Nicolas Thys

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