David Linx - Updated Jun 2024

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Brussels, Belgium

David Linx

David Linx is a jazz and chanson singer, composer, and lyricist from Belgium. Moreover, David Linx has worked with several label companies such as Polygram, Le Chant du Monde, and Naive.

Early Life

David Linx was born on the 22nd of March 1965, in Brussels, Belgium. According to his date of birth, he is 58 years old and holds Belgian nationality. Moreover, he is the son of Elias Gistelinck (father) and his mother’s name is unknown. Professionally, his father was a Flemish composer, musician, and radio producer.

Linx studied percussion and spent three years as the drummer for American jazz singer Mark Murphy, which inspired him to start singing himself.

Professional Career

Regarding his professional career, David Linx recorded a record with a huge group of musicians in 1986 alongside the American writer and activist James Baldwin, who reads poems on it.

Pierre Van Dormael and Slide Hampton were among the musicians who performed. In 1990, he released an album with Jack van Poll. He began working with pianist Diederik Wissels, whom he has known since childhood, in the early 1990s.

Linx collaborated with him on various duo albums over the years. Moreover, he has also recorded with Toots Thielemans’ quartet, guitarist Tam De Villiers’ quartet, pianist Ivan Paduart’s quartet (together with Fay Claassen), and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, to name a few.

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Caption: David Linx shows his performance in a concert (Source: Instagram)

He recorded a CD of French songs, ‘l’Instant d’Après,’ all originals, for Polydor/Universal in 2000, to critical praise from the press and crowds throughout Europe. Diederik Wissels signed with Harmonia Mundi in 2003 for a new CD celebrating their project’s tenth anniversary, “This Time,” and performs at major Jazz International Festivals such as Vienne, Marciac, Montréal, Nice, and others.

Moreover, he is a Professor at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where he has been in charge of the jazz vocal department since 1993. He has also composed music for various film and documentary compositions. One of the films earned first place at Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival.


  • A Lover’s Question, Label Bleu, 1987
  • If One More Day (with Diederik Wissels), Les Disques du Crépuscule, 1993
  • Up Close (with Bills), Label Bleu, 1995
  • Bandarhâh (with Bills), Label Bleu, 1998
  • Moon to Your Sun , Les Disques du Crepuscule, 2000
  • L’Instant d’Apres (with Marc Ribot and David Torn , among others ), PolyGram , 2001
  • This Time (with Bills), Le Chant du Monde, 2004
  • Changing Faces, 2007
  • Follow the Songlines (with Wissels, Maria Joao, Mário Laginha), Naïve Records, 2011
  • Rock My Boat, Naive, 2011
  • A Different Porgy, Another Bess ( Brussels Jazz Orchestra with Linx and Maria Joao ), Naïve, 2012


In 2005 Linx was awarded the Prix Bobby Jaspar by the Académie du Jazz there. Later in the 2017 BREL Award, he earned the Edison Jazz/World – Jazz Vocal. Looking at him, he might earn more of them in the following years.

David Linx – Net Worth 2024

Officially, Linx has not shared his income, net worth, and earnings. Being a singer, and composer, he has earned a decent sum of money in his career. According to an online website, his net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million.

Relationship Status

Regarding his personal life, David Linx seems to be single and unmarried. And this Belgian singer hasn’t been seen with any lady at the moment. In the past, he might have had at least one relationship. Moreover, this singer has not been a part of controversy or rumors and is currently focused on his personal and professional career.

Body Measurements

David Linx has brown eyes and black hair color. However, there is not much more information available regarding his height, weight, and other body measurements.

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Caption: David Linx doing a dance move (Source: Instagram)

David Linx – Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 1.7k followers. Likewise, there are more than 6.5k followers on Facebook and he is not active on Twitter.