Isolde Lasoen
* December 31, 1980
Belgium
Isolde Lasoen (1980) took her first musical steps playing the snare drum in the local marching band. She actually started drumming at the age of 18, and graduated in July 2003 at the Jazz Conservatory of Ghent at the age of 23. By now, she’s familiar with a lot of styles; jazz, funk, hiphop, pop, salsa, big band.

Isolde Lasoen took lessons with Arnout Gerritse, Lieven Venken and Mimi Verderame. Isolde also plays the vibraphone (The Secret Fez Society, Briskey) and percussion and took a latin drums course with Fred ‘El Pulpo’ Savinien.

Since 2001 she has acquired extensive stage experience and has played on festivals like Jazz Middelheim, Montreux Jazz Festival, Rock Werchter, Marktrock, Polé-Polé, Dour, Dranouter, Gentse Feesten, Eurosonic Festival (Holland), Arezzo Wave (Italy)…. She played with several jazz combos (The News Wing, The Bones), big bands, Bruno de Bruxelles, Badazz and still works as a freelance-musician.

At present, Isolde Lasoen plays the drums in elektro pop band Daan, latin/lounge/nu-jazz formation Briskey, hiphop-soul band Skeemz and works on a project with keyboard player Anton Janssens, Saint-Marteau.

At the same time, singer Tine Reymer is setting up an all-women band, Billie King, in which Isolde plays next to (among others) Chantal, bass player of the famous band Zap Mama. This group plans its first record in march 2006. Isolde also plays vibes and occasionally drums in mambo/surf orchestra The Whodads. Since october 2005, she plays now and then in a jazz trio with Jack Van Poll and Yannick Peeters.

Since 2002, Isolde has teached jazz drums, combo and jazz theory at the music schools of Geraardsbergen and Knokke-Heist, Belgium.
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