About Me

I was born in 1978 in Halle, near Brussels in Belgium and studied piano in the last five years of the previous millennium at the jazz department of the Lemmensinstituut (now LUCA School Of Arts) in Leuven with some of the very best musicians on the Belgian and European scene – Ron Van Rossum, Bert Joris, Frank Vaganée, Dré Pallemaerts, Philippe Aerts a.o.

I play and write music, mostly in jazz and jazz-related surroundings, and I do sideman work for several (mostly Belgian based) projects.  Most important people or bands I work with are Tutu Puoane, Rebirth::Collective, Jelle Van Giel’s ‘Close Distance’, Marjan van Rompay Quartet and Small World (= a coöperation project with South African trumpet player Marcus Wyatt). I also play keys in Flemish pop singer Eva De Roovere’s live band.

As an educator I teach jazz piano and ensemble at de Kunsthumaniora, an arts high school in Antwerp, preparing talented youngsters for music college.

I’ve recorded albums with a.o. Tutu Puoane, Rebirth::Collective, Bart Defoort, T-Unit 7, Small World and continue to play concerts extensively, both in Belgium and internationally.