Since 1992 I have been working in many different settings with amateur musicians. Distinctive in my style is a very direct and energetic approach, targeting personal growth and playing together in a tight-sounding ensemble.
A workshop can be a weekend, a series of evenings or a week. Up till now the following subjects have been treated.
An exploration of Brasilian music styles.
- Frank Zappa
Is Zappa Jazz? A selection of his music from the late sixties, early seventies.
- Afrikaanse Music Styles
A reconnaissance of and a selection from the multiplicity of African musical styles.
- World Fanfare
For horns and percussion arranged music from ethnic fanfares of the World.
- Jazz Improvisation for Beginners
A practical and theoretical introduktion in Jazz Impro.
- The Workout
Jazz Impro for advanced students. A Session-form based on a catalog of 60 combo-pieces coming from Jazz, Funk, Latin, Soul, Brasilian and African musical traditions.
- Free Funk
A do-it-yourself workshop. Develop your own tunes.
- Stevie Wonder
An instrumental interpretation of his music.
- 70s Funk
Grooving with Maceo Parker. the JBs, Eddie Harris and other funkmasters from the 70s.
- New Orleans
Playing the music of, among others, Dr John, The Neville Brothers, The Meters, Allen Toussaint, the funky brassband-grooves of the Rebirth BB, the Dirty Dozen BB and the Wild Magnolias.
- Funk and Fusion
Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Tania Maria, Weather Report, Soft Machine and so on.
- Circus Music
Searching for a theatrical adaptation of traditional circus music..
- World Music
Playing music from all over the world.
Reconnaissance and introduction in this beautiful Brazilian music style from the early twentieth century. Precursor of the Samba and Bossa Nova.
- Jump Jive an' Wail!
Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Red Prysock and other "Tough Tenors". Rock'n Roll!