Photo: Allard Willemse

”The wonderful eagerness with which Nijland explores the possibilities of his instrument is contagious and leaves you wanting more.”

Dion teaches double bass at the Jazz & Pop department of the ArtEZ Conservatory in Arnhem.


  • DEON‘s album SOFT STEEL released October 6th 2023 on all streaming platforms.
  • Concerts DEON from October 2023 on. First REVIEWS!
  • HOT’s 3rd album (containing contemporary arrangments of song variations of Sweelinck) will be released in October 2023 during the Festival Orgel Anders
  • Dion’s composers grant application was awarded by FPK, he has been writing for DEON and a string trio
  • Dion’s solo-cd I PLAY ME has been reviewed in De Volkskrant, Trouw, Jazzism, Jazznu and more. A highlight quote session can be witnessed here.

upcoming concerts


    • January 3, Frans Vermeerssen Trio – The Trail, Bimhuis, Amsterdam, 20.30
    • January 14, DEON cd-release SOFT STEEL, Plusetage, Baarle-Nassau, 14.00
    • January 23, masterclass double bassist Esat Encigliu @ ArtEZ Conservatory Arnhem, 14.30
    • February 4, Jaap Berends & band, presenting CD DOTS, Oosterbeek
    • February 13, All Strings Night led by Raoul van der Weide and Henk Zwerver, De Roze Tanker, Amsterdam, 20.30
    • February 22, Frans Vermeerssen Trio presenting The Trail, JIN, Thiemeloods, Nijmegen, 20.00
    • February 24, Beatrice zingt Brel, Wilmink Theater, Enschede, 20.30
    • March 9, DEON playing SOFT STEEL, Transition Festival TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, 15.00
    • March 10, Beatrice zingt Brel, Beauforthuis, Austerlitz, 17.30
    • March 16, Beatrice zingt Brel, Theater De Kik, 20.30
    • March 24, Frans Vermeerssen Trio presenting The Trail, Hothouse, Leiden, 20.00

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