Happy 2010!

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First of all: all the best to you for 2010, make it a great musical year!! It’s been busy the last months, with a lot of traveling and a lot of playing. I’ve visited Los Angeles, toured 25000 (!) km in Russia, visited the very great Peter Erskine and met Jeff Hamilton – I hope […]

Summer..

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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 […]

Trumpetparty

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Last week we had another one of the famous Dutch Trumpetparties. A couple of international heavy cats came to the Netherlands to show their qualities on the trumpet, accompanied by the Holland Bigband lead by Loet van der Lee. This year we had the great Eric Miyashiro (lead player in the Buddy Rich Bigband and […]

Recession?

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These days, when everybody is talking about the recession and that kind of stuff, you start thinking about your own job. Will there be work enough for me, as a drummer, will people still hire me, does the world still need me? Luckily you can see here that a drummer should not worry: lots of […]

From Russia with love

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I just came back from a 2 week tour with the Miller Orchestra in Russia. We toured 11 cities in 13 days, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. What a country that is! People loved the music, and loved to hear us play. The last day in St. Petersburg we had a sold-out concert for 3500 […]

Some hip shit!

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Last week we were recording again with the Tim Langedijk Trio at Udo Pannekeet’s studio, when Arthur from Studiotuur came along with his hip camera. He made a 360° picture of our working environment, and a seperate one of the drumbooth. So check it out, and find me in the drumbooth!

Konrad Koselleck Bigband recordings

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Since three years every second monday of the month we play with the Konrad Koselleck Bigband in the Sugarfactory in Amsterdam. Every concert is with a couple of guests, from jazz and pop singers to classical singers, duduk-players, DJ’s, tap-dancers, musical-stars, caberetiers and other entertainers. It was about time that we would record an album […]