Dré Pallemaerts

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Dré Pallemaerts (* 1964 in Antwerp ) is a Belgian jazz drummer.

Live and act

Pallemaerts started playing drums when he was 15 and was inclined to jazz when he played in a big band. He studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Antwerp and in 1984 in the USA with Jeff Hamilton . Since 1985 he has been a sought-after sideman in the Belgian jazz scene, where he a. a. played with Jacques Pelzer , Steve Houben , Bert Joris , Michel Herr and Charles Loos . He was also a sideman a. a. by Toots Thielemans , Art Farmer , Archie Shepp , Norma Winstone , Junior Cook , Mal Waldron, and John Scofield . With the bass player Hein van de Geyn he played in different rhythm groups, a. a. in a trio with the Dutch pianist Jack van Poll (with whom he accompanied e.g. Dee Dee Bridgewater and Etta Cameron ) or with Michel Herr (with whom he accompanied, among others, Wolfgang Engstfeld , John Ruocco and Slide Hampton ). He toured u. a. with the singer Dee Daniels , with Joe Lovano (with Bert Joris, van de Geyn and Michel Herr) and the guitarists Philip Catherine (again with van de Geyn) and Serge Lazarevitch . He was u. a. Member of the Bob Brookmeyer Quartet, the Toon Roos Quartet, Michel Herr's European Quintet, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra , Kurt Van Herck's and Andy Scherrer's quartet and Robin Verheyen's International Quartet and Frank Vaganée's trio and that of Kris Defoort . Pallemaerts founded the trio "Mother" with the saxophonist Erwin Vann (in whose trio he previously played) and the bassist Otti Van der Werf, who was joined by the singer Anne Van der Plassche. Since 2012 he has been part of Melanie De Biasio's backing band .

Pallemaerts taught a. a. at the jazz studio in Antwerp, at the Lemmens School in Leuven , at the Rotterdam Conservatory and at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern . He is a lecturer at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. He has his own recording studio in which he also works as a sound engineer.

Prizes and awards

In 2008 he was awarded the Belgian Django d'Or in the “Established Musician” category.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Profile Dré Pallemaerts , jazzinbelgium.com, accessed November 1, 2017