I started playing guitar nine years old. Studied classical guitar with Co Pfister at the Giko, with Els Kluin Conservatory Utrecht and with Stanley Noordpool at the conservatory of Tilburg. I studied Jazz, rock, pop and latin all by myself. I was admitted to the conservatory of Rotterdam in 1980 and graduated in 1985 majoring jazz. I studied there a.o with Klaus Flenter. I did a lot of session/bandwork and studiowork during the end of the 70'.
I played in different setups ranging from duettes to bigband, Metropool Orchestra to Rotterdam symphonic Orchestra. With bands and musicals I played all over Europe, doing some studiojobs and appearing in radio and tv shows inside and outside the netherlands. I do some private teaching mainly jazzguitar, giving workshops on improvisation and, ensemble playing, bandcoaching, teaching music at a secondary school, doing sessionwork, writing music and doing some arrangingwork. I'm now working on a quartet playing standards and my own compositions ranging from bebop to fusion.
I played in concerts, sessions, workshops a.o with Joe Pass, Jimmy Raney, Jesse van Ruller, Anton Goudsmit, Peter Hertmans, Matern Otten, Hans van Leeuwen, Eef Albers, Dick Onstenk, Madeleine Bell. Greetje Kauffeld, Denise Jannah, Ruth Jacott, Humprey Campell, Michelle David, Metropool orchestra, Rotterdam Symphonic Orchestra,Eric Vloeimans, Rosa King, Charles Green, Rachel Gould, Hans Eykenaar, Clarence Becton, Henk Zomer, Ton Dijkman, Ron van stratum, jos en richard beeren, ton van de Geyn, Peter Krijnen, Rinus Raaymakers, Bas Cooymans, Hans Mantel, Roman Korolik, Jos Machtel, Peter de Vries, Henny Vonk, Ferdinand Povel, Hans Dulfer, Yuri Honing, Armando Caïro, Andy Middleton, Peter Hermesdorfer, Joris Posthumus, Tineke Postma, Suzanne Alt, Pieter Bast, Konkie Halmeyer, Henk koekoek, Rob van Bavel, Ron Wilson, Michel Biscelia, Paulus Potter, Gé Titulaer, Jaap van de Voet, Bart de Win, Frank Verhoef, Ruurt Boes, Miriam Snoek [ Not Updated Yet ]