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Brussels Jazz Orchestra - Two Places
Saturday November 13, 2021
8:30 PM
Brussels Jazz Orchestra - Two Places
CC Het Bolwerk

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Two Places takes you on an amazing journey, past the orchestral sound of Brussels Jazz Orchestra, the rhymes of Zediam, the soul of singer Monique Harcum and the mixing, scratching and sampling skills of DJ Grazzhoppa. This production tears down musical pigeonholes and creates new places: Two Places, at once.

Brussels Jazz Orchestra looks the innovative powers of jazz right in the eyes, and does so in good company “Two Places is a unique project. It combines the glorious sound of the orchestra with my voice, Zediam’s rhymes and DJ Grazzhoppa’s turntablism. It’s got jazz and soul and funk. It’s a cocktail you wouldn’t expect to taste as good as it does.” – Monique Harcum.

In late January 2020 Two Places had its baptism by fire in the Concertstudio in Kortrijk (BE). An audience of young hip-hop fans, soul lovers and veteran jazz cats welcomed the project with swingin’ hips and groovy applause. All the genres in Two Places have their roots in jazz. Shortly after the birth of hip-hop, performers started sampling jazz recordings, making the BJO sound also recognisable for fans of other genres as well.

Besides stars like rap talent Zediam, singer Monique Harcum and hip-hop god DJ Grazzhoppa, BJO also has fine company in Erik Rademakers (Selah Sue) on electric bass and David Thomaere (The Voice, Netsky, Laura Tesoro) on keyboards. In Two Places, the typical BJO idiom is continually evolving into another sound, without these transitions being shocking. It’s a unique and many-sided trip to some new musical places.

Arrangements : Dieter Limbourg.

Frank Vaganée - Alto saxophone, Soprano saxophone, Flute, artistic director
Dieter Limbourg - Alto saxophone, Soprano saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Kurt Van Herck - Tenor saxophone, Soprano saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Bart Defoort - Tenor saxophone, Soprano saxophone, Clarinet
Bo Van Der Werf - Baritone saxophone, Bass clarinet
Serge Plume - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Nico Schepers - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Pierre Drevet - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jeroen Van Malderen - Trumpet
Marc Godfroid - Trombone
Lode Mertens - Trombone
Frederik Heirman - trombone
Laurent Hendrick - Bass trombone
Nathalie Loriers - Piano
Jos Machtel - Double bass
Toni Vitacolonna - Drums
Zediam - Vocals
Monique Harcum - Vocals
DJ Grazzhoppa - Turntables
See also:   Brussels Jazz Orchestra
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