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.


  • Concerts DEON from October 2023 on, releasing debut-cd. 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’ll be writing for DEON and a string trio during the upcoming period
  • Dion’s solo-cd I PLAY ME has been reviewed more then 10 times in De Volkskrant, Trouw, Jazzism, Jazznu and more. A highlight quote session can be witnessed here.

upcoming concerts

  • May 13, Frans Vermeerssen Trio, presenting The Trail, Rowolde, 20.00
  • May 15, impro session by Raoul van der Weide, Amsterdam, 20.00
  • May 21, Utrecht Jazz Archipel, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, 15.00
  • May 29, HOT, Basiliek Sint Jan, Oosterhout, 15.00
  • June 4, HOT, Jazzvesper, Nicolaïkerk, Utrecht, 17.00
  • June 11, HOT, Lutherse Kerk, Apeldoorn, 13.00
  • August 24, HOT, Grote Kerk Wageningen, 20.00
  • August 26, Frans Vermeerssen Trio, presenting The Trail, Zomerjazzfietstour, Groningen
  • September 9, HOT, preview new album Sweelinck – Jazz from the 17th century, Utrecht, 15.00
  • September 15, Utrecht Jazz Archipel ft Henk Kraaijenveld, Jazzfest Naarden, 20.00

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