When: Thu., Sept. 10, 7 p.m. 2015
Willem studied at the Arnhem Conservatory of Music in the Netherlands, privately with Buell Neidlinger and Charlie Haden. Willem has over 30 years of experience in all jazz styles, and is in great demand as a bassist with groups ranging from traditional, to bebop, to free form improvisation. Credits include Billy Higgins, Andrew Hill, John Hicks, Howard Johnson, Herb Jeffries, Richie Cole, Bobby Shew, and Don Preston. He directs bass master classes and jazz/improvisation workshops in the USA and Europe, is on the faculty of the International Summer Jazz Academy in Poland where he was named Artistic Director in 2008.