At the age of eleven Gijs Idema (1996) picked up a guitar for the first time and from that moment on his love for the instrument never stopped. After the usual pop and rock bands Gijs became more interested in jazz. Especially when he was introduced to musicians like Wes Montgomery and Charlie Parker. This was also the point where Gijs decided to become a musician and play music for the rest of his life.
Line-up The Gijs Idema Trio: Ben van Gelder - sax, Koen Schalkwijk - piano, wurlitzer, Gijs Idema - gitaar