About Me

Dré Pallemaerts chronologies

Drummer, composer, teacher and sound engineer


Bert Joris quartet

Is born on 14 July 1964, gets his first drum set at the age of 5, starts playing dance music with his brother Jacky Pallemaerts when he was 10 and gets into Jazz at the age of 14.

Studies with drummer Jeff Hamilton in Los Angeles.
Joins the Jack van Poll 3 and accompanies lots of soloists like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Etta Cameron, Dee Daniels, Arnett Cobb, Dave Pike, Spike Robinson…
Lives in Seattle and played with Art Farmer, Ernestine Anderson and James Williams.
Played and records with Joe Lovano, Michel Herr, Bert Joris.
Lives in New York and played with several artists like Fred Herch, Judy Niemack, David Kikosky…
Joins the Phillip Catherine 3, the Toon Roos 4 and the Serge Lazarevitch 4.
Records, played and studies with Bob Brookmeyer.
Starts teaching in the Lemmens institute Leuven.
Is a member of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra
Is part of many Michel Herr, Bert Joris, Kris Defoort, and Erwin Vann, Frank Vaganee projects.
Performs with artists like John Scofield, Mal Waldron, Tom Harrell, Steve Grossman, Mark Turner, John Ruocco, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Chris Potter…
Works on an electronic music project under the name DP.
Records and tours with Bill Carrothers 3, Andy Scherrer 4 and plays regularly with Toots Thielemans.

Works with several French musicians like Frank Amsallem, Stephan Belmondo, Alex Tassel, Franck Avitabile…
Starts teaching in the Superior Conservatory of Paris.
Is a member of the Baptiste Trotignon – David El Malek group,
the Yusef Latief – Belmondo Brothers project.
Starts improvisation project “Let’s Call Ed” with Erwin Vann and electronic project/remix “21 Emanations” with Octurn.
Releases 1st album “Pan Harmonie” on Bflat with Mark Turner, Stéphane Belmondo, Jozef Dumoulin and Bill Carrothers.
Ia a member of the Robin Verheyen 4, Belmondo 5 and Belmondo “Hymne Au Soleil”,
co leader of Andy Sheppard – Bart De Nolf – Dré Pallemaerts 3 project,
member of the Alexandra Primal 4, Octurn’s “Songbook of changes” and “Gyoto” project,
Paul Lay 3 & 4, Melanie De Biasio Band,….
Creates the record label and mix/mastering studio company 25creations.
Releases 2nd album “Coutances” on 25creations with Mark Turner, Jozef Dumoulin and Bill Carrothers.

Side activities:
Works as sound engineer for recording, mixing and mastering.
Teaches at “CNSM” de Paris, France and “Lemmens – LUCA” Leuven, Belgium.