Nabou Claerhout (°1993, Antwerp)  is one of the most promising and innovative jazz trombonists of the Benelux. From an early age onwards, Nabou got the chance to play together with internationally renowned artists like Bert Joris, John Ruocco, Dave Holland and Dave Douglas. Her quartet N∆BOU and the band’s debut ep ‘Hubert’ (2019) made her one of the pillars of the new jazz generation in Belgium, both as a soloist, bandleader and composer. 2021 seems to become an exceptional year: she was picked as one of the ‘Twintigers’ (musicians below 30 to watch) by Klara (national radio). Besides that, she was also engaged to compose for a LOD (music theatre) production, became a member of MetX production : Les Sheikhs Shikhats & B’net Chaabi, was awarded the ‘Young Jazz Talent Award’ at the Ghent Jazz Festival (for a trombone ensemble to be presented in 2022) and will become an artist in residence at Antwerp venue Rataplan, where she can curate five nights.
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