Bender Banjax is an acoustic jazz quartet which improvises mainly on compositions of saxophonost Erik Bogaerts.
Together they look in each session for an interesting mix of jazz traditions and contemporary grooves.
The group was founded after a co-production between students of the international dance school P.A.R.T.S and the Brussels conservatorium class of Kris Defoort. Together with the dance students, they played and performed on different festivals a.o. in Marseille, Lissabon, Rotterdam, Ghent en Brussels.
The musicians play in different bands : a.o. Mendoza with Lady Lynn, Axel with Harmadik Füll, Cools with the Zanga, Erik with Fables of Fungus. Now and then they get the chance to play with the big names of the Belgian jazz scéne, such as Ben Sluijs, Erwin Vann, Bart Maris, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Peter Hertmans, Teun Verbruggen, a.o.
He band won the Young Jazz talent award dring the Ghent Jazz Festival 2008.