A C T I V I T I E S
2012-2016 - Producer at radio station Concertzender on Dutch kabel and on the Internet.
* THE EARLY WORLD - 29-October-2016 - with: Tom Acton (Ierland), Assunta (België), Eyuphuno (Mozambique).
** THE NIGHT: WORLD MUSIC - 5-November-2016 - with: Calypso music from Trinidad, Belize, Jamaica...
*** THE EARLY WORLD - 12-November-2016 - with: Osama Abdurasol Quintet (Iraq/Belgium), Diab Quintet/Jonathan De Neck (International), The Gloaming (Ireland).
O T H E R P R O D U C T I O N S
2011-2014: producer / local manager for BAMM.TV 's GLOBAL SCENE AMSTERDAM. This live concert series was developed from BAMM’s regular documentary series, which presents the most compelling aspects of the underground and emerging music scenes in the world’s most interesting capital cities.
B A C K I N A M S T E R D A M
I've changed Paris for Amsterdam in early 1995, where I got lucky by my first visite to the most famous pop-temple in town PARADISO. Later that year, I started working for several culture oriented institutions, such as: Eurostage and Orkest & Gehoor. Last in the row was THE JOHN ADAMS INSTITUTE (from co-founder & director Anne Wertheim) in Amsterdam. I have been the event-coordinator for the Institute from September 2004 to December 2011. Working with 3 directors: Monique Knapen, Corine Krijgsman and Russell Shorto. Together with the JAI volunteers, we've organized a total of 121 lectures events with the best American (and some English) authors.
P A R I S (Sept.1968 - Febr.1995)
End 1968, I had to leave the US and went back to Europe, PARIS this time. A Dutch theatre-maker I had met there advised me to follow my passion: live music. Thanks to him, I’ve worked for a famous Dutch singer, and later with many French chanson-singers, rock-bands, jazz-musicians & world music artists. I've lived and worked in Paris for 27 years.
N E W Y O R K C I T Y (1967-1968)
In 1967, I went to NEW YORK CITY where I got inspired by the New York City art-scene and by BILL GRAHAM'S FILLMORE EAST Music-scene on 3th. avenue, with daily concerts from the superstars of the time. Remarkable was the performance of THE DOORS on March 22. Although they were retarded by the police for more than 45 minutes, they played better than ever before.
R O T T E R D A M (1946 - 1966)
I was born on the first day of January 1946, in devastated Rotterdam.