In addition to being a member in several pop & soulbands and other music projects, he leads his own jazz / improvisational projects. | His origins in rock music have influenced his playing as well as his compositions. | His previous albums and ‘Layers’ and ‘Onoda’ were received with wide acclaim, reached #1 on iTunes jazz charts and the band played amongst others at the internationally renowned North Sea Jazz festival. | Based in Amsterdam Holland.
My upcoming project Catharsis, is set to be released on March 15th. The music reflects the inner struggle for balance between vulnerability and strength, a journey to a deeper sense of masculine identity.
What makes this project particularly unique is that the music was composed based on the theme, with titles as the starting point, rather than the other way around. I hope this musical journey not only touches your heart but also awakens your sensitivity.
Catharsis redefines the traditional septet sound. Jazz, rock, indie, and modern composed music are seamlessly fused from a broad musical spectrum. In addition to the guitar, the modern-designed harmony of the brass plays an essential role. Expect passionate solos, supported by ethereal and dynamic textures. Boundary-crossing compositions, where accompaniment and melody sometimes overlap, form a solid foundation for improvisation, taking listeners on a journey through different worlds.