Born: April 28
Ingrid Van Hoorebeke (alias Ingrid Nomad) was born in Ghent (Belgium). Music was not her first choice as a career. She studied ‘Applied Communications’ and began singing after overcoming stage fright by taking classes with Brad Chapman in Los Angeles (US). He has worked with Anita Baker, Quincy Jones and others.
After returning to Belgium she started singing in local bands, performing covers both in the Netherlands and at Belgian festivals.
She studied classical piano at the School of arts in Ghent and graduated in 1995.
Wanting to expand her horizons, she went to the Jazzstudio in Antwerp where she was introduced to jazz music with the likes of Billy Hart. She then formed a jazz quartet with Olivier Collette (piano), Joris De Backer (double bass) and Wouter Van Dyck (drums). The highlight was a performance at The Blue Note Jazz Club in New York.