Born in 1981 in Charleroi (Belgium), Lionel Beuvens starts studying the drums in the Académie d’Auvelais in the classical percussion classes. He gets his first experience in jazz from Antoine Cirri and Nathalie Loriers, and through summer classes in Dworp where he has the opportunity to meet and study with Billy Hart.
Graduated from the Koninklijk Conservatorium van Brussel in June 2004, he followed lessons with Garcia Morales and Pieter Bast and is since 2008 teacher there. He also studied in the Lemmens Instituut in Leuven with Dré Pallemaerts and Pierre Van Dormael, as well as in the Den Haag Conservatorium with Eric Ineke and privately with Bob Moses, Nasheet Waits ans Steve Clover.
He currently plays in different bands: HYPERLINK “http:// en.sowarex.be/artiste.php?id=310″Sabin Todorov trio, Fabrice Alleman Quartet (with Nathalie Loriers and Reggie Washington), Laurent Doumont Quartet, Peter Hertmans Quartet, Nicolas Kummert Voices, and recorded over 15 cd’s. He had the opportunity to play with Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Olivier Hutman, Vaya Con Dios, Steve Houben, Tineke Postma, Karel Bohlee, Bob Mover, Hervé Samb, Jozef Dumoulin, Marcos Valera, Alexi Tuomarila, Brice Soniano, Jack Van Poll, Koen De Cauter, Joachim Badenhorst, Sal La Rocca….