Wilco Oomkes began playing the accordion at age 7, inspired by world music. He owns a Master's degree in classical accordion with minors in jazz and education at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. What he likes most about BWA is the versatility of the group and the world and jazz music influences. Apart from BWA he is a freelance accordion player, arranger / composer and a session musician who also teaches, and performs on a regular basis with theatrical productions, classical music stages and with his band OT AZOJ.
Wilco is a pure Dutch guy, although he prefers walking over taking the bike. For example: he always does his groceries by foot, not on the bike.