Jarmo Hoogendijk studied trumpet at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, graduating with honours in 1989. He co-led the Ben van den Dungen/Jarmo Hoogendijk Quintet, with fellow student Ben van den Dungen, with which he gave numerous concerts at home and abroad. As a a member of Nueva Manteca he toured Europe, the United States and Canada. Furthermore, he performed with groups such as the Dutch Jazz Orchestra, the Netherlands Concert Jazz Band, The Skymasters and the Rein de Graaff/Dick Vennik Sextet, and with legendary musicians such as Teddy Edwards, Frank Morgan, Charles McPherson, Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard. In 1995 the Dutch broadcasting company made a documentary about Jarmo en Ben van den Dungen, entitled Het gegeven Ben en Jarmo.