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Monday April 23, 2018
Octaves de la Musique 2018 : Igor Gehenot "Delta", Giuseppe Millaci Vogue trio
The Octaves de la Musique 2018 are known : pianist Igor Gehenot "Delta" in the jazz category, bassist Giuseppe Milllaci Vogue trio and the label Hypnote Records receive a Octave Pointculture.
Ceremony on May 28, 2018, Salle de la Madeleine, Brussels.
In the jazz category, the nominees were :
  • Fabrice Alleman & Chamber Orchestra : "Udiverse"
  • Fabien Degryse & Joël Rabesolo : "Softly..."
  • Igor Gehenot : "Delta"
  • Eric Legnini : "Waxx up"
  • Massot/Florizoone/Horbaczewski/Mc Fadden : "Secrets"

  • Monday April 23, 2018
    April 30 : International Jazz Day : double concert live on radio RTBF Musiq 3
    As a "grand finale" of the International Jazz Day on April 30, 2018, the Lundis d'Hortense (the association of Belgian jazz musicians) organise a double concert at the Jazz Station in Brussels. With the quartet of pianist Igor Gehenot withe the French trumpeter Alex Tassel and a mythical trio from the eighties, featuring saxophonist Steve Houben, pianist Diederik Wissels and drummer Jan de Haas.
    Musiq 3 (RTBF radio) will propose a special jazz show (18-2), followed by a live broadcast of the concert.

    Friday April 20, 2018
    April 30 : International Jazz Day : a jazz piano marathon in Brussels
    In the framework of the International Jazz Day, the Lundis d'Hortense and JAZZ.brussels organise a jazz piano marathon in Brussels (free, in several locations) from 8:30 until 18:30. The pianists : Pierre De Surgères, Joachim Caffonnette, Nicola Andrioli, Anne Wolf, Geoffrey Fiorese, Eve Beuvens, Pirly Zurstrassen, Marie Fikry, Nathalie Loriers, Fabian Fiorini, Ron Van Rossum.
    Frà details, click on the title.

    Tuesday April 17, 2018
    Darrifourcq/Hermia/Ceccaldi to play at Jazzahead 2018 in Bremen (D)
    The trio Darrifourcq/Hermia/Ceccaldi will play at Jazzahead 2018 in Bremen (D) on April 20, 2018 (20:50, Hall7 , stage 7.1).

    Sunday April 15, 2018
    A Toots Thielemans statue in La Hulpe (B)
    On April 25, 2018, a Toots Thielemans statue will be unveiled in La Hulpe (B), the town where he lived.

    Thursday April 12, 2018
    Pianist Ewout Pierreux invites South African trumpeter Marcus Wyatt for their project "Small World"
    Following the release of their album ("Small World Live at the bird's-eye"), pianist Ewout Pierreux invites South African trumpeter Marcus Wyatt for a few dates in Belgium. With Steven Delannoye (sax), Romy Brauteseth (b) and Teun Verbruggen (drs).

    Tuesday April 10, 2018
    April 30 : 7th edition of the International Jazz Day
    In November 2011, UNESCO officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role in uniting people around the world. Each year on 30 April, Brussels also celebrates this tribute to jazz music and its fundamental role in uniting people across the globe, promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity.
    Many events will mark the occasion, more details soon.
    www.jazzday.be
    See
    www.jazzday.be and www.jazzday.brussels.

    Monday April 9, 2018
    Vocalist Raphaëlle Brochet and bassist Philippe Aerts on tour in India
    Vocalist Raphaëlle Brochet and bassist Philippe Aerts start a tour in India :
    Apr 10, 2018 : Alliance F de CHITTAGONG, Bengladesh, featuring Pranav Gurung
    Apr 12 : Alliance F de DELHI, featuring Pranav Gurung (gt)
    Apr 14 : Alliance F PUNE

    Apr 15 : Workshop @ MELA, BANGALORE
    Apr 17 : BFlat Jazz Club, BANGALORE.

    Sunday April 8, 2018
    Jazz photos exhibition by Serge Braem in Lomme (F)
    From April 10 through 21, 2018 at Maison Folies Beaulieu in Lommes (France). Address : 33 Place Beaulieu, Cité Délivrance,59126 Lommes.

    Friday April 6, 2018
    "Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 102 is out and on-line
    The issue # 102 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.

    Thursday April 5, 2018
    A tribute to Toots Thielemans organized by the Berklee Global Institute on April 17
    The Berklee Global Institute organizes on April 17, 2018, a tribute to Toots Thielemans in Boston (USA). Some student ensembles will perform, including some harmonicists, with guests like saxophonists Joe Lovano, David Liebman and Stéphane Mercier. The videoclip in which Quincy sends a friendly message to Toots (recorded by Stéphane Mercier) will be shown in between the tunes. A new "Toots Thielemans Scholarship" will be created on the occasion. NPR (National Public Radio) and TV5 Monde will cover the event.

    Wednesday April 4, 2018
    Pianist Olivier Collette launches a crowdfunding for his future album
    Pianist Olivier Collette launches a crowdfunding for his future album. It will be recorded with Bert Joris (tp), Peter Hermans (gt), Victor Foulon (b) and Daniel Jonkers (drs).
    Click on the link to support it.

    Sunday April 1, 2018
    This site now uses a secure URL starting with https
    As of today, this site has adopted a secure URL starting with https.
    This caused some problems, as the re-direction (from http to https) didn't always work because of the cache of the navigators. The problem will disappear with time.
    Although the http URL (which will be phased out) still works, we would recommend that you update your bookmark, adding an "s" to the URL.

    Friday March 30, 2018
    Jazz Hot # 683 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).

    Friday March 30, 2018
    Saxophonist Stéphane Mercier on a new album of pianist Christian Brenner : "Les belles heures"
    Saxophonist Stéphane Mercier can be heard on the new album of pianist Christian Brenner : "Les belles heures" (Music Box), recorded with Christian Brenner (p), Cassio Moura (guitar), Arnou De Melo (b) and Mauro Borghezan (drs).

    Tuesday March 27, 2018
    The band Ananke proposes several videos on its Youtube channel
    The band Ananke has adde several videos on its Youtube channel.
    Click on the title.
    They also have revamped their website (www.anankejazz.com).

    Thursday March 22, 2018
    Final bar : trombonist Frans Van Dyck, aka Frankie Dake
    We hear that trombonist/composer/arranger Frans Van Dyck (94) has passed away on March 17, 2018.
    He had a long career, playing in many big bands (Henri Segers, Francis Bay, the BRT Jazzorkest led by Etienne Verschueren).
    In the jazz field, he played with Jean Warland, Bobby Jaspar, Jack Sels, Fud Candrix, Ernst Van ’t Hof, Kurt Edelhagen, Johnny Dover, Freddy Sunder etc...
    He also wrote numerous arrangements for brass bands.

    Thursday March 22, 2018
    Saxophonist Stéphane Mercier on tour in the UK with trumpeter Damon Brown
    In April 2018, saxophonist Stéphane Mercier will be on tour in the UK with trumpeter Damon Brown (who played a.o. with saxophonist Steve Grossman).

    Wednesday March 21, 2018
    Juul's Ears : a documentary film on the late journalist/organizer Juul Anthonissen
    A 50 minute documentary (in Dutch) by Philippe Cortens, Bob Maes, Carlo Dirties on the late journalist/organizer Juul Anthonissen, the man who organized numerous concerts at H'nita Club (B) which hosted so many of the absolute jazz greats. Stuffed with archive materials, old recordings and exclusive interviews this documentary is a tribute to the unrestrained musical passion of the man who single-handedly placed his hometown Heist-op-den-Berg on the word jazz stage.
    Screening on March 22, 2018 (19:30) in Leuven (Zed Vesalius), on the occasion of the Leuven Jazz Festival.

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