Jabali Billy Hart (US)

Jabali Billy Hart (US)

On thursday, November 6 – 2019 I had the huge honor and pleasure to meet my long life musically brother Jabali Billy Hart, drummer, composer and educator. After playing for one week in New York City with his own quartet (Ethan Iverson, Mark Turner and Ben Street) he traveled to Cologne,… read more

Sahar Ajdamsani (IRN)

Sahar Ajdamsani (IRN)

Sahar Ajdamsani is a young very well known Iranian poet, singer, composer, photographer, author, activist for women's rights and a precious  beautiful human being. Beginning of november 2019 she released the song  “Dreamy World”, a composition by Giovanni Amighetti (IT) with the poetry and voice of Sahar Ajdamsani. "Dreamy World"… read more

Hedvig Mollestad (NOR)

Hedvig Mollestad (NOR)

Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen is a Norwegian guitarist, improviser and composer, born in Alesund and leader of the Hedvig Mollestad Trio (HM3) with Ellen Brekken (electric bass & double bass) and Ivan Loe  Bjørnstad (drums). This trio published six albums on Rune Grammofon, their music can be described as “outgoing &… read more

Michael Philip Mossman (US)

Michael Philip Mossman (US)

On thursday October 3 – 2019 I had the huge pleasure and honor to interview Michael Philip Mossman, jazz trumpet player, composer, arranger, Grammy nominated (2013 for "Best Instrumental Arrangement" for his "Afro-latin Ellington Suite") artist and educator. Since the age of 17 he is active on the international jazz scene.… read more

Nina Iggy (NL)

Nina Iggy (NL)

During a visit in the Grand Theatre in Groningen (NL) I met theatremaker  Nina Iggy. After having a special conversation between strangers, at least that first moment we were strangers, the idea was born to ask Nina for an interview. And she accepted! Nina Iggy is a young Dutch theatremaker,… read more

Elin o'Hara Slavick (US)

Elin o'Hara Slavick (US)

On September 8 – 2019, I had the big pleasure to perform with The Groningen Vocal Exploration Choir under the direction of Chris Tonelli during the exhibition as part of the cultural week in Galerie Block C:  “After Hiroshima: Cultural Responses to the Atomic Bomb”.   Questions like how artists respond to… read more

Michael Vatcher (US)

Michael Vatcher (US)

This years edition of the ZomerJazzFietsTour presented a selection of international top drummers, such as Louis Moholo-Moholo, Gerry Hemingway, Michael Vatcher, Han Bennink, Victor de Boo, Aleksandar  Skoric, George Hadow and Paal Nilssen-Love. I had the huge pleasure and honor to speak with two of them in Garnwerd, close to… read more

Paal Nilssen-Love (NOR)

Paal Nilssen-Love (NOR)

This years 2019 edition of the ZomerJazzFietsTour presented a selection of international top drummers, such as Louis Moholo-Moholo, Gerry Hemingway, Michael Vatcher, Han Bennink, Victor de Boo, Aleksandar  Skoric, George Hadow and Paal Nilssen-Love. I had the huge pleasure and honor to speak with two of them in Garnwerd,  close… read more