Ben Sluijs

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Ben Sluijs (born March 6, 1967 in Antwerp ) is a Belgian jazz musician ( alto saxophone , flute ).

After five years of classical music training, he studied for four years at the jazz studio in Antwerp with John Ruocco and at the Brussels Conservatory with Steve Houben . Then he played u. a. in the band "Octurn" (album "Chromatic History" 1996), in the " Brussels Jazz Orchestra ", the BRT Big Band and with Philip Catherine , Joe Lovano , Bert Joris , Ivan Paduart and Myriam Alter . He plays with his own quartet with Nathalie Loriers and Vermeulen on the piano, Eric Thielemans on the drums, from 2003 without piano with the tenor saxophonist Jeroen Van Herzeele , with whom he already played in Octurn, and in a duo with the pianist Erik Vermeulen . He is u. a. performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival .

In 1999 he received the "Antoon Van Dijck" award from the city of Antwerp.

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