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Grégoire Maret & Jazz Station Big Band
Tuesday January 18, 2022
8:15 PM
Grégoire Maret & Jazz Station Big Band
© Joseph Diongre (1940) Philippe Samyn (arch.) Andrés Fernándes Marcos (ph.)
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Address Place Sainte Croix
1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
Belgium
Phone +32 (0)2 641 10 20
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  Brussels Jazz Festival

Contact information
Web site Dedicated website
Flagey
Address Place Sainte Croix
1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
Belgium
Phone +32 (0)2 641 10 20
Web site Dedicated website
Location Google map

Since 2006, the Jazz Station Big Band has been in residence at the Brussels club Jazz Station. Led by saxophonist Stéphane Mercier, the band annually invites both Belgian and international musicians such as Jason Rebello (Sting), Emil Viklicky (Wynton Marsalis) or Grégoire Maret (Herbie Hancock). Maret is also the chief guest during this tribute to Toots Thielemans. This brilliant harmonica player played at the 2017 Dinant Jazz Festival together with Toots, who was a mentor to him. 'Always play with your heart, even as a virtuoso', Toots told him, an advice Maret still carries with him today.


This alliance between Grégoire Maret and the Jazz Station Big Band led by Stéphane Mercier certainly evokes the great live moments of Toots Thielemans’ musical career but also offers the opportunity to listen to modern jazz. Incisive interventions of the harmonica are marvelously encrusted in the shining orchestral mass of a very tight ensemble. Pierre Dulieu – Dragonjazz

Stéphane Mercier - Alto saxophone, Flute
Daniel Stokart - Alto saxophone, Soprano saxophone, Flute, Alto flute
Steven Delannoye - Tenor saxophone
Vincent Brijs - Baritone saxophone
Loïc Dumoulin - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Pauline Leblond - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Laurent Blondiau - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Peter Delannoye - Trombone
David De Vrieze - Trombone
Bart De Lausnay - Bass trombone
Vincent Bruyninckx - Piano
François Decamps - Guitar
Boris Schmidt - Double bass
Toon Van Dionant - Drums
Grégoire Maret - Harmonica
 
See also:   The Jazz Station Big Band
© Roland Dumoulin
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