Born in Brussels (Belgium), march 22, 1965 
Singer, composer lyricist, producer and multi-instrumentalist 
Lives in Paris (France)

The recipient of numerous awards, amongst others:
- Chevalier of Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture in France
- Grand Prix of the Academy Charles Cros for best jazz album "One Heart, Three Voices"
- European musician of the year Award by the Jazz Academy 2005
- Jazz Adami's lifetime achievement award
- Named Chevalier of the Crown by the Minister of Culture in Belgium, Fadila Laanan
- Grand Prix of the Académie du Jazz for Jazz-Tectonioque Opera Clouds Laurent Cugny 2010
- Lifetime Achievement Award Belgium 2017 (Octave d'Honneur-Octaves de la Musique)
- Edison Award for best Jazz Vocal cd 2017 Holland (alongside Kurt Elling and Jacob Collier)

David Linx recorded over fifteen albums as a leader or co-leader and is a regular guest in the world of jazz and other projects (John Cage, Mr. Kagel).

On tour and / or studio has worked since the early 1980's with: Harry "Sweets" Edison, Johnny Griffin, Clark Terry, slide Hampton, Natalie Dessay, the Count Basie Orchestra, Frank Foster, Toots Thielemans, Mino Cinelu, Marc Ducret, Philippe Catherine, Paolo Fresu, Erik Truffaz, Aka Moon, Billy Taylor, Khalil Chahine, Roy Ayers, Oumou Sangaré, Meshell Ndegeocello, Billy Cobham, Lena Willemark, Palle Danielsson, Jon Christensen Didier Lockwood, Richard Galliano, Bernie Worrell, Michel Portal, Abraham Laboriel, Kenny Wheeler, Claude Nougaro, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Ivan Lins, Daniel Humair, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Omara Portuondo, Fay Claassen, Agnès Jaoui, Maria Pia de Vito, Irene Jacob, Rhoda Scott, John Clayton, Nguyen Lê, Craig Street, Ernie Wilkins,The Dutch Metropole Orchestra, Orchestra Jazz Della Sardegna, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, Steve Coleman, Jon Faddis, Ray Lema, Marc Ribot, Charles Trenet, Horace Parlan, Sahib Shihab, Andy Sheppard, Juan Mosalini, Laika Fatien, Aldo Romano, Charlotte Rampling, Jeanne Added, Viktor Lazlo, Bob Stewart, Minino Garay, Hanna Schygulla, Maria Joao, Mario Laginha, Hector Zazou, Gustavo Beytelman, Maria Medeiros David Gilmore, Philippe Baden Powell, Sergio Krakowski, Maurane, Juliette, Greg Cohen, Michel Fugain, Tetê Espindola, Ray Lema, Kevin Breit, Claudio Roditi, Norma Winstone, Ibrahim Maalouf, Nicole Garcia, Lenine, Mederic Collignon, Cristina Zavalloni, Nathalie Baye, Magic Malik , Hamilton de Holanda, Tigran Hamasayan, Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Youn Sun Nah, Elisabeth Kontomanou, Hugh Koltman, Ran Blake, Jason Scheff, Keith Olson,...

In 1986 he was noticed in Europe and the US with his James Baldwin Project A Lover's Question in co- leader Pierre Van Dormael, Deborah Brown and Steve Coleman. This project, with James Baldwin reciting his poems surrounded by the cream of European and American jazz musicians, was republished in September 2000 at Label Bleu / Harmonia Mundi. The CD is accompanied by a book containing poems and texts (with unreleased) in English and translated into French by Hubert Nyssen, founder and director of the publishing house Actes Sud. In 1992, David formed a duo with pianist Diederik Wissels and composer. Since they regularly turn duo or quartet and recorded seven albums, rewarded on many occasions (see "Awards"). The unanimous welcome from the press and public for over 10 years has made ​​this project one of the "Vocal Acts' most seen in the moment. The Linx / Wissels is also the basis of many meetings as Heartland project (released late 2001 at Universal. - Choc Jazzman) with Paolo Fresu and One Heart, Three Voices with Fay Claassen and Maria Pia de Vito (see below) signed in 2000 Polydor / Universal, David Linx consists moment later, made in New York by Craig Street (Cassandra Wilson, Liz Wright, Jimmy Scott, ...), an amazing album of French songs, warmly received by the press (CHOC du Monde de la Musique, "a masterpiece ..." Le Nouvel Obs ...) and by the public..

Then signed in 2003 Harmonia Mundi, the quartet David Linx - Diederik Wissels released the album This Time, which receives the SHOCK SHOCK of Jazzman. Selected by Talent Jazz Adami 2004 the quartet happened to Jazz in Vienna at the Nice Jazz Festival, the International Jazz Festival of Montreal and Jazz at La Villette. The end of 2004 marks the birth of a new project for David Linx and Diederik Wissels, one Heart, Three Voices with the singer Fay Claassen and Maria Pia De Vito. The album was released September 26, 2005 (e-motive Records / Nocturne) and was awarded the Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros, the Adami Prize and the European Musician Award from the Jazz Academy and a very good reception from the public. One Heart, Three Voices is on tour in 2007/2008 Meanwhile, David regularly gives master classes during his concerts and teaches at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in Belgium. David has composed since 1985 several music for four dance choreographer Michèle Noiret, and also to Jean-Christian Chalon. It is also a producer and director of the albums of the singer and Erick Cuban writer Armas (Iris / Harmonia Mundi) and the Brazilian singer Ricardo Teperman ( O + / Harmonia Mundi), also of "Begin the Beguine" album Viiktor Lazlo (Polydor / Universal) in 2005, David presented a documentary on the Belgian jazz "Jazz in Little Belgium", produced in France. in July 2005 he sang the National Anthem at the party of the King and the 175 years of Belgium, as well as the end of the festivities. Many of his compositions are in the first European Real Book at Sher Music, USA Sort cd " chaning Faces "with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra with guests Ivan Lins, Natalie Dessay, Maria Joao, Minino Garay and Manu Codjia. Creation in Brussels and Porto was the 2007" Follow the Songlines "with Maria Joao, Mario Laginha, Diederik Wissels, Christophe Wallemme, Helge Norbakken and Symphony orchestra under the direction of Dirk Brushed orchestrated by Mario Laginha and Wissels Diederik (Geneva, Lyon Opera, Paris ...). Registration in September 2008 in Porto with the symphony orchestra of Casa da Musica. 

> film music 
David Linx composed music of the film (with Diederik Wissels) Portuguese / Angolan "O Heroi" Zeze Gamboa who received the award for best foreign film at the Sundance film Robert Redford Festival. David also wrote and produced four songs for Hanna Schygulla in the film "Hey Stranger" by Peter Wuditsch and wrote the music for the documentary "Mygdal" Honey Van Hogenbempt. Music for the film of Zeze Gamboa in 2012 O Grande Kilapy 

> Awards 
Since the 80s, David Linx has received numerous awards:
1983: the Medal of the Government
1987: Price of Sabam and audience Award at the Baccara Cup
1988: Price of the International Press at the Knokke Cup          
Best vocalist jazz by referendum of the Belgian radio 1992 Price Best Concert of the Year (Belgian press) 1994-2012: 7 times "Choc" Jazzman                   
4 times "Year of the Clash" Jazzman                    
2 times "of Emoi Disk" Jazz Magazine                   
Several Diapason including the discovery                   
2 nominations for the Victoires de la Musique in 1998 and 2002                    
Nomination for best website to Victoires de la Musique 2002                   
Appointment to the 2010 Victoires de la Musique                   
Several nominations Django's Golden alongside Cassandra Wilson, Shirley Horn, Dianne Reeves and Abbey Lincoln. "This Time" winning Best disk by all national radio stations in Switzerland, 2003 2005: Grand Academy Charles Cros Prize, Adami poir all of his work, European Musician Award of Jazz Academy, Knight of Arts and Letters. 2007: Hard to stir emotion and October Disc of 2007, Jazzit Likes It (5 stars), Openmag, etc .... 2011 Wins for Best Jazz Vocal album of The year "Follow The Songlines" 2012 Shock Jazzmag for A Different Porgy and Bess Another with Brussels Jazz Orchestra and Maria Joao 2013 Shock Jazzmag, Essential Jazz News for Winds of Change David Linx & Diederik Wissels 

> Discography
As leader:
> Hungry Voices | David Linx | Polydor | 1988
> Where Rivers Join | David Linx | Records September | 1990
> Moon To Your Sun | David Linx | Twilight / Pias | 1991
> Encores compilation | David Linx | HKM | 1995
> Standards | David Linx | Buy My Records | 1995
> A Lover's Question | David Linx, James Baldwin, Pierre Van Dormael | Blue Label | 2000 (reprint) > L'Instant D'Après | David Linx | Polydor / Universal | 2001
> Changing Faces David Linx and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra with guests Natalie Dessay, Maria Joao and Ivan Lins - O + Music / Harmonia Mundi 2007
> Follow The Songlines / Naive 2010 / David Linx Maria Joao Diederik Wissels Mario Laginha Christophe Wallemme Helge A , dreas Norbakken and the Casa Da Musica Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Dirk Brushed
> Tectonics Clouds Opera jazz Laurent Cugny / Radio France-Harmonia Mundi-Signature / 2010
> Rock My Boat / Naive 2011 / cd with Rhoda Scott and André Ceccarelli with Lenin, Nguyen Lê, Paolo Fresu, Julien Lourau, Sergio Krakowski, Laurent Cugny, Steve Houben, ...
> A Different Porgy and Another Bess / Naive 2012 / cd with Maria Joao and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra > Colors Of Time / Thierry Lang and David Linx / Musiques Suisses 2013 > to NOUsGARO / Just Lookin / Harmonia Mundi / 2013
> Is That Pop Music?!? / With David Knight / Cristal Records, Harmonia mundi 2013
> I Brel David Linx and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra I Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi 2016 I 

With Diederik Wissels :
> Kamook | David Linx & Diederik Wissels | B. Sharp / CDS | 1992
> If One More Day | David Linx & Diederik Wissels | Twilight / TWI | 1993
> Up Close | David Linx & Diederik Wissels | Label Bleu / Harmonia Mundi | 1996
> Bandarkâh | David Linx & Diederik Wissels | Label Bleu / Harmonia Mundi | 1998
> Heartland | David Linx, Diederik Wissels, Paolo Fresu | Emarcy / Universal Jazz | 2001
> This Time | David Linx & Diederik Wissels | Le Chant Du Monde / Harmonia Mundi | 2003 > One Heart, Three Voices | David Linx & Diederik Wissels | e-motive Records / Nocturne | 2005
> Winds Of Change I David Linx & Diederik Wissels 4-tet with Ibrahim Maalouf, Jacques-Schwartz-Bart and Manu Codjia I Just Looking / Harmonia Mundi I 2013
> The Whistleblowers I David Linx Paolo Fresu-Diederik Wissels I with Christophe Wallemme and Helge Andreas Norbakken and string Quaretetto Alborada I Bonsai Music / Tuk Music I in 2015 

As a guest on the record :
 Aka Moon, Wise, Marc Berthoumieux Daniel Yvinec and Guillaume de Chassy, ​​Maurane, Claude Nougaro, Michel Benita, Daniel Goyone Laurent Cugny, Khalil Chahine, Olivier Louvel, Christophe Wallemme, Michel Fugain, Sidji Moon, Daniel Mille, Ivan Paduart, Chris Joris, Julien Lourau, Paolo Fresu, Orchestra Jazz della Sardegna, Erik Truffaz, Diederik Wissels, Khalil Chahine, Jeff Sharel, Minino Garay, Tetê Espindola, Gustavo Beytelman, Paolo Fresu, Thierry Lang, Jeff Sharel, Wise, Andre Minvielle and Jon and Michelle Hendricks, tribute to Claude Nougaro with André Ceccarelli, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Tam de Villiers, David Chevalier, Isabelle Olivier, David Knight, Erick de Armas, Celia Reggiani, Julien Daian, etc ... 

As director / producer:
> Alivio Y Recuerdo | Erick de Armas | Iris / Harmonia Mundi | 2003
> Geringonça | Ricardo Teperman | Iris / A + / Harmonia Mundi | 2006 > Begin The Beguine / Viktor Lazlo / Polydor-Universal / 2007
> Vida Moderna / Erick de Armas / Bonsai Music / 2012
> ElleSonParis / Hanna Schygulla, Charlotte Rampling, Irene Jacob, Maria de Medeiros, Agnès Jaoui / Enchanted Canvases 2012 

As drummer :
> My One And Only Love | Deborah Brown featuring Slide Hampton | Jazzcats | 1983
> Shining Like A Tear | Erling Kroner and Horace Parlan | Jazzcats | 1984 

- Creating a new opera in Lisbon with Maria Joao on the music of Mario Laginha and Pedro Rosa Mendes room
- New CD and tour with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra "Brel"
- Duo CD with bassist Michel Hatzigeorgiou
- New cD and tour with "the Whistleblowers": David Linx, Paolo Fresu, Diederik Wissels, Christophe Wallemme, Helge Norbakken and string 4-tet
- Full staging of the Opera "tectonics Clouds" in 2015 at the Opera Nantes and Angers
- Recording 50 duets for 50 birthday with Tigran Hamasayan Nguyen Lê, Magic Malik, Theo Bleckman, Gustavo Beytelman ...
- Rock My Boat / Naive 2011 / cd with Rhoda Scott and André Ceccarelli
- with Lenin, Nguyen Lê, Paolo Fresu, Julien Lourau, Sergio Krakowski, Laurent Cugny, Steve Houben, ...
- A Different Porgy and Another Bess / Naive 2012 / cd with Maria Joao and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra
- Colors Of Time / Thierry Lang and David Linx / Musiques Suisses 2013
- à NOUsGARO / Just Looking / Harmonia Mundi 2013
- Is That Pop Music?!? Cristal Records / Harmonia Mundi 2013
- Brel, David Linx and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra I Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi 2016