In 1996 I completed my Master study at the conservatory in Rotterdam for the majors electric and double bass. I’ve been active ever since as a freelance musician, mostly in the Dutch and Belgian music scene.

The Netherlands: Nederland: Clazz ensemble, DelMontis, Dick de Graaf 4tet, DTX (oa Berthil Busstra, Spencer Croes), Elizabeth Simonian, E.T. (Jeroen van Vliet), Gare du Nord, Holland Big Band, Michiel Stekelenburg 4tet, Pascal Vermeer 5tet, Kim Hoorweg, Rembrandt Frerichs, Wende Snijders. As a freelancer a.o. with Michiel Borstlap, Eric Vloeimans, the Auratones, Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Sensual, Wouter Hamel, Ben van den Dungen/Jarmo Hoogendijk.

Belgium: Tutu Puoane 4tet, Robin Verheyen trio, Frederic Delplanq 4 tet, Quintessence, Pentachrome, Bruno VanSina 4 tet. As a freelancer a.o. Jef Neve, Kris Goessens, Bart VanCaenigem, Kurt van Herck, Tom VanDijck, Bruno VanSina, Dre Palmaerts, Mimi Verderame, Teun Verbruggen, Tuesday Night Ochestra.

Since 1998 I’m teaching at the SKVR in Rotterdam. Electric and acoustic bass, as well as (jazz) ensembles. Between 1999 and 2007 I was teaching at de Stoep in Spijkenisse.
Since 2010, on still a growing number of times, I have been asked to teach at Codarts (conservatory) Rotterdam en Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (FHK Tilburg). Both electric and double bass and ensemble lessons too.

Former Bands & Projects

Time flies… and in the last 20 years I have been involved in quite some bands and projects. If you’re interested, the following summary is in reversed chronological order. Bart Lust 5tet, Rembrandt Frerichs trio, Taylor Made, Dick de Graaf 4tet, Wende Snijders, Tutu Puoane 4tet, Dance Trax, Kim Hoorweg, Jeroen van Vliet’s E.T., Straight Up, Robin VerHeyen trio, Quintessence, Frederic DelPlancq 4tet, Bruno Van Sina 4tet, Dual City Concertband, Edwin Berg trio, Marlies Helder, Nannet Currie (Currie show), ZOAB, Plexus, Bump City, Cakewalk