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

  • HOT will be playing at the famous Festival Toulouse Les Orgues on October 13th 2018.
  • Vera Westera and Dion invited to Sommerfestival Asphalt in Dusseldorf (15 – 19 July 2018)
  • Nice performance with Colen’s A Birds Eye View at Dutch television: watch De Winterkoning. Plus lovely review of CD.
  • HOT joins Steven Kamperman’s OPERA on Hildegard von Bingen; power woman from the 12th century. Rehearsals start in june.
  • Me teaching at ArtEZ; new video
  • BUI, a fresh initiative to stimulate the scene of improvisers in Utrecht. Check
  • Trailer by de Bende van Drie. Enjoy



  • June 9, Colen, A Birds Eye View, Klein Koninkrijk, Olst, 20.00
  • June 10, Playstation, Oranjewoud Festival,  Oranjewoud (Friesland), 17.00
  • June 11, Colen, A Birds Eye View, De Klep, Venlo, 20.00
  • June 12, Colen, A Birds Eye View, Cultuurhuis Heerlen, Heerlen, 20.30
  • June 28, ColenA Birds Eye View, Showcase Injazz, Rotterdam, 23.00
  • July 7, ColenA Birds Eye View, North Sea Round Town, De Machinist, Rotterdam, 21.00
  • July 8, Buisonic, De Ruimte, Amsterdam, 20.00
  • July 13, HOT (takes the E-Train), Sint Gertrudiskathedraal, Utrecht, 13.30
  • July 17 & 19, Duo Westera/Nijland, Sommerfestival Asphalt, Dusseldorf, 20.00
  • July 20, East of the Sun (reunion gig), De Lindenberg, 17.00, Nijmegen