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Robin Verheyen

Born: August 28, 1983    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Robin Verheyen

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....
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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
As A Leader or Co-Leader: Narcissus by Narcissus Quartet on W.E.R.F., released March 2006 Painting Space by Robin Verheyen Quartet on W.E.R.F, released in April 2008 As A Sideman: Airdance by Saxkartel on Igloo Records, Coproduction Klara, released february 2004 Meeting In Paris by Giovanni Falzone European Ensemble on Soulnote, released September 2006 Andarta by Roy Assaf/Eddy Khaimovich Quartet feat. Roy Hargrove on Origin Records , to be released in September 2008

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Primary Instrument:
Saxophone

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

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