Bart Maassen (Leidschendam, 1984) starts playing the piano at age 6. Inspired by his uncles - renowned jazz musicians Harry Kanters, Peter Kanters and Joep Peeters – Bart dedicates himself to the jazz piano. A self-educated pianist, he joins Jazz Connection at age 23 and travels the world.
He never stops dreaming about forming his own swing band. The idea for Swing method pops up after he meets Ralph Zijlemans in 2016, but it takes them until late 2017 to actually form the band. As band leader, manager, arranger and pianist, Bart is ready to make Swing method soar.