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Robin Verheyen

Robin Verheyen studied for 3 years in Belgium, 2 years in the Netherlands and 1 year in New York with Dave Liebman, Steve Slagle, Frank Vaganée, Jasper Blom, Ferdinand Povel, Dick Oatts, John Ruocco… In Amsterdam he graduated with the highest possible score and at Manhattan School of Music he got a place on the Dean’s List. In 2001 when he was only 18 years old Robin Verheyen played with a Big Band directed by Maria Schneider at the Jazz Middelheim Festival. In 2002 Brussels Jazz he was a prizewinner at the International Jazz Contest of Hoeilaart with his quartet Gromm. On the Getxo Jazz Contest 2004 in Spain he was awarded the Prize of Best Soloist.

In Belgium Robin worked at a young age with reknown groups such as Pierre van Dormael Vivaces, Brussels Jazz Orchestra,…

His own projects at this moment are Robin Verheyen Int. Quartet with pianist Bill Carrothers, bassist Nic Thys, and drummer Dré Pallemaerts and a new NY-based pianoless quartet with trumpet player Ralph Alessi, bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Flin van Hemmen. With his Int. Quartet with Bill Carrothers he just released the cd 'Painting Space' on the label W.E.R.F.

He co-leads Orvalectiq, a sextet with Dré Pallemaerts or Flin Van Hemmen (drums), Pierre Van Dormael (guitar), Otti Van der Werf or Jean-Luc Lehr (bass), Joachim Saerens (keyboards) and Bert Hornix (loops & sounds). It is a band that works on the fusion between jazz and electronic music.

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When The Birds Leave

Universal Records


Painting Space

W.E.R.F. Records



Pirouet Records



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