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Sunday November 21, 2010
The trio of guitarist Paolo Loveri on European tour
The trio of guitarist Paolo Loveri (with Benoît Vanderstraeten on electric bass and Bruno Castellucci on drums) is currently on European tour through Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Italy. They invited guests such as Heinz Von Hermann (sax) in Vienna or Pietro Condorelli (gt) in Italy.

Saturday November 20, 2010
An interview of the sax player Nicolas Kummert over his band "Voices" (video)
On the Cobra.be website, in Dutch, an interview of the sax player Nicolas Kummert over his band "Voices". Click on title to watch it.

Saturday November 20, 2010
A portrait and interview of clarinet/sax player Joachim Badenhorst (video)
On the Cobra.be website, in Dutch, an interview of the clarinet/sax player Joachim Badenhorst. Click on title to watch.

Saturday November 20, 2010
Saxophonist Eric Person tours with a Belgian band "Meta-Four" feat. Chris Joris
US saxophonist Eric Person on his first European voyage as a leader brings his own style and vibe to the audiences of Belgium with his group Meta-Four. He has performed and recorded with jazz masters: McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, Chico Hamilton, John Hicks and the World Saxophone Quartet. Person is on over fifty recordings as a leader (“Rhythm Edge” and “The Grand Illusion”) and sideman and has toured extensively throughout Europe, Japan and the United States.
In december 2010, Person will be joined on this journey by Frederick (Free) Desmyter on piano, Nic Thys on bass and Marek Patrman on drums and will feature percussionist Chris Joris. Person is also featured on Chris Joris'albums "Rainbow Country" and "Marie’s Momentum".

Thursday November 18, 2010
Dec. 6 : 1st lecture on Jazz & Cinema at Flagey, by Jean-Pol Schroeder
"Du burlesque à la comédie musicale", on Dec. 6 at Flagey (Brussels), first of a series of five lectures about jazz & cinema, given by Jean-Pol Schoeder in French. This lecture accompanies a series of musical comedies, screened at Flagey in November & December. Followed by the screening of the musical Cabin in the sky by Vincente Minnelli (USA 1943, OV 98’).
An initiative of CINEMATEK.

Saturday November 13, 2010
10 albums of trombonist Phil Abraham on iTunes
Trombonist Phil Abraham informs us that all of his 10 albums are now available for download on the iTunes Apple store.

Saturday November 13, 2010
Baritone sax player Alain Cupper announces a new album to be released soon
"Peaceful Traveller" to be released beginning 2011, a duo album Sax baritone and piano (Alain Rochette).

Thursday November 11, 2010
Final bar : trumpeter Rudy Reunes
Trumpeter Rudy Reunes died in an accident on November, 10, 2010..
He led a quartet with Hans Van Ooost (gt), Filip Deprez or Jean Van Lint (b) and Wim Deroeck or Luc Vanden Bossch (drs), showing a preference for jazz of the cool and post-bop styles. He was fond of melodic standards.
Member a.o. of the Whodad, Panache, The Smokey Midnight Gang, Indian Cigars, Boss Ross Quintet, he played with Sammy Remington and Maceo Parker and also presented a tribute to Chet Baker.
Funeral : Nov. 17, 2010, 11:15 Sint-Pietersbanden church, Hundelgemsesteenweg 349 in Merelbeke-centrum.

Thursday November 11, 2010
Pianist Jef Neve with US singer José James in the US and Japan
After some concerts in trio to mark the launch of his latest trio cd "Imaginary road", pianist Jef Neve has been touring the US (San Francisco) and Japan (Tokyo) with US singer José James.

Wednesday November 10, 2010
Drummer Lander Gyselinck participates in Jazz plays Europe Laboratory
A creative meeting of musicians from various European countries is currently taking place at De Werf (Bruges). The Belgian representative is Lander Gyselinck, (drummer). The other musicians : Ivann Cruz, guitar (France), Kristina Fuchs, vocals (Netherlands), Roman Janoska, violin (Slovakia), Oliver Maas, piano (Germany) and Maciej Garbowski, double bass (Poland).
The band will play concerts in several European countries.

Tuesday November 9, 2010
Jazz photo exhibition by Raoul Van den Boom
Raoul van den Boom – Jazz Photographs. Opening exhibition: November 14th, 2010 – 14h00, till: january 9th, 2011
@ Tune Up, Melkmarkt 17 – Antwerpen
tue-sun: 11h – 18h
+32.226.84.11

Friday November 5, 2010
"Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 72 is out and on-line
The issue # 72 of the magazine of the "Lundis d'Hortense", is out and on-line on this site.
Click on the title to download the pdf.
With a.o. an interview of guitarist Jacques Pirotton.

Thursday November 4, 2010
At Flagey : 5 lectures by Jean-Pol Schroeder on Jazz & Movies
Organized by Cinematek and Flagey (where they will take place, at Studio 5), 5 lectures (in French) given by Jean-Pol Schroder (Maison du jazz of Liège) will focus on "Jazz and movies".
See the French version of this page for the exact dates.

Wednesday November 3, 2010
Nov. 5-7 : Syncopes, a theater play adapted from Lucien Putz' "Les tambours de Louis"
The Compagnie du Grand Asile proposes a play titled "Syncopes", inspired by Lucien Putz's book "Les tambours de Louis" on November 5 & 6, 2010 (20:00) and Sunday à 15h at the Centre Culturel of Rossignol.
Click to see the blog.

Wednesday November 3, 2010
Drummer Xavier Rogé on tour with trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf
Drummer Xavier Rogé is on tour with trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf through Europe (France, Germany, UK, the Netherlands, Canada, USA and India).
The tour is half way thru and continues until July 2011, for a total of around 60 concerts. Some concerts featured some guests, such as Sylvain Luc (gt) and Dave Douglas (tp).
The band is composed of : Ibrahim Maalouf : quarter tone trumpet, Nenad Gajin : guitar. Frank Vust : fender rhodes, Benjamin Molinaro : bass and Xavier Rogé : batterie
Photo © Jacky Lepage

Wednesday November 3, 2010
Newsletter of the Lundis d'Hortense on-line (November 2010)
Click on the title to download the pdf.

Wednesday November 3, 2010
Muziekmozaïek online November newsletter (Dutch)
In Dutch :
  • Concert Samenspelstage in Gooik
  • 't Stroat Oep (for life)
  • A Big(band) XperienZ part II
  • Zwanjo & co
  • Open dag instrumentenateliers
  • Allerlei instrumentenworkshops
  • Gratis rondleidingen museum
  • Workshop viool met Nordik Trio
    Click on the title.

  • Monday November 1, 2010
    On Citizenjazz.com, an interview of Fabrizio Cassol & Baba Sissoko
    The French webzine Citizenjazz.com has published an interview (in French) of saxophonist/composer Fabrizio Cassol and percussionist Baba Sissoko. With photos of the band Aka Moon.
    Click on the title.

    Saturday October 30, 2010
    Jazz Centrum Vlaanderen online newsletter (Dutch & English)
    Jazz Centrum Vlaanderen publishes a digital newsletter. To read it on-line, click on the title.

    Saturday October 30, 2010
    Jazz Plays Europe Laboratory at C-mine jazz Genk.
    As on the former Motives Festival the Euregional jazzplatform Eujazz gets a stage to promote young talents based in the Euregion. On saturday 13 November you'll see young and promising musicians as Charlotte Haesen Quintet and the Sullivan Street Trio from Genk based Tim Finoulst and the Genk Sessions, a freestage to support local talents.

    Later on that day the Genk based Prova Records label will present you 3 of its greatest artists. Strongman Michel Bisceglia chose Pierre Anckaert Kwartet, Nicolas Kummert 'Voices' and Andy Middleton Quartet to get you an unforgettable experience.

    C-mine jazz Genk wants to support more than ever the young European jazzscene. That's why we proudly present the Jazz Plays Europe Laboratory. This unique project tries to give an answer to the question how European jazz will evolve in the future. An answer that will be formulated by 6 talented musicians coming from 6 different countries. It's a coproduction with JazzLab Series, De Werf en Jazz Plays Europe.

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