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"Dit is veelkleurig tumult van een vis die niet enkel glijdt, maar zich ook in grillige bochten wringt, herhaaldelijk boven het water uitspringt om uitdagende smoelen te trekken en vervolgens z'n weg verderzet. Om tenslotte via omwegen, en in onvervalste De Beren Gieren-stijl, op de barbecue te belanden. Internationale klasse." Guy Peters,


The Detour Fish: New Album OUT NOW on Clean Feed!

Last summer we played with our long-term friend and trumpeter Susana Santos Silva at the Ljubljana jazz festival, a hi-level festival in a pretty town.

This recording is now released as The Detour Fish (2014) on the Portuguese record label Clean Feed. Check it out!


De Beren Gieren + Oerknal in Bimhuis Amsterdam

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!: On the 12th of december we play the same program in the Paard Van Troje in The Hague.


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

Rijkevorsel (BE), De Singer - 1 2 3 4 feat. Kaja Draksler, Susana Santos Silva, De Beren Gieren

Clean Feed album release
1 Kaja Draksler Solo
2 Kaja Draksler & Susana Santos Silva Duo
3 De Beren Gieren Trio
4 De Beren Gieren & Susana Santos Silva Quartet

Ghent (BE), Handelsbeurs - 1 2 3 4 feat. Kaja Draksler, Susana Santos Silva, De Beren Gieren
Ostend (BE), Storm!
De Grote Post
Hendrik Serruyslaan 18a
8400 Oostende
Storm festival

preview of our next trio album...

Portalegre (PT), Portalegre Jazzfest - 1 2 3 4 feat. Kaja Draksler, Susana Santos Silva, De Beren Gieren
Ljubljana (SI), Cankarjev Dom - 1 2 3 4 feat. Kaja Draksler, Susana Santos Silva, De Beren Gieren
Budapest (HU), Budapest Music Center - 1 2 3 4 feat. Kaja Draksler, Susana Santos Silva, De Beren Gieren

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