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LABtrio (Lander – Anneleen – Bram) are three musicians with strong personalities, endowed with a fresh and adventurous approach to music. The trio’s acoustic universe conceals an urban jazz that flirts with electronic, underground and hip-hop cultures.

Since the Trio’s founding in 2007, they have received several awards and prizes (including a superb double – Audience Prize and Grand Prize – at the prestigious Avignon ‘Tremplin Jazz’ festival in 2011). Thanks to this price, they recorded their first album at the Studio la Buissone, Pernes-les fontaines in France. Their first album “Fluxus” released in October 2013 (Outhere records) – a real gem – constitutes testimony to what is the jazz of today, seen by this new generation of musicians.

In 2014, LABtrio participated at the 12 points festival in Umeå, and received a lot of positive feedback. Here is an inspiring description from their performance, written by Henning Bolte in All About Jazz – April 2014:

“The LAB trio-which is drummer Lander Gyselinck, bassist Anneleen Boehme and pianist Bram de Looze, then took off to a new shore of trioism, inducing a jaw-dropping, high level of musical experience through their miraculous interplay of characteristics including an amazing, mutual musical sensibility and agility, deep in- the-moment playing and delicate as well as thrilling timing, effortless execution and the sheer joy of performing. It all led to a great sound and gripping, infectious dynamics that rose, unfettered, to the apogee of the night.”

In the Spring of 2015 LABtrio starts a new collaboration with cellist Christopher Hoffman and saxophonist Michaël Attias, both from New York. A residency was held in February in Vrijstaat O (BE) and The NY Project was created. Their creation was premiered on the 20th and 21st of February 2015 on the occasion of the STORM! Festival and BRAND festival in Oostende (BE) and Mechelen (BE). Afterwards the group was invited to play at the legendary jazzclub ‘Barbès’ in New York. The quintet also recorded their new album “The Howls Are Not What They Seem” (Outhere Records) at the Kaleidoscope Sound Studio in New Jersey, USA. The group toured with this new work throughout Belgium in January 2016.

In the autumn of 2015, LABtrio was part of the ‘Match & Fuse’ program, sharing the stage with the renounced British Dinosaur. Together they performed at different venues in Belgium and the United Kingdom. After a great showcase performance during Jazzahead! 2016, the trio held, in May 2016, an artistic collaboration with the Norwegian saxophonist Harald Lassen and successfully toured in Norway.

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"Het LABtrio heeft internationale klasse. Het slaagt erin muziek op te laden, vrijwel stil te laten vallen en plots weer vleugels te geven. Verfrissend!" Karel Van Keymeulen (De Standaard)

“LABtrio m’éblouit tout autant. En dix ans de complicité, le triangle a atteint sa pleine maturité, son interactivité, son style, son son.” Jean-Claude Vantroyen (Le Soir)

“Mann weiss nicht, über was man am meisten staunen soll: die musikalische Reife der blutjungen Formation, das absolut gleichberechtigte Zusammenspiel ihrer Mitglieder, die Selbstverständlichkeit, mit der diese verschiedenste Einflüsse von der Alten Musik bis hin zu modernen Grooves in ihre Form des Jazz integrieren?” Oliver Stenz (Kieler Nachrichten)

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Nature City

OutNote Records


The Howls Are Not...

Outhere Music



Outhere Music



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