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Friday December 23, 2016
Jazz Hot # 678 is out, on-line only and free
See the French version of this page for a table of contents and click on the title to visit the website (in French).

Friday December 23, 2016
The upcoming album of saxophonist Nicolas Kummert, "La diversité", on pre-sale
The upcoming album saxophonist Nicolas Kummert "La diversité" is already available on pre-sale, click on the title. With Lionel Loueke (gt), Nicolas Thys (b) and Karl Jannuska (drs).
A series of concerts will take place in February 2017in Belgium, the UK and Luxemburg.

Monday December 19, 2016
First names of Gent Jazz Festival 2017
The first names of Gent Jazz Festival (6-15 July, 2017) have been announced : Norah Jones, Omer Avital Quintet, Yves Peeters Gumbo.

Thursday December 1, 2016
Haino/Dumoulin/Verbruggen toured Japan
The trio composed of Keiji Haino (multi-instrumentalist), Jozef Dumoulin (kb) and Teun Verbruggen (drs) is just back from a Japan tour on the occasion of the release of their album.
On the photo : Jozef Dumoulin

Thursday November 24, 2016
Bassist Sal La Rocca plays 3 dates with the Sun Ra Archestra
Bassist Sal La Rocca plays 3 dates with the Sun Ra Archestra :
  • Nov. 24, 2016 (20:45) : Biekorf ,Brugge, Belgium
  • Nov. 25 (20:30) : De Singer, Rijkevorsel, Belgium
  • Nov. 26 (20:30) : Lux Marienburg, Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • Friday November 18, 2016
    Jazzaroundmag : table of contents (November 2016)
    See the French version of this page for the table of contents.

    Friday November 18, 2016
    Barbara Wiernik / Nicola Andrioli in Vietnam
    The duo formed by vocalist Barbara Wiernik and pianist Nicola Andrioli will be performing at the European Music Festival in Vietnam :
  • Nov. 28, 2016 : Hanoi
  • Nov. 30 : Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville

  • Monday November 14, 2016
    Toots Thielemans Award 2016 : drummer Pit Dahm (Luxemburg) & bassist Fil Caporali (Brazil)
    The winners of the Toots Thielemans Award 2016 are 2 ex-aequo's : drummer Pit Dahm (Luxemburg) & bassist Fil Caporali (Brazil). A concert (free entrance) will feature their bands on November 17, 2016 (20:30) at the Jazz Station in Brussels.
    The event is co-organized by the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and the Jazz Station.

    Monday November 14, 2016
    "A Big Rat" : Rat Records international festival starting on November 15
    From November 15 through 26, 2016 Rat Records presents "A Big Rat", an international festival of free improved music in Antwerp (B). Programming by drummer Teun Verbruggen and Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafson.
  • Nov. 15, 20116: The Bureau Of Atomic Tourism + Malfliet, Neufeld, Costa (Presented by Rataplan, Antwerpen).
  • 23: Mats Gustafsson’s NU ensemble (presented by De Studio, Antwerpen)
  • 24: Haino/Verbruggen/Dumoulin + Hyvärinen – Yoshikawa – Dupleix (Presented by Oorstof en De Studio, Antwerpen)
  • 26: Swedish Azz (presented by Arenberg, Antwerpen)

  • Monday November 7, 2016
    Guitarist Fabien Degryse featured in the tv show "L'invitation" on RTBF
    Guitarist Fabien Degryse is featured in the tv show "L'invitation" on RTBF (aired on Nov. 4, 2016).
    Click on the title to watch the podcast.

    Wednesday November 2, 2016
    "Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 96 is out and on-line
    The issue # 96 of the magazine of the "Lundis d'Hortense" (the Belgian jazz musicians association) is out and on-line on this site (in French).
    For a table of contents, see the French version of this page.
    Click on the title to download it.

    Wednesday November 2, 2016
    Les Lundis d'Hortense's 40 years celebrated in Avignon (F)
    Les Lundis d'Hortense's 40 years will be celebrated in Avignon (F) on November 5, 2016 (6 p.m.). With a double concert featuring Elvin Galled Quartet en Eve Beuvens & Heptatomic.

    Tuesday November 1, 2016
    The Brussels Jazz orchestra on the European scene in November
    The Brussels Jazz orchestra will perform several times on the European scene in November 2016.
  • 10/11 The Music of Enrico Pieranunzi w. Bert Joris & Enrico Pieranunzi, Audi Forum, Ingolstadt (D).
  • 19/11 BREL w. David Linx, MAC, Bischwiller (F).
  • 20/11 The Music of Enrico Pieranunzi w. Bert Joris & Enrico Pieranunzi, Saarbrücker Jazz-Festival, Saarbrücken (D).
  • 23/11 BREL w. David Linx, Mazowsze, Warschau (PL).

  • Saturday October 29, 2016
    Trombonist Phil Abraham wins an Akademia Award
    The October 2016 winner of the Akademia Award, in the category "Best song / Jazz", is trombonist Phil Abraham for his version of "Scoot" by Neal Hefti.

    Thursday October 20, 2016
    Our "Radio" page has been updated
    Did you know that, among many other ressources, our site hosts a "Radio" page which lists the various stations and programs dedicated to jazz in Belgium ? We have recently updated it.
    Click on the title to visit it.

    Thursday October 20, 2016
    "Collectif du Lion" has a new website
    "Collectif du Lion" promotes and manages several Belgian bands (Trio Grande, Rêve d'Elephant, Animus Anima, etc....).
    Click on the title to visit their new website. English version soon.

    Thursday October 20, 2016
    Final bar : photographer Jos L. Knaepen
    Jazz photographer Jos L. Knaepen passed away on October 19, 2016. He was a.o. the official photographer of Toots Thielemans and contributed to the promotion of Belgian jazz musicians providing them with professional photos. His photos of jazzmen were published in several magazines worldwide (Downbeat, etc...).
    Funeral : Oct. 22, 2016 16- 17. Uitvaartcentrum Smeets Hendrik van Veldekesingel 38 in 3500 Hasselt

    Wednesday October 19, 2016
    Brussels Jazz Orchestra's projects : Monk'estra, new cd with Bert Joris, etc...
  • Parkjazz, Kortrijk: on October 29 2016, BJO will present the MONK’estra project by John Beasley (US) : arrangements on Thelonious Monk's music to mark Monks's 100th birthday.
  • In December 2016, release of a new cd with music by Bert Joris, "Smooth Shake".
  • On January 11, 2017, a New Year's concert at De Singel (Antwerp), Artists #WithRefugees, with top musicians who are refugees from Syria.

  • Saturday October 15, 2016
    Clarinet player Jean-François Foliez in Chile for concerts and masterclasses
    Clarinet player Jean-François Foliez will soon be in Chile for 3 concerts and 2 masterclasses, with Casimir Liberski (p) and Janos Bruneel (b).

    Friday October 14, 2016
    Final Bar : trumpeter Edmond Harnie
    Trumpeter Edmond Harnie passed away last night at the age of 96. He was a respected lead trumpet player who led a very long career. He played with the big bands of Jacques Hélian (F), Werner Müller (D), Clarke-Boland Big Band, BRT JazzOrkest, Sadi Big Band etc...He will be remembered as a warm human being, too, with a positive attitude towards his work and the musicians of all generations.
    Funeral : Oct. 19, 2016, 9.45 a.m. Crematorium Uccle (Brussels), avenue du Silence 61.

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