In may 2011 I was invited to work with the Orquestra Tom Jobim, an orchestra with musicians who study at EMESP (Escola da Musica do Estado de Sao Paulo).
I’m very happy to have met Andre Mehmari, wonderful pianist and composer. We have a lot in common, share musical heroes and became good friends.
In august 2008 I was invited to play at the series of outdoor concerts called Piano na Praca. In these series of concerts some of the finest pianists gave performances
When we organized our first Clube da Musica Festival in de Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam, we were called by a nice Brazilian man from Haarlem
Since 2008 I am involved with a group of musicians called Clube da Musica Atibaia. A city, north of Sao Paulo. We played a lot of concerts together in this wonderful town.
Under the name of Tristar, the trio version of my Orkestar, I played a tour with Dirk Peter Koelsch and Ernst Reijseger. We played at Festival de Inverno Atibaia
Saturday september 3 we played our first concert of the new project ‘Testimoni’. With the wonderful musicians of Matangi String Quartet and Eric Vloeimans.
My 3rd edition of the Extra Large Jazz Orchestra of Buitenkunst features music of pianist Ramón Valle and me. New compositions and fresh orchestrations for this vibrant, steaming band
Another exciting project that will take place is the Zappa Festival in de Doelen in Rotterdam.
I am always happy when the phone rings and Bart Schneemann is on the line! A piece that has to be finished yesterday, for a concert tour last week. My speciality!