A CLASSICAL AND JAZZ MUSICIAN ON THE COMMERCIAL MUSIC SCENE
Educated as a classical and a jazz musician at the Brussels Conservatory, he started his career on the commercial music scene. As a sideman he worked, recorded and toured with several popular artists: the late Bart Van den Bossche, Philippe Robrecht, Johan Verminnen and many more. As a session musician he cooperated on many recordings.
AND STILL THERE’S JAZZ
Van Marcke gradually found his way into his own (jazz) music. Led his own bands and performed on Blue Note Festival, Brossella, Klarafestival, Gentse Feesten, Jazz in ’t Park, Concertgebouw Brugge. Recorded with renowned jazz musicians: David Linx, Peter Hertmans, Pascal Schumacher, Bart Quartier and many more.
SOLO PIANO AND SMALL LINE-UPS
In recent years he performs as a solo pianist, playing his own music and jazz standards. But still he loves to gather his fellow musicians in small line-ups.
JAZZ-UP YOUR EVENT
Inspired by the restrictions following the corona-lockdown, Karel and singer Kyoko Baertsoen go and jazz-up corona-proof parties.