Charles Loos

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Charles Loos (born July 29, 1951 in Brussels ) is a Belgian jazz pianist and composer.

After training in Belgium, he went to the Berklee School of Music in Boston in 1972 to study jazz composition and arrangement. Back in Belgium he played a. a. with Toots Thielemans , Johnny Griffin , Chet Baker , Philip Catherine and Gijs Hendriks / Beaver Harris . With Serge Lazarevitch he founded the “Loos-Lazarevitch International Quintet” (with Riccardo Del Fra , John Ruocco and Eric Ineke ) and with the singer Maurane and Steve Houben “HLM”. In 1997 he formed a duo with Jean-Pierre Catoul , with whom he released two albums. He also plays solo, in his own trio ("French Graces" 2003 with bassist Bas Cooijmans and drummer Bruno Castellucci , based on French chansons) and in a quartet with saxophonist André Donni ("Unknown Mallow" 1996, "Just One of Those Things" , 2002).

In 1988 he received the “Sax Prize” for the best concert of the year. In 1997 he received the Django d'Or (Belgium) .

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