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. 

  • Brazil
    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.
  • Choro
    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!