Chasing Penguins

Teun Verbruggen: Drums
André Fernandes: Guitar
Steven Delannoye: Sax
Bram De Looze: Piano
Nathan Wouters: Bass

CD out on Rat Records

Endlessly in search for new collaborations, this time Teun Verbruggen is working with Portuguese guitarist Andre Fernandes, who was a member of the Lee Konitz Nonet for a while and in the band of singer Maria João. Joined by saxophonist Steven Dellanoye, pianist Bram Delooze and bassist Nathan Wouters, The Verbruggen/Fernandes Quintet is certainly a dreamed of line-up.

Chasing Penguins’ is permeated with a very personal signature and an effortless smoothness you could expect from this class act. – Guy Peters (Enola)

Chasing Penguins is not about explicit pointers; it’s about invention while you go along. Not without direction and purpose, but with an open and stimulating combination of harmony and restlessness. – Guy Peters


Teun Verbruggen, Brussels, Belgium

Teun is a very dedicated and active member of the Belgian jazz scene. His quest for a special touch and fresh sounds, as well as his desire to explore different styles and ways of playing the drums, inspired him to work as a sideman of Jef Neve Trio, Flat Earth Society, Alexi Tuomarila 4tet, The Bureau Of Atomic Tourism, Arve Henriksen, Stian Wersterhus, …


André Fernandes, Lisbon, Portugal

André is a very active guitar player who has played/recorded with musicians like Lee Konitz, Mário Laginha, Chris Cheek, Maria João, Cyro Baptista, Ohad Talmor, Tomasz Stanko, Bernardo Sassetti, Dan Weiss, Pete Rende, Bill McHenry, Jochen Rueckert, Perico Sambeat, Jeff Ballard, Julian Arguelles, David Binney, AviShai Cohen, Eli Degibri, Jorge Rossy, Carlos Barreto, Akiko Pavolka, Jarmo Savolainen, Phil Markowitz and João Paulo Esteves da Silva, amongst many others.