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Alexander Baboian Quartet + Jazz Jam Session
August 15 @ 20 h 30 minFree
Alexander Baboian (Guitar), Milan Verbist (Piano),
Jef Manderveld (Bass), Simon Van Brandt (Drumset)
American guitarist Alexander Baboian leads a new Jazz quartet featuring a powerful rhythm section of fellow graduates of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen. The quartet is devoted to expressing the classic sound of American Jazz painted with fresh colors through exciting interpretations of often underperformed repertoire of 20th century Jazz composers such as Horace Silver, Billy Strayhorn, and Charles Mingus. Described by renowned music educator Hal Crook in JazzWax as a “future major voice in jazz,” and by All About Jazz as “a superb composer, an original improviser, and an apt bandleader,” Alexander graduated from the infamous Berklee College of Music in 2014 where he received awards for outstanding achievement from the guitar department and represented the college in major festivals such as the Washington DC Jazz Festival, the Beantown Jazz Festival, and the JEN Jazz Conference. He was invited to Belgium in 2021 on scholarship from the VLUHR and has since had the pleasure of working on special projects with Jazz phenoms Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, and Joey Baron at venues such as the Bimhuis Amsterdam, Hnita Jazz Club, CC Muze, and De Singer Rijkevorsel.
VIDEO LINK : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yox_mH36pmY