Born Lusaka, Zambia, British nationality, resident in Holland.
From 1975-83 played and recorded with amongst others Gijs Hendriks (NL), Slide Hampton (USA), Kenny Drew (USA), Raul Burnet (CUR), Sonny Grey (USA), Siggi Kessler (D), Michel Herr (B), Michel Grailler (F), Joe Diorio (USA), Jan Akkerman (NL), Wim Overgaauw (NL), Stan Tracey (GB), Kenny Wheeler (CAN).
Founded own label SWP Records in 1986. Led own group Sharp Wood from 1986-96. Other own groups: octet Utrecht Deep Artment 1997-99, quintet CapeAbility in 2000, sextet Trendy 3D Junk in 2000-02, solo concerts Gongs And Bells in 2002-3, sextet African Abstractions in 2004-05, various other projects and composition commissions. Initiator Rhythm Orgy series in Utrecht, 2008-'11, searching for a new pan- african music. Sextet TranceMission in 2009, combining jazz, punk, africa. Octet Utrick City Impro Collective in 2011.