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  • 22
    mrt

    Astor Piazzolla 100!

    On the occasion of Astor Piazzolla’s birthday, 13th of Match 1921, I take you back to August 2008 when Trio Nuevo (accordionist Hans Sparla, violist Michael Gustorf and me)...

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  • 15
    mrt

    the Star Sprangled Banner Revisited

    Some time ago I sent out my best wishes to the new US Biden-Harris administration. So far they didn’t have the opportunity to reply to my message but some...

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  • 27
    dec

    Best Wishes

    Dear visitors, I wish you all a (more) swinging 2021. Hopefully we can meet again during life concerts within the corona protocols, or more. In any case, I am...

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  • 09
    jun

    Dick de Graaf plays … J.S. Bach

    During the corona lockdown I recorded my partly improvised arrangement of J.S. Bach’s first cello suite. Inspired by the beauty of the Hillegonda Church in my hometown Rotterdam I...

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  • 05
    mrt

    Balthaus&deGraaf kijk en luister

    Hi there! You can already click to a number of tunes on SoundCloud or check us out on YouTube for Festive (by me) or Abeyance (by Dirk) Feel free...

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  • 12
    feb

    NIEUW: Duo Balthaus&deGraaf

    Dirk Balthaus – piano & Dick de Graaf – tenor saxofoon In het nieuwe duo Balthaus&deGraaf delen jazz veteranen Dirk Balthaus en Dick de Graaf hun liefde voor muziek die...

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  • 16
    nov

    vrijdag 22 november Kenia avond

    Friday November 22nd I will perform two solo presentations during Speak it Loud at the beautiful Hillegondakerk in Rotterdam-Hillegersberg. Doors open at 19:30, program starts at 20:00.

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  • 09
    okt

    Why Birds Always Sing?

    This rhetoric question is the title of a composition I recorded on my CDs Istanbul Connection (2005), Moving Target (2007), and more recently on BIRD BUZZ (2017). My fascination...

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  • 02
    okt

    Jazzheld

    Ik werd deze week door een aantal mensen enthousiast aangesproken over mijn interview met Jan Kelder voor de serie Jazzhelden van het Nederlands Jazz Archief dat weer op TV...

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  • 25
    apr

    Do you want to browse through my CD productions?

    Dear visitor. If you feel like browsing through those CD productions I have produced myself over the years, you can browse and listen to all music by clicking this...

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