For a number of years I've been planning to record a jazz CD with my compositions, but I hadn't worked out the concept yet. It took some years before I concluded that I didn't have to compose in one style and could write what I like best. All influences that I underwent in my life are represented in my compositions. I've heard a lot of diverse music in my life. For instance, as a child I lived in countries like the USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ghana and Rome. Now that I've written a repertoire for this trio, it has become clear (also to me) that I like catchy melodies and a rather free way of soloing, never loosing track of the harmonies at the same time.