Anneleen Boehme is a very active member of the Belgian and European jazz scene. Discover the different bands of which she is a member. View "projects" to find more (temporary) music.
LABtrio (Lander – Anneleen – Bram) are three musicians with strong personalities, endowed with a fresh and adventurous approach to music. The trio’s acoustic universe conceals an urban jazz that flirts with electronic, underground and hip-hop cultures.
Since the Trio’s founding in 2007, they have received several awards and prizes (including a superb double – Audience Prize and Grand Prize – at the prestigious Avignon ‘Tremplin Jazz’ festival in 2011). Thanks to this price, they recorded their first album at the Studio la Buissone, Pernes-les fontaines in France. Their first album “Fluxus” released in October 2013 (Outhere records) – a real gem – constitutes testimony to what is the jazz of today, seen by this new generation of musicians.
In the Spring of 2015 LABtrio starts a new collaboration with cellist Christopher Hoffman and saxophonist Michaël Attias, both from New York. A residency was held in February in Vrijstaat O (BE) and The NY Project was created. Their creation was premiered on the 20th and 21st of February 2015 on the occasion of the STORM! Festival and BRAND festival in Oostende (BE) and Mechelen (BE). Afterwards the group was invited to play at the legendary jazzclub ‘Barbès’ in New York. The quintet also recorded their new album “The Howls Are Not What They Seem” (Outhere Records) at the Kaleidoscope Sound Studio in New Jersey, USA. The group toured with this new work throughout Belgium in January 2016.
In the autumn of 2015, LABtrio was part of the ‘Match & Fuse’ program, sharing the stage with the renounced British Dinosaur. Together they performed at different venues in Belgium and the United Kingdom. After a great showcase performance during Jazzahead! 2016, the trio held, in May 2016, an artistic collaboration with the Norwegian saxophonist Harald Lassen and successfully toured in Norway.
In February 2017 LABtrio released their third album ‘Nature City’ to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
Grand Picture Palace is Anneleen's own project which was formed in 2019. Influenced by classical and contemporary music, bass players such as Charlie Haden, Charles Mingus and composers like Gavin Bryars, she decided to start composing for double bass and orchestra. The result is a mix between jazz, classical and contemporary music. The bass is the lead, accompanied by a group of talented musicians. Grand Picture Palace has released their first album in February 2021. For more info about the album click here.
A change in the Belgian jazz scene: here is Yskan. The combination of Anneleen Boehme (LABtrio, Grand Picture Palace), Simon Raman (Steiger) and Geert Hendrickx (Zandland) is well-known. Lately they've added the sound of Sam Comerford (Thunderblender): this calls for a new and unique sound.
Band leader Geert wanted a new wind after GIZMO, the original band who played together with American saxophone player Chris Cheek and Belgian cat Ben Sluijs. This formation created a stunning EP after a Belgian tour.
Out of GIZMO came Yskan.
Yskan's music consists of a solid base with a lot of space for free moments to explore the jazz galaxy.
Yskan has also released their first album.
Saragon is a project of guitarist and ud player Peter Verhelst. The core of this group is a trio with Anneleen Boehmeon double bass and voice, and Yves Peeterson percussion. The compositions of Verhelst are initially close to Arabic-Andalusian culture, but there is room for more western harmonies. Improvisations come over these harmonies or over a tonal center, which strengthen the link with the Oriental tradition. Saragon is a musical ode to the beauty of life, the multicultural society and the gifts of this world to each of us.
Saragon released their first album ESMERALDA at the end of 2020.
It's available right HERE
Anneleen met singer Fien Desmet at the Royal College of Music of Antwerp, where they studied together.
They found each other in a mutual taste in music, humor and literature, combined with their passion for jazz music.
They have been working together as composers for theatre. They composed and arranged the music for the most recent play of Tutti Fratelli, led by Reinhilde Decleir and Jan Sobrie.
Next to that, they formed their own band 'tumla', a never-ending musical adventure which they love to share with the audience. One voice (sometimes even two), one double bass and a lot of artistic fun.
Tumla is currently creating a new performance for which Fien and Anneleen are writing music to accompany poems by W.H.Auden.
Anneleen Boehme is working as a freelance composer/musical leader for various theatre productions. She has been working with author/actor/director Jan Sobrie on numerous occasions.
Together with Fien Desmet, she composed, arranged and lead the music for the most recent play of the Antwerp based theatre company Tutti Fratelli ("Bloemen van een autist") which was written and directed by Jan Sobrie and co-directed by Reinhilde Decleir.
Furthermore, Anneleen created a play with actress Joke Emmers ("Vogelvrij") and performed live music on their tour. Two women on stage, trying to find a way to cope with the pressure of society when it comes to love and settling down.
Anneleen is currently the composer and musical leader for the recent play of Theater Antigone (based in Kortrijk, Belgium), Coupe Familiale.