Raphaël Debacker (aka Raf D Backer) is a belgian jazz piano player.
he started to learn classical music and piano at the age of 10. He turned to Jazz music at 14 and first learned it by his own before having lessons with Eric Legnini at the Royal Conservatoire of Music of Bussel (Belgium).
His soulful approach of music has made him been request in many occasion to play piano, organ and keys but also to sing backing vocal for many various artists in different kind of music. We could mention a few among those collaborations as for instance Beverly Jo Scott, Marc Lelangue, N8N, Da Romeo, Baï Kamara Jr, Laurent Doumont and his SoulCouncellor, Sarah Letor, Chrystel Wautier,… and recently, the canadian singer Kellylee Evans.
He has also formed his own Jazz Trio Band. A first album, titled "Rising Joy", directed by Daniel Romeo and Eric Legnini will be released early 2014 by Provarecords. The way the trio plays is energic, the music is balanced between tradition and modernity, freshness and maturity, explosion and introspection.
Current bands :
Raf D Backer trio (leader)
Kellylee Evans (sideman)
Laurent Doumont and the Soul Councellors (sideman)
Marc Lelangue and the Heavy Muffuletas (sideman)
BJ Scott (sideman)