Bimhuis December 20th

On December 20th we will play in the famous temple of improvised music: Bimhuis in Amsterdam. It will be a collaboration with the Dutch new music collective OERKNAL!:


what to expect?

"... creating a kind of schizophrenic soundscape for the listener. The audience will be seated between the two groups ...

All About Jazz

This summer we played at the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, along with Susana Santos Silva. The leading website All About Jazz is wildly positive about the concert: "The young Belgian piano trio The Bears Vultures, from Ghent, augmented with Porto, Portugal-based trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, was the real new thing, or this year's edition Appealing. surprising, deft, exciting, convincing, funny ... "


Read the whole article here!


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, playin at the Ljubljana Jazz Festival on friday 4 July and 3 days in a row at Têtes de Jazz in Avignon.
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, followed by a concert on the 16th in the south of the Netherlands at the Zomerparkfeest festival in Venlo.

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!



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

Upcoming Shows

The Hague (NL), Paard van Troje - Oerknal! meets De Beren Gieren
Amsterdam (NL), Bimhuis - Oerknal! meets De Beren Gieren
Rijkevorsel (BE), De Singer - 1 2 3 4 feat. Kaja Draksler, Susana Santos Silva, De Beren Gieren
Ghent (BE), Handelsbeurs - 1 2 3 4 feat. Kaja Draksler, Susana Santos Silva, De Beren Gieren

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