[2020 – 6]

DEON was invited by U Jazz and TivoliVredenburg to to do a concert. It was released on Youtube on June 27th 2020. Watch here.

[2020 – 5]

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.

[2020 – 4]

Buisonic played at the beautiful Bethlehem Church in Amsterdam. It was broadcasted on Youtube.

[2020 – 3]

HOT is invited to play in Swiss again. Concert on July 26 2020 in Bellelay.

[2020 – 2]

DEON had it’s premiere in Utrecht on December 20 2019 and has also been performing at U Jazz Festival. Nice review of the concert.

[2020 – 1]

A new band has come alive & invited to play at the U Jazz Festival February 1st 2020. Any ideas for a name?

[2019 -4]

HOT is preparing Reflections of Duke: an exiting program with arranged pieces and new compositions inspired on Ellington’s very early works as well as his late Sacred Concerts. Concerts read here.

[2019 – 3]

Buisonic is a new group initiated by trombone player Joost Buis. It contains 2 screemy guitars as well as whispering poetry. Concerts @ De Ruimte & ZJFT.

[2019 – 2]

On August 28 Dion will do a solo performance with music from Charles Mingus @ De Kaaij in Nijmegen. Pieter Douma will play Thelonious Monk.

[2019 – 1]

HOT is invited to perform at the Festival d’Orgue in Mourgins and at a festival in Bern.


De Oerknal! New series of workshops starting on March 17th in Het Muziekhuis in Utrecht. Send me a mail if you want to participate.

New Band: Di Kwintet performs at U jazz festival on December 15th

Colen’s A Birds Eye View will be playing in De Bimbuis on february 2nd 2019.

Steven Kamperman’s  opera Hildegard sold out almost every concert. Very nice reviews.

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

With Spinifex I toured through India in 2011 & 2012.

Maanschaduw was a musical theatre performance that I performed in together with violin player Jeffrey Bruinsma.

In 2009 I participated in the dance performance Ghost Note by Station Zuid.

In 2009 I played in the Jazz Opera Miles and Tram 7 (music by Esmée Olthuis, libretto by Denise Schreuder). Together with a nice group of musicians we did more than 100 concerts.

In 2008 I joined the RO Theater for more than 6 months to rehearse and perform Woyzeck, directed by Gerard Jan Reinders

In 2007 I was Artist in Residence at SJU in Utrecht and was invited to organize four concerts

In 2007 I played in the musical theatre production Pushkin Paradise, also by Oostpool

In 2006, Dimami took part in The Young VIPs Tour with, among others, guitarist Anton Goudsmit and in 2015 the band had been celebrating its 15th anniversary!

In 2006 I took part in the Oostpool Theatre Group production of Brel, featuring Jeroen Willems in the title role.

I was partly musically raised by playing for several years together with bayan player Oleg Fateev, Trio East of the Sun, The Dutch/Portuges singer Monica Triga, Dutch singer Gé Reinders and singer and composer Lilian Hak

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