Eddy Determeyer (Netherlands)
Born in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, writes for draaiomjeoren.nl jazz blog, editor for Doctor Jazz Magazine, produces radio shows for concertzender.nl.
Eddy Determeyer was born in 1942 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. As a schoolboy of about nine, he first heard jazz on records at a neighbor’s home and at fifteen started building a collection of his own. Studying Aeronautics at Technische Hogeschool Delft he operated a club, Novum Jazz, from 1964 to 1968.
In 1970, he introduced contemporary jazz and imrovised music in Groningen, at the Chappaqua youth center.
Determeyer started writing about jazz in 1972, and has continued to contribute reviews, interviews, and commentaries to a variety of newspapers and magazines to this day.