Ambroos De Schepper (°1994) started playing the saxophone when he was nine years old. Growing up in a musical family helped him develop a good hearing and musical taste, which turned soon into improvisation. In 2006 his brother Florian and himself founded the band Bogus. They started out as a folkband, inspired by traditional tunes from Western Europe and Eastern Europe, and went on composing their own tunes. At the age of 13 and 15 they already played at different folkfestivals and venues all over Belgium. They’ve recorded their first album ‘Vertex’ in 2009. At that time, Ambroos got interested in jazz music, so he went to the Conservatory At Sea in Ostend. There he learned the first aspects of jazz and improvisations by Bjorn Verschoore. Ambroos joined the bigband of this school and in 2009, they would be part of the Midwest Clinic in Chicago for young bigbands and orchestras. In 2010 Bogus won a musical contest in Belgium which brought them to Tanzania. They played several concerts in Bagamoyo and Dar Es Salaam and got coached by artists from different African countries. In 2012 Ambroos started his higher educations at the School of Arts in Ghent, where he got teached by Bart Defoort, Pierre Vaiana,… In 2015 he continued his study at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where he got teached by John Ruocco, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Kris Defoort,… During his years in Ghent and Brussels, different projects came up, starting from folk and world, to jazz, to hiphop and dub and free improvisation. Stompin’ Caravan, Okkupeerder, Wandjina, Kosmo Sound, re:UNION, Zigo, Boogie Belgique, Gaspar, RVB Quartet are some of the projects that are currently happening and providing Ambroos with a good balance of musical genres, combined with concerts all over Europe and China.

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