Stéphane Galland

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Stéphane Galland
Born (1969-10-27) 27 October 1969 (age 47)
Genres Jazz, avant-garde, fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Associated acts Nasa Na Band, Aka Moon, Joe Zawinul, Octurn

Stéphane Galland (born 27 October 1969) is a Belgian jazz drummer.[1]

He got his first drumset at the age of 3. When he was 11, he started to perform with jazz musicians like Eric Legnini and Jean-Pierre Catoul. He released two albums with the Eric Legnini Trio.

In 1988, he met guitarist Pierre Van Dormael and, with a couple of musicians, they founded a jazz club in Brussels named De Kaai. At the same time they formed Nasa Na Band with Fabrizio Cassol on saxophone and Michel Hatzigeorgiou on bass. After the departure of Van Dormael and a trip to Africa, the band became Aka Moon.

Galland plays African music (he toured with Doudou N'Diaye Rose), classical music (he played with the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra) and pop music (with Zap Mama or Axelle Red). In 2003, he toured with Joe Zawinul's Syndicate and became a member of the band.

Galland has also been a member of BZZZ PüK, Greetings from Mercury, Ibrahim Maalouf, Jeroen Van Herzeele, K. D.'s Basement Party, Octurn, Tomas and Co, and Variations on A Love Supreme.


  1. ^ Kernfeld, Barry (2002). "Galland, Stéphane". In Barry Kernfeld. The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 6. ISBN 1561592846.