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Just like those three sides of the triangle in the band’s name, Brussels based trombone player Nabou Claerhout surrounded herself with three amazing musicians to found her own group N∆BOU. With Trui Amerlinck on double bass, Gijs Idema on electric guitar and Daniel Jonkers on drums, this quartet unites some of the most diversely talented young musicians in the Benelux. N∆BOU rapidly made their way up in the newest jazz-&-beyondwave, catching the attention of both the audience and sector professionals thanks to their refreshing trombone sound, innovative use of effects and original approach of compositions.


With their much-lauded debut EP ‘Hubert’, released independently in 2019, N∆BOU was invited to play stages like Gent Jazz Festival, Ancienne Belgique, Bimhuis (NL) North Sea Jazz Festival (NL), Brussels Jazz Weekend, KAAPOLT Rivierenhof, Cologne Jazzweek (DE), Jazz à la Villette (FR), Leuven Jazz Festival, C-Mine, Transition Festival / Tivoli Vredenburg (NL) and many more. On this first release, the band’s strong interplay and interesting interaction creates both up tempo grooves as well as a more contemplative atmosphere. Their exploration and stretching of the boundaries of both the trombone and the jazz genre, awards N∆BOU with a unique position in today’s scene.


Also the (international) press started praising the band’s unique sound already at an early stage.

"With her supple band, Claerhout covers such a broad musical spectrum - from lyrical and contemplative to playful

and groovy - that it will surprise you that this is only a debut album."

De Tijd (BE) 

“(...) Elle apporte un bouffée d’air frais et un universe musical kaléidoscopique, entre des grooves uptempo, une

atmosphère plus conteplative ou une tension cinématographique (...). Un talent à suivre !” 

Jazz News Magazine (FR)

Now signed to Outnote Records (Outhere), this promising quartet released its first full album ‘You Know’ on October 22nd 2021 as the start of an exciting new chapter and is intensely touring with it through Europe.

Nabou Claerhout - Trombone 

Gijs Idema - Guitar

Trui Amerlinck - Double Bass 

Daniel Jonkers - Drums

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