Nicolas Thys

Linkebeek, 27.08.1968
Genre(s):Jazz, free & experimental jazz
Instrument(s):contrabas, basgitaar
Actual/previous member of:Alice's 5 Moons, Chris Joris Kwartet, Defoort-Turner-Thys-Black, Kris Defoort Trio, Tutu Puoane, Groovething, Bart Defoort & Emanuele Cisi Quintet, Taxiwars, Yves Peeters Group, Loriers-Postma-Thys, Walrus, Bart Defoort 'Jazzhood', Nicolas Kummert Voices, Robin Verheyen Quartet, Barbara Wiernik, Banjax, Mixtuur, The Chris Joris Experience


Born in 1968, the Belgian Nicolas Thys is a much sought-after sideman, whether it be in his home city of Brussels, or during the eight years (1999-2007) that he lived in New York City. He has worked with musicians and groups spanning a variety of styles, including Mal Waldron, Zap Mama, Lee Konitz, Brazilian Girls, Toots Thielemans, Garrett List, Judy Niemack, Mark Turner, Kris Defoort, Kenny Werner and Mike Stern. Thys knows many musical worlds from the inside-out, and elements from these worlds flow finely back into his music.

(c) Pirouet Records

Selective discography

VirgoVirgo (2009)
Nicolas Thys