From now on, every now and then, I will be posting videos on Vimeo. Videos of concerts, interviews, promo stuff and things I like; starting with four clips of a concert we did in Mexico-City a few months ago. We had a great time over there and now this concert is partly available for all of you to enjoy. So, enjoy!
Coming week I will be playing at both the world renowned North Sea Jazz Festival as well as the North Sea Round Town festival, both in Rotterdam. On Monday, July 5th at 22 hrs, you will find me playing in Dizzy with Iman Spaargaren’s European Union Quartet during North Sea Round Town. On Friday, July 9th (17:45 hrs), I am playing at the North Sea Jazz Festival (stage: Volga) with the Marike van Dijk Quintet (w/ Franz von Chossy, Ruben Samama and Joost Kroon). After last year’s performance at NSJ with my own band, it is a great honour to be playing on this wonderful festival again. Looking forward to it and hope to see you there!
A few weeks ago One Note Europe shot some footage at a rehearsal of ours for their documentary about European music.
My new album has been mixed and is being mastered in New York as we speak. We are aiming for an October release. Very, very excited to get this music out! Please check the tour page for the release concerts. I will keep you informed on this website as well. Also, coming months a few concerts with alto sax player Marike van Dijk are up. Marike just released her debut album ‘Patches Of Blue’ on which I am featured as well. With this band we will also play on the famous North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam on July 9th. An honour and a real pleasure to play there again. On a more serious note, however; yesterdays elections here in Holland showed a massive move to the right. I feel the need to say that as a human being and as an artist, I am very disappointed in this political climate shift.