Axel DUMONT studied at the Brussels Conservatory with Bart Denolf and Peter Hertmans. He also learned the bass from Michel Hatzigeorgiou and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
He founded "Trois 7 à cinq" and collaborated with groups such as B-side, Savoy Quartet, Michel Mainil Quartet, Stu Cats, Life is Five, Septet Bençà, Mistery Jazz Quartet, Bebey Ouedraogo, … and deeply involved in the famous KAAI project in Brussels early nineties.
He occasionally plays with great belgium jazzmusicians : Paolo Radoni, Peter Hertmans, Jan De Haas, Bruno Castellucci, Erik Vermeulen, Michel Herr to name a few.
Axel was playing bass and co-composing for the string quartet "Le Bataclan", which recorded a CD in 1999.
From 2000, he leaded the septet "@ 70’s", which was revisiting the great pieces of the jazz-rock era. Line up : Fred Delplancq (sax), Pierre Bernard (fl), Jean-Michel Veneziano (gtr), John Mahy (kyb), Michel Seba (perc), Bilou Doneux (dms). The band released a CD "A TRIBUTE TO THE JAZZ OF THE SEVENTIES".
In the meanwhile, he co-founded with friends the famous Athanor Jazz Club (close to the Gran’ Place in Brussels) and learned to improve in sound engineering.
In 2008, Axel presents a Nu-Jazz Downtempo project under the name "MISTER DUMONT". A first CD "CURRENTS" is released including Jean-Paul Estievenart (tpt) and Laurent Doumont (sax). Some tracks have been released on major compils as EMI France "100 Hits Electro-Lounge".
In 2011, Axel presents a new CD “KITCHEN DIARIES” with 15 musicians a.o. : Jean-Paul Estiévenart (tpt), Charles Loos (p), Francis Perez (gtr), Pat Dorcean (add dms), Chuck "Kool Koor" Hargrove (voc), Fabrice Alleman (sax), Kiù (voc), Joy Simar (voc), Renoar Hadri (art dir), … The CD is released under Adasong publishing and distributed by AMG. Promotional clips on You Tube.
Axel also collaborates with associations of musicians and artists, organizes events and co-produced several musical projects or musicians as Da Romeo ...