Stijn Cools

Stijn Cools began his musical career as a drummer. During youth jazz in Dworp, he followed workshops with Billy Hart and Dré Pallemaerts. Before studying at the Brussels Conservatory with Stéphane Galland, he obtained diplomas in scenography and interior design.
In 2010, he was laureate of the "Toots Thielemans Jazz Award". Stijn is most active in mainly improvisational music projects. Besides his passion for drums, he is also intensively involved in electronic music applications and audio production.

Together with his brother, Bert Cools founded the platform 'granvat'. Which houses, among others, the dance performance Come On Feet or his project Book of Air.

update January 2023

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