Live & studio percussion, teacher

40 years of experience in multi style percussion for every thinkable musical situation.
Cell: +31 654 310 214 - Mail:

 A Bowie Celebration - Paradiso - Amsterdam


In recent times I did live performances with...

A Bowie Celebration, original David Bowie band live in Paradiso, Oosterpoort,
Doornroosje, Tivoli and Ancienne Belgique
- Mezzoforte, Jakarta Java Jazz Festival, Melkweg Amsterdam
- Soul Life, backing up Berget Lewis and others
- Lange Frans, 'Live in Panama', Holland's most famous rapper
- The Toppers, 5 X sold out shows in Amsterdam Ajax Johan Cruijff soccer Arena
- The Passion, live TV Holland, watched by 3,600,000 people 


Paul Pouwer - Giorgio Tuinfort - me


In recent times I recorded with/for...

Giorgio Tuinfort, world renowned Grammy nominated pianist, composer, producer.
Bruno Mars vs David Guetta, 'Versace On The Floor' single
Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' CD, 'Love Never Felt So Good' single
Mr. Probz., 'Nothing Really Matters' single
David Guetta's 'Listen' CD, 3 tracks:
'What I did For Love' - feat. Emily Sandé
Lift Me Up’ - feat. Nico & Vince and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
S.T.O.P.’ - feat. Ryan Tedder


Stephen Emmer, Holland's most successful composer, producer of assigned music ever.
- 'Home Ground' solo album
It features Chaka KahnFrank McCombPatti AustinMary Griffin and many others.
- 'Holiday On Ice' orchestral tapes for the 2015 and 2016 world tour.


Gerry Leonard, musical director and guitar player for the late David Bowie.
- 'Jednou To Skončí' full CD for Czech band 'Všichni Svatí' ('All Saints'), recorded by master engineer Kevin Killen


Me - Marvin Smith > student


Upon request I started private teaching in my 'Percussion Today Home Studio'.
It felt like the right time to start sharing my 40 years of professional experience.
These are the terms:
- beginners, advanced, also for drummers, singers etc.
- office hours Tuesday-Friday
- € 50 ex VAT per hour
- free car parking inside
- all instruments present
- good coffee
- mail
- cell +31 654 310 214
- lessons through Skype also possible: jeroen1962


Me - grateful - ABC - Doornroosje


Throughout the years these are other people/projects I was involved in...

Iive-, TV-, and Radio-appearances, CD/DVD recording sessions international:
Georgie Fame, Mezzoforte, Philip Catherine, George Mraz, Yellowjackets, Village People, Madeline Bell, Michel Petruciani, Debbie Sledge, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce), Gino Vannelli, Courtney Pine, Toots Thielemans, David Bisbal, Rita Coolidge, Simon Phillips, Sandro Albert, Raul Midon, Otmaro Ruiz, Al Jarreau, Bert Joris, Pat Metheny, Leonardo Amuedo, George Duke, David Guetta, Akon, Michael Jackson, Frank McComb, Chaka Kahn, A Bowie Celebration featuring Mike Garson, Gerry Leonard, Earl Slick, Adrian Belew, Joe Sumner, Corey Glover, Bernard Fowler, Mark Plati, Angelo - Scrote - Bundini and others, Bruno Mars...


Live-, TV-, and Radio-appearances, CD/DVD recording sessions national:
Candy Dulfer, Gaga, Chris Beckers, Hans Dulfer, Urban Dance Squad, NSA (Amsterdam percussion group), Rob de Nijs, Lee Towers, Piet Veerman, Richenel, Jazzpolitie, Bill van Dijk, Spargo, Cor Bakker, Loïs Lane, The Metropole Orchestra, Michiel Borstlap, The Rosenberg Trio, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Gung-Ho, Draadstaal, Thé Lau - The Scene, Kinderen voor Kinderen, Auratones, Arthur Umbgrove, Mathilde Santing, Sherry Dyanne, Yuri Honing, Rene Froger, Joke Bruijs, Benjamin Herman, Shirma Rouse, Maarten van Roozendaal, Mr. Probz, Ali B., Mark Dakriet, Malando Orchestra, Suzanna Lubrano, Barry Hay, Lange Frans...


These are some of the producers I worked for...
Stephen Emmer, Chris Cameron, Vince Mendoza, Tom Salisbury, John Sonneveld, Ivo Witteveen, Peter Schön, Geoff Calver, George Kooijmans, Fluitsma & Van Tijn, Jurre Haanstra, Wilfried van Baelen, Ruud Bos, Ruud Mulder, John Tilly, Han Nuiten, James Hallawell, Holger Schwedt, John Dirne, Ruud Jacobs, Paul Pouwer, Giorgio Tuinfort (in photo above).


These are some of the festivals I played...
Northsea Jazz Festival, Parkpop,  Pinkpop, Jakarta Java Jazz Festival, Paradiso Van Slag, Mecca Jazz, Torhout/Werchter, Noorderslag, Montreux Jazz, Pori Jazz, Open Air St. Gallen, Mydfyns Festival, St. Juan Festival, MarktRock Leuven, Jakarta Jazz Festival, Malta Jazzfestival, Berliner Jazztage, Umbria Jazz Festival, The Big Bang, Yokohama Jazz Festival, Ascona Jazz Festival, Baia Das Gatas (Cabo Verde).


Jingles - Leaders - Orchestral Tapes - Virtual Reality Rides...
Knab Bank, Corpus, Heineken, Escher Exhibition in the ‘Kunsthal’ in Rotterdam, movie score for the 'Helleveeg', Canon, Coca Cola, Suzuki, Mercedes, Peugeot, Mitsubishi, Calvé, Mediamarkt, Van Nelle, Randstad, Abnamro, KRO, Holiday On Ice, Ariel, Libronchin, Whiskas, Knorr, L'Oreal, De Telegraaf, Auping, Quaker Breakfast, T-Mobile, Jumbo Supermarkten WK 2014 ‘Juichpakken’ campaign.


Commissioned music companies...
MOST___original soundtracks___audio post, Sizzer, Studio De Keuken, Freshbeat, Massive Music, Good Sounds.


Writing: a blog, tutorials, courses
1988 - 1993: A series of percussion courses + a series of columns (sorry, only in Dutch) from 2000 until 2004 in Slagwerkkrant (Dutch drums + percussion magazine). Also various articles and columns about all aspects of the business in Jazz Nu, Slagwerkkrant and Music Mail.


New is the start of the periodical ‘De Rijks Voorlichtingsdienst’ with written observations and open letters to people who have the kind of effect on society that worries me somewhat (again, only in Dutch).


There is also Tips4musicians...
A series of the tweets that I have been posting, just to jog the (hobby) musicians mind.


Solo CD's...
I recorded 3 CD’s under my own name (click on the CD names for an iTunes link):

Moves 24/7’: with special guests Hans Eijkenaar, Jimmy Haslip, Anton Goudsmit, Eric Vloeimans, Sandro Albert, Rob van Kreeveld, Tom Beek, André Vrolijk, Frits Landesbergen, Ivo Witteveen, Bas Mulder, Boudewijn Lucas and Jean Philippe Rykiel.

Two To Tango’, 16 duets with people like Louis van Dijk, John Engels, Bert Joris, Hans Eijkenaar, Jimmy Haslip, Arnold van Dongen, Cor Bakker, Arno Bornkamp and others.

Speak Low’, a trio Jazz CD with Dado Moroni and Joris Teepe, recorded in New York.


Promo video...
Please feel free to check out this promo video, recorded in Paul Pouwer's 'Power Sound Studio'.
This is where I also recorded for Michael Jackson's 'Love Never Felt So Good' track.
In that same place 60 CDs were recorded for my Baileo Music Productions label.
Click on the photo for the youtube link.




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