LAURENT DOUMONT Saxophone player, singer, songwriter.
LAURENT DOUMONT is a saxophone player, singer-songwriter from Brussels, mainly in the Soul Jazz idiom. He was part of Daniel Romeo’s band from 1999 to 2008. He also played for the entertaining show Improsessions. Throughout the concerts, Laurent worked alongside Fred Wesley, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Eric Legnini, Dré Pallemaerts, Flavio Boltro, Paco Sery...
His horns section, with Olivier Bodson (tp) and Alain Palizeul (tb), had the chance to perform with Boney M, George Mc Crae, Percy Sledge, and even, on a very special evening, with James Brown.
He now co-leads and plays with Marc Lelangue and Patrick Dorcean in the New- Orleans rhythm & blues group, The Heavy Muffulettas.
His project Alligator Boogaloo pays tribute to one of his great soul-jazz influences, Lou Donaldson.
Since 1998, Laurent Doumont has been leading his own band, in which the finest Belgian musicians have participated. His first album, Soul Quintet, was released in 2001.
In 2012, his second personal album Papa Soul Talkin’ was released, produced by Daniel Romeo, with Vincent Bruyninckx, Sal La Rocca Lionel Beuvens and many great guests. In this record, Laurent reveals his various skills as a musician, singer, songwriter and arranger.
More Recently, he formed Trio V.O, his new jazz project with Sal La Rocca (db) and Patrick Deltenre (g) in which they play and sing American, French and Italian standards. In his latest album, l’Americano, Laurent adresses his Sicilian descent through great Italian standards form the 1950’s & 60’s, joyfully adapted in a soul-jazz and pop spirit.