|Karel Boehlee (April 23, 1960), a pianist and composer.
At a very young age Karel Boehlee was a revelation in the Dutch jazz scene. He started to play with various bands and jazz artists in Leiden at the age of 16.
His first records were an immediate success, especially in Japan. Since 1989 he was invited for several performances in Japan with his European Jazz Trio. Over the years, Boehlee emerged himself as one of the best pianists in the Netherlands. He is known in the national jazz scene and plays with big Dutch jazz artists like Toon Roos, Fay Claasen and Trijntje Oosterhuis. Boehlee also plays with international jazz musicians like Philip Catherine or pop artists like Gino Vanelli and for over twenty years he accompanies Toots Thielemans on a regular basis. Karel Boehlee is a rising star in Japan and Korea as a solo artist.
Besides his career as a pianist Karel Boehlee is leading piano teacher at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.