Within a 15-years career, Jean-Paul Estiévenart had the opportunity to meet and play with several big names in the international jazz scene : Enrico Pieranuzzi, Nathalie Loriers, Avishai Cohen - trumpet, Logan Richardson, Eric Legnini, Dré Pallemaerts, Joe Lovano, Noel Gallagher, the Brussels jazz Orchestra, Perico Sambeat, Maria Schneider, ...). He has been playing in a dozen Belgian bands as sideman and is now touring with Antoine Pierre URBEX, Alex Koo Quartet, Mik Maak, Steven Delannoye Brandhaard, Manu Hermia Freetet, Jazz Station Big Band, God Save The Swing, Marco Locurcio Group, Filippo Bianchini quintet and his own projects : his trio and his quintet.
This makes him the most demanded trumpet player in the country, with more than 40 albums to his credit.
Jean-Paul Estiévenart (1985) started playing the trumpet in the fanfare of his hometown village, in the Belgian countryside, following his grandfather's path. He then kept on studying this complex instrument at the Academy of Saint-Ghislain for ten years where he got to know jazz music and instantly became passionate about it.
He moved to Brussels in 2004 and quickly became a key figure of Belgian jazz. He started playing around at a frantic pace that has never decreased…
In 2013, he launched a new musical adventure by creating his own trio with Sam Gerstmans on double bass and Antoine Pierre on drums. Their debut album, Wanted (W.E.R.F. Records, 2013), has set a singular sound in the Belgian jazz landscape and has marked the beginning of a beautiful story.