Born in 1960 in Brussels, Fabien Degryse studied jazz guitar in the famous Berklee College of Music, in Boston, USA. Back in Belgium, he played with almost everybody, including Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Steve Houben and many more.
He initiated a tribute to René Thomas, with a guitar big band, in the nineties.
He recorded eight CD’s under his name, the two last were recorded alone, with his acoustic guitar, in a repertoire of jazz standards. A challenge for a guitarist.
He gave more than 800 concerts with the trio l’Ame des Poètes (with Jean Louis Rassinfosse and Pierre Vaiana) and recorded with them six CD’s.
He played in many countries, from Canada to Vietnam, from Denmark to Madagascar and Chile.
He wrote a method for the improvisation on the guitar, and gave masterclasses in Taiwan and in many african countries. He teaches now in both the flemish and the french-speaking conservatories of Brussels.