Sharing a double bill with the Redbourgh Quartet, both presenting our debut EPs. Small fee, great venue, drop by!
Free entrance concert in the foyer of the amazing Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven. Doors open at 16:00h, concert at 17:00h!
Playing at the jazzfestival JazzOUT! in Heerlen alongside great artists like Stanley Clarke and Avishai Cohen (t).
I've had the chance to promote myself and the band Tyranni Flock a few times in the past 2 months. Instead of doing a new post with every article, I'll try to share a few at once. Mind you, only the first one is in Dutch:
Sound of the Moment (English spoken)
Dagblad de Limburger interview
So Sez Co in de Jazzism
Jazzism interview met EWI-speler Itai Weissman
L1 Emil en de Muziek
Co Live! met live concert
Co Live! 2 uur special met interview
6FM in Business interview
I'm SO proud to finally share this. For almost 3 years we've been working on this band and our music, and now our first release is official. You can order the EP by emailing me, download it at iTunes or stream it on any of the major platforms. For Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/65TEGDQQIPQuTffXperAuA?si=8ssgTmYZSXy927SuLvX38Q
Tyranni Flock has been selected to play at the semi-finals of the Dutch Jazz Competition. We'll play on Sunday 25th of March at the Paradox! Truly an honour to be part of this prestigious competition even before we're starting our tour.
The debut single of Tyranni Flock is out! So proud to finally share some new music with you all. Listen to it on Spotify (for example): https://open.spotify.com/track/3NrdY8yTsfFmNOGxh8JQ1b?si=HKnd7xLMTXSKxn_lf1tLjw
In february I got an exciting phonecall from drummer and booker Joost Lijbaart. He's been someone who's coached me in the past as a guest lecturer, and I've looked up to him for booking worldwide tours for decades with Yuri Honing. So I'm thrilled to announced that from now on I'll be helping out a few hours every week to promote and book Yuri Honing throughout Europe (and potentially more), with Joost as my personal mentor.
2018 is going to be an exciting year, because we'll be releasing our first EP with the band Tyranni Flock. A group I founded 2 years ago to look for a modern sound fitting today's music. Lyrical, melodical, but fierce, energetic, well-produced. I'm super excited to be sharing the first music with you soon! For now, we've released a first teaser on our facebook. Be sure to follow us there to get all the previews building up to the release this spring! www.facebook.com/TyranniFlock
I'm honoured to have received the Eu Jazz Young Talent Award 2017 this weekend in Heerlen! Together with Slimjazz we'll be booking concerts for Tyranni Flock to promote our upcoming EP in 2018.
I've been silent for a while, mainly because there simply have been a lot of developments. Bird Call Bookings is taking a more professional shape, presenting some top Dutch and international artists the coming year. Of course we couldn't stay behind with our website so we proudly present to you:
We just came back home from a great tour in the UK, collaborating with the English NYJO and German BuJazzO, playing in Nottingham, London and Gateshead. It gave me the opportunity as well to start a network there, and soon I'll be able to share some amazing news about that.
I had the honour of interviewing Avishai Cohen (tp) and Mar Guiliana during their visit in Maastricht. Read it back on: http://www.jazzenzo.nl/?e=3560
I'm proud to announce that of today I will be working as the Booking Agent of the Jazz Department of the Maastricht Conservatory. I'm very much looking forward to be working with the school, teachers, students, Jazz Maastricht and all other parties involved. Maastricht is changing for the better, so it's great that I'll be playing a part in it in the near future.
No, no one wrote a review about me, it's the opposite. I visited the So What's Next Downtown festival and got the chance to write about it for the jazzenzo website. I hope to be working and writing for them more in the future! Full article: http://jazzenzo.nl/?e=3495
I just came back from a great week with the German BuJazzo and British NYJO. We played a few shows in Germany and finished the small tour in Amsterdam at the Bimhuis. We'll be joining forces again next year when we visit them in London, so I can't wait!
The Nationaal Jeugd Jazz Orkest that I'm a proud member of just received the Zilveren Notekraker for upcoming talent in the music industry! We're super happy to have been given this award, and hope that the community of the NJJO will further grow in the coming years and will be an example to all young jazz musicians.
The summer break is almost over, so time to update my website a little bit. Visit the media page to see some videos that I'm featured in, including new videos from my final exam last June!
This year we, as the Jong Metropole, had the privilege to work with the great Jules Buckley. The NPO visited our first concert of the year and broadcasted some interviews and pieces of the concert at their show Podium On Tour. You can watch the video through this link (we're at about 25 minutes in):Podium On Tour
Yesterday I played my final exam, and I am both honoured and humbled to be able to say that I not only graduated, but I passed with a 9,5! I can't thank everyone who played with me enough. Itai, Remi, Hidde, Willem, Vincent and Pauli, you are the best! The whole concert has been recorded, so I hope to share it with you soon.
Last year our concerts with the Jong Metropole were recorded by Chris Weeda. Now it will be released on CD, and the recordings are simply beautiful. I can't wait to play again with this orchestra and to share this music.
Welcome to this new website. Here you'll find everything you may want to know about me or any of my projects. Please do check out the two special pages I've created for my band Tyranni Flock, as well as Bird Call Bookings, a little side-project of mine.