Our residence at Vooruit in retrospect

new cd - a raveling - Out Now!

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"A raveling is very exciting, often funny and heartwarming, from the beginning till the end." De Morgen

"They often make great music full of self-questioning, humor and edge." De Standaard

"[...] often the experimental genre just irritates, but this is completely different in case of de Beren Gieren." De Wereld Morgen

"[...] on the second official album we mostly hear rock-solid compositions. [...] De Beren Gieren makes jazz that makes us cheerful: high level and with a cool openmindedness." De Volkskrant



European summer for De Beren Gieren

The Bears are to be seen across Europe this summer.

First of all a continuation of our collaboration with Susana Santos Silva, recording a live full album at the Ljubljana Jazz Festival on friday 4 July. Right afterwards, taking Susana along, we're going to play 3 times during the Avignon Theatre festival.
The week afterwards, on July 11th, we can be heard at North Sea Jazz in Rotterdam, followed by a triple performance in our home base at GentJazz. On August 8th we'll play at Bezaubeats, in the midst of Austria's highlands.

Norwegian Bears!

The Bears were invited to come play at two jazz festivals in Norway: Trondheim Jazz en Hamar Jazz. The dates are May 8th en 9th. Looking forward to celebrate this Norwegian spring!

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Artist in Residence at Vooruit at its end

Our residence in Vooruit ends this year. We look back on two wonderful years.

Click here for a chronicle (with a lot of videos etc...)


De Beren Gieren in Brussels

De Beren Gieren are coming to Brussels again! On Friday January 24th we play the Winterjazz festival, together with two other bands frome the Low Countries: Kapok and Rembrandt Frerichs Trio.



DownBeat: De Beren Gieren

A great surprise to find out that De Beren Gieren are mentioned in last July's DownBeat magazine! We are described as a contemporary-minded and witty piano trio, one of the highlights at the Jazzahead! festival. Thanks DownBeat!



"wirklich Welt so" in the best of 2012 list from Knack Focus

Knack Focus has put our album on the 9th place of their best of 2012 list. Thanks for the support!

Other Belgian artists in the list: Ben Sluijs, Jef Neve, Joachim Badenhorst


Read the Article here

De Beren Gieren are Fulco Ottervanger (piano), Lieven Van Pee (bass) and Simon Segers (drums)

Upcoming Shows

Hamar (NO), Anjazz Festival - Hamar
Trondheim (NO), Trondheim Jazz Festival
Ljubljana (SI), Ljubljana Jazz - feat. SUSANA SANTOS SILVA


Avignon (FR), AJMI JAZZ
Rotterdam (NL), North Sea Jazz
Gent (BE), Gent Jazz
Bezau (AT), Bezau Beatz

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