Stijn Cools graduated from the Conservatory of Brussels with Stéphané Galland and was honored with the Toots Thielemans Jazz Award 2009/2010. As a drummer and composer of electronic music, he is active in various groups, including Bender Banjax (winner Young Jazz Talent 2009), Mathilde Renault Trio, Cosboga Band, Meropeé, Michel Vrydag Quintet, Nilfisq, Lingo and Casual Encounter. In 2007, Stijn was a guest at the Klara Festival Bigband conducted by Fabrizio Cassol. He also often plays with his brother, guitarist Bert Cools.
He has performed with, among others, Bart Maris, Antoine Prawerman, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Nic Thys, Laurent Blondiau, Fabrizio Cassol, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Michel Seba, Pierre Vaianna, Robin Verheyen, Erwin Vann, Peter Hertmans, Pierre Van Dormael, Fabian Fiorini, Kris Defoort and Bo Van Der Werf.
He teaches Electronic improvisation.