Elias Devoldere (1991) is a Ghent-based impro/jazz/rock drummer, who started playing the drums at the age of eight. He was mainly active in rock formations. At the age of eighteen he went to the Royal Conservatory of Ghent where he got in touch with improvised music and jazz. He took classes with Toon van Dionant, Erik Vermeulen and Bart Maris. In this period his main project Nordmann was formed, a crossover band between rock, impro and jazz. He graduated at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where he took classes with Stéphane Galland, Lionel Beuvens, Kris Defoort and Jeroen Van Herzeele. Besides his classes in school he also took classes with Dré Pallemaerts, Teun Verbruggen and the Brussels Youth Jazz Orchestra. Currently he’s playing with bands such as Nordmann, Hypochristmutreefuzz, John Ghost, Kabas, Hast, Jukwaa Double Trio, Bardo and Maya’s Moving Castle. Besides these band formations he’s also active for choreographer Helder Saebra.