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Barbara Wiernik / Jozef Dumoulin Band
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Barbara Wiernik - Vocals    
Jozef Dumoulin - Piano    
Marco Locurcio - Guitar    
Marten Gjakonovski - Double bass    
Golo Maichel - Drums    
Michel Seba - Percussion    

The group offers a choice which is varied and coherent at the same time. Featuring often little known compositions of composers of different horizons, such as Daniel Goyone, Noa, Joni Mitchell, Kenny Wheeler, Marisa Monte or Diederik Wissels. The diversity of musical styles and languages contribute toward bestowing on each piece its special character.
Arrangements are done collectively by the group which soon will also present its own original compositions. The quintet, with a very acoustic sound based on the unison of a sophisticated rhythmic and pure methodical lines. The result is an enveloping harmony, based on simultaneous and balanced research and nuance. The rich sonority, contributed by each member of the group, is yet enriched by saxophone player Hans Helewaut. In the same state of mind, the vocal part is utilised as a fully integrated instrument, serving for the interpretation of songs or wordless pieces. Few duos (vocal/piano or vocal/percussion) add extra different atmosphere.

Barbara WIERNIK : Born in '74, since 4 years taking lessons, mainly with David Linx. She also attended numerous particular lessons and workshops in Belgium and abroad with Norma Winstone, Tet Koffeman, Judy Niemack, Phil Abraham, Christine Schaller, Sampling and Zap Mama, Anka Parghel.
In '97, she was awarded Magen David d'or (Golden star of David) to young talents

She had numerous opportunities to perform as soloist or a chorus member. Since '96, she is leading her own groups.

Jozef DUMOULIN : Born in '75, started classic piano, organ and harpsichord lessons at a young age. Accompanied great number of chorals and gave recitals. He turned towards jazz as a self taught and since 3 years is a student of Diederik Wissels. Attended workshops with Enrico Pieranuzzi, Mark Levine and Daniel Goyone (compositions). He is about to have a tour abroad with French guitarist Daniel Visani.

Marco LOCURCIO : Born in '73, a guitar player who starts to be more and more noticed on the Belgian jazz scene.
Studied with John Scofield. 2 CDs, a.o. in quartet with guitarist Peter Hertmans (CD "Buddies).

Marten GJAKONOVSKI : Born '70, in Macedonia, formed and influenced by Mike Richmond, Eddy Gomez... he performed in the US and Europe with, a.o. Kenny Wheeler, Attila Zoller, Dave Friedman, Kenny Werner...

Michel SEBA : 22 years old, attended percussion lessons with Chris Joris, Didier Labarre and Franck Michiels. Performed in numerous concerts in Belgium and abroad and recorded with Diederik Wissels, Chris Joris, Manu Hermia, Steve Houben (Panta Rhei), Ivan Paduart, Nut Factory and for few theatre pieces namely with Pirly Zurstrassen and Erwin Vann. A.o he also accompanied Jean-Pierre Catoul, Marcia Maria, Pierre Vaiana, David Linx, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Eric Legnini, Fabien Degryse, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Stéphane Galland as well as Ilona Chale, Pascal Charpentier and Philippe Lafontaine.

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