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Marc Godfroid

Brussels Jazz Orchestra


photo: Jos L. Knaepen

Trombone player Marc Godfroid’s professional career starts in 1981, as a member of the BRT Jazz Orkest, which he had been invited to join by then artistic director Etienne Verschueren. That same year he became the leader and driving force behind Eurojazz, the European Union’s very own youth orchestra.

Together, they intensively toured England, Ireland, the Benelux, Germany, Italy and Scandinavia. He also founded his own big band and was active with the Geraardsbergen big band.

In 1982 he wins First Prize as best soloist at the Tros Big Band Festival in The Netherlands. In 1985 he represents Belgian at the EBU Big Band (European Broadcasting Union), with which he goes to the Pori International Jazz Festival (Finland). He has been a fixture with the famous international 'Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination and Brass’ big band since 1991, as well as the Joe Haider Sextet.

In 1992 he is one of the founding fathers of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, of which he is still a member. He also remains active in other big bands, such as the SWR Big Band (Sud West Rundfunk), ACT Big Band and the Big Band of Stuttgart. With the latter he played alongside no less than Slide Hampton, Frank Foster and Clark Terry.