The Dutch-born award-winning jazz pianist Diederik Wissels was born in Rotterdam in December 1960. In 1968, he moved to Brussels, Belgium and later attended Boston's Berklee College of Music. In his early career, he played with Chet Baker, Joe Henderson and Toots Thielemans, amongst others. Wissels' solo and duo recordings include "The Hillock Songstress" (1994), "From This Day Forward" (1997), "Streams" with Bart Defoort (2001) and "Song of You" (2004) for the Igloo jazz label. He appears regularly and has also recorded with David Linx.