1996 International Jazzfestival Getxo (Spanien), Finalist of the International Jazzcontest in Belgium and Finalist of the international Jazzconcours Jazz à Schiedam, Jazz à Vienne
1997 and 1998 Scholarship, of the Banff Center for Music and Arts in Canada with Kenny Wheeler, Hugh Fraser, Hadley Caleyman und Joe LaBabara, Kenny Werner,DaveLiebman, Ray Drummond, Keith Copeland, Concerts with Kenny Wheeler Big Band.
Scholarship of the “Willem Mengelberg Stiftung”
Member of the Hamm Allstars, u.a. Concerts with Silvia Droste
since 1998 Member of the Vancouver and Victoria international Jazzorchestra (CN), performed in February 1998 with Hugh Fraser, Slide Hampton a.o., February 1999 with Graham Collier (London Ac.), Hugh Fraser und Ian Mc. Dougell (Boss Brass), May 2000 with Hugh Fraser and Canadian Jazz Legend Phil Nimmons Guestmusician of the Highlight Jazzorchestra under Adri van Velsen, performed with Ferdinand Povel, Silvia Langelaan, Jim Mc Neely a.o.