Jeroen Van Herzeele

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Jeroen Van Herzeele (born September 13, 1965 in Zottegem ) is a Belgian jazz saxophonist (tenor, soprano saxophone ), flautist and composer.

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Van Herzeele studied in the Antwerp Jazz Studio with Dave Pike , Peter Hertmans and John Ruocco and attended workshops by Joe Lovano , Dave Liebman , Steve Grossman and Bill Pierce .

From 1997 he played in the avant-garde jazz band Mâäk`s Spirit of Laurent Blondiau . He also played in the band Octurn of saxophonist and clarinetist Bo Van der Werf (who always plays with at least three saxophonists), with whom he appeared in 1994 at the North Sea Jazz Festival and in 1997 at the Knitting Factory and the Montreal Jazz Festival . He teaches saxophone and ensemble playing at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. He also led his own acid jazz band Greetings from Mercury , plays with his own trio (debut album At the Crossroads , Carbon 7, 1995) and in the quintet and quartet of Ben Sluijs .

He has recorded with Toots Thielemans , Philip Catherine , David Linx and Nathalie Loriers , among others .

In 1999 he received the Django d'Or (Belgium) .

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