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Jean Jadin




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Born in Uccle in 1962, he opted for the musical humanities at the Lycée and Academy of Laeken before entering the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and Mons.

Pianist, composer and improviser, he collaborates with "Musique Nouvelle", the "Danel" quartet and the "Nahandove" ensemble as part of the international festival "Ars Musica". He recorded a sextet for piano and wind instruments under the "René Gailly" label with the "Claventi" ensemble. He writes a large number of pieces for piano but also some chamber music and vocal pieces, including an oratorio. He wrote several musical pieces for lyric artists such as Dominique Corbiau, Laure Delcampe or Diana Gonissen and wrote themes for radio and theatre. He arranges and accompanies several creations by Dominique Corbiau such as "El Amor Brujo" at Bibliothèque Solvay, "The Night Sommer Dreams" at Château de Seneffe and the Night Lieders at Château de Beloeil.


In the field of theatre, he composed the music for Andersen's show "Le Rossignol" in which he accompanied the actress Jaqueline Bir, the countertenor Dominique Corbiau, the harpist Ingrid Procureur and "la compagnie de l'Ombre" (shadow puppet theatre). He also composed the music for Gogol's show "Le Journal d'Un Fou", where he accompanied the actor Guy Cohen and the cellist Claire Goldfarb. He writes the arrangements of the musical show "Mièvre Miel & Sirop Tiède" by Alain Eloy for the "Festival au Carré" in Mons. He participates in the creation of Labiche's show "Célimare-le-Bien-aimé" at the Théâtre Royal du Parc in Brussels. He also accompanies Régine Galle in her show "La Chorale d'Antoinette".

His very pronounced taste for diverse artistic and cultural mixes leads him to exchange projects such as "Afrique en Classique": dialogue between the "serious" music of the two continents, or "Rock en harmonie": complicity between "young" (hard rock) and "less young" (communal harmonies) groups. Several tours will take place in Belgium, France and Congo (DRC).

In the field of jazz, he created "Animus Trio" (Gospel songs) with soprano Myriam Gilson and accompanied Belgian jazz artists such as Charles Loos and Fred Wilbo in concert. He wrote the music for the song "Toots" in homage to Toots Tielemans.

For young audiences, he participates, with the "Clair de Lune Théâtre", "la compagnie de l'Ombre" and the company "Fouchtra", in the creation of several shows presented in Belgian schools and cultural centres, but also in the international festivals of Charleville-Mézières, Turin "Incanti", or Gijon "Feten". On these occasions, he receives the award for the best puppet show and the octave of music award.

In the field of cinema, he shoots with several cine-concerts for the Jeunesses Musicales. Including: "Ciné d'Antan" (about American burlesque cinema accompanied live with solo piano), "Petit Charlot" with Claire Goldfarb for which he obtains his second Octave de la Musique award and the 2018 award for the musical show for young audiences as well as a selection "Vitrine & Chanson à l'école" and an "Art&Vie" recognition for 4 years by the Communauté Wallonie-Bruxelles. There is also a version of "Petit Charlot" with Guy Cohen that was for one month at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

At the same time, he idevelops solo or group cine-concerts for all audiences in Belgium and abroad around "mythical" films such as "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang or "Nosferatu" by Murnau. He also participated in the "Nuits de l'Instant Magique" in Villers-la-Ville. He created the cine-concert "Buster in Love" with the clarinettist Philippe Saucez in Flagey, collaborated in the creation of the video-concert "Toît mon Toi" by the ondist-accordionist Evelyn Groynne and is currently composing the music for the documentary "Mémoire de Meuse" by Xavier Van der Stappen.

In the field of singing, he arranges and accompanies a number of singers for young audiences and general public such as Lazare, Anne Englebert, Didier Jans and Guy Cohen. He created the ensemble "Jeel" for which he wrote the music for the show and the CD "Flow" based on lyrics by Emma Coutelier.

In the field of choral singing, he has directed several ensembles including the Saint Martin de Quenast Choir and the Anglican Choir of Waterloo. He is currently the conductor of the choir "La Clé des Chants" in Braine-le-Comte with which he participates in many international festivals.

His current activities as a pianist are mainly focused on personal compositions leaving a large place to improvisation with solo or group concert formulas. He accompanies impro-theatre groups, painters, storytellers, dancers and eurythmy groups all over Europe.

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