For this series of bloggy interviews I’ve shared questions with young artists and musicians living in New York. This time: Bass player and composer Jesse Byrom-Carter. In addition to the questions, we met up and played a few songs in … Continue reading
Let me tell you a little bit about my collaboration with Robin Koerts. You might have seen some clips or pics on the internet of us performing at various shows, but it’s pretty hard to get what we actually do … Continue reading
Please check out my latest video, and interview, made by Christopher and Jenny for their blog Leiden Living!! I’m playing my new original song “why wouldn’t you …. with ipad loops!
Ok, a little update for now. After graduating in Berklee I had a long break – almost 3 months – in the Netherlands. It was so great to be back and see my family and friends and have some quiet … Continue reading
Last weekend I went to Boston Illuminus Festival, an evening with lights projected on buildings, interactive art and technology. More info on http://illuminusboston.org/ Here some pictures 🙂
On July 16th, 2014 there was a live radio show in Leiden, Scheltema from Radio Sleutelstad Fm. There were a lot of bands performing an evening of music. I had the fortune to play with two amazing peeps: Frans Heemskerk … Continue reading
Last January I organized a concert during the Leidse Jazz Week in the Hooglandse Kerk in the Netherlands, a big church in the center of Leiden. I really wanted to perform with Florian Weber and since he is on tour … Continue reading
Today I had a concert in the Outpost, in Boston. This was a concert in a series my friends organize called; four duo’s in momentum. The idea is that every concert there will be four duo’s performing that will create music on the spot, in the moment. Free music. For this concert I was asked to choose a duo partner to play with and I choose to work with Jernej Bervar, a guitarist from Slovenia that studies with me in Berklee College of music. We have been playing together, and he stayed in the Netherlands last year for a week to play some concerts with me.
When performing this experiment I used my iPad with several apps like Loopy, Moog, Synth, and Fingerjam. I must say that Jernej used his guitar to the fullest, including trying out all the weird sounds you could possibly make with a phone, your cable and your strings.
Have fun listening, but, please don’t get confused by the amazing camerawork from John Caruso 🙂
November 2013 I played my first gig in NYC, in the metropolitan room in Manhattan. A full hour concert with all original songs. Really exciting! I spend a lot of time working out the program, doing the marketing and preparing the show.
This opportunity arrived last year, when I went – after a long day of recording sessions – with bass player Ray Parker to a show in the Metropolitan room NYC. Annie Ross was performing. I am big fan of her, so I was really excited to see it. Ray was friends with JP the sound engineer and after the show we all had a drink. He listened to my cd – polaroid – and thought it was so nice that he told the programmer. So it happened, my first gig in NYC… I planned for November.
My wish was to play with Florian Weber who I met in NYC when he was playing a show with – Dutch trumpeter – Eric Vloeimans. Florian liked my compositions and we talked a lot about composing, lyrics and life.
Then it was finally there, that weekend I traveled to NYC, and met up with Florian for a rehearsal on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The concert was on Sunday night and it all went well, but I must say; playing in NYC is a whole different thing. Here are the recordings 🙂
Vanaaf ging ik optreden in Ryles met David Scott, mijn zangleraar. Naast mij waren er nog 3 andere zangeressen die hij had uitgekozen, allen erg goed: Song Yi Jeon, Emily Miller en Deborah Pierre. We werden begeleid door Greg Feingold (bas) , Jiri Nedoma (piano) en Jeremy Sauber (drums). Hieronder kun je een stukje zien van mijn optreden.