Born in 1981 in Charleroi (Belgium), Lionel Beuvens starts studying the drums in the Académie d’Auvelais in the classical percussion classes. He gets his first experience in jazz from Antoine Cirri and Nathalie Loriers, and through various summer classes in Libramont, St-Vaast and Dworp where he has the opportunity to meet and study with Billy Hart.

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Graduated from the Koninklijk Conservatorium van Brussel in June 2004, he also studied in the Lemmens Instituut in Leuven with Dré Pallemaerts and Pierre Van Dormael, as well as in the Den Haag Conservatorium (The Netherlands).

He currently plays in different bands: Sabin Todorov trio, Dacosse, Alien Bitesize, Steven Delannoye trio, Christian Mendoza trio, Chroma, Nicolas Kummert 4tet, Bernard Guyot Quartet, Eve Beuvens trio, Peter Hertmans Quartet, aRtet and created his own band Grass Monkeys.

He had the opportunity to play with Jeroen Van Herzeele (Django d’Or in 1999), Nic Thys, Laurent Blondiau, Bart Denolf, Frank Vaganée, Hans Van Hoost, Peter Hertmans, Paolo Radoni…

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