Jean Van Lint grew up in a musical family. His mother, Louise Lava, was a successful ‘Chanson Française’ singer songwriter in the sixties and his father was a successful jazz piano player in the Belgian Jazz scene.
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, etc…)