Thomas Grimmonprez

After studying jazz drums at the Conservatoire with Lille Regional Radiation (gold medal in 1994), he was awarded the Jazz Drum (1997) and the Jazz Improvisation Diploma (1999) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de la Musique Music and Dance of Paris. That same year, a special mention of the jury was awarded to him at the National Jazz Competition in La Défense.

Thomas Grimmonprez has recorded fifteen records as a sideman with Patrice Caratini Jazz Ensemble, Martial Solal Decaband, Laurent Cugny Big Band Light, Franck Avitabile, Stéphane Kerecki trio, Nicolas Folmer, Gueorgui Kornazof Quintet, Geoffroy Tamisier sextet …

He has also performed with the Paris Jazz Big Band, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Hamburg NDR, Riccardo Del Fra, Dominique Di Piazza, Manuel Rocheman, Louis Petruccianni, Baptiste Trotignon, Albert Mangelsdorf, Kenny Wheeler, Bobo Stenson, Michel Legrand …

In September 2009, he released his first CD, “Bleu”, as leader, at the head of his own trio. “Kaleidoscope”, his last album in October 2016. Professor at the Douai Regional Conservatory since 2006, he has also been teaching jazz drums at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels since 2010.

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