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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
One of my heroes, who I’ve watched a lot, and with whom I share my passion for drumming, is of course.. ANIMAL! 🙂
In november alto-saxophonist Herb Geller (check your westcoast records from the 50’s/60’s) turned 80. He’s alive and kickin’ in Hamburg, and as a birthday present they gave him a concert of his own. He chose to do a combo-set and a bigband-set with the NDR-Bigband, and I was asked to play the drums on both […]
Besides pictures you can now also watch some YouTube videos on my homepage, on which I’m playing. Check ‘videos’ in the menu, or if you want to watch more, check YouTube itself.
With this new website, I created a Flickr account, to put all my pictures on. As you can see in the menu it’s working quite well, and if you click the pics, you can see all of them on Flickr. On the old website the pictures weren’t up to date anymore, so I put a […]
About time, wasnt it? A new website – and here it is! Check out all the information you want to have about me. It’s not quite finished yet, but feel free to take a look around allready! 🙂