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Tuesday March 24, 2020
The "Octaves de la Musique" evening postponed
The "Octaves de la Musique" evening will be postponed to a date still to be announced.

Wednesday March 18, 2020
A Brussels Jazz Orchestra video (WOW program) on Penguin tv
On the Penguin tv website, you can watch a video of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra in the WOW program (We orchestrate words), with DJs and hip hop artists..

Friday March 13, 2020
Coronavirus : all concerts and public events cancelled/postponed
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the instructions from the Belgian governments, all concerts and cultural events will be cancelled or postponed. Until April 5th or beyond...

Monday March 9, 2020
Jazz & Mo' #11 is out
In Dutch. Cover : vocalist David Linx.
See the Dutch version of this page for a table of contents.

Friday March 6, 2020
Bassist Reggie Washington on an album of keyboarder Jason Miles : "Black Magic"
Bassist Reggie Washington appears on an album of keyboarder Jason Miles titled "Black Magic" (Ropeadope Records), recorded with Philip Dizack (tp), Jay Rodriguez (sax, bass clar) and Gene Lake (drums).

Wednesday March 4, 2020
Saxophonist Frank Vaganée invited as a guest soloist in Russia
Saxophonist Frank Vaganée is invited as a guest soloist with the Russian jazzband Feelin's on March 4 2020 at Lipetsk and March 5 at Ryazan in Russia. The next day, Frank will give a master class in Moscow at the ’Saxophone Salon Bird’. More info.
On March 7, Frank is the invited soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.

Tuesday March 3, 2020
A jazz calendar of Flanders and Brussels on the MuziekMozaïek website
Click on the title.

Monday March 2, 2020
Guitarist Tim Finoulst, trumpeter Carlo Nardozza and bassist Christophe Devisscher have recorded an album
Guitarist Tim Finoulst, trumpeter Carlo Nardozza and bassist Christophe Devisscher have recorded an album ("Trilogy") in studio Crescendo (Genk, B). A fresh look on the music of Charlier Parker.

Monday March 2, 2020
Trumpeter Michel Paré has recorded a trio album
Trumpeter Michel Paré has recorded a trio album at Studio Pyramide with guitars Paolo Loveri and bassist Boris Schmidt.

Friday February 21, 2020
Crowdfunding for the upcoming album of saxophonist Pierre Vaiana
Click on the title to support the project, "Amuri & spiranza" (Home Records). With Pierre Vaiana, sax soprano & compositions, Artan Buleshkaj, guitar, Lode Vercampt, cello, Boris Schmidt, double bass andLionel Beuvens, drums.
Artistic direction : François Vaiana.

Monday February 17, 2020
Young Jazz Collective : masterclass by Vincent Gardner (trombonist of the Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra)
On February 20, 2020, the Young Jazz Collective (an initiative of Muzekmozaïek, B) will attend a masterclass given by Vincent Gardner (trombonist of the Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra). The day before, @LCO and Wynton Marsalis will give a double concert (sold out !) with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra (BJO). More details in a previous newsflash.

Sunday February 16, 2020
Feb. 19 : Brussels Jazz Orchestra & Lincoln Center Orchestra in Bozar (Brussels)
On February 19, 2020, a unique double concert at Bozar (Brussels) : Brussels Jazz Orchestra & Lincoln Center Orchestra. Each band will play a set, and at the end, they will trade soloists and perform together new arrangements written by Christopher Crenshaw (trombonist of the JLCO) and Belgian composer/arranger Bert Joris.

Friday February 14, 2020
Godfather of the upcoming Dinant Jazz Festival 2020 : bassist Marcus Miller
The 20th edition of the Dinant Jazz Festival will take place from July 23 through July 26, 2020. The godfather of the festival will be bassist Marcus Miller.
2 concerts will be organized in Ciney (where the festival was born) in the Collégiale of Ciney on July 23, 2020.
Then, from July 24 through 26, the following concerts will take place under the tent in the park of the Leffe Abbey in Dinant.
On Sunday 26, 2020, a gospel mass will associate some musicians of the festival and the fathers ion the Leffe Abbey.
More details soon.

Tuesday February 11, 2020
Trumpeter Jean-Paul Estiévenart on an album of saxophonist Jon Boutellier : "On both sides of the Atlantic"
Trumpeter Jean-Paul Estiévenart appears on an album of saxophonist Jon Boutellier , "On both sides of the Atlantic" (Gaya Music), recorded in France with an international line-up : Kirk Lightsey (p), Alex Claffy (b), Kyle Poole (drs).

Friday February 7, 2020
The 6 finalists of the B-Jazz International Contest 2020 have been announced
The 6 finalists of the B-Jazz International Contest 2020 have been announced : O.N.E. Quintet (Poland), Milton Man Gogh (Australie), Claudio Jr De Rosa Jazz 4tet (Italy), Guido della Gatta Quartet (Italy), Meatshell (NL) and Max Petersen Trio (CH). Finals will take place during the Leuven Jazz Festival (B) from 20 through 22 of March 2020.

Thursday February 6, 2020
WE Big Band (Carlo Nardozza) : new pro big band, premiere on Feb. 16, feat. Ack Van Rooyen & John Ruocco
WE Big Band is a new professional big band that will play its first concert in De Bilden (BIlzen) on February 16, 2020 (15:00). Led by Carlo Nardozza (tp), it will feature a.o. Lieven Cambré, Rob Banken, Lennert Baerts, Frank Deruytter (saxes), Ewout Pierreux (p), Werner Launcher (b), Mimi Verderame (drs).
The first concert will propose arrangements by Peter Herbolzheimer, with guest guet soloists Ack Van Rooyen (flh) en John Ruocco (sax).

Thursday February 6, 2020
Trumpeter Adrien Volant invites US saxophonist Godwin Louis
Trumpeter Adrien Volant invites US saxophonist Godwin Louis for a series of concerts starting in February 2020, in quartet with Giuseppe Millaci (b) and Wim Eggermont (drs).

Thursday February 6, 2020
"Les Hallucinations collectives" : in Arlon (B), jazz edition : concerts, lectures, exhibitions
The 3rd edition of "Les Hallucinations collectives" / jazz edition will take place in Le Palais in Arlon (B) on February 8 & 9, 2020 : concerts, lectures, exhibitions.
Click on the title.

Friday January 31, 2020
February is Jazz Month on Evil Penguin TV
February 2020 is Jazz Month on Evil Penguin TV, a streaming platform for Belgian performing arts which was launched in June 2019.
Program :
  • Feb. 3: MotorMusic Jazz Sessions: Steiger
  • Feb.10: MotorMusic Jazz Sessions: Compro Oro
  • Feb. 17: MotorMusic Jazz Sessions: Jasper Somsen trio
  • Feb. 24: MotorMusic Jazz Sessions: Gayle - Barcella - Cabras
    One free show per week.
    Click on the title.

  • Friday January 31, 2020
    Vocalist David Linx on an album of Swiss pianist Thierry Lang : "Winds and tides"
    Vocalist David Linx appears on an album of Swiss pianist Thierry Lang : "Winds and tides" (Universal), recorded with Matthieu Michel (tp), Francis Coletta (guitar), Heiri Kanzig (b) and Bernard Cesari (drs).

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