Luc VANDEN BOSCH

Drums & Percussion - composer/arranger

Born in Brussels in 1953, Luc VANDEN BOSCH started his studies as an interior designer. But music was pulsing through his veins and he went to the Conservatory of Brussels studying percussion, piano, solfeggio and history of music.

Even before entering the Conservatory he was active as a free-lance musician and practised various styles of music. He played jazz-drums in the Conservatory's Big Band, the Belgian Radio Big-Band, the Alain ROCHETTE-trio, the MIKA quartet (first prize in the European Jazz-contest "JAZZ HOEILAART" 1981, Beograd jazz festival, ....)

In 1985 Luc won the second solo-prize in the AVRO-JAZZ contest in Amsterdam with the combo "RELAX 85".

In 1986 Luc VANDEN BOSCH made a record with the PHIL ABRAHAM QUARTET (multimix records 86001) and frequently wenton tour with this band (EBU-jazzfestival in Montpellier (F) in 1987, festival of Vienne (F) in 1988). In 1989 the famous Belgian (jazz) rock formation VAYA CON DIOS asked Luc to be the drummer for 2 European tours, the Tokyo Music Festival in Japan, studio sessions on the CD "NIGHT OWLS" (BMG Ariola 260.600) and two video-clips.

Together with his best friend and great jazzguitar-player Guy RAIFF , Luc formed in 1990 THE GUY RAIFF TRIO. To launch this new trio they recorded 2 years later the CD "ON LINE" (Pavane Records ADW 7268) with 2 guest-players: Art FARMER, U.S. trumpet player, and Charles LOOS, piano-player. With this strong line-up they gave a successful concert at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.

Bassplayer Roger VANHAVERBEKE asked Luc to join his NEW LOOK TRIO after the death of one of Belgium's greatest jazz drummers, Freddy ROTTIER . Within the framework of this trio, Luc had the pleasure and the honour to work with great international jazz solo-players: Deborah BROWN, Judy NIEMACK, Toots THIELEMANS, Al GREY, Art FARMER, Johnny GRIFFIN, Ali RYERSON, Spanky WILSON, Benny BAILEY, Rachel GOULD and many others,....

Charles LOOS (one of the most famous Belgian composers-arrangers and piano-players) asked Luc to join a new "old-style" band named "SWEET SUBSTITUTES":

Charles LOOS (leader and piano), Richard ROUSSELET (trumpet), Phil ABRAHAM (trombone), André DONNI (tenor sax & clarinet), Paolo RADONI (guitar), Paul DUBOIS (bass & vocals).

From this septet a successful "new old time trio" without a bass player was created (piano: Charles LOOS, clarinet & tenor: André DONNI). After two years of successful schoolconcerts with tap dancer Martine HEBETTE this original trio still continues.

Since the early 80's Luc has always been active as a teacher (private drum-lessons), a task he fulfils with great pleasure and enthusiasm. He also composes jazz, theatre music and children's songs. He has a ready ear for all kinds of good, real, "live" music.

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

Mika Quartet - "Deceptively Blue" - 1982

Phil Abraham - "Phil Abraham Quartet" - 1986

Vaya Con Dios - "Night Owls" - 1990

Guy Raiff Trio - "On Line" - 1992

Sweet Substitutes - "Paul Dubois &Sweet Substitutes" - 1994

Yvette Berger - "Croque La Vie" (Arr. Charles Loos) - 1995

Maurice Le Gaulois - "Le Musette Dans Tous Ses Etats" - 1995

Renze Ferwerda - "Over De Grenzen" - 1996

Deborah Brown - "Live At The Blue Note" - 1997

Mahieu /Vantomme Qt. - "Wicked Places" - 2002

Ilse Duyck Group - "Behind" - 2002

Loos / Donni Quartet - "Just One Of Those Things" - 2002