Born in Antwerp on the 28th of August 1969.
He started at the age of six with the guitar. Dirk came at first in contact with jazz at the age of 12. It was in a restaurant in Antwerp. At the same time he played already the first notes on piano. Now he plays the guitar, Hammond organ, piano and bass.
In 1989 he decided to became a professional musician. Since than he played as a musician in several theater projects as “Blauwe Maandag, K.V.S., K.J.T. etc. For the moment Dirk plays in different bands.
He ‘s the pianist in the International band “Swingcats” where he works with all over Europe. Also as a pianist he plays with the band “Swingdealers”.
As an Hammondplayer he has his own “Dirk Van der Linden Trio” as well “Triorgan”. He plays the guitar in the International band “The Echoes of Swing Orchestra” and “P.D.J Swing Trio”. Very often he’s been asked to play with other “jazzformations”.
Dirk works a lot for TV and radio in Belgium and other countries.
He plays concerts in countries as Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, England, Wales, Scotland, Finland, Hungary, Dubai, Guadeloupe, Norway, Italy, on Ibiza, New Zealand,Hungary and the USA.
He worked with giants like Clark Terry, Deborah Brown, Dan Barrett, Tom Baker, Red Holloway, Howard Alden, Colin Dawson, Mike Carr, Frits Landsbergen, Bob DeVos, Bruce Adams, Bob Bamard, Leroy Jones, Teddy Edwards, Charlie Gabriel, Jim Galloway, Mark Braud, Scot Hamilton, Carlo d’ Wys, Gianni Basso, Bert Boeren, Patrick Artero, Joe Wulf, Big Al Carlson, John Barnes, Andy Cooper, Charlie Antolini, Phil Abraham, Mighty flea Conners, Mike Cotton, David Paquette, Lilian Boutté, Danny Doriz, Jesse van Ruller and others.