From 1980 to 1982 : studied at "Berklee School of Music" in
First prize for guitar and harmony, in the jazz department of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles.
Accompanied, in a TV program "Jeunes Solistes" of the RTBF, Toots THIELEMANS,
Nicole CROISILLE, Philippe LAFONTAINE, The GOLDEN GATE QUARTET...
Concerts with Philip CATHERINE, Calvin OWENS, Steve HOUBEN, Charles LOOS, Richard
ROUSSELET, Jean-Louis RASSINFOSSE, Bruno CASTELLUCCI, Erwin VANN,
Eric LEGNINI, Paolo RADONI, Pirly ZURSTRASSEN etc...
1987: Tour with ZAR (Belgium, Canada)
1990: Tour with his own group QUADRUPLEX (Belgium, France, Germany)
1992: Tour with the "Fabien DEGRYSE Quintet"
1993: Awarded the "Sax de la Découverte" for his album "Medor Sadness".
1994: Concerts with Philip CATHERINE, tours with PANTA RHEI. (world music with Steve HOUBEN) in Belgium and Hungary, tour with "L'AME DES POETES" (with Jean-Louis RASSINFOSSE, Pierre VAIANA), Belgium, Benin (Africa)
1995: Concerts with Philip CATHERINE and Toots THIELEMANS.
Tour with "PANTA RHEI" in Belgium, Hungary, Austria, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, France, Denmark
1996: Tour with "PANTA RHEI".
Concerts with "L'AME DES POETES"
1997: Tour with "PANTA RHEI".
Concerts a.o. in Africa (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger) with "L'AME DES POETES"
1998: tour with "L'AME DES POETES"
Concerts with the Big Band, and with the blues band 'Dry Clean Only'
1999: tour with l'Ame des Poètes, concerts with Dry Clean Only
concert with "l'Ame des Poètes and the Klaus Ignatzek quintet" at Gaume Festival
| 1999: releases a method for guitar, published by the 'Editions Combre',Paris "l'improvisation jazz par les arpèges pour la guitare"|
2000: concerts with l'Ame des Poètes and Dry Clean Only, tour with his
Fabien DEGRYSE is also the initiator of the BIG BAND DE GUITARES, subtitled "Hommage à René THOMAS". He presented this ensemble in various concerts and festivals, as well as on CD.
The cd 'Hommage à René Thomas', with the 'Big Band de guitares' is voted best '98 jazz album of the year in 'Le Soir'
He recently introduced a new quartet, featuring his own compositions, with which he recorded the album "Jazz" and played many concerts .
Teaching : "Stage Midnight", "Jazz au Vert" (Lundis d'Hortense), Académie d'été de Libramont.
Teaches at the Académies of Marchienne au Pont, Evere and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.
Fabien DEGRYSE plays a.o. with the following groups :
L'AME DES POETES
BIG BAND DE GUITARES : Hommage à René THOMAS
FABIEN DEGRYSE QUARTET, with Jozef DUMOULIN or Michel HERR(kb), Roman KOROLIK (bass) and Laurent MERCIER (drs).
In '98, Fabien DEGRYSE was elected best Belgian acoustic guitar player of the year '98, both in the listeners poll (RTBF/VRT) and the Belgian critics poll (French speaking).
Fabien DEGRYSE may be the first Belgian jazz musician to have a page with his bio on the web ... in Chineese ! http://www.chipin-kaiya.com/CV/FabienDegryse.html
(see top of page for main discography)
| Fabien DEGRYSE||Quadruplex (B.Sharp CDS 077)|
| Charles LOOS||Vagabondages (Igloo igl 093)|
| Fabien DEGRYSE Quintet||Medor Sadness (edition Collage EC 454-2 / Allemagne)|
| PANTA RHEI, with Steve Houben||HOPA ! - MAXI CD) (Big Bang Music 60945) |
|PANTA RHEI||Passchendaele Suite (MAP Records NMCD10)