Jonathan Collin-Bouhon is a young Belgian electric bassist/contrabassist and composer born on February 20, 2004. He starts playing music at the age of 5 at a private school where he learned the basics of drumming. Then he starts to play classical guitar, but he doesn’t feel quite at home in it.He therefore decides to start the electric bass by himself by listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, the Jackson 5 etc. before going to the secondary school for performing arts “Kunsthumaniora Brussel” at the age of 13. A school that will introduce him to “jazz”. He falls madly in love with this music and is all the time engaged in it. There he takes lessons from Janos Bruneel, Wouter Berlaen, Christophe Devisscher, Dieter Limbourg, Bert Cools and many others.
In 2018, he wins the auditions to join the Youth Jazz Collective as a double bass player, although he has only been playing double bass for 2 months. This big band, led by Frank Vaganée, allowed him many encounters, including the one with lead saxophonist Nero Vergaert, with whom he will play in the project “Collision”.Collision is a modern jazz live band that Jonathan creates together with Eliott Knuets, Nero Vergaert and Rémi Guesquière. They mainly play original compositions.In 2020, Jonathan obtains the “top artist status”, a status organized by the Flemish government, which allows him to be exempt from certain classes of his high school and instead follow the Young Talent program at the “Royal Conservatory of Brussels”. There he takes classes with Bart de Nolf, Christophe Walemme and Diederik Wissels.
In 2021 Jonathan records his first personal project, “Leman”, together with Fabrice Alleman, Ivan Paduart, Peter Hertmans, Daniel Jonkers and Elodie Collin (his sister). His album has been officially released in October 2022.
In September 2022, he joined the famous university of Basel where he gets lessons from Lary Grenadier, Bänz Oester, Jorge Rossy, Mark Turner, Lionel Loueke
Photograph – Josiane Bouhon (all rights reserved)