Biography

Played With (among others);

  • Trumpetplayers; Wayne Bergeron (Maynard Ferguson) Eric Vloeimans, Benny Bailey, Ack van Rooyen, James Morrison, Roger Ingram (Ray Charles/Harry Connick), Eric Miyashiro (Buddy Rich), Lee Thornburg (Tower of Power)
  • Other; Toots Thielemans Thijs van Leer, Peter King, Ferdinand Povel, Scott Hamilton, Jamal Thomas (Maceo Parker) Barry Harris
  • Singers; Sandra Reemer, Antje Monteiro, Tony Neef, Paul Ambach (Boogie Boy) Erwin Bouterse, Louis Windzak, Lee Towers, Jeroen van der Boom, Fay Claassen, Simone Roerade, Donna Lynton,  Lilian day Jackson, Pia Douwes, Denise Jannah, Ken Ard,  Lady Linn, Lils Mackintosh, Oscar Harris, Laura Fygi, Karin Bloemen Babette van Veen, Izaline Calister
  • Bands; Bongo Brain, Highlight Jazz Orchestra, Bernard Berkhout Swingmates, Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra, Zoot, Holland Big Band.

Education;

  • 1980-1992 Classical and Jazzguitar lessons with Remco de Haan and Winfred Buma
  • 1992-1998 Royal Conservatory The Hague; Peter Nieuwwerf, Eef Albers, Tal Farlow,  John Aebercrombie + Workshops with Dave Liebman, Joe Labarbara, Jamaaladeen Tacuma
  • 1996 Brussels-Phillipe Catherine
  • 2003 New York -David Gilmore
  • 2006 Rio de Janeiro-Ricardo Silveira, Nelson Faria, Luciana Rabello

Noteable tours;

  • 2000 Addis Abeba-tour with occasional Big Band
  • 2003 New York-The Green House with Rembrandt Frerichs
  • 2003 and 2004 Egypt – Yallah Funk
  • 2011 Berlin-Holland Big Band at Berliner Philharmoniker
  • 2012 Thailand

Rocordings; (selected)

  • 2004 Jeen Rabs; Green Eggs
  • 2007 Holland Big Band – Happy House (Jazzshop records)
  • 2007 Nina Ebbenhout-When we kiss (O.A.P. records)
  • 2009 Holland Big-Band-LIVE (Jazzshop records)
  • 2009 Zub-Keep on Smilin’ Spicy (Jazzshop records)
  • 2011 Bernard Berkhout Swing Orchestra-Let’s Dance

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