Karen van Gilst

…made this beautiful picture for her Dutch blog “5x typical ‘, in which she asked me what kind of music I would listen to when I drive my car. Or when I vacuum. Or when I’m angry ..

Or when I’m very angry while vacuuming my car..

Read it all here..




Recently The Michiel Stekelenburg 5 recorded their second album at the Wedgeview Studios. The album release is planned for this upcoming spring 2016.
The lineup has been slightly changed relative to the first album Hypnos. Efraim Trujillo replaced Tom Beek on saxophones, and pianist Jeroen van Vliet, who recently won the Boy Edgarprice, joined the band for this recording. Pascal Vermeer en Guus Bakker stay at the firm base of the Michiel Stekelenburg 5.

With recording engineer Udo Pannekeet we recorded 12 songs for our new upcoming album Layers.


November Music

Modern ‘crossover’-festival November Music gave me carte blanche, and with this oportunity I invited Yoram Lachish to join me on stage. The Israeli oboist, who has recently toured with Avishai Cohen, is seen as a full-blooded musician who perfectly combines musical styles and effortlessly blends in with his musical partners. Dutch bassplayer Clemens van der Feen completed the trio.
Videos are coming soon..