Janos Bruneel

Janos Bruneel (1983, Antwerp, Belgium) plays a significant role in all of his bands.

Before even knowing the alphabet he starts playing the piano, but it’s only at age 16 he discovers his instrument: the bass. In 2008 he graduates cum laude at the Royal Conservatories of both The Hague and Brussels with Hein van de Geyn, Frans van der Hoeven and Christophe Wallemme. From 2009 on he is teaching double bass at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. He obtained numerous national and international recognitions:

  • First Price “National Contest for Music and Spoken Word of the Dexia bank” (B) in 2001 with “Vice Versa”
  • First Price “Octave de la musique” (B) in 2004 with “Casimir Liberski Trio”
  • First Price “Dutch Jazz Competition” (NL) in 2004 with “As Guests”
  • First Price “Pim Jacobs Muziekprijs” (NL) in 2004 with “As Guests”
  • First Price “XL Jazz” (B) in 2006 with “Casimir Liberski Trio”
  • “Top Talent Scholarship” in 2006
  • First Price “Jazzcat Rally” in 2007 with DelVita Group
  • First Price “Concours Playfestival Motives For Jazz” (B) in 2007 with “Hamster Axis Of The One-Click Panther”
  • First Price “Jazz Concours Dinant” (B) in 2008 with “Hamster Axis Of The One-Click Panther”
  • “Sabam Jeugd en Muziek Jazz Award” (B) in 2010

Janos played concerts in Holland, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Canada, Italy, France, Switzerland, Iceland, Germany, Turkey, Dubai, Czech Republic and Slovakia and on stages and festivals such as North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazz à Liège, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Gaume Jazz Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival, The Hague Jazz Festival, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, deSingel, Bimhuis, De Doelen, Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Catania Jazz Festival, Youth Festival of La Monnaie, Flageystival, Klarafestival, Eu’ Ritmix Festival, The Nordic House, Greenhouse, Rainbow Studio, Turku Jazz Festival, Brosella, AMUZ, ...

In his most recent project, inspired by the music of Flemish Polyphonist Guillaume Dufay (15th Century), he is performing with his father Carlos Bruneel (flute) and Bart Van Caenegem (pianoforte).

He had the opportunity to play with a.o. Eric Vloeimans, Stephane Belmondo, Angelo Verploegen, Jonas Knutsson, Jack van Poll, Dré Pallemaerts, Hans van Oosterhout, Stéphane Galland, Dena DeRose, Soo Cho, Eef van Breen, Toots Thielemans, Michal Vanoucek, Dee Daniels, Vlaams Radio Koor, Alexandre Cavaliere, Georgie Fame, Casimir Liberski, Bert Joris, Archie Shepp,...

Discography:

Enter As Guests (Baileo)

As Guests Live in Belgium (DAR)

Meet The Panther (unsigned) 

It’s Time (unsigned)

Lingo (KANtaloop) 

Cheek To Cheek (unsigned)

Small Zoo (De Werf)

Open Road (Which Way Music)

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