He had his first lessons with Alex de Leeuw. In 1991 he started at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam to study with Ed Boogaard for his teacher degree and successfully finished his studies as a soloist with Arno Bornkamp. He was rewarded for his original way of promoting the instrument along with the Dutch contemporary music.
In the same year, and for the same reasons he was rewarded for the Dutch Prize of Culture.
During his studies he was very interested in working together with composers who had new ideas about the way of presenting modern 'classical' music. This resulted in various and interesting concerts with the help of computers, coffee machines, ghettoblasters, and other devices. He even preforms in the Shadow Project with his own shadow.
After his studies he also started to work on stages with pop and world music groups. He was on stage with artists like Dream Theater, DJ Dimtri, Pipslab, Carel Kraaijenhof, Caetano Veloso, Leonardo Amuedo, Nynke Laverman, Jaap Boots, Trio Bier, Flip Noorman, Isophone, Ten Sharp, Waldemar Bastos, Stefanos Korkolis, Dulce Pontes, and Frazey Ford.
As an arranger he wrote scores for Donald Jones, Raaf Hekkema, Sonja van Beek, Kameleon Ensemble, Vienna String Quartet, Ricciotti Ensemble, Escher Ensemble, Dulce Pontes, DJ Dimitri, Nynke Laverman, and Ilse deLange.
Hubert-Jan wrote, played, mixed and produced the music for the short movie 'Mortel' , directed by Remco Polman. Which was reward the NFTVM award 2008 and was representing Holland for the Oscars.
As audio engineer Hubert-Jan worked for various Dutch radio program's. He mixed uncountable live performances of Dutch and international artists. Futhermore he was participating in mixing two albums for Ricky Koole.
In the garden of Kaat at Tribute to Kaat Tilley.
With Dulce Pontes.
Electric setup with EWI and Ableton.
With 50 Cents.
With Flip & The Noormannen.
With Jaap Boots in Paradiso.
With The Dutch Theater Orchestra on clarinet.
piano: Ramon Dor
soprano sax: HJ Hubeek
guitar: Rijn van Woudenberg,
alto saxophone: HJ Hubeek
composition & arrangement arrangement: HJ Hubeek
featuring : Evelyn Kalansee
Westland Saxofoon Orkest
ewi solo: HJ Hubeek
composition/drums: Michiel van Zundert
violin solo & strings arrangement: HJ Hubeek
featuring viola solo: Herman van Haaren
cello: Jur de Vries
guitar: Merlijn Verboom
other instruments & arrangement: HJ Hubeek
vocals: Dulce Pontes
sax & string arrangement, exec prod: HJ Hubeek
soloist: Allard Robert
all saxes & arrangement: HJ Hubeek
soloist & lyrics: Steef Hupkens
composition: HJ Hubeek
composition: Dulce Pontes
guitar: Leonardo Amuedo
arrangement & alto sax: HJ Hubeek
Music for a computer game based on sounds from the C64
This app helps the beginning alto saxophonist with his first practising. This app contains around 40 different accompaniments in different styles: classical, jazzy, with saxophone quartet, duets, etc, etc. You have excersis per fingering/note.
Development/All tracks/ All instruments: HJ Hubeek
Graphics: Tijs Gerritsen
5 Simple Songs for the starting violin player. You can listen to the songs and play together with the iPad on the different strings. Choose the string on which you want to play your songs.
Exercises, violin: A van Zweeden
Development/piano arrangement: HJ Hubeek
Graphics: Suus van den Akker
Inspired by the Baby Concert Tour in the Netherlands. Discover together with your child the world of music and sound: of the sea, jungle or the pitter patters of the rain. Explore songs and discover sounds together. Sing along together and record it together. For baby’s from 4 months – in a team game with their parents/supervisors.
Music: M Castro, Jur de Vries, HJ Hubeek
Development: HJ Hubeek
Graphics: Roman Jans
Written by HJ Hubeek and M Smith, 47 pages.
Notes for the experienced saxophone player who wants to start practising EWI.
A couple of years ago I bought my first EWI. While I practised to master this beautifull instrument I made notes of my exercises.This guide is a combination of these notes and practical tips of how to and how not to use the EWI4000s by myself and experienced players.