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Dirk Schreurs
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  • Belgium
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    Extemporization IV
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    Stuck
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    Rhythm of the Essence
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    All Blues
 

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Profile Information

What instrument do you play?
Piano
Who influenced you to listen to jazz
Chick Corea
How did you find out about the WDCJN?
www.thejazznetwork.ning.com
My Website
http://www.dirkschreurs.com
Official Facebook Profile
http://Dirk Schreurs
Where are you located?
As, Belgium (Europe)
Tell us about yourself
I'm a professional jazz pianist, composer and teacher at the jazz department of the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music. I play acoustic piano and keyboards in different bands such as Chromatic Banana, Roman Korolik Group, Scora and the New Enrique Tarde Group. I also have my own trio called DS3.
BIOGRAPHY

Dirk Schreurs started playing the piano at the age of 6. Having taken a solid classical training at the Music Academy of Neerpelt (Flanders), he graduated with the highest academic distinction. At the age of 15 he sat in with R&B-giants such as Bob Hall, Dave Peabody and the Deluxe Blues Band at the Belgian Folk & Blues festival, playing blues, boogie-woogie and gospel piano. At the European Youth Music Festival (1984) the Dutch Television (NOS) recorded Dirk’s performance of the jazz-musical “On the town” scored by Leonard Bernstein.

In 1989 Dirk graduated as a Master in Germanic Philology at the Catholic University of Louvain. For three years he worked as a scientific researcher in the field of Computational Linguistics at the Linguistics Department of the Louvain Faculty of Arts. He gave lectures on “Controlled Language” at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and at the Institute of Science and Technology of the Manchester University. The syntactic and the semantic aspects of linguistics and improvised music are still two of his major points of interest.

Moreover, Dirk came into contact with Enrico Pieranunzi, Trilok Gurtu, John Abercrombie, Jack de Johnette, Martial Solal, Daniel Goyonne, and David Kikoski, all of whom gave spiritual direction to his dynamic search for jazz and improvised music. He has composed and arranged over 250 tunes, many of which have found their way not only to the performing stage but also to the realm of radio & television around Europe. Next to playing the acoustic piano and electro-acoustic keyboards, Dirk also operates vintage synthesizers and analog modules.

The Belgian Artistic Promotion of SABAM selected "The Void" to be the award winning composition at the 2001 Hoeilaart International Jazz Contest. One year later, the Belgian Artistic Promotion of SABAM selected "Eva" to be the award winning composition at the 2002 Hoeilaart International Jazz Contest. In 2013 Dirk received the SABAM composition award for the third time for his work "Rays of Enchantment".

Since 1994 Dirk has been a professor of music, teaching piano, improvisation theory, ensemble and jazz methodology at the Jazz Department of the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music.

DISCOGRAPHY

1994 Beyond Ballads - Dirk Schreurs & Walter Baeken
1998 Live! - Triassic Jazz
2000 Extemporizations - Dirk Schreurs solo piano
2003 Berlin - Scora
2006 Minds of Glass - Dirk Schreurs
2008 Imagine Mars - Scora
2009 Strokes - Scora
2013 I Found You Found Me - De Laat & Schreurs

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Yamaha S90XS music synthesizer
Yamaha CP4 stage piano
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MY MUSIC PLAYER

"Extemporization IV" is an intimate improvised moment taken from my live piano solo album "Extemporizations" (2000). It is dedicated to the beauty of life itself.

"Stuck" is a colorful composition from the 2008 Scora album "Imagine Mars", composed as a soundtrack to the 1924 Russian SF movie Aelita. Check out: www.scoramusic.webs.com

"Rhythm of the Essence" is a track from my solo album "Minds of Glass".(2006), related to the Minds of Glass video art project I did with Argentinian artist Marta Bressi. Check out: www.mindsofglass.webs.com

"All blues" is my personal musical approach to the classic Miles Davis tune, which I recorded here with my trio, called Triassic Jazz (1998). This Belgian trio features Roman Korolik on bass and Bruno Meeus on drums.

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Minds of Glass by Marta Bressi and Dirk Schreurs to be screened at the 2009 International Independent Film and Video Festival in New York on October 24.

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 5:31am 0 Comments

Thanks to Marta G. Bressi who´s generously offered me her extraordinary talent to generate beautiful video images to all eleven compositions from my album ¨Minds of Glass¨ , we 've been able to create brand-new works together. This collaboration, which was born as two separate entities, came to fruition when I saw in Marta's digital art a reflection of my own visualisations when composing the music. It… Continue

WORLD PREMIERE: Marta G. Bressi & Dirk Schreurs' Minds of Glass to be screened at the 2009 International Independent Film and Video Festival in Hollywood on Aug.4

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 8:03am 0 Comments

Thanks to Marta G. Bressi who´s generously offered me her extraordinary talent to generate beautiful video images to all eleven compositions from my album ¨Minds of Glass¨ , we 've been able to create brand-new works together. This collaboration, which was born as two separate entities, came to fruition when I saw in Marta's digital art a reflection of my own visualisations when composing the music. It… Continue

SCORA has a new CD out now: STROKES - www.scoramusic.webs.com

Posted on March 27, 2009 at 6:27am 0 Comments

The Belgian SCORA quintet presented their new album STROKES at the exhibition by the Antwerp master painter Jef Diels on March 22. This band featuring a.o. pianist Dirk Schreurs recorded thirteen new compositions by Walter Baeken.

Check out: www.scoramusic.webs.com

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At 2:36pm on December 19, 2011, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear Dirk,

Look at my new images ¨Hope Digital Series ( 2011): Samples¨

Thanks

Marta

At 9:12am on August 1, 2009, Jeffrey McKinney said…
Thanks Dirk for inviting me to this Ning site. My friend, your timing could not have been better. Let's do something together some day.

I'll be performing in Washington D.C. This will be a walk to help prevent and cure cancer.

Fort Dupont Park
3600 F ST SE
Washington DC. 20020
Date: 9/19/09
Registration: 9am
Walk Starts: 10am
Ticket Price: $25.00
Walk Length: Approx 3 miles
http://www.tiasway.com/events.html








Jeffrey Mckinney Jazz, Soul & Ole Skool R&B Music

invited you to:



Walk For Cancer

When:
Saturday, September 19, 2009
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT

Where:
Fort Dupont Park
3600 F ST SE
Washington, D.C. 20020

At 8:24pm on March 21, 2009, L'Tanya Mari said…
Dirk,

Thanks for the invite. How are you?

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