Leaving for Australia

Tue 6 Jul 10 - by oemebamo - 4 Comments

Two more podcasts with me, Jurriaan, that’s what you’ll get …

If you’re new to Beyondjazz; I’m Jurriaan aka oemebamo and I’m currently half of the duo bringing you the Beyondjazz podcasts. Lennart and me have been doing these weekly two hour shows together for over 6 years now. Damn!

But … Later this month I’m leaving on a sabbatical to the other side of the world. Me and my girlfriend are taking 9 months off from work and plan to visit Australia, New Zealand and parts of Southeast Asia, discovering a whole new part of this planet. For those of you who want to keep in touch or want to know more, we’ve set up a travel blog ‘No Worries (dutch mostly).

Our world trip has the side effect that I won’t be able to help out with the podcasts any more. So, I’m taking this opportunity to sending out a huge huge thank you to my friend Lennart. I’ve loved every minute of doing these shows together. The ones where we had guests in our studio (Carlos Nino, Lefto, San Soda, Onda Sonora, Dyno, …), the sample spotting specials, the guestmixes we had from all over, but most of all the freestyle sessions where we just brought tunes and saw what happened … just doing it live. It’s like a hundred hours a year we’ve spent in the studios. Wow!
Working on this show has made me discover so much new music, that I’m now carrying with me. Props to all the others helping out with Beyondjazz over the years too; Christopher, Matthew, Yiannis, Spectrum, Hans, the crew at, Jimmy and then some … And of course a thanks to you listeners – over a thousand people each week checking our shows and dropping feedback.

This year’s Beyondjazz season runs ’till next week. After that we’re taking a summer break. During the months I’m off, Lennart will keep running the Beyondjazz podcast, albeit in a somewhat different schedule perhaps. More news on that soon.

Now, let me know all your Aussie & Zealand tips. Record shops? Festivals? Parties? I will be desperately in need for music down there, I know. I’ll miss that. But, on the other hand, I’ll have 9 months of enjoying life, sun and nature with my dearest.

4 comments so far

  1. Matthias wrote July 6 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I wish you a great trip around the other side of the globe!

  2. mowax wrote July 9 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Have a nice one mate.

  3. Ennio Styles wrote July 12 2010 at 2:34 am

    Best wishes for your trip Jurrian. Hopefully you’ll be coming to Melbourne. Hit me up if you are. It’d be good if you could drop into my show, Stylin.