Philippe Aerts

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Philippe Aerts
Background information
Born (1964-06-21) June 21, 1964 (age 59)
City of Brussels, Belgium
Brazilian music
Instrument(s)Double bass, bass

Philippe Aerts (born 21 June 1964) is a Belgian jazz double bassist. He taught himself guitar and electric bass guitar when he was 11 and started playing the double bass at age 14.[1] He is a member of Philip Catherine trio and the Ivan Paduart trio. He also has his own trio with John Ruocco (tenor saxophone and clarinet) and Tony Levin (drums) and quartet with Bert Joris (trumpet). He won the Belgian Golden Django in 2002 for best Belgian artist.


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  1. ^ Kernfeld, Barry (2002). "Aerts, Philippe". In Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 17. ISBN 1561592846.