Saturday Night Jazz met Igor Gehenot
The pianist 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. 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 Teun Verbruggen.
The trio led by Igor Gehenot won the Sabam’s youth jazz award in 2011. The recognition was justified. The pianist, born in 1989, has progressively established himself as a major talent on the Belgian and European scenes.
After recording the first album «Road Story» (Igloo New talents, 2012), Igor toured extensively in Belgium and elsewhere (Jazz A Vienne, Mexico Festival…).
In 2014, he presented the new album «Motion», still featuring Verbruggen on drums but with Philippe Aerts as the new partner on double bass. Inspired by his blue note contemporaries, the trio plays an eclectic repertoire where delicate lyricism nicely balanced by up-tempo and groovy tunes. Gut-wrenching.
Delta project is a new step for Igor Gehenot, he wanted to change, to broaden his sound spectrum. With a new rhythmic section, plus the unique sound of Alex Tassel, he brings his music to another level and receive the prize of the best jazz belgian album of the year 2018.
Igor Gehenot : piano
Giuseppe Milaci : bass
Kobe Gregoir : drums