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I started playing percussion at the age of 15. From 1980, I studied at the Rotterdam Conservatoire, under the direction of Henk Hemmes and Henk v.d. Schalk (Mini & Maxi). I subsequently studied with professional drummers such as Juan van Emmerloot, Hans Cleuver, Erik Ineke, Kim Plainfield en Peter Berk. In addition, I gained experience in studio work and played on numerous demo recordings.


From 1997, I did a lot of studio work and substitute work with various orchestras (big bands, musical Jesus Christ Superstar, Slide Dans Projects Heerlen). During this time, I also started my own groups: ‘Jazzcapade’, a jazz trio with a regular session in The Hague featuring guests such as Marius Beets, Fee Claasen, Peter Beets and Udo van Boven; ‘Jazzkwartet’, regular singers being Judith Nijland en Marietta Aprea; and ‘Jerboa’ a commercial orchestra for company parties and the event circuit.


This orchestra performs in various different formations, from quartet to 10-man band.

In 1998, I was asked to substitute for the drummer at The Royal Dutch Disco Philharmonic, an 18 piece disco formation. In the end, I became the regular drummer and later I, together with Manon van Hoof, took over the management of this orchestra. This resulted in the band performing on various well-known stages and parties in The Netherlands: ‘De Melkweg’ and ‘de Beurs van Berlage’ in Amsterdam, ‘Nieuwe Pul’ in Uden and the ‘Grolsch Film Première’ as well as the ‘Film festival By the Sea’ in Vlissingen.


At present, I perform with various orchestras, I give lessons at Drum School Big One Music in Zwolle and in my private studio. I also work via temping agencies for substitute music teachers or c.k.v.

Furthermore, I have gained experience at various music schools in the region and have substituted for teachers at secondary schools in Amsterdam.


I recently graduated for my masters degree at the conservatory in Arnhem.

Very recently, I studied with Kim Plainfield, Peter Retzlaff, Sandy Gennaro, Brad Filckinger, Guy Licata, Pat Pertillo, Frank Klatz and Steve Marks at the drummers collective in New York

Achtergrond soft pop


Dance classics/Disco




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