Our group Base-12 comes from Brussels. We love jazz because it gives us the opportunity to create something unique in the moment: there is nothing like experiencing a live performance, whether on stage or in the audience. As you are witnessing the live act, art is being created in that very moment. Gilles Vanoverbeke is the pianist, leader, and composer of Base-12. Otto plays double bass and Oscar drums. We also invited the guitarist Alain Pierre to play on two of our compositions. We will release our first album in December. We try to reconcile the pop and the jazz worlds with catchy tunes, mixed with some beautiful jazz standards. For the album, we have recorded ‘my funny valentine’. The group Base-12 was formed in 2015, initially with the drummer Paul Berne and the double bass player Cyril Obermüller.
Gilles Vanoverbeke : “Paul lived in France and Cyril moved to Nederland. So I needed new musicians for Base-12. I heard Oscar and Otto playing in jam sessions in jazz clubs in Brussels and asked them to join the band. When we played for the first time together, something magical, spiritual and authentic happened, so I decided to make our first album. This particular power fills you with a contagious pleasure. We feel it directly: Base-12 is in the service of music and, above all, of his listeners, informed jazz amateurs or those eager to discover new groups.”
If you want to join us on this adventure and be part of something magic and powerful with Base-12, please go to the site Crowd ‘IN, Online from October 1st and support us to help bringing out our first album (EP).
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Gilles Vanoverbeke (leader, composer, keys) Otto Kint (Double bass) Oscar Georges (Drums)