Dre Pallemaerts

Dre PallemaertsBorn in Antwerp in 1964, Dré PALLEMAERTS receives his first drums at the age of 15. In 1975, he starts studying music at the Academy in Antwerp. At the age of 15, he discovers jazz playing charts by BASIE and ELLINGTON in big bands.

At 17, he meets American bassist John CLAYTON, known for his collaboration with Monty ALEXANDER. John CLAYTON brings Dré in contact with drummer Jeff HAMILTON, who invites him to study with him in the U.S. in 1984.

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