Gijs Dijkhuizen started playing music at the age of six, classical piano and later also cello. He graduated at the conservatory of Amsterdam, where he studied from 1994 until 1999. His teachers were Gerhard Jeltes, Marcel Serierse and Cees Kranenburg.
His main influences are Art Blakey, Elvin Jones and Philly Joe Jones. In 2001 he followed a jazz course in New York with “The B&W Quintet”.
In his professional career Gijs Dijkhuizen played with many different groups like:
Ruud Jacobs Quintet, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Peter Beets Trio, , Sjoerd Dijkhuizen Quartet, The Hague All Stars, The Reeds, The Erik Doelman Quartet and many more