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CD recording with Felicia van den End

Over the past three days we have been working 15-hour shifts, blood sweat and tears, and living on pizza and chinese take-away, but the result is very rewarding! This debut CD of Felicia which features repertoire by Mike Mowers andPiazolla (a.o.) and more will come out very soon!! More info on Felicia’s website.   Felicia van den End […]

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Bogotá, Bullerengue and el Bolón.

It has been one of those pleasant surprises that happen only when you least expect it. Afra and me where in Bogotá for a couple of concerts and a recording session. They say: Bogotá is cold, rainy, hard working, and has unfriendly people. All NOT true. Ok. Its not Cali either 😉 but this city rocks big […]

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Back in Colombia

After 5 years I am finally back in beautiful Colombia with Rumbata Beat Band. This year our tour takes us to Medellin (Medejazz 11.9.) Baranquilla (Barranquijazz 12.9.) and Cali (Ajazzgo 14.9.) Already the flight with Avianca was a delight. So nice attention. Best flight in a long time. 🙂

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Conjunto Amsterdam

Conjunto Amsterdam Every tuesday night you can find us in Jazzcafé Alto in Amsterdam playing until the early morning hours. If you are visiting Amsterdam you must come and check us out!    

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With Manou Gallo’s Groove Orchestra on Etnosur Festival, Jaén (Spain)

    With 38 degrees it was a sizzling day in Alcalá la Real! What a beautiful festival! And boy what can people there party! Manou’s new Groove Orchestra sounded great!

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With Maria Fernandez in Sanlucar de Barrameda (Spain)

      What a lovely stage there in Sanlucar. And what a fantastic audience!   Maria Fernandez – vocals Jonathan Ihlenfeld – Cuñado – bass Tuur Moens – drums

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La Banda Ritmo Cubano Summer Tour

For the third year in a row I joined  La Banda Ritmo Cubano in Germany for a wonderful tour through the baltic sea area. Dan Müler – Drums Samuel Ruiz – Bass Janosch Schneider – Congas Mayelis Guyat – Vocals A small band with a lot of power! Long live the Mambo Machine!!!!!!!      

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New single out: La Vida es un Carnaval

I am so excited to share this! Lot’s of hard work, blood sweat and tears (of joy)! But it’s finally ready! Yumarya’s single: La Vida es un Carnaval” Right on time for the FIFA 2014 soccer WorldCup in Brazil. I hope you enjoy it! Please click on the share button if you do !!!! 🙂 […]

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‘Korsou ta nifiká kas pa mi’ nr1 in curaçao! – 2. week in a row!

The tumba i wrote for ‘Ola Caribense’ is now 2 weeks in a row on nr1 in the top40 in curaçao! You can see and hear them play it here. With the always charming Yumaria on vocals. And she wrote the lyrics as well!! youtube.com/watch?v=5yf_IR…

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Rumbata Beat Band -New CD “Once again”

The brand new CD of Rumbatá Beat Band is going to be out soon. We will play the CD presentation on feb 27th in Amsterdam (Bimhuis) Please john us for this special event!

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