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Olivier Collette

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Biographie

Olivier was born in 1973. Primarily student of Diederik Wissels, he graduated from the Jazz section of the Brussels conservatory in 1996. His teacher was Eric Legnini. Then, he studied 3 months in New-York with Kenny Werner and Fred Hersch. He played in many clubs and festivals in Europe and the Middle-East (« Jazz à Liège », « Jazz à Sète », « Dubai Jazz festival », « Abu Dhabi Jazz festival »,…) with musicians like Philip Catherine, Bert Joris, Steve Houben, Bruno Castellucci, Philippe Aerts, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Olivier ker Ourio, Phil Abraham, Fabien Degryse, Peter Hertmans… In 2004, he received the SABAM award for the best Jazz composition. Then, he lived 3 years and a half in Dubai as freelance musician. In 2013, he opened his own Jazz club in Ittre, Belgium : the « HEPTONE ». Olivier recorded 5 albums under his name : « Joy And Mystery » (Mogno 2001), « De l’Aube Au Crépuscule « (Mogno 2003), « 7 Views Of A Secret » (Heptone 2014), « Conceptions » (Heptone 2017) and « PHI » (Hypnote records 2019).