Tuur Moens
Belgium, The Netherlands
Most praised for his unique style and his unerring consistency as a drummer, Tuur has developed a highly diversified artistic palette ranging from jazz, latin, world music. He mesmerizes audiences, performing in a deeply charged pace that begets soulful perfection.

Born in Duffel, Belgium, music has been a pervasive presence in Tuur's upbringing, during which his father, passionate for the blues, played the guitar and drums while his mother was immersed in her love for world music. After hitting paper boxes, mother's pans and "Fisher Price" drum sets from age of 4, Tuur's musical journey began at the age of 8, when he started classical percussion at the music school, joined a local marching band and percussion group in his hometown.
He prospered rapidly and began touring europe at the young age of 15 with a few of his bands such as his percussion duo, performing in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden among others.

Tuur reminisces about laying on the couch as a child, listening to Miles Davis, Bobby Mc Ferrin, Paul Simon, Tower of Power, Wayne Shorter, Salif Keita and such varied influences leading to his first musical education at the music school of Mechelen in Belgium as a classical percussion student. His love of travel complemented with opportunities to perform live in various countries continue to expose him to differing styles and rhythms which had initially lead to the development of his signature mode and is part of the reason why the powerful, innovative and creative core of his music speaks perfectly to the demands of the new collective music.

During his studies at the jazz and world music department of Codarts, the Rotterdam Conservatory (NL), Tuur has attended several workshops, lessons, master classes with some of the world's finest musicians such as Horacio "el negro" Hernandez, Hidalgo, Ed Soph, Richard Bona, Ernesto Simpson, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebmann, Dave Valentine, Cyro Baptista, Nosso Trio, Kiko Freitas, Joshua Redman, and many more…

On March the 22th 2009, Tuur won the Erasmus Jazz Price.

Tuur performed with Munir Hossn, Lura, Paulinho Lêmos, Thierry Fanfant, Blick Bassy, Yonathan Avishai, Adriano Dd, Nelson Faria, Rick Margitza, Dave Valentine, Randy Brecker, Don Braden, Pepe Romero, Izaline Calister, Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman, Jeroen Vierdag, Joris Teepe, and many more.

Today Tuur plays drums, percussion, composes and produces, travels all over the world with artists such as Lura, Munir Hossn, Rogier Telderman Trio, Dina Medina, Teus Nobel...

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