Marc Godfroid

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marc Godfroid (* 1960 in Brussels ) is a Belgian trombonist of modern jazz .

Live and act

Marc Godfroid in the middle of the SWR Big Band (second row, third musician from right)

Godfroid was brought into the BRT Jazz Big Band in 1981 by Etienne Verschueren . In the same year he became lead trombonist for EuroJazz, the EG big band . Then he played with Tony Sauwens.

In 1985, Godfroid was a representative of Belgium in the big band of the European Broadcasting Union , with whom he performed at Pori Jazz . Rogier van Otterloo brought him to the Dutch Metropolis Orkest as a soloist for three productions . Godfroid has belonged to Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination and Brass since 1991 , as well as to various formations of Joe Haider .

As a co-founder of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra , he has been involved in numerous productions as its first trombonist since 1993. In 1995 he performed with Stéphane Grappelli in the Salle Pleyel in Paris . In the same year he became a permanent member of the SWR Big Band , of which he is still a member today.

In 1996 he recorded his first album under his own name with Just Like That . From 1980 to 2013 he took part in 53 recordings in the field of jazz, among others with Michel Herr and Archie Shepp , Fats Sadi , the Jazz Addiction Band and Jambangle.

Godfroid taught at the music academies in Ghent from 1986 and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam from 1998 .

Prizes and awards

Godfroid won the 1982 Soloist Prize at the Tros Big Band Festival in Amersfoort . In 1995 he was honored with the Belgian Django d'Or as the best Flemish musician.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Tom Lord: The Jazz Discography