Olivier Vander Bauwede

Current Projects

Young Toots Collective 

Five young students from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels pay homage to the playful character of the Brussels 'ketje'. Celebrating Toots 100 in 2022, they performed in places such as Koekelberg Basilica, Brussels Jazz Weekend, and the Music Village jazzclub. Together with guitar player Yuxiang Zhang, Olivier also performs in duo. 

Missy Sippy All Stars

Originally formed by the late Tiny Legs Tim, this group of young musicians has a variety of line-ups. In 2020 they recorded their album 'Missy Sippy All Stars Vol. I'. They can be seen regularly in the Missy Sippy Blues & Roots Club in Gent. 

Leander Vandereecken & Olivier Vander Bauwede 

Leander Vandereecken is a blues, roots and Americana singer and guitar player. Aside from being the lead of folkband 'A Murder in Missisippi', he's also active in the Ghent Blues scene and regularly plays with Olivier in several formations. As a duo, they are currently preparing their first studio recordings. 

Paradise Stompers

This band brings groovy songs inspired by the era of old blues and jazz. They specifically play a repertoire for blues and swing dancers, and have performed at events such as Big City Blues, Les Grands Bals, Boulevard Blues, Ghent Hoppers Exchange, Blues Remix en Duke's Blues. 

Olivier Vander Bauwede Quartet

This ensemble plays original instrumental compositions, exploring the range of the harmonica as a lead instrument in modern jazz music. Currently they are working on their debut album. 

Guy Verlinde & The Artisans Of Solace

The Artisans of Solace, lead by Guy Verlinde, was formed in 2021 with the release of the album 'Standing In The Light Of A Brand New Day', an acoustic gem of Americana, blues and roots. They have toured in several countries and released the live album 'Live in Minard'  in 2022.