Born: August 9, 1943
Born 1943, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Classical piano education (4 years) starting at 10. When I was 14 I started to play (classic) jazz with my younger brother Fred (trumpet/cornet/reeds). We formed in 1965 our first real band (after schoolbands, etc.): The Court Town Rhythm Kings. The band played authentic old jazz in the way of Oliver, Morton, early Armstrong, Williams, Beiderbecke and Half Way House. The band broke up in 1972 due to moving members - ready with their studies - and my own resettling from The Hague to Amsterdam. There my brother and I founded in 1973 Madam Zenja and her Jazz Horns, together with singer Zenja Damm...
AwardsThird place international big band contest Glauchau, Germany, 2010.
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