I learned to play the saxophone at the age of 10. For the most part classical music in the local music school and in a local concert band. At the age of 19 I got my first lessons in an ensemble with Frank Debruyne. In that time I also was involved in studies as construction engineer, in 1997 I got my degree for these studies. In 2000 I started the serious music business ....

During these years I played in different groups and formations, as well as a member or as freelance musician. As freelance there were some very nice gigs with Brussels Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Frank Vaganée; with the JazzStation Bigband, conducted by Michel Paré; with Bigband The West conducted by Richard Rousellet, with Bigband '86 conducted by Marc Godfroid and big band Concord Jazz Ensemble conducted by Joost Deryckere.

Accepted to Conservatory Ghent to study jazz saxophone with Frank Vaganée. Other well known teachers there were trombone player Marc Godfroid, trumpet player Laurent Blondiau and trumpet player Nico Schepers.
Played in different formations, mostly with fellow musician from the Conservatory.
Started to play in the latin big band 'MUCHO GUSTO'.

Got the Bachalor Degree in music, jazz saxophone

The start of a project with Kari Antila, a Finnish guitar player who was involved in to the Conservatory as a erasmus student. Later the project became Andy Declerck & Kari Antila Group aka ADKA Group.
Workshops with Bob Mintzer in Conservatory Ghent.

Got the degree of master in music, specialization jazz saxophone. That year my teacher was Dieter Limbourg.

Got the Teachers Degree in Lemmensinstituut Leuven.
International jazz workshop in Amsterdam with Dick Oats and Tineke Postma.

Creation of the CD ''1000 Miles Away' with ADKA Group, with mainly own song of Kari and I. The drummer in the band was Toon Van Dionant and the bass player was Wim Ramon.
Started to play tenor saxophone in the big band 'Tuesday Night Orchestra'.
Trio formation 'Trio Deja Nero' with drummer Pieter Vandergooten and bass player Jouni Isoherranen.

March 2008, tour in Finland with ADKA Group. The band members were Toon Van Dionant and Janos Bruneel on bass.
Many gigs with Pieter Vandergooten Quartet, we played the music of Joshua Redman and Steve Swallow.


Accepted to Conservatory Ghent to study jazz flute with saxophone player Bart Defoort & Pierre Viana.

Started to teach in music school ‘De Poel’, Ghent.


Started to teach in kunsthumaniora ‘MUDA’, Ghent.
Member of Stijn Engels Quartet, we modern jazz compositions composed by piano player Stijn Engels.


Member of The Smoky Midnight Gang!!