THE NIGHT: WORLD MUSIC | 2012 - 2019
C O - P R O D U C E R 2016-2019 ORIENT EXPRESS Jan Kruit († 2018)
P R O D U C T I O N & D I R E C T I O N | CARIB CALLING | 2017 - 2018
Music from Suriname, Caribbean & South America. A program based on an idea by Noraly Beyer, allowing special guests* to determine their theme & music themselves.
*Special guests: Lydia Emanuels, Marcel Weltak, Henk van Vliet, Robby Harman, Gerda Havertong, Jeffrey Spalburg, Walther Muringen, Vincent Henar, Oscar Harris, Guilly Koster, Edgar Burgos & hostess Noraly Beyer.
P R O D U C T I O N S | Bamm.tv 2011 - 2014
GLOBAL SCENE AMSTERDAM
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.
R E T R O S P E C T I E V E 2011 - 1965
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, Orkest & Gehoor, Kunst & Bedrijf, BNA... Last in the row: The John Adams Institute (from co-founder & director Anne Wertheim). I have been the event-coordinator 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.
Fall 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 for festivals and theatres with French singers, rock-bands, jazz-musicians & world music artists. I've lived and worked in Paris for 27 years.
In 1966, I went to New York City where I got inspired by the New York City Art & Music Scene. A specially by Bill Graham's Fillmore East on 3th. Avenue. They produced daily concerts with the superstars. Remarkable was the performance of The Doors on March 22, 1967: although they were retarded by the police for more than 45 minutes, they played better than ever before.
I was born on New Years day 1946, in devastated Rotterdam.