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Artists

Nico Schepers

Instrument: 
trumpet
Ensembles: 
High Voltage
Brussels Jazz Orchestra
Bart Quartier Quintet
The Chris Joris Experience

Biography

Nico Schepers started playing the trumpet at the age of six. In 1999 he graduated as a teacher and musician at the Conservatory of Rotterdam. He played three times at the IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators) in New York and New Orleans and performed several times in a variety of strengths at major festivals such as North Sea Jazz, Montreux and Jazz Middelheim.

In 1998 he won the Dutch Erasmus Jazz prize and one year later he was awarded the VSB Music Award with his own quartet. He started teaching at the Conservatory of Ghent and Antwerp in 1999. In 2000 he was part of the European Broadcasting Big Band in Norway. Three years later he joined the sextet of Kenny Wheeler. Other bands in which you could see him at work include High Voltage, Bart Quartier Quintet, the Chris Joris Experience and Amina Figarova Septet and for some time he was the permanent trumpet player of the renowned Brussels Jazz Orchestra.

He also regularly performs as a guest musician with pop artists such as Clouseau, Axelle Red, Jo Lemaire, Johan Verminnen, etc. 

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