PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

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1982-1988     saxophone teacher for local orchestras in Holland

1986-1988     saxophone player Het Gelders Orkest (Arnhem symphonic orchestra)

1983-1988     choir conductor Kerkerdom, Altforst, Heilig Landstichting (Holland)

1983-1986     member Melomaan Concert Band

1987             courses for orchestral conducting in Arnhem and The Hague

1987             finished studies concert band conducting Arnhem Conservatory

1987             first conductor Zomer Orkest Nederland

1988             finished studies classical saxophone Royal Conservatory The Hague

1988             military training for non-commissioned officer Netherlands RAF

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1989             move to Belgium

1989-1996     member SHAPE International Band NATO HQ Belgium

1993             finished studies choir conducting Royal Conservatory Brussels

1994             head of the operations departement SHAPE Band

1994             saxophone player with Concert Band Netherlands Royal Air Force

1994             study composition with Kersters at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp

1994             saxophone and ensemble teacher Music Academy Lier

1995             saxophone teacher Bergen op Zoom music school

1995             mentor jazz education program Royal Conservatory Antwerp

1995             member Cytherea Saxophone Quartet (Rotterdam)

1996             ensemble teacher educational program Royal Conservatory Antwerp

1997             professor jazz and popular music didactics Royal Conservatory Antwerp

1998             member Brabant Saxophone Quartet (Tilburg, Holland)

1999            founding Funk Stunde recital duo (20th century saxophone & piano)

1999             start yearly productions of student-made musicals

2000             writing curriculum and textbook for teaching jazz and jazz ensemble

2001              initiator Jam Sessions Lier253069_4525195770696_127822613_n

2002             start as freelance jazz player

2004             founding jazz quartet Azul

2004             bandleader BigBandLie

2006             head of external operations Lier Music Academy

2006             re-start compositional and arranging activities

2007             co-founder and composer for Comedi’Adolpho

2008             arranger Blue Flame productions, arr. for Leah Thys

2009             arranger Goedenavond productions

2009             editing composer Golden Bridge (Europa, Europa)

2009              bigband acoustics at TU/e (Technical University Eindhoven)

2009             founding of Balkan Badjas2009             founder Jazz We Can, summerclass in Aosta, Italy

2009             co-initiator Help A Fellow fundraising concert

2010             artistic consultant Europa, Europa

2010             founder JAZZ NOTES student jazz combodsc_5284

2010             organizer LIER JAZZ 2010 festival, arranging for Door Van Boeckel

2010             winning Golden Star Award European Union with ‘Europa, Europa’

2011             touring with BigBandLier in the United Kingdom

2011             founding of Conventillo Tango Orchestra

2011             organizer LIER JAZZ 2011 festival

2012             director Jazz We Can, summerclass in Germany

2012              initiator yearly SCAT Contest

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2012              Jazz Ongehoord, workshop for hearing disabled

2012             organizer LIER JAZZ 2012 festival, arr. for trp Kerry Moffit

2013             touring with BigBandLier in Holland

2013             producing Jazz Bond shortfilm

2013             organizer LIER JAZZ 2013 festival

2013             touring with BigBandLier in Scotland

2014             organizer LIER JAZZ 2014 festival

2014             accompanist Lions Club Singers (fundraising)

2014             accompanist school musical Nijlen

2015             organizer LIER JAZZ 2015 festival

2015             bandleader production ‘Broadway’ Ranst

2015             accompanist Lions Club Singers (fundraising)

2015             accompanist school musical Nijlen

2016             arranger/bandleader ‘Oz’ youth musical theatre

2016             concerts with BigBandLier in Holland

2016             setting up long term creative artistic education (CAV) for teenagers

2016             starting Pop/Jazz courses in Zandhoven area

2016             organizer LIER JAZZ 2016 festival (‘New Horizons’)

2016             accompanist Lions Club Singers (fundraising)

2016             accompanist school musical ‘Droomreis’ Nijlen

2017             organizing Britain Band Summer in Lier

2017             organizing jam sessions at ’t Goed Voorbeeld in Lier

2017             setting up 9th edition of ‘Help a Fellow’ charity concert

2017             accompanist Lions Club Singers (fundraising)

2017             accompanist school musical ‘Bennie en de Gouden Kaas’ Nijlen

 

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