As a composer I prefer working with larger line ups. For my first official large ensemble I got the silly idea of making a band with 5 horns, 4 part rhythm section, a classical percussionist, a vocalist and two stewardesses. With this ensemble, entitled “Tritone Airlines”, I played several concerts in Cologne and one in Maastricht. Now I'm mostly working with big bands. With my music I focus on telling a story. I find this to be the most interesting way of setting up a program, and a nice way to keep the music innovative and interesting while still keeping it easy to understand for the audience. For example, my airplane band “Tritone Airlines” was about the journey of a plane lifting off, getting technical difficulties, crashing, stranding and eventually finding its way up again. This got portrayed with spoken words, lyrics, outfits and naturally through the music.
Besides my infatuation with music, I have interests in chess, gaming, hanging out with friends and I'm also active as a professional model. In the course of the last few years I have written arrangements for the Subway Jazz Orchestra, the Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Klara Schumann Bigband and multiple big band constellations that I have organized myself. I've also been in charge of arranging, organizing, conducting and playing in the Julius Eastman project at the 10th edition of the Weekend Fest. As a flute player I have played at well-known festivals such as the aforementioned Wee_Kend Fest, the Nijmegen International Music Meeting Festival and the renowned North Sea Jazz festival.