YVES PEETERS GROUP
Yves Peeters Group is brought together March 2007 by drummer Yves Peeters. After a series of concerts in jazz clubs and festivals at home and abroad, including Jazz in ‘t Park (Ghent) and Bamako Jazz Festival (Mali), the band tours with Jazzlab Series in 2010. Their debut album ‘Sound Tracks’ is released the same year on the W.E.R.F. label and is enthusiastically received by press and public.
In 2012, the band starts working together with visual artist Joop Pareyn on the creation of Hallucinations, an audiovisual performance they start touring with in spring 2013. The music Yves Peeters Group composes for this project leads to the recording of their second album ‘All you see’, which is released March 2013 on cd and vinyl.
The repertoire of Yves Peeters Group consists of original compositions by all band members and is characterized by a colorful mix of influences such as americana, rock and African music, with jazz as its basic ingredient.
|Nicolas Kummert (°79) – tenorsax & vocals
Nicolas Kummert recorded over 30 albums with jazz musicians, African musicians and DJ’s. In 2003 he won the Django d’Or for young jazz talents and with Alexi Tuomarila Quartet he won different international contests . Nowadays he is mainly engaged in his own projects: Voices (with a.o. Hervé Samb and Alexi Tuomarila) and GrooveTHing (with a.o. Jef Neve).www.nicolaskummert.com
|Frederik Leroux (°80) – guitar
Frederik Leroux studied in Brussels, The Hague and New York. From 2004 to 2006, Frederik lead his own quartet, with which he recorded the album ‘Angular’ in 2005. His current projects are a trio under his name and a solo project.www.frederikleroux.com
|Nicolas Thys (°68) – bass
Nicolas Thys played together with all the great musicians from the Belgian jazz scene, as well as many international artists (such as Lee Konitz, Bill Carrothers, Marc Ducret, Jim Black, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bob Brookmeyer, …). Nicolas plays on many albums as a sideman and has recorded several albums as a leader.
|Yves Peeters (°78) – drums–> BIO|
Foto’s © Michaël Geuns