Barnicle Bill Trio
My Jazz trio with saxophonist Miguel Martinez and drum legend John Engels. We started jamming in John’s basement beginning 2010 and soon this group became hot. We had a lot of exposure during John’s 75th birthday. Television and Radio appearances followed by many concerts. Our repertoire consists of Standards that never became standard.
Yuri Honing Wired Paradise
Electric Group of saxophonist and composer Yuri Honing. Great band that does around 30 to 40 concerts a year mostly international. Besides Yuri, the band features German guitarist Frank Mobüs, guitarist Stef van Es, Joost Lijbaart on drums and myself on bass.
in 2006 pianist/ECM Artist Wolfert Brederode and drummer Joost Lijbaart made a beautiful duo album called ‘One’. They now extended the group with guitarist Ed Verhoeff and me on bass. We are working on repertoire and will start recording and playing mid 2013.
When I started my studies at the conservatory drummer Joost Lijbaart and guitarist Frank Wingold were just graduating. They were playing together with bass player Nic Thys. I was totally hooked to the way they were playing. Years later the group had a restart with me on bass. In 2002 we won the Dutch Jazz Competition. We played a lot around that time. Frank writes most of the pieces. I also wrote some of the tunes. We recorded two CD’s with the trio and another one together with the Zapp String Quartet.
At the moment we aren’t playing that much but we have 1 or 2 tours every year. Mostly far away which is nice since it’s great to be on tour with friends.
After ‘Geel, Mosaic, Bhedam, Osmosis and tons of sidemen projects’ Oene van Geel and me formed this band together. We wrote some tunes and in 2007 we recorded a pretty awesome cd (if I may say so). We did some concerts. Bimhuis, Paradox, Singel, Leidse Jazz Week, The North Sea Jazz Festival… Besides Oene and me this band features Harmen Fraanje and the French based saxophone player Guillaume Orti and drummer Chander Sardjoe. At the moment the band is inactive because everybody is busy with other things. Hopefully we pick it up some day. Oh… did I tell you we have a cd? The only way you can hear this band so I recommend buying it. If you want the hard version write me a mail. There are still about 2 or 3 boxes under my bed!
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Amsterdam Percussion Group
What the hell is a bass player doing in a percussion group? No idea but it’s pretty awesome. The group has a long history. I joined around 2000 and did many projects with them. We did a lot of international tours and in 2006 and 2007 we did about 20 concerts with world famous drummer Terry Bozzio. In 2010 we toured all over the Netherlands with Toto drummer Simon Phillips. Both shows are available on DVD.
Jazz quartet of Belgium saxophonist and composer Tom van Dyck. Tom writes beautiful music and taught me a lot along the way.
You can find more info about him over here.