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Wednesday October 4, 2017
Vocalist Tutu Puoane and band on tour in South Africa
The vocalist Tutu Puoane is currently on tour in South Africa with her band, composed of Ewout Pierreux (p), Nicolas Thys (bass) and Dré Pallemaerts (drs).

Monday October 2, 2017
Duo Fabien Degryse/Joël Rabesolo : new video clip & album "Softly..." due in November 2017
The duo of guitarists Fabien Degryse and Joël Rabesolo (acoustic guitars) will release an album on the Midnight Muse label, titled "Softly..."iin November 2017.
Release concert on Nov. 16, 2017 at theatre Marni, Brussels.
The repertoire consists of some jazz standards, some originals and some traditional songs from Madagascar.
See their new video clip here : Softly as in a Morning Sunrise - Fabien Degryse / Joël Rabesolo duo

Monday October 2, 2017
Pianist Jef Neve and his "Spirit Control" project on tour in New Zealand and Australia
Pianist Jef Neve and his "Spirit Control" project will be on tour in New Zealand and Australia in October 2017.

Friday September 29, 2017
The Music village to reopen on October 11 after major renovation work
The Music village, the famous Brussels club launched in 2000, is to reopen on October 11, 2017 after major renovation work.
Click on the title (photos on Instagram).

Thursday September 28, 2017
The Jazz Station in Brussels reopens this weekend, in time to celebrate its 12th anniversary
After closing for stability checks following the appearance of a huge whole in the street, the Jazz Stations is now declared safe and reopens this weekend (Sept. 29 & 30, 2017) with 2 concerts featuring the Petros Klampanis Group with Petros Klampanis (bass), Shai Maestro (piano), Sophia Baltatzi and Olga Holdorff (vl) / Christiane Buchenau (viola) / Gregor Luhrmann (cello).
Access via rue Wauvermans or from the upper section of Chaussée de Louvain.
Click on title to see a map.

Thursday September 28, 2017
Photo exhibition "Tribute to Toots Thielemans" in Brussels
Until Nov. 15, 2017, a photo exhibition "Tribute to Toots Thielemans"will be shown in Brussels, with black and white photographs by Alex Kouprianoff and Guido Macron.
At "Marie’s Corner Project Store” in Brussels. Cliquez sur le titre.

Tuesday September 26, 2017
Bassist Giuseppe Millaci's "Nostalgia Op.1" from his new album Songbook is the featured track at All About Jazz today
Giuseppe Millaci's "Nostalgia Op.1" from his album Songbook is the featured track at All About Jazz today (Sept. 26, 2017). Click on the title to listen to it and to download it for free.
Photo © Filip Craps

Monday September 25, 2017
Jazz Hot # 681 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 September 22, 2017
Jazzmo' magazine : a new start in the footsteps of JazzMozaïek
Jazzmo' is the new name of the JazzMozaïek magazine (in Dutch). New look, new contents. The first issue has available since September 21, 2017.
Click on the title.

Thursday September 21, 2017
Oct. 2 : masterclass by pianist Shai Maestro & bassist Petros Klampanis in Ninove (B)
Oct. 2, 2017 (11:00-14:00) : masterclass by pianist Shai Maestro & bassist Petros Klampanis (NY) in Ninove (B), Academie MWD - Parklaan 13
Over improvisation, ensemble playing, style.
On the photo : Shai Maestro

Tuesday September 19, 2017
Jazzaroundmag : table of contents (Sept. 2017)
See the French version of this page for the table of contents of the latest issue of that webzine (in French).
Click on the title to visit it.

Friday September 15, 2017
Saxophonist Toine Thys' "Overseas" project to give several concerts
Saxophonist Toine Thys' "Overseas" project will give several concerts in Belgium at the end of September 2017. It features an international line-up : Ihab Radwan (Ud, Egypt), Pascal Rousseau (tuba, F), Simon Leleux (perc., B) and as guest Emre Gültekin (Saz, Turkey) & Robbe Kieckens (percussion).

Wednesday September 13, 2017
Terence Blanchard's film music recorded by Brussels Philharmonic and Belgian jazz musicians
From 28-30 Aug., 2017, Dirk Brossé conducted Brussels Philharmonic and some Belgian jazz soloists, Bart Van Caenegem (piano), Carlo Nardozza (trumpet), Thomas Fiorini (bass), Inti De Maet (guitar), Matthias De Waele (drums) to record the music of legenday composer Terence Blanchard, known for his collaboration with Spike Lee.
Album will be available during the upcoming Film Fest Gent (10-20 Oct 2017).
Music will be live performed with Terence Blanchard on trumpet on Oct. 18, 2017 (World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert).
Click on the title to watch short video.
On the photo : Carlo Nardozza (tp)

Monday September 11, 2017
A 5 cd box of guitarist Philip Catherine, reissue of LPs and more, due on November 24, 2017
On the occasion of his 75th birthday, Warner will release on November 24, 2017 a 5 cd box of guitarist Philip Catherine. It will include the reissue of four LPs (September Man", "Guitars", "Babel", "End of August") and an unreleased solo recording made by Radio Bremen (D) in 1979.

Sunday September 10, 2017
Peter Hertmans / André Charlier / Benoît Sourisse in concert and on Youtube, CD soon
Guitarist Peter Hertmans will give some concerts with drummer André Charlier and organ player Benoît Sourisse (F) in Belgium.
There is a video to watch on Youtube, with the trio playing Chick Corea's "Tones for Joan's bones".
Click on the title.
An album has been recorded, to be released in 2018.

Thursday September 7, 2017
Brussels Jazz Orchestra's new season
The Brussels Jazz Orchestra will propose several projects during the upcoming season :
  • with vocalist Tutu Puoane "We have a dream"
  • John Beasley's Monk'Estra project
  • Bert Joris "Smooth Shake"
  • Boom boom, Dimitri Leue + Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
  • with "De frivole framboos" "Dubble geboekt"
  • David Linx "Brel"
  • WOW ("We orchestrate words")
  • Symphonic Jazz Concert with Brussels Philharmonic during the Ghent Film Festival
  • etc...

    Click on the title to watch a short video.

  • Saturday September 2, 2017
    Sabam Jazz Awards 2017 : saxophonist-flutist Manuel Hermia and bassist Félix Zurstrassen (Young talent)
    The Sabam Jazz Awards 2017 have been announced on the occasion of the Belgian Jazz Meeting at Marni Theatre le 2 septembre. Saxophonist-flutist Manuel Hermia received the Sabam Jazz Award 2017 a confirmed artist and bassist Félix Zurstrassen received the young talent award.

    Wednesday August 30, 2017
    Bassist Reggie Washington mixing his Rainbow Shadow Volume #2 album
    Bassist Reggie Washington is completing the mix of his upcoming album "Rainbow Shadow Volume #2", recorded with DJ Grazzhoppa, Marvin Sewell (gt) and Pat Dorcean (drs).

    Tuesday August 29, 2017
    The Jelle Van Giel Group plays in Hungary
    On Aug. 31, 2017, the Jelle Van Giel Group plays in the Opus Jazz Club in Budapest (Hungary).

    Tuesday August 29, 2017
    Drummer Stéphane Galland's new project "The Mystery of Kem" feat. Ravi Kulur
    On September 8, 2017, during the Marni Jazz Festival in Brussels, drummer Stéphane Galland will launch a new project "The Mystery of Kem", featuring Ravi Kulur (flute). With Sylvain Debaisieux (sax), Bram De Looze (piano) and Federico Stocchi (bass).

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