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Wednesday December 13, 2017
Pianist Fred Van Hove celebrated for his 80th birthday
In 2017, free jazz master pianist Fred Van Hove turned 80. In Bozar (Brussels), on December 13, 2017, he will play a special concert improvising on the renovated organ of the concert hall.

Saturday December 9, 2017
Jazz Hot # 682 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).

Monday December 4, 2017
Vocalist David Linx on an album of drummer Arnaud Dolmen : "Tonbe leve"
Vocalist David Linx appears on an album of drummer Arnaud Dolmen : "Tonbe love" (Unisson Production), recorded with Arnaud Dolmen (drs), Adrien Sanchez (ts), Leonardo Montana (p), Joachim Govin (b), Naissam Jalal (voc) and Lionel Loueke (elg).

Saturday December 2, 2017
Brussels Jazz Orchestra Series : scores can be purchased on-line
The Brussels Jazz Orchestra Series (on their website) include a selection of original compositions for jazz orchestra recorded by Brussels Jazz Orchestra.
All charts can be purchased on the website (under "Sheet music") and downloaded in .pdf format, score and parts.
Mostly compositions and arrangements by Frank Vaganée, Michel Herr, Pierre Drevet and a few members of the band.
Click on the title.

Saturday November 25, 2017
Percussionist Chris Joris 65th birthday band in concert, feat. US saxophonist Eric Person & Naima Joris
Percussionist Chris Joris is currently giving a few concerts with his 65th birthday band, featuring a.o. US saxophonist Eric Person & his daughter Naima Joris (voc. & gt).

Tuesday November 21, 2017
Pianist Eric Legnini on a cd of vocalist Emi Meyer "Monochrome"
Pianist Eric Legnini on a cd of vocalist Emi Meyer "Monochrome" (ORIGIN 82742), with Rocky Gresset (guitar), Thomas Bramerie (b), Franck Agulhon (dr), Nick Phillips (tp).

Tuesday November 21, 2017
A rare live recording of violinist Zbigniew Seifert "Live in Solothurn", cd with pianist Michel Herr
The Zbigniew Seifert Foundation in Poland has found and recently released on cd a rare and historical live recording (made in Switserland) of the late jazz violinist Zbigniew Seifert, a musical giant who left us much too early. Shortly before his dead, Zbigniew went on the road with his European quartet "Variospheres", consisting of Michel Herr (piano, Fender Rhodes), Hans Hartmann (double bass, CH) and Janusz Stefanski (drs, PL). The cd is titled "Live in Solothurn".
Although soundwise not technically perfect, the album is a rare testimony of the playing of the great Polish violinist, who was inspired by the music of John Coltrane, modal, folk and free music but always with a very personal approach. Zbigniew Seifert's music remains undoubtly of an amazing intensity and modernity.
Track listing and audio excerpts HERE. For purchase, click on the title.

Sunday November 19, 2017
The band "Donder" winner of the third edition of the Storm Contest
The band "Donder" is the winner of the third edition2017) of the Storm Contest. The groups consists of Harrison Steingueldoir (p), Casper Van De Velde !drs) and Stan Callewaert (bass).

Tuesday November 14, 2017
The Bravo Big Band has recorded an album with French singer Loïs Le Van
The Bravo Big Band has recorded an album with French singer Loïs Le Van for Cristal Records, "Rendez-vous à l'ovyne". Release concerts will take place on January 11, 2018 at the Sounds in Brussels and on January 12 at the Salle de l'Ermitage in Paris.
Click on the title.

Monday November 13, 2017
Bassist Benoît Vanderstraeten on a duo album with French guitarist Yannick Robert : "Baikal"
Bassist Benoît Vanderstraeten released a duo album recorded with French guitarist Yannick Robert : "Baikal" (Alien Beats 17ABRYR011).

Tuesday November 7, 2017
Exhibition of jazz inspired drawings at the Jazz Station in Brussels from Nov. 10
The Jazz Station in Brussels proposes an exhibition of jazz inspired drawings by Philippe Debongnie & Serge Dehaes from Nov. 10 through Dec. 16, 2017.

Friday November 3, 2017
Philip Catherine's 75th birthday concert on Youtube
From the concert of Nov. 3, 2017 at Flagey (Brussels).
Click on the title to watch it.

Monday October 30, 2017
"Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 100 is out and on-line
The issue # 100 of the magazine of the "Lundis d'Hortense" (the association of Belgian jazz musicians) 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 view it.

Wednesday October 25, 2017
The trio of pianist Joachim Caffonnette on tour in France, Luxembourg, Belgium
The trio of pianist Joachim Caffonnette is currently on tour in France, Luxembourg, Belgium.
With French musicians : Alex Gilson (b) and Jean-Baptiste Pinet (drs).
Dates are available on his website : www.joachimcaffonnette.com/

Sunday October 15, 2017
Singer Chrystel Wautier touring in France
Singer Chrystel Wautier will soon be touring in France :
in trio met Alex Stuart and Cedric Raymond) on Oct. 19, 2017 in the Boeuf sur le toit (Paris), Oct. 20 at the Jazz Club de Tourd (in quartet with drummer Thierry Lange), Oct. 21/10 at Camion Jazz (Caen) and on Oct. 24 with The Stolen Book at the Sunset (Paris).

Sunday October 15, 2017
Pianist/composer/arranger Michel Bisceglia wins the Limburgse Cultuurprijs (B)
Pianist/composer/arranger Michel Bisceglia is the winner of the 2017 Limburgse Cultuurprijs (B).

Friday October 13, 2017
A documentary on vocalist David Linx on tv
A documentary (half an hour long) on vocalist David Linx will soon be aired on tv
  • Sunday Oct. 15, on Arte Belgium (17:35)
  • Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017, on La Une (RTBF) at 23:25.
    In the series "Tout le Baz'Art".
    Click on the title.

  • Wednesday October 11, 2017
    The quartet of trombonist Phil Abraham on tour in China
    The quartet of trombonist Phil Abraham will soon be on tour in China with Fabien Degryse (gt), Sal La Rocca (b) and Thomas Grimmonprez (drs).
    Oct. 21, 2017: Hangzhou
    22 : Sehnen
    24 : Hefei

    25 : Chang Chun
    
27 : Xi'an

    28 : Changzhou

    Monday October 9, 2017
    Pianist Anne Wolf & drummer Teun Verbruggen on the cd "Eye of the day" of the Noriaki Hosoya European Trio, released in Japan
    Pianist Anne Wolf & drummer Teun Verbruggen appear on the cd "Eye of the day" (Uplift Jazz Record) of the Noriaki Hosoya European Trio released in Japan.
    Noriaki Hosoya is a Japanese bassist/composer.
    Click on the title for more infos.

    Thursday October 5, 2017
    Mâäk Quintet in Taiwan
    Mâäk Quintet will play in Taiwan, invited by the Taichun Jazz festival (http://www.taichungjazzfestival.com.tw ).
    They will also give masterclasses and other concerts and workshops in Tapei an Koashiung.
    Line up: Laurent Blondiau (Trumpet), Michel Massot (Sousaphone, tuba), Jeroen van Herzeele (saxes), Grégoire Tirtiaux (Saxes) and Samuel Ber (Drums).

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