Tevreden - Double Bass, Bass guitar and Tabla
Tevreden was born in Suriname, a former Dutch colony. He studied at
the Hilversum Conservatory and performed with the Quartet and
Big band of Billy Brooks. In 1979 he performed at the North Sea
Jazz Festival with 'Boi Akih'.
playing double bass in the 'Armando Cairo Quartet', Johnny is an excellent
bass guitar player.
Recently he also started studying Tabla, which developed his bass playing
in rhythmic originality. For this quality he received the nickname 'Motherplucker'
from Clarence Becton.
As a freelance bass player Johnny accompanied too many artists to mention
all, but to name a few: Deborah Carter - Singer, Patric Sedoc
- Guitar, Robert Rook - Piano, Charles Green - Trumpet,
Michiel Borstlap - Piano, Saskia Laroo - Trumpet, Denise
Jannah -Singer, Anton Goudsmit - Guitar, Gijs Hendriks-
Reeds, Elisabeth Cutler- Guitar and Nippy Noya- Percussion.