Jazz? Yes! With Nabou's trombone as a kaleidoscopic core!
Thanks to their original line-up of trombone, electric guitar, double bass and drums, N∆BOU is a breath of fresh air on the Belgian jazz scene. On the trombone, band leader and composer Nabou Claerhout is looking for a sound all her own: by means of all sorts of effects, she creates a dreamy musical framework with a strong atmospheric and melancholic resonance.
To get to know our artists even better, we serve them a few simple but not unimportant questions. Meet N∆BOU!
What do you do in daily life?
I’m a trombonist, I play concerts and I teach a little in the Wilrijk Academy and the Conservatory in Courtray, and I’m also doing research at the Antwerp Conservatory at the moment.
Who is/are your greatest musical influences?
Ambrose Akinmusire, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Mark Guiliana, Chris Potter, Cory Henry, John Scofield… (I could go on and on ;) )
What is your favourite place?
What are your musical ambitions?
Musically, I just want to carry on doing what I/we are doing. Playing/composing/listening to music
What is your favourite instrument?
Eh... TROMBONE duh. :p
Do you come to AB and Brussels often?
Not all that often, but I have seen Pat Metheny and Mark Guiliana among others.
What are you expecting from your show at AB?
Well… We hope first and foremost that it’s a cosy, where we can present our first full album to the Brussels audience and our Brussels friends.
Are there special requests on your rider?
No, we’re extremely boring in that regard. The most unusual thing on our rider is a vegetarian meal for our guitarist.
What is the best concert you ever saw?
The best concert I ever saw was a John Scofield concert in the Roma 2012.
What is the next concert you will go to yourself?
Bill Frisell Trio & Brussels Philharmonic.
What is your favourite food?
Hahahaha… I’m not sure anyone would be interested in this but… Vol-au-vent with fries and of course the pastry!
What impact did corona have on your creativity?
Luckily we still got to play quite a lot. To the cameras, of course. When I look back, quite a lot of major things happened for our band (Gent Jazz, Bel Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz, etc.) and for myself as a musician (Jazz Middelheim, composing for LOD musical theatre, etc.). So we have mostly been getting creative on stage.
Do you have anything important you would like to mention?
Come and celebrate our first full album release with us on 30/11 in AB!