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Bo Van Der Werf
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Instrument(s) Baritone saxophone, Composer
Date of birth January 15, 1969
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 Current bands

Octurn (Leader)      YUN (Leader)
MikMâäk (Sideman)      Lidlboj (Sideman)
Brussels Jazz Orchestra (Sideman)      Bram De Looze’s Septych (Sideman)

Saxophonist and composer, Bo Van der Werf is graduated from the Amsterdams Conservatory.

He leads and writes for Octurn : this post-fusion mini-big band is an exciting laboratory involving some of the most creative young Belgian-French improvising musicians.

He is member of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra

He also leads his own small ensembles and plays free-lance with different groups.

Besides writing for his band Octurn, Bo also composes music for films, for dance performances and for contemporary classical ensembles

He recently directed his first documentary movie ' Satyajit Ray negatives', which was shown at many major film festivals (Teheran Film Festival, Festival du film de Buenos Aires, Bombay International Film Festival, Festival du documentaire de Paris, Tiburon Film Festival California, Mediawave Budapest , Kolkata Film Festival, ... )

(See top of page for main discography)


In the past, was also involved in the following bands:
Happy      Deep in the Deep
Sax No End      Pierre Van Dormael & Vivaces
Timescape Project     

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