My major jazz trumpet project is about my biggest hero; Dizzy Gillespie.

On 21 october 2017 it was 100 years ago Dizzy was born!

He went to Cuba, met percussion player Chano Pozo and started playing with all these fantastic latin musician; finally he mixed up bebop with latin, that made Dizzy the first important jazz musician inventing two leading jazz styles!

I have listened all my life to this fantastic trumpet player. For me he was far the best and most inspiring and impressive horn player i ever heard. Once i met him during the North sea jazz festival in The Hague...a moment i will never forget.

Specially for him i wrote a song called I'm Dizzy, below you can see the video of the studio recording.

VIDEO i'm Dizzy