Kurt van Herck (saxophone)
Kurt Van Herck studied at the Jazz Studio in Antwerp. Under the guidance of John Ruocco, Kurt found his own musical path. Later he came into contact with Jacques Pelzer, who in turn became an important and inexhaustible source of inspiration. Surrounded by talented brothers in arms such as Dré Pallemaerts, Bert Joris, Diederik Wissels, Erwin Vann, Frank Vaganée, Philippe Aerts, Michel Herr, Daniel Romeo, Eric Legnini, Michel Hatzigorgiou, Riccardo Del Fra, Serge Lazarevitch, Nathalie Loriers, Kries Goessens, ... Kurt has been making music since 1986 in a continuous series of projects at home and abroad. Besides his work in smaller formations, Kurt also remains a much sought-after big band player: the former BRT Orchestra, Act Big Band, Dizzie Gillespie Big Band, European Broadcast Union and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, his musical home. In 1997 he received the Django d' Or and in 1999 he was first choice of the VRT listener.