Born in 1960 in Brussels, Belgium, Fabien Degryse studied guitar and jazz at the famous Berklee School of Music in Boston, U.S.A., between 1980 and
He has performed with all the great jazz names in Belgium, notably Philip Catherine and Toots Thielemans.
Since 1994 he has played in the trio Ame des Poètes. He also plays in other groups, including a trio with Bruno Castellucci and Bart De Nolf, and a quartet with trombonist Phil Abraham.
With these projects and others he has traveled worldwide (Europe, Africa, Asia and North America).
He has already recorded eight CDs under his own name. On the two latest – featuring solo acoustic guitar – he explores a synthesis of a fingerpicking approach in the manner of Marcel Dadi and jazz improvisation in the style of Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass.
He has given many jazz guitar workshops in Belgium and abroad (France, Benin, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tunisia, Taiwan).
He has written a jazz improvisation method for guitar, published by Editions Combre (Paris) and recorded instructional videos on jazz improvisation for imusic-school (France) and iartschool (China).
He teaches at both the French and Flemish sections of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, … where he met Joël Rabesolo.