The blind pianist Thomas Böttcher studied Latin piano and jazz composition/arranging at the University of the Arts "Codarts" in Rotterdam. Since 2005 he has been working at Codarts as a teacher for Latin piano, practical harmony, ensemble director and accompanist.

Böttcher has earned broad respect by those who enjoy salsa and Latin jazz not only as an outstanding pianist but also as a gifted composer/arranger, lending his talents among others to Latin jazz band “Nueva Manteca”, percussionist “Gerardo Rosales”, singer “Luisito Rosario”, trumpetist “Maite Hontele”, the “New Israeli Vocal Ensemble” and the “Augsburg Opera House”.

As a sensitive accompanist and songwriter he collaborates with a great variety of singers, touching a wide range of genres from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian to chanson and cabaret.

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"A respected expert in the realm of Salsa / Latin Jazz."| "A highly versatile composer and arranger."| "A sensitive accompanist and gifted song writer."


Have a listen to a selection of Böttcher’s own compositions and arrangements ranging from salsa and Latin jazz to song writing and contemporary music.

Most compositions & arrangements by T. Böttcher

All arrangements by T. Böttcher

Compositions/arrangements by T. Böttcher

Various compositions by T. Böttcher

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With his expertise as pianist, ensemble director and arranger/composer, and a year long experience working as musical educator at "Codarts" Rotterdam, Böttcher offers master classes, band coaching and individual private lessons on the field of Latin music.

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