Whenever my profession leaves some time, I take my trumpet and play jazz. Originally educated as a cello player, I soon felt the borders of classical music too close. I needed more freedom to express myself, to play my own music, to create chorusses, arrangements and compositions and to play “dirty” notes when I wanted. So jazz has become my passion for almost 40 years. I play by myself, in a sextett !ALIVE!, in a Big Band Jazz Association Orchestra or in a piano/flugelhorn duo. Being influenced by the great Dutch flugelhorn player Ack van Rooyen I am glad to live in a deep friendship with him for many years. So the flugelhorn became more and more my favorite instrument, furthermore due to it’s smoothness and warm tone, especially when playing ballads.
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