New look

So, I just refreshed the looks of this website a bit – about time most of you would probably say šŸ™‚ While in the meantime it’s so easy to do so with WordPress. Anyway, also some of the content got updated, and I’ll fix some more in the coming time. Let me know what you […]

So many projects..

Hello there! Glad you came to visit this site and see what’s going on. Let me give you an update of what’s happening: First of all I finished off some great events in the last couple of months – the North Sea Jazz Festival was amazing, super audience and still one of the best festivals […]

North Sea Jazz 2016

I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be playing the North Sea Festival again, and it’s going to be something really special! First of all the whole concert will be a tribute to the late and great Boy Edgar, who had his own fabulous bigband a couple of decades ago in the Netherlands. His music […]

VinnieVibes at Vrije Geluiden

And here are the recordings made for Vrije Geluiden at the Bimhuis recently with VinnieVibes, as a winner of the Young Vips price 2016:

Young Vips tour about to start

Next month the Young Vips tour 2016 will start, which I’m am playing with the great band VinnieVibes. The tour will take us through all of theĀ Netherlands, and we’re sharing the stage with Rogier Telderman Trio, the other winner of the Young Vips price. Along with playing this tour comes the release of VORTEX, the […]

Honouring Bowie

As most of you know I’m quite busy with the ‘Starman’ tour of Sven Ratzke, where we use the music of David Bowie and play it in our own way. So you must understand that it came as quite a shock to us (and the rest of the world) that heĀ passed away recently – such […]

Young Vips 2016

This year Vincent Houdijk with his group VinnieVibes (where I’m part of) has been selected to be the Young Vip of 2016! Together with the other vip, Rogier Telderman,Ā heĀ will do a tour along all of Hollands greatest jazz venues (Bimhuis, Lantaren Venster, Paradox and many others). In the meantime VinnieVibes recorded a new live album […]

100 years Boy Edgar at the Bimhuis

That’s gonna be a special concert! To celebrate the birth date of Boy Edgar a hundred years ago (the great dutch Big Band leader) we’ll play a tribute to the band with the Konrad Koselleck Big Band and the David Kweksilber Band. Edgar was very much know for his ability to create space in his […]

Starman

It’s been a busy summer! Three whole months we’ve been rehearsing and editing the new Sven Ratzke show STARMAN, with the music of David Bowie. Of course we renewed all the tunes (beautifulĀ arrangements by Charly Zastrau), but to be shure it would be a terrific show we spent a lot of time inĀ making everything perfect. […]

Robbert Scherpenisse – ‘Searching for Ai’

  Finally it’s out! Robbert Scherpenisse’s debut cd ‘Searching for Ai’. Robbert wrote all the tunes, he arranged them and got the finest players to perform them – and now everybody can hear it on this great cd. People features on this album are Jesse van Ruller (guitar), Jeroen Vierdag (bass), me on drums and […]