Arjan Muusz


Professional musician, saxplayer, teacher, conductor, arranger, producer, publisher, head of Pop-Department Conservatory Haarlem, managing director of Mufis Recording Studio and Mufis Records.

Performing and Recording Artist

Currently performing with Matthijs Gaat Door Big Band, The Royal Dutch Scam, Joss Stone, Top 2000 live, Soul Sisters, Nick Bult Band and Sonny's Inc. Toured with a.o. Alain Clark, Sven Hammond Soul, Clouseau, Natalia, Waylon, Tristan.

For the past 30 years I’ve been touring in Holland but occasionally also in Japan, USA, Asia and Europe and performed at the most imaginative venues and festivals as for example: Pinkpop, Werchter, Gelredome, Arena, Sportpaleis Antwerpen, Lotto Arena, Ahoy, Heineken Music Hall, North Sea Jazz, Noorderslag, Concerts at Sea, Dutch Valley, Vrienden van Aemstel, Dutch Theaters, Summer-festivals in Holland and Belgium, Dutch and Belgium Pop-venue’s, Recording studio’s like Studio 150, Fendalsound, Wisseloord, ICP, SMP, Powerplay, Radio and TV -studio’s like Radio 538, 3FM, Radio 2, NPO1, Tros, Radio 6, RTL late night, Live TV shows as Musicals in Concerts, Sporter van het jaar Gala Heineken Night Live, DWDD, Nationale Postcodeloterij, Oudejaars gala’s, Matthijs Gaat Door TV-shows, corporate and private party’s, etc….

I’m blessed to have performed and sometimes even recorded as a band member with great musicians, artists and bands. With several groups I toured for a couple of years, with other groups only for a smaller project : Matthijs Gaat Door (TV season 2021), Joss Stone (European Summer Tour 2021), Alain Clark (6 years of clubtours and festivals, o.a. 3x North Sea Jazz), Waylon (clubtour and fesitvals), Clouseau (2002-2012, over 100 x Sportpaleis concerts), Natalia (clubtour and 2 summerfestival-tours tours), Sven Hammond Soul (4 years clubtours and festivals), Sandra van Nieuwland (clubtour), Top2000live theatre tour (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), Swinging Soul Machine, Too Hip for the Room, Peter Vlietstra, Bert Smorenburg, The Raspers, Pasadena Dream band, Clean Sweep, Pasadena Soul Society, U-Dance, Peter de Wijn, Just in Case, Sonny’s inc., Good Fellas, Vrienden van Oranje, The Mist Horns, T.B.A. horns, Amstelhorns, Heavy Horns, SHS horns, Top2000Live horns, Stephan Geusebroek, Postmen, Plexus, Showbizz City Shows, Wentink Events, Bert Heerink, Soulsister (summertour), Gerard Joling, Jan Smit, Roel VanVelzen, mrs Hips, Niels Geusebroek, Nick Bult Band, Tristan, The Royal Dutch Scam, etc…

As a sideman I performed and recorded with an amazing list of national and international artist and bands like Gloria Gaynor, the Trammps, Gordon, Lee Towers, René Froger, Henk Poort, C.B.Milton, Toni Braxton, Eddy Floyd, The Supremes, The Tree Degrees, Herman Brood, Jocelyn Brown, André Hazes, Tony Hadley, Ilse de Lange, Ruth Jacoth, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Karin Bloemen, Paul de Leeuw, Berget Lewis, Boudewijn de Groot, Xander, the Temptations, The Four Tops, Edsilia Rombley, Brownie Dutch, Ali B, The Kik, Shirma Rouse, Volkan Baydar, Candy Dulfer, Leona Philippo, Charly Luske, DJ Rose, Boris Titulear, Jeroen vd Boom, Nick Bult, Chris Hordijk, Bryan B, Ger Vos, Justine Pelmelay, Forrest, Esther Hart, Di-Rect, Kane, Tristan, Collin Benders, Cato van Dijck, Jeangu Macrooy, Eva Simons, Herman van Veen, Stef Bos, Kimberly Maasdamme, Tjindjara Metschendorp, Tessa Boomkamp, Erwin Steijlen, Big Black and Beautifull, Jay-Horns, Stylus horns, Metropole Orchestra, La Tempesta, Orlando Milan, Henk Westbroek, De Dijk, Benny Jolink, Angela Groothuizen, Paul van Brugge, Theater Carré huisorkest, Peter Groot Kormelink, Ferdi Lancée, John Vooijs, Michelle David, Willeke Alberti, Mojoman, Sherry Dyanne, Jenny Lane, Ivan Peroti, Patt Riley, Erica Greenfield, Rotterdams Jazz Ensemble, The Windmill BigBand, Dutch Jazz Orchestra, Peter Ypma plus Eleven, Lex van Wel Swing Orchestra, Jan van Duikeren Sextet, Pasadena All Star Big Band, Get the Funk, Cor Bakker & Friends, Rotterdams Conservatorium Docenten Big Band, Rotterdams Jazz Orchestra, New Cool Collective Big Band, Selmer Saxofoon Special, Marcel Kaptijn (Ten Sharp), Byentl, Franklin Brown, George McCrae, Efteling, Mendoza Dance Party, Luckyfella, Kommil Foo (B), Aristo & Friends, Christian Lohr, Rhani Kryija, Momo Djender, Matthew Simon, Kaas, Xandra Willis, Belle Perez, Glennis Grace, Rose, Ben Saunders, Shary-an, Nina June, Edwin Pennock, Dany Vera, Tim Akkerman, Klaas Berings, Dutch Flower, Jan Tekstra, Holger Schwedt, Hans Franken, ViJay, Peter Wezenbeek, Fons Merkies, Peter van Hinthum, Recsound, Freshbeat, Massive Music, movies (o.a. de Tweeling, Alles is Liefde), short movies (o.a. Beet), theatre-orchestral tapes (o.a. Pluk redt de dieren, Floddertje, De grote vriendelijke reus), many commercials and leaders, dressage courses Anky van Grunsven (gold on Olympic Games 2000 and 2004)

Mufis Recording Studio

Mufis Recording Studio is a professional fully equipped recording studio based in Leiden (NL) ready for recording, producing, writing, teaching and rehearsals. Please visit the website for more information.

Mufis Records

Label and Publishing with a passion for music.

Head Pop Department Conservatory Haarlem