JEAN-PIERRE MOUTON

ABOUT JEAN-PIERRE MOUTON

Jean-Pierre Mouton was born in 1959 near the town of Namur in central Belgium. At the age of nine, he entered the local wind-orchestra as a young clarinet-player, he not really had the choice of another instrument because of shortage of clarinettists at this time. A few years after, he decided to take courses at the Conservatory in Namur with Léon Jacot as clarinet-teacher. As he was 19, the young Jean-Pierre participated in the fabulous Belgian "Pro Civitaete" musical competition which he won. After that he continued to study classical music at the Royal Conservatory of Mons and at the same time, he was learning Jazz-Playing with the very known Belgian saxophon-player Steve Houben at the Conservatory of Liège. From the early 80ties on, Jean-Pierre was interested more and more in Jazz and entered the group "saxo1000", which was created before by Steve Houben. At the same moment, he was playing in his first bigband called "le grand orchestre de Jazz de Ciney". During the years after, Jean-Pierre Mouton didn't stop to play in a lot of different musicbands and orchestras - mainly Jazz- and Pop groups - such as : Dance Machine (Dany Carly), Dc Dues & Co, Evasion, Limited Edition, Dixie Boys Band, Buster & Swing, Peter Welch & Co, Louisiana Band, Tristan Patigny & the swing Band, The Jame's Gang and more.... In 1999, Jean-Pierre was integrated as Tenor-Saxophon player and clarinettist in the prestigious "Jack Million Band" in Netherlands. Since that, he toured with this orchestra for long periods in the USA, Germany, Netherlands and other countries in Europe.

2006, Jean-Pierre created his own bigband called "Floreffe Jazz Orchestra", Floreffe stands for his native town near Namur in Belgium. With his new orchestra, he had the opportunity to play with great names of Jazz-Music such as Rhoda Scott, Renaud Patigny, Pascal Michaux.... One year later (2007), Jean-Pierre began to work with the well known Belgian Singer "Marka" on a Frank Sinatra program which continuous until now.
A few weeks ago, Jean-Pierre toured with several musicians around singer Marka in Quarter. The first Album of his bigband was released on last December and he is preparing a second one during this year 2012. In more, Jean-Pierre Mouton works on many studio- and live projects over Europe.


1959 Born near the town of Namur in central Belgium
1968 Entered the local wind-orchestra as a young clarinet-player
1974~1977 Took courses at the Conservatory in Namur with Léon Jacot as clarinet-teacher
1978 Participated in the fabulous Belgian "Pro Civitaete" musical competition and won Continued to study classical music at the Royal Conservatory of Mons Learning Jazz-Playing with the very known Belgian saxophon-player Steve Houben at the Conservatory of Liège
1980 Entered the group "saxo1000", which was created before by Steve Houben Playing in his first bigband called "le grand orchestre de Jazz de Ciney"
1999 Toured with "Jack Million Band" for long periods in the USA, Germany, Netherlands and other countries in Europe
2006 Created his own bigband called "Floreffe Jazz Orchestra"
2007 Worked with the well known Belgian Singer "Marka" on a Frank Sinatra program which continuous until now
2011/12 Released the first Album of his bigband in December
2012 Preparing a second Album during this year