Bert Joris

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Bert Joris (born January 18, 1957 in Antwerp ) is a Belgian jazz musician (trumpet, flugelhorn), composer and arranger.

Live and act

Joris first studied classical piano, violin and double bass and learned the trumpet from the age of 14. He broke off his studies at the Conservatory in Antwerp when he turned to jazz. From 1978 he was a trumpeter in the BRT Radio Jazz Orkest under the direction of Etienne Verschueren , for which he also composed and arranged. As a soloist he played with big big bands (such as the Dutch Metropole Orkest , the European Broadcasting Union Big Band , the big bands from NDR and WDR , the Brussels Jazz Orchestra , the big band of Peter Herbolzheimer , the Swiss Joe Haider / Mel Lewis Big band) as well as in small groups of u. a. Woody Shaw , Sal Nistico , Wolfgang Haffner , Enrico Pieranunzi , Reggie Johnson , Riccardo Del Fra and Michel Herrs European Quintet .

Joris leads his own quartet (with pianist Dado Moroni and bassist Rosario Bonnacorso and Philippe Aerts , drummer Dré Pallemaerts ) and a sextet with Roman Schwaller (with saxophonist George Robert , bassist Isla Eckinger , Dado Moroni and drummer Jimmy Cobb ). In 1988 his debut album ( Sweet Seventina ) was released, followed by other albums with his quartet, around 2007 the album Magone on Dreyfuss Jazz and most recently Only for the Honest in 2011 . He also played with Joe Lovano ("Solid Steps"). He also appears regularly with Philip Catherine , with whom he is also documented on phonograms. His compositions are z. B. played by the Brussels Jazz Orchestra (“The Music of Bert Joris”, 2002 with De Werf).

Since 1989 he has been a trumpet teacher at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern, whose big band he also leads.

Jazzy Fanfare Sounds with soloist Bert Joris (2011)

Prizes and awards

In 1996 he received the Django d'Or (Belgium) . In 1998 he was voted the best Belgian jazz trumpeter by Belgian radio listeners.

Web links

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