Date of birth

25 September 1967, Amsterdam


1975-1982 Classical percussion lessons on music school Hilversum
1980-1985 Alberdink Thijm College, Hilversum HAVO diploma
1986-1991 Hilversums conservatory, DM+UM diploma
1988 Lessons in African percussion in Senegal and the Netherlands with Ali un D’Aye Rose
2000 Lessons in Indian percussion with Ted de Jong, Amsterdam


1993 “Best drummer award” Hoeilaart jazzcontest 1993. Also prize for best group (Nicolas Thijs trio)
2002 “Best soloist award” Dutch jazz competition 2002. Also prize for best group (Agog)


Since 2005 guest teacher at the conservatory Amsterdam
Since 2016 teacher entrepreneurship at the Prins Claus Conservatory, Groningen
Since 2017 teacher Conservatory of Amsterdam