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Fabien Degryse
Information Discography Concerts schedule
Instrument(s) Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, Composer, Vocals
Date of birth November 6, 1960
Place of birth Brussels (Etterbeek)
Contact information
Phone +32 (0)2 384 88 35
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Web site Dedicated website
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 Current bands

Fabien Degryse (solo) (Leader)      L'Âme des Poètes (Leader)
Fabien Degryse Trio (Leader)      Fabien Degryse / Joël Rabesolo (Leader)
Fabien Degryse sings some standards for U (Leader)      Phil Abraham Quartet (Sideman)

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From 1980 to 1982 : studied at "Berklee School of Music" in Boston, USA.
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 quartet

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 :


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 !

(see top of page for main discography)

Fabien DEGRYSEQuadruplex (B.Sharp CDS 077)
Charles LOOSVagabondages (Igloo igl 093)
Fabien DEGRYSE QuintetMedor Sadness (edition Collage EC 454-2 / Allemagne)
PANTA RHEI, with Steve HoubenHOPA ! - MAXI CD) (Big Bang Music 60945)
PANTA RHEIPasschendaele Suite (MAP Records NMCD10)

In the past, was also involved in the following bands:
Fabien Degryse Jazz      Hommage à René Thomas
Fabien Degryse quintet      Olivier Collette Quartet (former 2)
Phil Abraham Trio      Phil Abraham Trio

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