Born: August 28, 1983 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Robin Verheyen studied for 3 years in Belgium, 2 years in the Netherlands and 1 year in New York with Dave Liebman, Steve Slagle, Frank Vaganée, Jasper Blom, Ferdinand Povel, Dick Oatts, John Ruocco… In Amsterdam he graduated with the highest possible score and at Manhattan School of Music he got a place on the Dean’s List. In 2001 when he was only 18 years old Robin Verheyen played with a Big Band directed by Maria Schneider at the Jazz Middelheim Festival. In 2002 Brussels Jazz he was a prizewinner at the International Jazz Contest of Hoeilaart with his quartet Gromm. On the Getxo Jazz Contest 2004 in Spain he was awarded the Prize of Best Soloist....
Awards:Best Soloist Prize on Getxo Jazz Contest 2004 Best Soloist Prize in International Jazz Contest Hoeilaart 2004 Winner of the Young JazzTalent Contest in Ghent with the Robin Verheyen Trio 2004 Best Composition Prize on La Défense Competition for the whole repertoire of the Belfin Quartet 2006 Grand Prix du Jury on Avignon Jazzcontest with Saxkartel 2006
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