This is my own main project. I am delighted with this band, these guys are killing! Our first album, Narrative, is released with SoulFactory Records.

With: Martijn Vanbuel (double bass), Daniel Jonkers (drums) and Tim Finoulst (guitar).





The Duo Kim Versteynen and Tim Finoulst is a collaboration between two young, sensitive musicians in the most transparent way possible: voice and guitar.

It is a very intimistic project, though a delightfully enchanting one. Kim and Tim tear away from the traditional soloist – accompanist roles and work their way towards each other through interaction and improvisation: music in the purest sense with loads of creativity. They combine the warm sounds of their instruments with an abundance of personal interpretation and empathy in a wide-ranging repertoire of original and other compositions.

On July 21st 2013, they won the Concours Des Jeunes Talents at the Dinant (B) Leffe Jazz Nights festival. The jury praised the audacity of the project, the quality of the musicians, their soberness and intimacy, the way they adapt popsongs to the jazz tradition and their stage presence. Their first album, “First Time”, will be released on November 1st, 2014.

With: Kim Versteynen (vocals/lyrics) and Tim Finoulst (guitar/compositions).



The Jelle Van Giel group, based in Belgium, is a ‘searching-for a-new-direction’ in jazz, crossing over from jazz into rock and classical music to deep African rhythms. It was founded in 2011 by Jelle who was searching for talented, exciting and driven musicians for his newest project. He wrote big and tight arrangements that take the listener on a musical adventure, still with a lot of space for every musician to express themselves and bring a story within a story, keeping it new and fresh all the time. The music is lyrical with a lot of underlying rhythmical power and cross-rhythms and has very interesting different kinds of instrumentation. The members of this septet, the future of the Belgium/European jazz scene, came together after a long time of playing in separate bands and formations in the Belgium/European jazz scene. They all blend perfectly together in this new band creating exciting music that everybody can listen to!

With: Carlo Nardozza (trumpet), Bart Borremans (tenorsax), Tom Bourgeois (altsax), Tim Finoulst (guitar), Bram Weijters (piano), Janos Bruneel (double bass) and Jelle Van Giel (drums/compositions).


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With: Marjan Van Rompay (altosax), Janos Bruneel (double bass), Toon Vandionant (drums) and Tim Finoulst (guitar).



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With: Wen-Hui Tsai (vocals), Tim Finoulst (guitar) and Martijn Vanbuel (double bass).






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With: Wen-Hui Tsai (vocals), Tim Finoulst (guitar), Martijn Vanbuel (double bass), Hendrik Lasure (piano) and Matthias De Waele (drums).




Chamber Music jazz trio with original compositions, resulting from the longtime musical relationship between guitarist Tim Finoulst and saxophonist Daniël Daemen and myself. Getting ready to record in summer 2016.

With: Rob Vanspauwen (double bass), Daniel Daemen (sax) and Tim Finoulst (guitar).



Latin jazz.

With: Carlo Nardozza (trumpet), Daniël Daemen (altsax), Tim Finoulst (guitar), Rob Vanspauwen (double bass) and Patrick Kessels (drums).



With: Carlo Nardozza (trumpet), Nico Schepers (trumpet), Bart de Nolf (double bass), Toni Vitacolonna (drums) and Tim Finoulst (guitar).


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Gypsyjazz trio.

With: Dominique Nelis (guitar), Tim Finoulst (guitar) and Rob Vanspauwen (double bass).





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Hepcats uses the word hep instead of hip, referring back to ‘the old days’ when it was hep to be hip indeed – and when a piano trio consisted of piano, double bass, and – guitar!

The guitar provided the swingtrio with a lighter sound, a steady pulse, and on occasion an extra melodic solo voice, thus bringing an entirely different texture to the trio concept.

And although this setting is definitely not old school only, with Hepcats, we love to revisit old swingtime standards – the tunes no one plays but actually everyone likes… Lover, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Moonglow, The Jitterbug Waltz, Back Home Again In Indiana, Easy Street… All arrangements are written especially for this group by Arne. As an extra attraction, Hepcats adds Kim Versteynen to handle some vocals…

With: Kim Versteynen (vocals), Arne Van Coillie (piano), Tim Finoulst (guitar) and Flor Van Leugenhaeghe (double bass).

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With: Carlo Nardozza (trumpet), Alano Gruarin (piano) and Tim Finoulst (guitar).

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