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Saturday November 24, 2007
New interview : Jos Knaepen, photographer
Our colleague Etienne Payen regularly contributes articles to our site.
His current project is to bring under the lime lights persons who are active around the jazz scene but are not musicians.
Jos Knaepen is one of our most notorious jazz photographers (his photos are on the front page of magazines in France and USA), click on the title of this news to read his interview (in French, pdf)….

Saturday November 24, 2007
Django d’Or France
Albeit the strikes, the French Django d'Or jazz awards ceremony took place on Thursday November 22 at the Pavillon Baltard (Nogent-sur-Marne in the suburbs of Paris) presided by Manu Dibango.
DO new talent went to Sophie Alour (ts)
The confirmed musician award went to guitarist Sylvain Luc (pianist Eric Legnini was also nominated for the prize, together with bassist Henri Texier)
The musical programme was confined to Stan Laferrière and his tentet with participation by DO winners from other countries, among them Pascal Mohy, DO Belgian new talent 2007.
DO music without frontier : Biréli Lagrène (guitar)
Spectacle vivant SPEDIDAM to the ONJ (Orchestre National du Jazz)
Frank Hagège Prize : for Marcel Azzola (accordion)
DO SACEM de la création to Carine Bonnefoy (piano, compositions, band leader)

Wednesday November 21, 2007
“The Jeggpap Jazzband” celebrating their 45th anniversary.
The The Jeggpap Jazzband, the Dendermonde based band will throw a party, Saturday November 24 november 2007 to celebrate the band's 45 years of existence.

A CD will be released for the occasion, “ Pop Meets Jazz” (Juka Records).

The festivities will take place at Jazzcentrum Vlaanderen (in Honky Tonk Jazzclub) in Dendermonde as of 19h30.

Wednesday November 21, 2007
Bassist Philippe Aerts on a new Richard Galliano CD
Double bass player Philippe Aerts can be heard on an new CD of the French accordion player Richard Galliano, "Luz Negra" (Milan 399 078-2), recorded in Sao Paolo with Alexis Cardeas (violin) and Raphaël Mejias (perc.).

Tuesday November 20, 2007
Eurodjango 2nd edition Saturday, December 1st, 2007 in Luxemburg
The second Eurojazz Awards of the European Jazz Trophees (the 1st one took place in Brussels in 2000) will be held at the Conservatory of Music of the City of Luxembourg.
Nominees are:
Magnus LINDGREN (Saxophone & Flute) - Sweden
Gianluca PETRELLA (Trombone) – Italy

Philip CATHERINE (Guitar) - Belgium
Enrico PIERANUNZI (Piano) – Italy

Pianist Nathalie Loriers, a former prize winner, will play solo.

Daniel HUMAIR (Drums) - France
Martial SOLAL (Piano) – France

Riccardo DEL FRA(double bass) - France
Martial SOLAL (Piano) - France

Saturday November 10, 2007
Playing together, musicians from Grand-duché de Luxembourg and Belgians
Two recent albums by Luxemburger leaders feature Belgian jazzmen.
These are
« Travelling Light » by singer Sacha Ley with the participation of Joachim Badenhorst (clarinet)
« Conspiracy » by drummer Jeff Herr with Carlo Nardozza (trp) & Tom Van Acker (double bass).

Saturday November 10, 2007
Busy days for composer Karel Van Marcke
Following a busy summer of favorable reviews of his new CD “Radea” with the Chroma quintet and a series of concerts, a.o. at the prestigious Blue Note Records Festival in Ghent, pianist/composer KArel Van Marcke is again busy with a number of new projects.
One is the large production - !STOP! - in the Cultural Center De Werf in Aalst, where he was asked to complete, in 1 week time, a new composition for act and choreography. Specially for the occasion he created a new ensemble, with several musicians such as Paul Klinck (viola), Mieke de Lauré (cello), Bart Delausnay (bass trombone) and singers Elisabeth Hermans (soprano), Philippe Souvagie (baritone) and a children choir.
Van Marcke’s trademark – fusion and crossover – are evident in the new creation: classic with ... jazz

Saturday November 10, 2007
Bart Quartier runs workshops in Germany
Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 November, 2007, vibraphone/marimba player Bart Quartier is at the Musikhoghschule in Detmold,Germany. His schedule includes workshops and a concert during which Bart will present some compositions, from his books and CD.

Photo : Marc De Clercq

Monday November 5, 2007
A documentary movie on violinist Zbigniew Seifert feat. a.o. Michel Herr & Philip Catherine
US film director Erin Harper is currently making a documentary movie on the Polish jazz violin player Zbigniew Seifert, a great and original voice on his instrument who died much too early in 1979. The film, titled "Passion", will probably include an excerpt from a duo performance with guitarist Philip Catherine for a television show in the seventies, plus many other documents, and interviews of Jack de Johnette, John Scofield, Richie Beirach, etc...
On Oct. 29, 2007, pianist Michel Herr went to Frankfurt (D) to meet with the other members of the European quartet that the violinist had formed in 1976 in Germany : Swiss bassist Hans Hartmann and Polish drummer Janusz Stefanski. Some interviews and some live music have been recorded. The film should be completed in the Spring of 2008.
More infos on the web site of the movie. Click on the title.

Friday November 2, 2007
RTBF-La Deux (tv) : Phil Abraham : Jazz Me Do, Saturday night
In its series "I love jazz", RTBF tv La 2 at 0:15h will offer this Saturday night (Nov. 3-4, 2007) Beatles music arranged for a jazz context by the group of trombonist Phil Abraham.

Photo enclosed by Jos Knaepen

Tuesday October 30, 2007
Fred Wilbo Piano Truck Tour 2008
Pianist Fred Wilbo came up with an original project. He is mounting a piano on a flat bed truck to drive around and play concerts in public locations, starting at the South of France, a project to be sponsored.
Fred invites you to the launching concert of the new project this Friday, 2/11, in Ath (see our concerts program), free entry

Tuesday October 30, 2007
Jazz Hot (F) : November issue (# 644)
Spirit of New Orleans:
  • Delfeyo Marsalis
  • Donald Harrison
  • Terrence Blanchard
  • Wessels Anderson
    Retour de festivals
    We remember Max
    Le siècle de Benny Carter

  • Tuesday October 30, 2007
    Alexi Tuomarila’s busy fall
    During November, pianist Alexi Tuomarila will be touring with the "New Tomasz Stanko Band" in France, Italy, and Poland. The band is Jacob Bro on the guitar (Paul Motian band) Slawomir Kurkiewicz and Michael Miskiewicz on bass and drums
    Concert with Kenny Wheeler in Norway.
    Invitation to play in the ECM Jazz Festival in Bielsko-Biela with Joey Baron, Anders Jormin and Tomasz Stanko.

    Thursday October 25, 2007
    Sadi turns 80 !
    Vibraphonist/composer/arranger/vocalist/percussionist Sadi celebrated his 80th birthday on October 23, 2007.
    Happy birthday, Sadi, and thanks a million for a huge musical contribution to the jazz world.
    Photo : Jimmy Van der Plas

    Tuesday October 23, 2007
    Philip Catherine's 65th birthday concert in Brussels on October 31st, 2007
    Philip Catherine's 65th birthday will be celebrated in a special concert at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels on October 31st (20:00), with around Philip : Hein Van de Geyn (b), Bert Joris (tp), Mimi Verderame (drs), Alexandre Cavaliere (vl), Pierre De Bethmann (p) and Toots Thielemans.
    Also a live broadcast on RTBF radio "La première" at 8 pm.

    Monday October 22, 2007
    More interviews of Belgian jazzmen added to this site
    We have added several interviews (pdf files, in French) of Belgian jazzmen to this site, originally published in the "Journal des Lundis d'Hortense".
    Click on the title.

    Saturday October 20, 2007
    Jazz Hot N° 643
    * Editorial : L’argent de la vieille
    * Hot news : CDs, DVDs et livres à paraître, échos, vie du jazz. Comptes-rendus : Jazz in London
    * Retour de festivals II : Vienne, Tourrettes, Strasbourg, Montréal, Catania, Monségur, Pescara, Antibes/Juan-les-Pins, Salon-de-Pce, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Montauban, Toulon
    * Rencontres : Jazz entre les Deux Tours/La Rochelle, Dominique Burucoa, Antoine Mizrahi, Bobby Sparks
    * Partenariat : Blues on DVD : En remontant le Mississippi et The American Folk Blues Festival (950 ko télécharger)
    * Magazine : Junior MANCE, Joey DEFRANCESCO, Irio DE PAULA Jazz Portraits : Gianni Morelenbaum Gualberto, Jean-Claude Zylberstein * Larmes : Art Davis, Max Roach
    * CDs : 37 CDs chroniqués. Notre sélection du mois.
    * Agenda : Les programmes des clubs et les concerts en France et ailleurs.
    * Supplément à télécharger : Actualités-Chroniques CDs

    Friday October 19, 2007
    The Pascal Schumacher Quartet, Australian tour.
    The Pascal Schumacher Quartet will be on their 2nd tour to Australia from October 24 until November 10. The band will be playing the jazz venues in Brisbane, Sydney (2 concerts), Melbourne (2 concerts) and Canberra and will be performing at the Wangaratta International Jazz Festival.

    Wednesday October 17, 2007
    Oct. 19 : David Linx + Brussels Jazz Orchestra in Paris; webcast on the TSF site
    David Linx, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra + guest Maria Joao will play a concert at La Cigale in Paris on October 19, 2007 (20:30 / JVC Paris Jazz Festival) to mark the release of their album "Changing Faces".
    For those who cannot attend, you can listen to the live webcast on the TSF website.
    Click on the title and on "écouter l'antenne".

    Tuesday October 16, 2007
    Oct. 19 : guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins plays in New York in trio with Cameron Brown and Victor Lewis
    After a busy summer of touring in Europe (Belgium, Germany, Italy), the U.S. (Chicago and NYC), and a couple of recording sessions at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder Studio, guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins is presenting his first performance as a leader in New York at the "Sweet Rhythm" club, on October 19, 2007. He will play with Cameron Brown (b) and Victor Lewis (drs).
    The following day, still at the "Sweet Rhythm", Jeanfrançois and pianist Kirk Nurock will share the bill, with Richie Perry (tenor sax), Ratzo Harris (bass) and Reggie Nicholson (drs).
    Photo : Michel Binstok

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