Danielle Oosterop

owner Danielle Oosterop Music Management

After my history studies I worked in an office, until I got so sick of it that I quit and travelled around South America for six months. I went on to work there as a tourist guide for four years.

During that time, I went to concerts a lot when I was in Amsterdam, and got to know the Dutch jazz scene very well. I was asked to work for Michiel Braam, a Dutch jazz pianist and leader of several ensembles. I did everything from booking, production, publicity, administration to fund raising. We were lucky enough to have structural funding so it was a good way to get to know the business and build a network.

In 2011 I started my own booking agency, working for people / groups like David Murray, Mats Gustafsson, The Thing, Fire! Orchestra, Paal Nilssen-Love, Gabriele Mitelli, Atomic, Nate Wooley, Martin Küchen Angles 9, Rodrigo Amado, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Julien Desprez.

I book tours for them mainly in Europe, but occasionally also in the US, Canada and South America.

  • I am at Jazzahead to establish new contacts and solidify existing ones, and to look for bookings – both within tours and as one-offs. See overview of tour periods here: oosterop.com/tour-periods