Mathias Vercammen, born in Knokke-Heist (BE).
He studied from 2010-2016 at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. There took lessons with Jan de Haas, Teun Verbruggen and Dré Pallemaerts. During the years he also took classes with some of the finest musicians in the world: Eric Harland, Marcus Gilmore, Matt Penman, Greg Hutchinson, Aaron Parks, Nic Thys, Kurt van Herck, …
Mathis Trio was one of his past projects. This was a trio with piano player Harrion Steingueldoir and Trui Amerlinck on bass. They played a lot of concerts in Belgium but also did some touring. They had the chance to play concerts in Italy (Bologna) and Norway (Oslo)!
Four years long he was a member of the Ghent Youth Jazz Orchestra (GYJO). This was a initiative by Jeugd&Muziek and Muziekmozaïek. They had the great idea of bringing together a youth bigband with some upcoming musicians. We did several projects with conductors as: Bert Joris, Ilja Reijngoud, Peter Vermeersch, Marie-Anne Standaert.
Over the years he had the chance to share the stage with some great musicians like: Bram Delooze, Hendrik Braeckman, Stan Callewaerts, Matthias Van Den Brande, Kobe Boon, Karel Cuelenaere, Kurt van Herck, Steven Delannoye, Elias Storme, Vitja Pauwels, Hanne De Backer, Jean-Paul Estièvenaert, …
Mathias Vercammen does a lot of different projects. In 2016 he has been the drummer in a Musical: The Adams Family, by Milo Productions (http://www.miloproductions.be). With Projectkoor Chantage Mathias Vercammen did ‘And all That Jazz’, a meeting between choir and jazztrio (http://www.projectkoorchantage.be). During the summer of 2016 he has toured in Italy with Symphonic Windorchestra Vooruit Harelbeke (www.vooruit.net).
Nabou Claerhout Quartet is a new project. This features Seynabou Claerhout on Trombone, Gijs Idema on guitar and Trui Amerlinck on Bass. We are having a tour in may 2018. Make sure you check us out.
Mathias is also active as a teacher. Currently teaching at KA! Eeklo, Mariagaard Wetteren, Sint-Lievenscollege Business Gent.