Elias Storme

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EquipmentA-WO33 with Yany BooStar, T-WO33 with Yany BooStar, S-991

Elias Storme (°1994, Ypres) is a young Belgian saxophonist, who started his musical career at the age of 7 at ‘Dé Academie’ in Ypres with saxophonist Frank Commeene. At 16, Elias continued his musical education at ‘MUDA’, School of Arts, in Ghent where he started jazz education with saxophonist Tom Callens. In 2015, Elias obtained his Bachelor’s degree at the ‘LUCA School of Arts’ in Leuven, where he took classes with saxophonist Frank Vaganée. In 2017, he got his Master’s degree in music at the Conservatory of Ghent under supervision of his teacher and saxophonist Bart Defoort. In addition, he also obtained a specific teacher’s degree.

As a saxophonist, Elias is active in various musical formations. Since 2019, he is a member of the Royal Band of the Belgian Navy. He plays in various jazz and pop bands (e.g. RVB Quartet, Eclectiv, Minneapolis,...) As a freelance musician, he was already asked by SHHT, Jim Cole, Die Verdammte Spielerei, Bravo Bigband, Jamaican Jazz Orchestra, Café Con Leche,...

As a teacher, Elias taught saxophone at the jazz department of the art academy in Ronse, from 2016 to 2019. Since 2017, he has been teaching saxophone and improvisation in the jazz/pop/rock department of ‘Dé Academie’ in Ypres. He’s also conductor of the bigband ‘The Pink Band’ and has his own saxophone quartet ‘Saxilicious’.

Major performers who crossed Elias's path during classes, workshops and master classes: John Ruocco (USA), Mark Turner (USA), Chris Potter (USA), Gilad Hekselman (IL), Matt Penman (NZ), Simon Rigter (NL), Perico Sambeat (E), Paquito D’Rivera (CU), JD Allen (USA), Joris Roelofs (NL), Bert Joris (BE), Dré Pallemaerts (BE), Jeroen Van Herzeele (BE), Bart Van Caeneghem (BE), Frank Deruytter (BE).