Brief biography

Alto saxophonist Frank Vaganée studied jazz at the Antwerp Conservatory and the Jazz Studio (under John Ruocco). In the mid-eighties he began his career as a professional musician working with various jazz ensembles, although at the time not billed in his own name.

Alongside other musicians he founded the Brussels Jazz Orchestra (BJO) in 1993 and holds the position of lead alto saxophonist as well as artistic director. With the BJO, Frank has put together projects achieving international fame for both himself and the orchestra, touring Euope and the USA and collaborating with the greatest international jazz artists.

Frank Vaganée is increasingly sought after as guest soloist with various (international) ensembles and has thus performed in Europe, Japan and Russia.

In addition to his work as a musician and composer / arranger, Frank has been teaching at the School of Science and Art Department of the Lemmens Institute in Leuven.

Frank Vaganée performs exclusively on Yanagisawa saxophones, Vandoren mouthpieces and Vandoren reeds.

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