Jean Van Lint grew up in a
musical family. His mother, Louise Lava, was a successful
'Chanson Franšaise' singer songwriter in the sixties and
his father was a successful jazz piano player in the Belgian
After a classical piano training he studied bass guitar and
later he focused on the double bass. With time, he became one of
the prominent bass players in the Belgian jazz-scene.
At the same time, he became a renowned singer. His 'crooner'
voice blends perfectly with the groove of his bass playing.
Also, he distinguishes himself by developing melodic and
swinging 'scat' improvisations, while playing the walking bass.
Although he finds his musical roots in classic Jazz he also
finds himself at home in more contemporary styles (fusion, pop,
He accompanied artists like Dave Pike, Leroy Jones, Phil
Abraham, Johny Dover, Charles Loos, Dany Doriz, Mark
Murphy, Bruce Adams, Freddy Sunder, Tars Lootens, John
Snauwaert, Dirk Van der Linden, Ivan Paduart, Roni Ben-Hur, Ben
Paterson, Francesca Tandoi, a.o.
Today, he's playing a prominent role in the band "Swing
Dealers" in which he is the bass player, singer and
composer. Besides that, he is also acquiring a strong reputation
as a singer and entertainer (without playing bass) in several
projects ("Invitation to Swing", "My Tribute To Frank", e.o.).