Frank Bolder (Netherland) – North Sea Jazz

Frank BolderFrank was Born in 1965 in the village Didam, in the east of The Netherlands.

Married and father of a daughter and a son.

Currently living in Rotterdam, with wife, kids and dog.

Played drums in many different bands since the age of 12.

And always did booking/bookkeeping of the bands besides playing drums.

Frank graduated for Bachelor’s degree in arts management from HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

He worked for 10 years as director of the Liberty Day Music Festival in Utrecht and worked for 5 years as agent, tour manager and musician at Crossroads Blues Agency.

Frank is the Co-founder of Black & Tan Records.

Frank Worked for 5 years as agent for Frank Bolder Music Management / Bolder Music Agency.

He is also worked as a production manager for the Slagwerk Festival (Drummer’s Festival).

Since 2006 Frank is the Program Manager for the North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam and the Program Manager for LantarenVenster Rotterdam since 2009.


Always doing and have too many jobs at the same time. Multi-tasking?

Fond of: my wife and kids, live music, jazz, world music, coffee, water, good beer, wine and food, New Orleans, New York, Rotterdam, dogs, camping, travelling.