This month I’m featured in the Slagwerkkrant, the dutch drum magazine. Thanks to Mark van Schaick they reviewed two cd’s (Holland Bigband and Sven Ratzke) and interviewed me about my approach to both cd’s, the recording process and the differences in working in those two bands (bigband vs smallband with song approach). Obviously it’s a […]

Sven Ratzke – Songs in a Cabaret

Now that was a busy and great summer! Basically I wasn’t home for two whole months, with trips including Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and almost all of Italy! Great places, great people, I’ll tell you more about it later. Right now I want to tell you about a cd-recording we did this summer, the new […]


It’s gonna be a busy summer this year! After the release of the new Træben-cd we played the release-tour throughout spring, and we got a lot of great reactions. Also the press picked it up, and we got some wonderful reviews in for example Bebop Spoken Here, and Draai Om Je Oren. Thank you […]

Two releases, one recording

As 2010 is ending, in a very cold and white Amsterdam, there’s some news to mention. In the last month two recordings were released with me playing on it, and one new recording was made at the Bimhuis. The first release is the cd of the Frits Landesbergen/Willem Hellbreker quartet, called Saxvibes. It’s all jazzstandards, […]

Koselleck Bigband @ vrije geluiden

Last weekend we played with the Konrad Koselleck Bigband in VPRO’s Vrije Geluiden. We did three songs, one bandsong with Robbert Scherpenisse, one with Sven Ratzke and an edit of a classical peace with Claron McFadden. You can check out all three of them on YouTube, one is here:

It was great!

So we played the North Sea Jazz Festival with the Tim Langedijk Trio, and it was great! We had to get used to the dry sound on the stage a little, but people in the hall said it sounded fantastic. Very nice! For those who were there: thanks for listening to us, for all the […]


It’s been a while since I posted here, and a lot of things have happend, so it’s about time! First of all I have to tell you that we played the North Sea Jazz Festival with the Koselleck Bigband in july. It was great, we did a good performance and a lot of people were […]