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Tuesday June 14, 2022
Call for inter-disciplinary projects by JazzLab and De Werf
During season 23-24, Jazzlab will celebrate 30 years od activity and collaboration with WERF Records. They basically started workin) together in 1992.
They recently launched an open call for an inter-disciplinary project.
Jazz improvisation should be an ingredient.
A tour and an album will be offered to the selected project.

Thursday June 2, 2022
"Jazz au Féminin", concerts and a triple exihibition
Within the framework of the festival "Jazz au féminin" (in La Louvière, B), several concerts will feature jazzwomen. At the same time, on the Bois du Luc mining site, at the Museum of Mining and Sustainable Development, an exhibition will be held, "TTrois regards sur le jazz ", with the works of three artists: Jean-Claude Salemi, Raymond Saublains and Christian Verlent. From June 4 (15:00))

Sunday May 29, 2022
JazzMania webzine : additions of May 2022
See the French version of this page to discover the recent additions to the webzine "Jazzmania" (in French). Click on the title.

Tuesday May 24, 2022
Bassist Annelee Boehme writes and performs the music for "Lenny", a theater play for kids
Bassist Annelee Boehme writes and performs the music for "Lenny", a theater play for kids. A story about the dark, absurd and witty thoughts of a boy throughout his life, written by Jan Sobrie with music written by and performed by Anneleen Boehme.
Sat 28 May 2022 - 14u00 - Wijkcentrum De Zonnewijzer
Sat 11 Jun 2022 - 14u00 - Asylum Centre Menen

Monday May 16, 2022
"Ô Celli in America", new cd of the ensemble Ô Celli, with a medley of Duke Ellington's music arranged by Michel Herr
"Ô Celli in America" (Cyprès Records) is the title of the brand new album of the 8 cello ensemble "Ô Celli". Asked to illustrate the huge contribution of jazz to American music, Michel Herr wrote and arranged a "medley" that highlights the music of Duke Ellington, "Duke's magic". With no less than 9 imperishable classics of the Duke, not to mention short quotations that connoisseurs will be challenged to identify.
The program, centered on American music (Gershwin, Bernstein, Nobel, etc.), will be presented in concert in Belgium, France and Canada.

Wednesday May 11, 2022
Crowdfunding for an album of pianist/composer Ivan Paduart with the Jazz Station Big Band
Pianist and composer Ivan Paduart launches a crowdfunding to record an album of his music with the Jazz Station Big Band.
Click on the title to participate and watch a video.

Tuesday May 10, 2022
Saxophonist Tom Bourgeois presents his album "Murmures/Rumeurs" in Paris
Saxophonist Tom Bourgeois presents his double-album "Murmures/Rumeurs" on May 19, 2022 in Paris at 8pm at the "360 music factory".
With : Vocals: Veronika Harcsa & Loïs Le Van, Saxophones : Tom Bourgeois & Ruben Verbruggen, Trumpet : Thomas Mayade, Trombone : Quinten de Craecker, Flute & Percussion: Esinam Dogbaste, Accordion : Thibault Dille, Guitar : Florent Jeunieaux, Piano : Dorian Dumont, Double bass : Victor Foulon, Batterie : Jelle van Giel

Sunday May 8, 2022
The Jazz Middelheim Festival 2022 announces its program
The Jazz Middelheim Festival (starting Augustus 12 2022 in Antwerp) announces its program.
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Friday May 6, 2022
Saxophonist Stéphane Mercier plays in Ronnie Scott's (London) with an international line-up and Grégoire Maret
On May 11, 2022, the international quintet of saxophonist Stéphane Mercier will play in the famous Ronnies Scott's club in London, will featuring harmonicist Grégoire Maret. The band includes Jason Rebello (piano), Dave Redmond (bass), Darren A Beckett (drs).
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Monday May 2, 2022
Photo exhibition at Flagey (Brussels) : Toots Thielemans seen by Jos L. Knaepen, May 9-21, 2022
A photo exhibition will be held at Flagey (Brussels) : Toots Thielemans seen by Jos L. Knaepen, May 9-21, 2022 (from 14:00).
Photo : Jos L. Knaepen

Sunday May 1, 2022
JazzMania webzine : additions of April 2022
See the French version of this page to discover the recent additions to the webzine "Jazzmania" (in French).
Click on the title.

Sunday May 1, 2022
"Toots Thielemans (1922-2016). A century of music across Europe and America" : a colloquium (May 9-11,, 2022, KBR in Brussels)
On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Toots Thielemans, numerous events will be organized in Belgium, including the immersive exhibition "Toots 100. The Sound of a Belgian Legend" presented at KBR from April 22 to August 31, 2022 (Brussels).
In this context, a first academic meeting dedicated to the research about and around Thielemans will be organized at KBR from May 9 through May 11, 2022.
A special concert will also take place during the colloquium, in collaboration with the jazz departments of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel.
This colloquium aims to open up research on the multiple aspects of Toots Thielemans, his life, his work, his reception and the multicultural contexts in which they are embedded. Multidisciplinary approaches and a diversity of viewpoints will be welcomed.
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Wednesday April 27, 2022
Saxophonist Robert Jeanne turns 90 !
Saxophonist Robert Jeanne turns 90 today. Congrats. And he still plays !

Monday April 25, 2022
Gent Jazz Festival 2022 announces its program
Gent Jazz 2022 will take place from July 7 - 16, 2022 at the Bijloke, Ghent. The program has been announced.
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Monday April 25, 2022
Guitarist Philip Catherine and vocalist Tutu Puoane on tour with "Toots 100" & the Metropole Orchestra
After the "Toots 100" concert on April 29, 2022 in Bozar, with the Metropole Orchestra, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Grégoire Maret (harmonica) and Kenny Werner (p), guitarist Philip Catherine and vocalist Tutu Puoane will give a series of concerts with this same project in Holland en Germany (but without the BJO). Philip Catherine will play a.o. his composition "Dance for Victor", arranged by Bert Joris.
For details of the dates, click on the title.

Friday April 22, 2022
2 live radio shows : tribute concerts to Toots Thielemans on April 29 & 30, 2022
2 radio broadcasts dedicated to Toots Thielemans (to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth) :
  • April 29, live on Musiq 3(RTBF) and Klara (VRT): "Toots Thielemans 100" (Bozar, Brussels), Metropole Orchestra & Vince Mendoza, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Philip Catherine, Kenny Werner, Grégoire Maret, Tutu Puoane, Ivan Lins etc...
  • April 30, 2022, live on Music 3 (RTBF) : "Toots Thielemans revisited", organized by the Lundis d'Hortense at the Brussels Jazz Station (and on the radio on Musiq 3). Ten compositions by Toots, transcribed by Michel Herr (his pianist for two decades), and arranged by artists with different influences and sensitivities: Eve Beuvens (piano, arr.), Fabian Fiorini (piano, arr.), Thomas Mayade (tp, arr.), Vincent Brijs (sax, arr.), Margaux Vranken (arr.), Bruno Vansina (alto sax), Jordi Cassagne (double bass), Pierre Hurty (drs). In the context of the International Jazz Day.

  • Saturday April 16, 2022
    April 30 : International Jazz Day : concerts and radio show
    As part of the international Jazz Day, various concerts will be organized on April 30, 2022.
    See our concert schedule. Among others:
  • "Toots Thielemans revisited", organized by the Lundis d'Hortense at the Brussels Jazz Station (and on the radio on Musiq 3). Ten compositions by Toots, transcribed by Michel Herr (his pianist for two decades), and arranged by artists with different influences and sensitivities:
    Eve Beuvens (piano, arr.), Fabian Fiorini (piano, arr.), Thomas Mayade (tp, arr.), Vincent Brijs (sax, arr.), Margaux Vranken (arr.), Bruno Vansina (alto sax), Jordi Cassagne (double bass), Pierre Hurty (drs). (Click on the title).
  • Richard Rousselet... 65 years of jazz, at the Mouscron Cultural Center: with Richard Rousselet (tp), Michel Mainil and Fabrice Alleman (sax), Phil Abraham (tb), Hervé Noirot (p), Jeanfrançois Prins (gt), Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (b) & Bruno Castellucci (drs).
  • "Eleven for ten", Place Saint Job, Brussels
  • Etc...

  • Friday April 15, 2022
    Toots Thielemans 100th anniversary celebrated in multiple events
    In April 2022, the centenary of the birth of Toots Thielemans will be celebrated with multiple concerts and events. See our concert schedule for details. Here are some, in Belgium:
  • April 29: "Toots Thielemans 100" (Bozar, Brussels), Metropole Orchestra & Brussels Jazz Orchestra + Vince Mendoza, Philip Catherine, Kenny Werner, Grégoire Maret, Tutu Puoane, Ivan Lins)
  • April 30: Jazz Station (Brussels), "Toots Thielemans revisited" (org. Les Lundis d'Hortense), his compositions arranged and/or played by Eve Beuvens, Fabian Fiorini, Thomas Mayade, Vincent Brijs, Bruno Vansina, Margaux Vranken, Jordi Cassagne, Pierre Hurty.
  • April 30: Brussels, Mont des Arts, harmonies and orchestras of Flanders play the Toots repertoire
  • May 1: "Toots Thielemans 100" at the Tournai Jazz Festival: Brussels Jazz Orchestra + guests (P. Catherine, G. Maret)
  • May 1: at the Brussels Conservatory, Toots concerto (by Roland Schoelinck)
  • May 20: Blue Flamingo Festival at Karreveld (Brussels): "What a wonderful Toots": Eric Melaerts, Patrick Deltenre, Bart De Nolf, Bruno Castellucci
  • May 21: Blue Flamingo Festival at the Karreveld (Brussels): "Toots Thielemans Tribute": Bert Joris, Stéphane Mercier, Vincent Bruyninckx, Jeanfrançois Prins, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Bruno Castellucci, arr. Michel Herr
  • Exhibition (frorm April 22) and symposium (May 9-11) at KBR (Royal Library, Brussels).
  • Concerts by students from the Conservatory playing compositions by Toots.
  • May 27-29 : Brussels Jazz Weekend
  • July 1-3 : Brosella Festival, with a special tribute day on July 1.
  • Aug. 14, Jazz Middelheim : Toots tribute
  • etc...

  • Thursday April 14, 2022
    "Toots 100. The sound of a legend" : exhibition to mark the 100 th anniversary of the birth of Toots Thielemans
    From April 22 to August 31, 2022, KBR invites you to discover the different facets of Toots Thielemans through a unique interactive exhibition. It will be held at the Palais Charles de Lorraine in Brussels (KBR, Mont des Arts).
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
    Nocturne on May 5 and 19 as well as on June 2, 16 and 23, each time from 5 pm to 10 pm
    Closed on Mondays and some public holidays (May 1, May 26, June 5, July 21, August 15)
    Click on the title.

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