Over Lars

Lars Hoogland (1998) is an upcoming jazz bassist from the Netherlands. Lars finds his inspiration in legendary bassists such as Milt Hinton and Ron Carter.

In 2021, Lars released the album Yagan alongside fellow musicians Kris Ransijn and Luuk Withagen. Inspired by Wayne Shorter and the second Miles Davis Quintet, Yagan is heavily rooted in post-bop traditions, while also incorporating musical elements from all around the world, ranging from Tibetan folk music to Chilean rhythms.

Today, Lars is making his mark on the music scene as a reliable musician that provides a strong foundation for his peers, while leaving space for improvisation and interaction.

During his time as the bassist for blues band Harlem Lake, Lars travelled to Memphis, Tennessee where he and his band performed as a featured artist in the 2019 International Blues Challenge.

Afterwards, Lars enrolled in the Conservatory of Rotterdam (Codarts), where he studied both bass guitar and upright bass with teachers including Frans van Geest, Alessandro Fongaro, Marius Beets and Stefan Lievestro.

Lars has shared the stage or the studio with musicians such as John Helliwell, Benjamin Herman, Efraïm Trujillo, Bart Wirtz, Andy Scott, Nils van Haften, Marc Scholten, Bob Wijnen, Marjorie Barnes and others.