Born into a family of musicians, he started his musical career playing the violin, the trumpet and music by the likes of Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi. Then one day he discovered jazz and switched to bass guitar, then to the double bass and since then has never looked back. He studied at Antwerp’s Jazz Studio and the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels. Curious about what music had to offer, he consolidated his experience switching between jazz, pop, rock and Brazilian music, occasionally even reverting to classical music.
A regular on stage, the festival is blindly giving this reliable sideman carte blanche during its week devoted to the double bass. All we know is that there’ll be a pianoless quartet (featuring no harmonic instruments), West Coast, blues, bop, free and rock. We have no idea what we’ll be getting, but then isn’t that the point of giving someone carte blanche ?