kik dion

As a musician it is a non-stop rise and fall towards creating something that surprises and moves the listeners. This site will show you some of the results.

At the age of 17 I decided to pick up the double bass. Brought up by jazz, improvised music and pop, I’m still exploring the great possibilities of me & my instrument every day along with an almost countless number of other musicians.

I teach double bass at the Jazz & Pop department  of the ArtEZ Conservatory in Arnhem.

What’s new

  • New workshop ‘Spicy Jazz’ by Dion starting on January 18th 2018. Read
  • A Birds’ Eye View, a new project by Ad Colen. Seeing the world from a different perspective. Know more
  • BUI, a fresh initiative to stimulate the scene of improvisers in Utrecht. Check
  • U Jazz Festival at TivoliVredenburg reviewed by Jazzenzo.
  • Nice review by Ben Tafijn of concert HOT. Read
  • New trailer by de Bende van Drie. Enjoy



  • February 13, BUI (Bevordering Utrechtse Improvisatie), Moira, Utrecht, 20.00
  • February 23, Utrechtse Jazz Archipel, Gijs Hendriks Tribute, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, 21.00
  • March 10, Talking Cows, Leeuwarden, 16.00
  • March 11, presentation Workshop Spicy Jazz, Jazzwerkplaats, Den Bosch, 15.30
  • March 13, BUI (Bevordering Utrechtse Improvisatie), Moira, Utrecht, 20.00
  • March 18, Playstation (recordings Westerparksuite), Amsterdam
  • March 20, Oerknal!, BS De Boomgaard, Utrecht, 9.00
  • March 29, De Bende van Drie, Teatro Munganga, Amsterdam, 20.00