Fabrik shows June 2017

Fabrik goes live:

June 3 – Jazz in Duketown Festival, Den Bosch 22:00h
June 5 – Ham Sessions Festival, Ghent (B) 17:00h
June 16 – BIMhuis Amsterdam 20:30h

Would love to meet you there!


Composer for new Conny Janssen Danst production ‘Kiem’

67244765_2837069879652905_4469552390822952960_o Coming fall season I will compose and perform new music for dance production 'Kiem' by Conny Janssen together with Budy Mokoginta. For more information visit:

Touring with Weval

MarkbasParijs I'm joining Weval for lots of touring in 2019 on bass, synths and percussion - after an album release tour in sold out venues all over Europe, we're back for the festival season playing Lowlands, Pukkelpop and a fall tour including the opening of the ADE in Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on October 16!

Mark Schilders invites

Mark Schilders

New record Maarten Hogenhuis

antonia porcar cano I've recorded, co-mixed and played drums on Maarten Hogenhuis' new record 'Rise & Fall'. We will play a special set at the North Sea Jazz Festival with new music by Maarten and do a trio tour this fall. More information at

Weval live at 3fm


Live concert & Interactive light installation


New project Marcellis & Darieaux preview


Video: Fabrik live at the Bimhuis


Fabrik Live Promo


Fabrik at the BIMhuis Amsterdam on June 16th 2017



IMG_3273smallsizeMark Schilders (31) is a talent to be watched in the up and coming young music scene. His crystalline sound demonstrates an intimate understanding of tradition while still incorporating his own modern style. His playing perfectly supports a leader, but drives a band so naturally with strong, melodic phrasing and undeniable musical prowess.

A born natural, Mark began drumming at 5 years old and went on to seamlessly integrate into the established Dutch Jazz scene at the young age of 18. He began his studies at The Codarts Conservatory of Rotterdam, and later went on to continue as a guest teacher there, as well as at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague at the remarkably young age of 22. While a student, he won the prestigious Prinses Christina Jazz Concours (2008) and the Erasmus Jazz Prijs (2011).

Schilders’s skill is easily evidenced by an impressive lineup of work. He has performed with such greats as Reinier Baas, Randal Corsen,The New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw, Ernst Reijseger, Anton Goudsmit, Stefan Lievestro, Ben van Gelder, Jake Saslow, Jason Lindner, Gregory Porter, Jesse van Ruller, Lars Dietrich, Harmen Fraanje, Marzio Scholten, Ruben Hein, Wouter Hamel, Benjamin Herman, Jasper Blom and countless others, and has toured through the UK, USA, Greece, Spain, Germany, South-Korea, Japan, China and Italy.

In 2012 he was awarded three grants simultaneously to study at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York where he studied under the guidance of Amir Ziv, Jim Black, Reggie Workman and Ben Street.

In 2014 Schilders was selected as ‘Nieuwe Maker’ by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund in collaboration with Stichting Jazz International Rotterdam.

Schilders is now teaching drums and more at the Codarts Conservatory of Rotterdam as a member of the jazz faculty.

First album ‘F A B R I K’ is out now.
He brings this music to life on stage with:
Bert Cools (B) guitars & synthesizers
Bram de Looze (B) piano
Thierry Castel (NL) synthesizers & electronics
Mark Schilders (NL) drums, guitars & synthesizers

Schilders plays Istanbul Agop Cymbals exclusively


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Long Gone

Soundtrack for podcast series ‘Berlinology’



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