Frank Vaganée

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Frank Vaganée

Frank Vaganée (born March 19, 1966 in Malines ) is a Belgian jazz saxophonist (alto, soprano), flutist, composer and arranger.

Vaganée studied classical music at the Conservatoire in Mechelen and Antwerp . From 1983 he led his own groups and worked freelance in the jazz orchestra of the Belgian radio and television station BRTN and was in the "Timeless Orchestra". In the early 1990s he had a quartet with the Dutch pianist Mike del Ferro, with whom he a. a. Harold Land accompanied. In 1991 his first album "Picture a view" was released. He was a member of Philippe Aerts' trio and is one of the directors and composers for the “ Brussels Jazz Orchestra ”, which he co-founded in 1993. Since 1999 he has been a member of the sextet of the pianist Nathalie Loriers . In 1998 he founded a quartet with John Ruocco .

From 1987 to 1991 he taught at the Jazz Studio in Antwerp, then until 1994 at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam . He currently teaches at the Ghent Conservatory and the Lemmens Institute in Leuven .

In 1993 he received the Cera Prize for young musicians. In 2001 he received the Django d'Or (Belgium) .

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