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Alumnus goes to China with Evil Empire Orchestra

Photo: Victoriano Moreno

Former students in Music Thomas Deckx (drums), Kimberly Dhondt (vocals) and Joachim Thys (saxophone) will give six concerts in October at a traveling jazz festival in the neighborhood of Shanghai with Evil Empire Orchestra, a band grown from Thomas' thesis. More.

Drummer Thomas Deckx, alumnus: "In the current version the group exists for three years. An embryonic version originated as my thesis at the Conservatory in Antwerp, where singer Kimberley Dhondt and tenor saxophonist Joachim Thys also studied. Originally this was a sixteen-person big band. We reduced this to eight musicians and a soundman. The core has remained the same; we make a cross-over of styles that we like, such as jazz, soul, funk and rock 'n' roll. "

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