Ben Sluijs

Show also: Ben Sluijs, Ben Sluijs Quartet, Ben Sluijs Trio

Category:muzikant, groep / artiest
Genre(s):Jazz
Instrument(s):saxofoon
Contact of:The Unplayables, Ben Sluijs Trio, Ben Sluijs & Erik Vermeulen, Ben Sluijs & Tom van Bauwel, Ben Sluijs Quartet
Actual/previous member of:The Unplayables, 3/4 Peace, Ben Sluijs & Erik Vermeulen, Ben Sluijs & Tom van Bauwel, Ben Sluijs Quartet, Sluijs Mendoza Vercampt, Ben Sluijs Trio, Brick Quartet, Augusto Pirodda Quartet, Christian Mendoza group

Biography

Ben Sluijs followed a 5-year classical saxophone training. During that period he also participated in various classical summerworkshops in Libramont (Belgium) where he was taught by Francois Danneels, Norbert Nozy, Willy Demey...

Since the age of 15, Ben's fascination for jazz had grown and after finishing the classical school in excelence, he started a 4-year training at the Antwerp Jazz-Studio where his teacher was John Ruocco. He also studied 1 year on the conservatory of Brussels with Steve Houben and took a workshop with David Liebman in the US (2004)

Ben teaches now himself at the conservatorium and the academy of Antwerp.

Experiences as sideman: Octurn, BRT Big Band, Brussels Jazz- Orchestra, Myriam Alter Quintet, Act Big Band, Jean Warland's Sax No End, Ivan Paduart Septet, Loet Van Der

Played with: Philippe Catherine, Toots Thielemans, Bert Van den Brink, Michel Herr, Bert Joris, Dre Pallemaerts, Hein Van De Geijn, Nathalie Loriers, Chris Joris, Joe Fonda, John Betsch...