Joris Thys is a 32 year old freelance drummer, percussion artist and sound engineer living in Ghent, Belgium. He studied classical percussion at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven and teaches now at the music academy in Mechelen, at the Conservatory of Mechelen. Joris plays in bands, orchestras, jazz trios and symphonic orchestras. By playing in all these different formats, genres and styles he discovered where his real passion lies; behind the drums. He has continued to develop his skills through masterclasses and supplementary studies in New York in 2014. Today he owns and plays in two bands; JACLE BOW and Roza Parks.