PRINS

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JAZZ GUITARIST & COMPOSER

“A real voice on the guitar with a warmth that’s all his own.”

JOE LOVANO – saxophone legend

EDDIE GOMEZ – bass icon

“Jeanfrançois Prins’ music has substance, subtlety and wisdom way beyond his years, he is a profoundly gifted artist whose contribution is important and worthy of wider recognition”

"... Prins is exceptionnaly eloquent and expressive..."

JAZZ TIMES

“There is a great Jazz Guitar tradition in Belgium, represented successively by
Django Reinhardt, René Thomas, Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, and now by Jeanfrançois Prins.”

JUUL ANTHONISSEN
KNACK - DE MORGEN

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Jeanfrançois Prins is a melodic storyteller with a unique voice on his instrument. His adult life has been focused on one thing: music.

As a jazz guitarist, he has collaborated with many of the world’s jazz giants, and as a composer, arranger, musical director, and producer, he has thrived in projects ranging from jazz to world music, film scores, classical, avant-garde, pop, R’nB, and new music. 
Live and on recordings, Prins has been associated with such artists as Toots Thielemans, Ivan Lins, Lee Konitz, Eddie Gomez, Quincy Jones, Michel Legrand, Kenny Wheeler, Gary Bartz, the New York Voices, and many more…
An internationally sought-after leader, accompanist and guest soloist, having spent most of his career between New York City and Berlin, Jeanfrançois recently moved back to his roots: Brussels, where he also took over the family’s label, GAM Records. He shares his poetic and passionate music on a daily basis in new endeavors, collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists alike. Having so far released seven albums as a leader, and about 50 albums as a guest soloist, he is featured in the book “The Great Jazz Guitarists – The Ultimate Guide” (Scott Yanow © 2013).
Prins’ vocabulary runs the gamut of jazz guitar. He has an immediately recognizable sound and style, one where melody is what counts, however relaxed or adventurous the context may be.

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