Roy Dackus (‘64) has started to play the drums at the age of 5. As his father was a professional drummer the drumkit was always available at the ‘Dackus’ home. In 1983 he started to study drums at the Hilversum Conservatory were he graduated ‘cum laude’ in 1987. By that time his musical career was already established by playing in groups like the Toon Roos Quartet and the European Jazz Trio. biography
During the years he has performed and recorded with Jazz giants as Art Farmer, Ernie Watts, Bob Malach and Toots Thielemans. But also pop artists like Jan Akkerman, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Georgie Fame are included in his versaitle career as a drummer. As a producer he recorded the award winning ‘Jamesz trio’ and Guitarist ‘Eef Albers’ At the moment Roy is touring with the Michiel Borstlap trio, Trijntje Oosterhuis, the ‘Mike del Ferro Belcanto trio and the European Jazz Trio.