ALTSAX

 

Instruments
Saxes, clarinet, recorder
Studies
Saxophone, Music school Brasschaat
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Roland Kirk, Duke Ellington, John Hodges, Steve Lacy, Marc Ribot, Danny Elfman, Prokofiev, Rita Boelaert, Michael Moore
Other bands
Groot Saxofoonorkest van Zwijndrecht, Flowers for Breakfast, Zita Swoon, Tres Tristes Tigres, El Tattoo del Tigre, De Kakkewieten
First record ever bought
‘Hot From The Cotton Club’ – Duke Ellington (lp)

 

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GUITAR

 

Instruments
Guitar, Banjo
Studies
Conservatorium Brussels,
New School New York
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Too much to mention
Other bands
Poor Isa, Leroux/Vanderstraeten,
Linus + Leroux
First record ever bought
Guns N’ Roses - Use Your Illusion I

 

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CLARINETS

 

Instruments
clarinet, bass clarinet, tenorsax, bass sax
Studies
Municipal Conservatory Barcelona
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Cal Tjader, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Stefon Harris, Mulatu Astatke, Django Reinhardt
Other bands
Nerds, Under the Reefs Orchestra,
The Wrong Object, Klong
First record ever bought
'Mr. Bungle' – 'Mr. Bungle'

 

Nerds Brass Band (facebook)

 

Nerds Brass Band (wixsite)

 

Under The Reefs Orchestra

 

The Wrong Object

 

Belgian Brass Explosion

 

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BARITONSAX

 

Instruments
All saxes, clarinet, German flute
Studies
Conservatories of Brussels and
the Hague with John Rucco
Occupation
Musician
Influences
ALBUMS: Frank Zappa (all), Talking Heads (Remain in the Light, Stop Making Sense), Grace Jones (Warm Leatherette, Nightclubbing), Tom Tom Club, Roxy Music (Avalon), Stravinsky (Sacre du printemps)
JAZZ: (all) `most influencial’ Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Eric Dolphy, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis … (many more)
LIVING PEOPLE: John Ruocco, Bart Defoort, Teun Verbruggen, Gulli Gudmundsson, Magic Malik, Kobe Proesmans, Pierre Vervloesem … (many more)
Other bands
Vele eigen projecten
Rebirth Collective
First record ever bought
‘Uncle Meat’ – Frank Zappa

 

www.brunovansina.com

 

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TROMBONE

 

Instruments
Trombone, euphonium
Studies
Lemmensinstituut (Leuven), Codarts (Rotterdam) Master in music
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Radiohead,Sigur Ros, Ilja Reijngoud, Bart van Lier, J.J. Johnson, Frank Rosolino, Brussels jazz Orchestra, Tower of Power, Branford Marsalis, Alasnoaxis, Stéphane & Lionel Belmondo, Prince, Mark Turner
Other bands
DelVitaGroup, Manngold de Cobre, Kleptomatics, PHD, Black Mango, Normaal
First record ever bought
'Hail to the thief' - Radiohead
'The Music of Bert Joris' - Brussels Jazz Orchestra

 

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TRUMPET

 

Instruments
Trumpet, bugel, picollotrumpet, electronics
Studies
Graficus (a1) st.-lukas
Occupation
Everything involving trumpet
Influences
Wawadada Leo Smith, Peter Evans,
Lester Bowie.... MilesDavis

Other bands
solo:

- Loops ( bandonpnemerinstallation + live concert)
- BUZZZ (workshoporchestra with kids)
duo:

- GliTS (+ piano), Krommekeer (+cello)
trio:

- JUUL (+keys,+scratches)
large:

- Spinifex (NL/D/US/B)
- Synaesthetic Trip (Edward Perraud Fr/B),
- 1000 (2000) with Jan Klare (NL/D/US/B)
- VIKTOR TOTH & MAHASIMBADAVI PLAYERS (HU/FR/B)
- CELUI QUI PORTE LES OEUFS...
Negro/Ceccaldi/Maris/Baloné (FR/BF/B)
- E&E (Eddy&Ethiopians) (ER/ET/NL/FR/B)
- Mercredis Libres (free improv-nights since 10 years hotclub gent, every Wednesday)
- Jaune Toujours (B) brothersband
First record ever bought
'Saucerful of Secrets' –

Pink Floyd

 

www.myspace.com/bartmaris

 

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DOUBLE BASS

 

Instruments
Double bass, accordion, violin, singing saw
Studies
Conservatory Ghent
Occupation
Musician
Influences
My mother
Other bands
Secret Fez Society...
First record ever bought
Violinsonatas Beethoven

 

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DRUMS

 

Instruments
Drums, dustbingrooves
Studies
Conservatory Brussels
(jazz and light music)
Occupation
Musician
Influences
John Zorn, Joey Baron, Jim Black, Brandford Marsalis, Elvin Jones, Eric Morel
Other bands
Pieter Embrechtsband, Molo Trio, Alexi Tuomarila 4 tet,
Bruno Vansina 4 tet
First record ever bought
'Sign o' the Times' – Prince

 

www.teunverbruggen.com

 

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BASS TUBA

 

Instruments
Bass tuba, piano, euphonium, serpent
Studies
Master in music, Aggregate diploma
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Lhasa, Michel Godard, Sons of Kemet, Peter Vermeersch
Other bands
Now: Kleptomatics, B.o.x., Vvolk, Room 13, Valse Teefjes

Former bands: ChampdAction, Spectra, Brassafrik, Va Fan Fahre
First record ever bought
‘Headhunters’ – Herbie Hancock

 

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TENORSAX

 

Instruments
Tenorsax, Soprano sax, Baritonsax
Studies
Autodidact musician and
architect
Occupation
Musician
Influences
The present day
Other bands
Imagine Raymond, Laughing Bastards
First record ever bought
Otis Redding

 

Imagine Raymond

Laughing Bastards

 

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VIBRAPHONE

 

Instruments
vibraphone, marimba, drums, percussion, flute mouth, vocals
Studies
Conservatory Ghent classical percussion
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Cal Tjader, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Stefon Harris, Mulatu Astatke, Django Reinhardt
Other bands
Compro Oro, John Ghost, Les Croissants Belges
First record ever bought
Eminem - The Marchal Mathers lp

 

www.comprooromusic.be

 

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CLARINETS & BINDING LYRICS

 

Instruments
Clarinet
Studies
Architecture
Occupation
None!!
Influences
All influences except 'mack the knife' or reggae
Other bands
Union, Maximalist, A Group,

X-Legged Sally, Simpletones, Ambush, ...
First record ever bought
'Oh, Clown' – Marc Dex

 

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TRUMPET

 

Instruments
Trompet, flugelhorn
Studies
Classical trumpet at Conservatoire de Nantes, Jazz trumpet at Conservatoire de Bruxelles and Koninklijk Conservatorium van Brussel
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Gil Evans, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Paul Desmond, Duke Ellington, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Kandinsky
Other bands
Pauline Leblond Double Quartet, Morning Call Jazz Band, Big Nowhere, Pauline Leblond Trio, Fil Caporali Quintet, Swing Boulevard, musicals...

 

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TROMBONE

 

Instruments
Trombone, euphonium
studies
Academy of fine art
Occupation
Graphic designer, Musician
Influences
Willem Breuker Collectief, Gianluca Petrella, Anish Kapoor, Brutal Architecture
Other bands
Belgian Afrobeat Association, Shakara United, Asoekar 
First record ever bought
‘Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy’ –

Kid Creole & the Coconuts

 

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KEYBOARDS

 

Instruments
keyboards
Studies
Musicology, conservatory
Occupation
Musician
Influences
Everything
Other bands
Too Noisy Fish, Glits, Nina New Dawn, Orchestra Exotica, Zein, X-Legged Sally, Univers Zero, Monsoon
First record ever bought
'Tannhauser' – Richard Wagner

 

Too Noisy Fish

 

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Former FES members

 

Jan de Backer

Stefaan Blancke
David Bovée
Leonaar de Graeve
Danny van Hoeck
Anja Kowalski

Luc van Lieshout
Pieter Lamotte

Thomas Mayade
Eric Morel
Roel Poriau

Pierre Vervloesem

Wim Willaert

Tom Wouters