Louise Van Aarsen-Koopman, a Dutch native, has had a passion for music, vocal jazz in particular, since her teenage years. She moved to Boston with a Ph.D. in cancer biology to further novel cancer therapies. In parallel, she has never ceased to develop her talent as a singer through intensive vocal training and performances.

Over the past few years, she has been writing her own melodies and lyrics; poignant stories and catchy compositions with a unique ‘jazz standard-esque’ flavor. In a wonderful collaboration with Ton Scheer, Doug Hammer and Rebecca Parris, this work has culminated in an impressive debut CD recorded with some of Boston’s finest jazz musicians at Peter Kontrimas’ PBS Studios! Destiny is getting glowing reviews...


In between (and before and after) working and singing, Louise is devoted to her family: husband Jan and their three beautiful daughters Livia, Mae, and Amélie.

Louise celebrated the 2012 release of her impressive debut album (co-produced by acclaimed jazz singer REBECCA PARRIS) at Boston’s Premier Jazz Club Scullers, as well as in her hometown of The Hague, Netherlands, receiving standing ovations from the sold out crowd at both occasions.

“This jazz newcomer is a breath of fresh air....” (JAZZ NOTES)

“fresh original songs and a unique voice... an impressive debut CD” (JAMES GAVIN)

“Van Aarsen's voice is no-nonsense and very easy on the ear... The band is top notch.. thoughtful arrangements...               Hyper-exact contemporary jazz production."  (ALL ABOUT JAZZ)

Scientist
Singer
Songwriter

  hough science keeps Louise busy most of the time, her songwriting and vocal talents come out on her debut album “Destiny”, featuring 14 original songs with universal appeal in a fresh, eclectic mix of jazz, latin, classical, pop and fusion.

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