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.


  • New CD HOT & Brass is received enthousiastic by the press! Read this review by Rinus van der Heijden for example.
  • I recently joined a new initiative: GIST is a collective of musicians from Utrecht. September 3rd the first GIST Festival will took place! Gist will continue at the Museum Speelklok.
  • I am preparing a cd with double bass only. After having spend two full days of recording at Studio Peggy 51, I’m now choosing the ‘true tracks’ & almost finished with the mastering.
  • DEON was invited by U Jazz and TivoliVredenburg to to do a concert. It was released on Youtube on June 27th 2020. Watch here.

Upcoming concerts…

  • 15 September, Jazz in de the Garden, Gerben Kein Willink 4tet, Utrecht
  • 18 September, Jazz in the Garden, Gerben Kein Willink 4tet, Utrecht
  • 21 September, Jazz in the Garden, Gerben Kein Willink 4tet, Utrecht
  • 25 September, HOT & Brass, Reflections of Duke, Padua Church, Nijmegen, 19.30
  • 26 September, Vanbinsbergen Playstation, Remise, Bimhuis, 19.30 & 20.30 (2 shows)
  • 27 September, HOT & Brass, Reflections of Duke, Soest, 15.00
  • 30 September, Bo van de Graaf, Cycles, Brebl, Nijmegen, 20.30