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Lennart Heyndels
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Instrument(s) Double bass
Date of birth March 30, 1990
Place of birth Brussels (Jette)
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 Current bands

How Town (Leader)      NEST (Leader)
Noa Lee (Sideman)      Winchovski (Sideman)
Phd (Sideman)      Ben Sluijs quartet (Sideman)
Alex Koo trio (Sideman)      Alex Koo Quadrum (Sideman)
Les Chroniques de l'inutile (Sideman)      Jens Maurits Orchestra (Sideman)

Lennart Heyndels grew up in musical family. He got in touch with classical and jazz music from an early age on. Currently he's studying at the Royal Conservatory The Hague where he will receive his bachelor degree in june 2012. He got selected to participate in the "IASJ Jazz Meeting" 2010 in The Hague, allowing him to take classes with bass legend Reggie Workman. As a First Prize winner at the "Prinses Christina Concours" 2010 in Amsterdam, Lennart was able to attend the critically acclaimed "Banff Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music" 2011 in Canada. Lennart is an active member in jazz bands Elk Town, Winchovski, Tree House, Matiss Cudars Quartet, Sallma's Moles as well as pop band Wildlife and rock band Hypochristmutreefuzz. Besides he works as a freelance musician with a wide variety of musicians.

Education :
2008 - High School Degree ASO Latin-Modern Languages "Koninklijk Atheneum Pitzemburg", Mechelen
-2002 - Basic Academy Degree "Academie voor muziek en woord" Mechelen: cello
-2008 - Full Academy Degree "Academie voor muziek en woord" Mechelen: jazz double bass
-2008 - Basic Academy Degree "Academie voor muziek en woord" Mechelen: classical double bass
-2012 - Bachelor Degree Jazz Double Bass "Royal Conservatory The Hague" (NL)

Past Projects :
-electric bass player/singer/composer with rock band A Vibe (2002-2011)
-double bass player in jazz ensemble Groovepact (2004-2008)
-double bass player in folk band Nuada (2007)
-bass player in dance/music production "Waanzien" by Lise Uytterhoeven and Tom Mahieu (2006)
-double bass player in jazz ensemble Jazzzound (2006-2007)
-leader/double bass player of jazz ensemble Eclectic Yell (2008-2009)
-double bass player in jazz ensemble Marjan Van Rompay Group (2009-2010)
-double bass player in jazz ensemble Alex Koo Trio (2009-2011)
-electric bass player with singer-songwriter Jasper Erkens (2009)
-Tour in Sweden with jazz/world music band Bamako Project (2010)
-Tour in Latvia with jazz ensemble Matiss Cudars Quartet (2011)
-CD-recording + Tour in Denmark with jazz ensemble Bjarke Nikolajsen "Gibberish" Quintet (2011)
-CD-recording with eclectic pop band Wildlife (2010-2011)
-Tour in Lithuania with jazz ensemble Vytis Smolskas trio (2011)
-CD-recording in Osnabrück, Germany, with Matiss Cudars Quartet (2012)

Current Projects :
-Jazz ensembles: Winchovski, Elk Town, Tree House, Matiss Cudars Quartet, Sallma's Moles
-Part time bass player in rock band Hypochristmutreefuzz
-bass player in eclectic pop band Wildlife
Workshops : -2011 – Banff Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music, Banff, Canada with: Dave Douglas, Matt Brewer, Clarence Penn, Robin Eubanks, Kneebody ,...
-2010 – IASJ Jazz Meeting, The Hague, The Netherlands with: Dave Liebman, Reggie Workman, Ronan Guilfoyle, ...
-2010 – Langnau Jazz Nights Workshop, Langnau, Switserland with: David Binney, Ambrose Akinmusire, Eivind Opsvik, Dan Weiss, ...
-2008 – Summerschool, Dordrecht, The Netherlands with: Hein van de Geyn, Ab Baars
-2007 – Rencontres des Contrebasses Internationale Stage, Cap Breton, France with: Hein van de Geyn, François Moutin, Joe LaBarbera, Enrico Pieranunzi, ...
-2006 – Jazzworkshop Halewijnstichting, Brussels, Belgium with: Nic Thys
Masterclasses and lessons with -Thomas Morgan, Ralph Alessi, Ronan Guilfoyle, Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Gregory Hutchinson, Mark Turner

Prizes :
2010: Two First Prizes (with both Alex Koo trio and Matiss Cudars trio) at the Prinses Christina Concours, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010: Finalist at the Dutch Jazz Competition, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2006: First Prize at "Maanrockrally", Mechelen with A Vibe
2006: Second Prize at "Musiclive", Brugge with Groovepact

-2011-2012: Huygens Scholarship Program for excellent foreign students, studying in the Netherlands

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