Sebastiaan Kaptein was born in 1969 in Oegstgeest, Holland.
He studied with Roy Dackus at the Conservatory in Groningen and graduated cum laude in 1996. In the meantime he was already a working musician, playing with some of Hollands finest musicians. After 3 months studying in New York at the Drummers Collective, Sebastiaan started playing and touring more and more. Shared the stage with musicians like Toots Thielemans, Jesse van Ruller, Deborah Brown, Fleurine and Brad Mehldau, in around 40 countries, Sebastiaan is now continuing his musical life as a freelance drummer in Japan.