Laat, André de

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Laat, André de Gender: M
Andreas Leonardus Aloijsius Johanna de Laat
born on 17 September 1908 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Tilburg, Netherlands, 51n34, 5e05
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°34' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 29°51 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 29°46'


Dutch pianist, accordionist and composer who worked in both popular music and classical music.

He debuted in 1921 as a pianist in the ensemble of his father, the singer-humorist August de Laat and accompanied him from 1926 during radio appearances for HDO (forerunner of the AVRO), KRO, PHOHI (cable network for colonies in Indonesia) and Flemish KRO.

From 1927 he was replaced by his sister Caroline, while he performed with his own jazz orchestra. André still worked regularly on recordings by his father, particularly in 1934 and 1935. André toured solo as a pianist through Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. He also played with pianists like Guus van Opstal and Nico de Rooij.

De Laat continued to perform on cruise ships (such as the Holland-America Line) and in hotels. Eventually he had to end his career due to a hand injury.

He died in Oosterbeek on 14 October 1989.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Dutch)


  • other kin relationship with Laat, Ko de (born 25 June 1895). Notes: Ko was André's uncle


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 1284 from the online Tilburg archives: "om tien ure des namiddags" (at ten o'clock in the afternoon).


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Pianist, accordionist)