Jazz Drums
bachelor of master in de Kunsten

JAZZ DRUMS

Welcome to the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel!

The KCB focusses on the broad artistic formation of each individual. The lessons are based on direct interaction between teacher and student due to the small amount of students in each class. The great number of orchestral productions each year allows us to gain experience on the stage and learn the ins and outs of the greatest pieces is in music history. 
Joachim Jamaer
Student Music

The KCB focusses on the broad artistic formation of each individual. The lessons are based on direct interaction between teacher and student due to the small amount of students in each class. The great number of orchestral productions each year allows us to gain experience on the stage and learn the ins and outs of the greatest pieces is in music history. 
Joachim Jamaer
Student Music
 

Joachim

Your subjects

Bachelor

Required subjects Ba1 (CR) BA2 (CR) BA3 (CR)
Main instrument I, II, III 21 21 21
Ensemble 1, 2, 3 3 3 9
Ear training 1, 2, 3 6 6 3
Reading training 1, 2 6 6  
Jazz harmonie and analysis 1, 2, 3 9 9 12
Arranging 1, 2   3 6
Jazz rhythm 1, 2 3 3  
History of music (classical) 6    
History of jazz 1, 2   3 3
Piano (pianotechnique for pianists) 1, 2, 3 3 3 3
History of culture 3    
Jazz encyclopedia and research   3  
Optional subjects     3
Total  60 60 60
Master
Required subjects Ma1 (CR) Ma2 (CR)
Main instrument IV, V (master exam) 27 30
Ensemble 4, 5 12 15
Jazz analysis 6  
Free improvisation   6
Concert playing Jazz 1, 2 3 3
Introduction to philosophy 3  
Artistic Research Practices 3  
Optional subjects 6 6
Total  60 60

Teaching Staff

In order to develop your talents to the fullest you need a teacher that is capable to help and motivate you in the right way. Our teaching staff is world renowned and have years and years of experience both as performers but also as pedagogues. 
Do you have any specific questions before you register for the admission tests? Would you like to meet your teacher before you take the big step? Below is a list of all teachers with contact information.

Begeleiding
Pieter Bast

Pieter Bast

Docent Jazz Drums

Pieter Bast (april 27th, 1964), completed in 1988 his study at the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam with top marks and got his degree as “Teacher and Performing Artist Improvised Music”.

In the period 1985 -1988 he was the leader of a successful Quintet “PB-5 ” , which won in 1986 the first price at the NOS – Meervaart Jazz Contest, Amsterdam, and was also awarded as being best soloist of this contest. In 2012 he started a new quintet called        “ Pieter Bast E.S.P. Quintet “  to promote European Jazz Standards, and released his first CD as a bandleader in October 2014 called “Midnight Song”. In januari 2018, the second CD entitled “La Condition Humaine” will be released.

From 1988 up until now Pieter Bast has been performing as a sideman with several highly respected musicians (f.e. Kenny Wheeler, Eddie Bert, Urbie Green, Charlie Mariano, Bob Mintzer, Eric Vloeimans, Marnix Busstra, The European Concert Orchestra, Hugh Hopper, Amina Figarova, Marjorie Barnes, Paul van Kemenade, Mike Mainieri, Luluk Purwanto) and have been touring with them throughout Europe, Canada, Indonisïa, Africa, India and the Middle - East.

These past projects are to be heard on more than 40 CD’s which are worldwide distributed.

The press highly acclaims his melodic, inspiring and subtle approach of his instrument in combination with a delicate balance between rhythmical freedom and swing.

Contact Pieter:

Website

E-mail

Lionel Beuvens

Lionel Beuvens

Professor Jazz Drums

A short bio will follow shortly.

Contact Lionel

Email

Admission Tests

To start your study at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel you will have to pass an artistic admission test. Most specializations have two sessions: one before the summer break and one in September. As candidate-student you can register for one of these sessions. 
For information regarding the admission tests like dates, the programme you need to prepare and the admission requirements and costs you can click on the picture below:

Any question?

For more information on this programme you can contact the student administration via secretariaat.kcb@ehb.be.