Pieter-Jan Nijessen


Working at Platform C since 2002

To be reached at: pjnijessen@muziekschoolamstelveen.nl

Education: Conservatory of percussion pop/jazz.


Ever since I was a kid I've been busy on the pots and pans in my mother's kitchen. And when I heard 'Don't you forget about me' by the Simple Minds, with the amazing drum fill by Mel Gaynor, I knew: I want to be a drummer!

Drum heroes: Jack DeJohnette, Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Bill Stewart, Brian Blade, Bernard Purdie. I am also especially a big fan of jazz guitar and jazz guitarists. Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Bill Frisell are musical heroes of mine in that regard.

More about me can be found at my own company through which I provide school-wide musical projects in elementary schools: www.bandevent.nl
On YouTube, you can find a lot under my name, from cover bands to my jazz rock group 'Captain Hook'





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