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Upcoming releases

SMASH HITS with Ben van Gelder and the Metropole Orkest will be released on Basta Music in October 2018. This record is a live registration of our 2016 show in Amsterdam with the orchestra conducted by Christian Elsässer. I’m honoured to have been able to work with this amazing, multiple Grammy Award-winning orchestra, and can’t […]

Radio 6: Luisterpaal / All the things you are, with Ben van Gelder

The physically attractive and mentally capable people at Dutch public broadcasting station Radio 6 posted this HQ recording of our visit to their studio, during the North Sea Jazz Festival. Also, they’ve put my album ‘More Socially Relevant Jazz Music’ up on their website: you can check it out here for free (!) over the […]

Album out now!

My debut album ‘More Socially Relevant Jazz Music’ is available as of now. It features world champion shot putting Ben van Gelder (alto sax), the bewilderingly beautiful Maarten Hogenhuis (alto sax), Sean “Shenaenae” Fasciani (bass) and HRH The Duke of Waalwijk Mark Schilders (drums). In honor of this joyful event, we will be performing in […]

Interview with Jazzenzo (Dutch, yet again)

Jazz magazine ‘Jazzenzo’ uploaded an interview by Marloes Jager with Ben van Gelder, Jasper van Damme, Thierry Castel and yours truly. Read it, and Bob will be your uncle! Photos © Eddy Westveer, except Ben van Gelder (left) © Jelmer de Haas.

Mona Lisa Overdrive review (Dutch)

Jazzlog ‘Draai om je oren’ posted a great review of Mona Lisa Overdrive’s concert in De Toonzaal, Den Bosch. Photos can be found here!

Guest soloist with the ‘Dutch Youth Jazz Orchestra’

I am proud to announce that I have been invited to tour with the Dutch Youth Jazz Orchestra (NJJO) as a guest soloist. The other two soloists will be none other than fellow ‘Ensemble’-members Ben van Gelder and Maarten Hogenhuis. The NJJO is a phenomenal big band, consisting of Holland’s most talented players under the […]

Interview in Jazz Magazine (Dutch)

The fine people at Jazz Magazine have included an interview by Tom Beek with yours truly in their latest edition (No6 2010). Photo by Govert Driessen. Click the thumbnail below to view the article, or click here to download a higher quality pdf.

Coming up in November: Mona Lisa Overdrive, Bright Noise

As a proud, new member of Mona Lisa Overdrive, I will be teaching and performing at the jazz department of the Codarts conservatory in Rotterdam, during their project week (November 1st-4th). On November 5th, my debut with this highly explosive band will be broadcast live on Radio 6 from club Panama in Amsterdam. The line-up: […]