, Carlo De Wijs, Lucretia, Natalia & Pointer Sisters, Voice Vlaanderen Band


Leendert Haaksma (1971) started playing classical guitar at the age of 8, but soon discovered the wonders of being amplified. Already at a very young age he devotes much of his free time (and school time for that matters) to playing ‘electric’, joining several band and performing on stage all over the country.Leendert received his formal education at the Rotterdam Conservatory, studying Pop and Jazz Guitar. During these 6 years he is invited to play with many established musicians and he becomes one of the most respected and well-known players in the Dutch pop and rock scene. After his graduation (with honours) Leendert soon embarks on several European tours with well-known artists. A few years later, his old Conservatory in Rotterdam offers him  a teaching position which he wholeheartedly accepted.At the present, he combines his job at the Pop Faculty in Rotterdam with frequent studio sessions, television, radio promotion and live shows with his current band Anouk. Leendert is famous for creating different sounds using all kinds of effect units and stomp boxes. As a talented amp customizer and designer, he helps many guitar and bass players in their quest for the perfect sound…


Next to being a guitar player Leendert Haaksma is the designer and founder of the highly acclaimed  HOOK amps.
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Please contact Leendert by e-mail