Johannes Weidenmueller (GER)

Johannes Weidenmueller (GER)

“One of the most interesting and explosive bass players to come along in  a long time” is a quote from a review in the French newspaper Le Monde,  referring to German bassist Johannes Weidenmueller. Since he moved from the German city Cologne to New York, he has been a member… read more

Joris Teepe (NL)

Joris Teepe (NL)

Joris Teepe (US/NL) is a Dutch-born bass player, composer, arranger,  producer, conductor and educator. In Groningen, The Netherlands, he is the head of the Jazz department of the Prins Claus Conservatorium and there he initiated the program “New York Comes To Groningen”, which  brings in New York living jazz… read more

LAVALU aka Marielle Woltring (NL)

LAVALU aka Marielle Woltring (NL)

LAVALU, aka Marielle Woltring is a dutch composer, pianist, a theatre artist and actor with very strong musically roots in classical music, from composers such as Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin and Franz Schubert. Some weeks ago I received the  invitation to interview LAVALU, after her… read more

Christian Kühn (GER)

Christian Kühn (GER)

“Chain the Snake” is the third and new-2019-album of the band “Kuhn Fu”, founded by Christian Kühn (GER) in our lovely city Groningen (NL), while  he was still studying at the Prins Claus Conservatorium. Since 7 years  "Kuhn Fu" is touring like crazy, 23 countries have been reached so far,… read more

Surma aka Débora Umbelino (PRT)

Surma aka Débora Umbelino (PRT)

The 24 years old SURMA, aka Débora Umbelino, from Leiria in Portugal,  masters every instrument that is around her. “Her sonic blend combines  ambient music, post-rock and jazz influences. The result? A really  unique, warm and intimate sound. Ethereal melodies created by a  one-woman-band that will take you to another… read more

Don Braden (US)

Don Braden (US)

On March 12th I had a very delighting interview at the Prins Claus Conservatorium, especially the Jazz department, in Groningen/The  Netherlands. Some month earlier I met the saxophonist and educator Don Braden (US) in the entrance hall of the same department and asked him,  if he would be interested… read more

Gene Jackson (US)

Gene Jackson (US)

On my birthday, february 28th, I received a very special present. My present came from Tokyo, spending one week in Groningen (NL) at the Prins  Claus Conservatory, where he blessed students with his artistic and very warm human nature as a part of the program “New York comes to Groningen”… read more