NΔBOU is a breath of fresh air on the Belgian scene, thanks to their original line-up and equally unique sound.

Nabou Claerhout (trombone) | Gijs Idema (el. guitar) | Trui Amerlinck (double bass) | TBA (drums)

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.

After their first outing with debut EP ‘Hubert’ – for which Claerhout got nominated for the Sabam For Culture Award ‘Jazz Composer 2019’ – the band is refining that special sound further on their first full album ‘You Know’ (Outnote Records, 2021).

Lush and intimate sounds are alternated with strongly rhythmically based compositions, while groovy bass riffs from Trui Amerlinck, Mathias Vercammen’s elaborated drum patterns and the modern, virtuoso guitar play of Roeland Celis play their part as well in this musical adventure full of highlights – all created in combination with Claerhout’s distinctive trombone playing “that sings, cries, pulsates, tells and knows how to make many hearts week through well-constructed contemporary pieces”.

N∆BOU already measured themselves internationally and visited an impressive series of renowned venues and festivals: the foursome has already played at Ancienne Belgique, Gent Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Handelsbeurs, OLT Rivierenhof, Bimhuis, Transition Festival, Brussels Jazz Weekend, KAAP, Leuven Jazz, and many more.

On these first releases and during their live shows, the band’s strong interplay and interesting interaction creates both up tempo grooves as well as a more contemplative atmosphere. Their exploration and stretching of the boundaries of both the trombone and the jazz genre, awards NΔBOU with a unique position in today’s scene.

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"Hoe zou jij reageren als een befaamd jazzmagazine over jou schrijft: 'Nabou heeft echte sterrenkwaliteiten'? Welaan dan: leer haar kennen! Hier is de 27-jarige jazztromboniste: verrassend, ondernemend en vernieuwend! Samen met Trui Amerlinck, Roeland Celis en Mathias Vercammen speelt ze haar muziek in Studio Toots"

De Twintigers Klara (BE)

“There was real star quality in her soloing: strong tone, strong line, real presence. Claerhout was a new name to me and is definitely one to watch out for.”

London Jazz News (UK)

"De band heeft een lekker geluid. Nabou is een groot talent dat hoorbaar ook in Londen haar oren in de jazz heeft gelegd. Een debuut-ep hebben ze al opgenomen dus maar extra goed in de gaten houden dit Nabou. Ik kijk er in ieder geval naar uit. "

Written In Music (NL)