Besides being the YAB-lecturer at the conservatorium, Norbert is managing director at Jazz Maastricht. Next to these two main activities, he is course leader and vocal coach at ‘Classical meets Jazz’ (singing courses in Europe and a programmer for the bi-annual festival Jazz te Gast. This year Norbert is a jury member of the showcase panel for the Dutch inJazz Festival in Rotterdam.
Norbert is an entrepreneur in music, creativity is the binding factor between his love for music on the one hand and his passion for developing (musical) projects on the other.
He strongly believes in involving and connecting partners, audiences and musicians to create unique and distinctive projects and events.
Before coming to Maastricht Norbert worked and lived in the Amsterdam area where he was business director of the jazz festival ‘Jazzfest Amsterdam’ and working as a freelance jazz vocalist. Norbert released two albums with original music and toured in Europe and Canada.
After finishing his Bachelor of Business Administration Norbert studied BA vocal jazz at ArtEZ and did his master study vocal jazz at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.