Bram Weijters is a Belgian pianist and composer, based in Antwerp, who focuses mainly on jazz, improvisational and alternative music.
At eight years old, Bram started music courses at the music school in his birth town, attending piano and percussion classes. Besides this classical training, he played drums in several alternative rock bands as a teenager and was experimenting with tape recorders and electronic circuits. This is how he picked up classical, rock ànd electronic influences, which still form the basis of his open approach to music.
Eighteen years old, he was admitted to the Antwerp Conservatory. After graduating for jazz piano in Antwerp he went to the Brussels Conservatory and graduated in 2005 for jazz composition and arranging.
Besides the faculty at those conservatories Bram took lessons and attended masterclasses from a.o. Kenny Werner, Anthony Braxton, Gary Peacock, Mark Turner, Dave Liebman, Bill Carrotters and plenty of others.
During the years Bram participated in a wide range of projects. He played in several jazz formations but has a wide scope. He performed as well with people from the Belgian hip hop scene , singer-songwriters and alternative bands.
Most of his time and dedication go to a lot of different jazz/impro-projects:
– the international Bram Weijters-Chad McCullough Quartet
– the own Bram Weijters trio and Quartet
as well as: Hamster Axis of the One-Click Panther, Mazzle, Zygomatik, Jelle Van Giel Group, …
With these different projects he performed in clubs, on festivals as well as in concert halls in Belgium and abroad. He composes and writes arrangements for several of these bands.
“Weijters’ music is just a joy to listen to.” – All about Jazz
“Marvelous interactions from pianist Bram Weijters” – JazzMozaiek