Juan van Emmerloot


Juan van Emmerloot (born 12 November 1965, Waalwijk) is a Dutch drummer and producer.

Juan started playing drums at the age of 10. For at least 8 years he seriously took lessons on the drum set and classical percussion from drum a Dutch teacher called Marius Spikmans.

His first band he joined and played on stage with was at the age of 13 years. He continued studying music in school until the age of 17. The next step he took was intensive musical training at the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands.

As a professional session drummer, Juan played together with quite a number of artists, including the Dutch artists Kaz Lux (Brain Box), Julya Lo'Ko and Robby Valentine. His passion for touring and meeting musicians from other countries, turned him into an international session-player.

From 1993 he played on stage with various guitar players and singers such as: Mick Moody & Bernie Marsden (White Snake), Walter Trout (John Mayal Band), Poppa Chubby, Omar Dykes (Omar & The Howlers). In the years following, Juan performed on tour in Europe with some of the world's greatest guitarists: Snowy White (Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy), Mick Rogers (Manfred Man's Earthband), Pat Travers, Steve Lukather (Toto). Many of his dreams came out during this period: he toured through Japan with artists Valentine and Valensia, went on a Californian tour with acoustic guitarist Peppino D'Agostin and with world class guitar player Steve Lukather he played on two tours through Europe.

He performed in an eight-concert tour with Walter Trout in Holland, as part of a tribute to Jimi Hendrix and last but certainly not least he played on many tours with the living legend guitar player Snowy White!

Although Juan's music is influenced by funk, jazz and Latin, his way of playing has turned into a strong grooving rock-based style, combined with percussion flavored arrangements. In the past 5 years Juan chose to be a member of the Stef Burns Group (SBG) and for the last 5 years they've been touring and playing a lot in Italy.

Today’s band: Juan is a steady band member of the SBG (Stef Burns Group). Their music has evolved from instrumental guitar fusion to modern Rock songs. Tour Project April 2012 Billy Sheehan, Stef Burns and Juan decide to join forces and do a tour in Italy. The project's name is called: "POWER OF3". 

Music & Art Juan also started a project together with WMDC in Rotterdam called:"Stand Up Music". In this project Juan invites great artists from any music and culture direction to join in on a performance that he calles a 'music journey'.  During the pilot concert you experience what happens if you put Niti Ranjan Biswas (tabla & Indian percussion), Ronald Kool (keys), Micha Molthoff (tango-violin) a rock drummer and a VJ together in one hall.

Teaching: Besides being a performer, Juan teaches for more than 17 years! In 1992 he started his private drum school and for years he taught to more than 45 students on a weekly base. In 1998 he started to do clinics and workshops in The Netherlands on a low profile base. Since 2000 he teaches at the Conservatorium at Rotterdam (now known as "CODARTS"), to teach well-talented students from all over Europe.


Waylon, Stef Burns Group, Teacher, Educator