Marc Danval has more than one string to his bow: visual artist, he exhibited jazz-collages in 1984; poet, we owe him “Among me alone”. So many strings that make the rhythm of jazz vibrate in him, jazz on behalf of which he has never ceased to be one of the most active mediators up to now.
Author of the first biography of Sacha Guitry, that of the poet and jazz man Robert Goffin, of a collection of poems, “Among me alone”, Marc Danval brought to the stage some of his essays, such as “The poets of jazz” and “The Elusive Robert Goffin”.
He has written articles on jazz in many magazines and newspapers, and has contributed to works such as the “Dictionnaire du Jazz à Bruxelles et en Wallonie”.
In 2006, during the Belgian Django d’Or ceremony, he received the Muse, a special prize from Sabam, for his overall contribution to the jazz scene in Belgium. In autumn 2006, the “Edtions Racine” published his monograph “Toots Thielemans”. In October/November 2009, he was at the center of an exhibition in Paris on jazz in the French Community of Belgium. In 2014, he published “Robert Goffin, lawyer, poet and man of jazz” and a “History of Jazz in Belgium”.