BIOGRAPHY

Bart studied tenor and bass trombone at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent with Luc De Vleeschhouwer and Michel Tilkin.

Afterwards he specialized in bass and contrabass trombone with Brandt Attema at the Conservatory in The Hague.

 

His love for jazz and bigband was encouraged by Marc Godfroid in the bigband of the Royal Conservatory in Ghent.

This inspired him to start his own professional bigband “TuesdayNight Orchestra” – which he lead for

10 years (2004-2014) and which was orchestra in residence of the Sounds in Brussels and the Hopper in Antwerp.

He is a fixed member of the Jazz Station Bigband based in the Jazz Station Music Club in Brussels, the WE Big Band based in Bilzen and the Muze Jazz Orchestra in Heusden-Zolder

Bart has collaborated with orchestra’s and bands such as the Opera of Flanders, Ensemble de Cuivres de Belgique, Lady Linn and her Magnificent Bigband, the Whodads and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra.

As a soloist he wants to promote the colours and possibilities of the bass trombone in several formations and styles. His playing inspired composers such as Steven Prengels and Karel Van Marcke to write for this cause.

At Conservatorium in Leuven Bart is active as low brass and ensemble teacher.

He is a Yamaha Artist.