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Igor Gehenot
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Instrument(s) Piano, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards
Date of birth November 27, 1989
Place of birth Liege
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Fanny De Marco (Igloo records)
Phone +32 (0)2 538 90 01
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Igloo
Address Boulevard Léopold II, 153
1080 Brussels (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean)
Belgium
Phone +32 (0)2 538 90 01
Fax +32 (0)2 537 57 96
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 Current bands

Igor Gehenot "Delta" (Leader)      Igor Gehenot Trio (Leader)
Igor Gehenot / Nicolas Kummert Duo (Leader)      LG Jazz Collective (Sideman)



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Winner Sabam Jazz Awards 2011 “ Young Talent “

Igor Gehenot started classical piano studies from an early age. At 13 he enters the jazz section of the royal academy of Liège and at 19 the conservatory of Maastricht.
When 17 he met drummer Antoine Pierre with whom he started the Metropolitan Quartet and performed many concerts in Belgium and abroad. The Quartet won the "Young talent" Prize at the Comblain-La-Tour Festival.

He enters the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2009 for two years, where he studies among others with Eric Legnini, and starts his own trio with Sam Gerstmans on double bass and drummer Antoine Pierre.

One of the main jazzclubs in Brussels The "Sounds", realizing his great talent, proposes a residence fot two years. This opportunity has been essential in developing the cohesion of his trio and has also gave the opportunity to play with many guests like Félix Zurstrassen, Lionel Beuvens, Martin Méréau, Pat Cleaver, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Lorenzo Di Maio, Sal La rocca, Jens Bouttery, Daniele Cappucci, Vincent Thékal.

In 2011 Igor Gehenot receives the "Sabam Jeunesses Musicales Jazz Awards".

The Label IGLOO Records decides to produced his first trio album and 'Road Story' is released in April 2012. The album receives great acclaim in the national and international press, sells many copies and reaches 1st place in the Diskunion charts in Tokyo and is elected Top Title and Top Album on Deezer Music.

JazzWise Magazine writes : "it takes just a few bars of 'Promenade", the opening track of pianist Igor Gehenot's debut album "Road Story", to realise it is the work of a rare talent who will surely number among the great names in jazz in the years to come. His touch, his articulation, his harmonic sense, his ideas and his perfectly balance sense of time are gifts of a magnitude that occur maybe once in a generation."

Igor Gehenot also has a project for his trio with strings, in collaboration with the Atom Strings Quartet from Poland (2014).


In the past, was also involved in the following bands:
Igor Gehenot / Laurent Barbier Duo      4 for Wings

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