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1984 to 1991 I was bassist of the Guus Tangelder Big Band.

1987 to 1989 I played bass for “Muziek en Dansgroep Pandora” in The Hague.

1990 to 1992 I was a member of the orchestra of the André van Duin  Revue.

1994 to 1996 I played bass with the Lee Strawford Sextet.

1997 to 1999 I was bassist of the Edwin Berg Trio.

1998 to 2003 I was bassist of the Carolyn Breuer Quartet.

1997 to 2007 I was bassist of the Big Barchem Band/Millennium Jazz Orchestra.

2004 to 2007 I was bassist of the Dual City Concert Band.

2005 to 2007 I was bassist of Simin.

2009 to 2010 I taught music theory at ArtEZ Conservatory Arnhem.

2010 to 2011 I was bassist of the Tom Vincent Morphic Resonance Trio.

In my new band "Terence King & The Pillars Of Society" I play bass, and I write all the music.

Currently I play bass with the Heleen Schuttevaêr Trio. 2012 I rejoined the Millennium Jazz Orchestra. I also play bass with the Maarten Voortman Trio. 

2007 my composition “Piet’s fiets” was nominated for the final of the international ArtEZ Composition Contest.


I have played venues in and outside of Holland like the  Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Die Unterfahrt (München), Cafe Central (Madrid), Jazzhus Montmartre (Copenhagen), and festivals like North Sea Jaz Festival 2002 en 2003, and the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival (Jamaica) in 1996 and 1997. With the Millennium Jazz Orchestra I played at the 2006 IAJE Conference in New York.


1997 I released my first cd as a leader, “Signature”,  on A Records. Beside me, the quartet consisted of Rob van Bavel, John Ruocco en Chris Strik. 

In 2007 the quartet’s second cd, “Zig Zag”, was released on B-Art Records. This time the line up was Simon Rigter, Rob van Bavel, Joost Kroon and me.

2013 I released my third cd, also on B-Art Records,  "The Outer Rim", with saxophonist Marcus Strickland and drummer E.J. Strickland.


I have been fortunate and am proud to have shared the stage with great musicians:


Rob van Bavel, Hans van Oosterhout, Ben van den Dungen, Jarmo Hoogendijk, Ferdinand Povel, Fred Leeflang, Tineke Postma, Martijn Vink, Ben Sluijs, Joost van Schaik, Pauline van Schaik, Adrienne West, Deborah Carter, Rob van Kreefeld, Rob Agerbeek, Chris Strik, John Ruocco, Ack van Rooyen, Benjamin Herman, Michiel Braam, Loet van der Lee, Martijn van Itterson, Ronald Douglas, Peter Nieuwerf, Rob van den Broeck, David Golek, Peter Guidi, Jasper Blom, Peter Beets, Cees Slinger, John Engels, Fleurine, Jesse van Ruller, Erik Vloeimans, Bart van Lier, Rob Madna, Dick de Graaf, Maarten van der Grinten, Martijn Vink, Juraj Stanik, Ben van Gelder, Gideon van Gelder, Joris Roelofs, Carolyn Breuer, Hermann Breuer, Edwin Berg, Jasper Blom, Hein Van de Geyn, Fay Claassen, Robert Jan Vermeulen, Olaf Tarenskeen, Joke Bruys, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen , Rolf Delfos, Hans Vroomans, Marcel Serierse, Stephen Scott, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bobby Durham, Tony Williams, Ernie Watts, Pete Christlieb, Bud Shank, Arturo Sandoval, Jeff Hamilton, John Abercrombie, Joe LaBarbera, Abraham Burton, Lew Tabackin, Philippe Catherine, Peter O’Mara, Philip Harper, Julian Priester, Gary Bartz, Peter Weniger, Wynton Marsalis, Othello Molineaux, Ronnie Cuber, Willie Jones III, Kenny Wheeler, Teddy Edwards, Dick Oatts, Cedar Walton, Avishai Cohen, Roy Hargrove, David Kikoski, Antonio Hart, John Taylor, Sonny Fortune, Dusko Goykovitch, Joshua Redman, Owen Hart, Jr., David Berkman, John Marshall, Deborah Brown, Jean “Toots” Thielemans, Randy Brecker, Mark Gross, Tom Vincent, John DiMartino and many others.


My life so far


Born May 21 1959, Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands.


I grew up in a house where there was always music. My father’s record collection included works of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, as well as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Oscar Peterson. No wonder I grew up to be the music lover I am.


At age 11: classsical piano lessons.

At age 15: classsical guitar lessons.

Started to play electric bass guitar at age 19. Played in funk and rock bands.

1984-1989 studied jazz double bass at the Arnhem Conservatory with Henk Haverhoek.

1987 attended a masterclass given by Miroslav Vitous.

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