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Jean-Paul Estiévenart

Within a 15-years career, Jean-Paul Estiévenart had the opportunity to meet and play with several big names in the international jazz scene : Enrico Pieranuzzi, Nathalie Loriers, Avishai Cohen - trumpet, Logan Richardson, Eric Legnini, Dré Pallemaerts, Joe Lovano, Noel Gallagher, the Brussels jazz Orchestra, Perico Sambeat, Maria Schneider, ...). He has been playing in a dozen Belgian bands as sideman and is now touring with Antoine Pierre URBEX, Alex Koo Quartet, Mik Maak, Steven Delannoye Brandhaard, Manu Hermia Freetet, Jazz Station Big Band, God Save The Swing, Marco Locurcio Group, Filippo Bianchini quintet and his own projects : his trio and his quintet.

This makes him the most demanded trumpet player in the country, with more than 40 albums to his credit.

Jean-Paul Estiévenart (1985) started playing the trumpet in the fanfare of his hometown village, in the Belgian countryside, following his grandfather's path. He then kept on studying this complex instrument at the Academy of Saint-Ghislain for ten years where he got to know jazz music and instantly became passionate about it.

He moved to Brussels in 2004 and quickly became a key figure of Belgian jazz. He started playing around at a frantic pace that has never decreased…

In 2013, he launched a new musical adventure by creating his own trio with Sam Gerstmans on double bass and Antoine Pierre on drums. Their debut album, “Wanted” (W.E.R.F. Records, 2013), has set a singular sound in the Belgian jazz landscape and has marked the beginning of a beautiful story.

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”An understated soloist, Estievenart’s restrained lyricism reminds me of the american trumpeter Tom Harrell.” BBC Music Magazine - Garry Booth (UK)

“Jean-Paul's trumpet playing has a unique and recognizable sound, which he demonstrates with genius on his first-class album 'Behind The Darkness'. Larsen ”This trumpet player is so talented! Since 2000, Jean-Paul is omnipresent in the Belgian jazz scene and his second album” Behind The Darkness “is a real revelation!” Jazz Magazine

“Behind the darkness is a perfectly composed and remarkably mastered album.” L'Echo ​

Albums

Le Gros Cube #2

Yolk Records
2021

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Suspended (Live at...

OutNote Records
2020

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Behind The Darkness

Igloo Records
2019

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Wanted

De Werf
2013

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