Dream Dancer.

The music of Cole Porter





June 2024 - Participating in the Jazztafette by JazzNu.com.

A set of questions asked to various jazz musicians in the Netherlands.

A beautiful initiative which gives a inside view in the musician's personal life and developments. Thankfull to share my thoughts!


April 2024 - visiting Benjamin Herman's podcast Get In!

Fun to talk about the new album! And more on music, Cole Porter and my work at DR. All in Dutch!


April, 2024 - Ellington 125th Anniversary concert

We celebrated Duke Ellington in the DR Concert Hall. The conductors Peter Jensen and Charlie Young III leading the orchestra and Ellington's grandson Paul Ellington was the guest of honor.

March, 2024 - Last weeks of the '23-'24 season @ the Danish Radio Big Band.

March, 2024 - Tribute to Steely Dan - featering vocalist: Hamish Stewart, Lucy Woodward and backings!

Reuben Fowler conductor/arranger and Tom Walsh on lead trumpet.

January, 2024 - DR Big Band: Cuban Fire!

Playing original works of Johnny Richards (Cuban Fire Suite), Bill Holman and Gerry Mulligan. All under the direction of Jiggs Whigham.

January, 2024 - DR Big Band:

New Years Tour with the trumpet section.


In February 2024 the Gidon Nunes Vaz Trio, featuring guitarist Davor Stehlik and double bassist Tomek van Leeuwen, will release their new album recorded in the summer of 2023.

The music on the album consists of new arrangements of Cole Porter songs.

More info to follow!

December 2023 - DR Big Band - Christmas Tour.

Concerts throughout Denmark featuring all the musicians of the band.

November 24, 2023 - DR Big Band: featuring Ben Wendel. Playing original works of the band and our featured guest. Led by Miho Hazama.

November 7 - 11, 2023 - DR Big Band: featuring Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Antonio Loureiro. Playing original works and the Brazilian Songbook repertoire in modern arrangements led by Miho Hazama. 

October 25 - 28, 2023 - DR Big Band: featuring New York singer Veronica Swift!

Concerts in Copenhagen & Aarhus.

October 7 - 14, 2023 - DR Big Band - A Good Time Was Had By All. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of jazz legend Thad Jones with 6 concerts throughout Denmark.

From 1977 till 1978, Thad Jones was the chief conductor of the band for nearly two years. To celebrate his legacy the band put up a special programme consisting of pieces by Thad, from the time he was leading the band. His legacy is still very much alive!

JUNE 15, 2023 - GNV TRIO: Album recording at the MCO2 studio, together with Davor Stehlik (guitar) & Tomek van Leeuwen (double bass). Our take on the music by one of our favourite composers Cole Porter will be released in springtime!

APRIL 2023 - Appointed for the 5th (solo) trumpet chair at the DR Big Band.

MARCH 2023 - Two weeks of intensive playing with the wonderful DANISH RADIO BIG BAND. Very grateful to have had the chance to work with this fantastic big band under the direction of Miho Hazama.

Trumpet section on the photo consists of:

Mads La Cour, Thomas Kjærgaard, Dave Vreuls (lead), James Davison and Gidon Nunes Vaz.

JANUARY 2023 - My good friend Jelle van der Meulen, who is a fantastic pianist, has released his debut album this month. We recorded the music in December 2021. I am very thankful he asked me to contribute to his album on four tracks. This album consists of all originals by Jelle and it is a beautiful representation of Jelle's talent as a composer and serious player. Listen to complete album on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3EVUeuSqjlEhhirJYAmLW7?si=NuIXHTQ9SPm6XDIFVkljSQ

JANUARY 8, 2023 - With the wonderful trumpet section of the Danish Radio Big Band, after the last concert of the New Years tour featuring Curtis Stigers, directed by Dennis Mackrel. Very thankful starting this year playing in such an inspiring band!

November 18, 2022 - The Eric Ineke JazzXpress @ de Tor, Enschede. Featuring: Martijn van Iterson, Juray Stanik, Tineke Postma, Marius Beets, Juray Stanik and Bart Fermie. Beautiful music of the Frans Elsen Norway album!

SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 - with Peter Beets Electric Band @ Loosdrecht Jazz Festival. Featuring Martijn van Iterson, Frans van Geest and Martijn Vink.

JULY 9, 2022 - with Peter Beets - New Jazz Orchestra @ North Sea Jazz Fest. featuring Fay Claassen.

JUNE 24/25, 2022 - New album release concert of the BvR Flamenco BigBand @ Bimhuis, Amsterdam & LantarenVenster, Rotterdam. Exciting new music by bandleader Bernard van Rossum. The album "Del Rio A La Mar" is available on streaming and CD.

MAY 13/14, 2022 - Recording with Suzan Veneman's ZINDER @ the Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, together with Kurt Weiss, Alvaro Jimenez, Wouter Kuhne and Tijs Klaassen. Original music written by Suzan, that portrays the versatility of the trumpet and the musical characters of each player in the group. A real joy and blessing to work with this group and play this music! The album will be released within a year.

(photos by Julia Bo Heijnen, BlackBones Vlaardingen)

APRIL 10, 2022 - Celebrating Eric Ineke's 75th birthday @ the BIMHUIS, Amsterdam. Featuring: Martijn van Iterson, Juray Stanik, Marco Kegel, Marius Beets, Rob van Bavel, Bart Fermie and Rein de Graaff. An evening with beautiful music by Frans Elsen, Cannonball Adderley and Charlie Parker.