Jos Machtel - bass      

1972, trumpet studies with Peter Pluim and Bert Helfrich,
1979, Hilversums Conservatorium, Holland. Studies with Ack van Rooijen and Ferdinand Povel
1981, Bass studies with Victor Kaihatu

P R O F F E S I O N A L  E X P E R I E N C E
Performances at International Jazz festivals, Clubs, TV-Radio Programs with:

1983 - Frans Elsen, Wim Overgauw, Rob Madna, Hein van der Gaag

1985 - Teacher at the Taller de Musicos, Madrid Spain.

1985 - Dave Schnitter, Perico Sambeat, Jorge Pardo, Pedro Itturalde

1988 - Touring Europe with Rick Hollander quartet/ Recording: 'Private Ears'.

1988 - Cris Monen, "the Lost and Wondering Jazzband" featuring Madeleine Peyroux

990 - Maarten van der Grinten/ Benjamin Herman Quartet. Recording: 4 CD's, "Between A dog and a Lamp post", 1992, "Psychodixie for C melodie" 1994, "Lost Languages", A- records 1998.

1992 - Bram Wijnands trio, Kansas City, USA.

1994 - Theatre tours with Astrid Serierse, Liesbeth List.

1994 - Glenn Miller Orchestra, Toon Roos quartet.

1995 - Metropole Orchestra with Dave Liebman, Jens Winther, Bob Brookmeyer, Rob van Kreeveld.

1995 - Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen trio, 'JakJazz' Jakarta International Jazz Festival.

1999 - 2018 Brussels Jazz Orchestra with guests including: Maria Schneider, Kenny Werner, Dave Liebman, Mcoy Tyner, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Tom Harrel, Toots Thielemans, Bert joris, Philippe Catherine, Wallace Rooney, Richard Galliano, The Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brussels Philharmonic. Recording: 10 CD's

Member of the Andrea Pozza European kwintet, the Ben van Gelder trio, the Mike del Ferro/Frank Vaganee Group and the Bart Defoort 4tet, Tripod trio with Frank Vaganee and Hendrik Braeckman.

Jazz-bass teacher at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, LUCA School of Arts