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Friday November 25, 2011
Jazz Hot # 658 is out
Front cover : Billy Harper.
Click on the title for the table of contents.

Thursday November 24, 2011
Nov. 24 : 4 hour Eric Legnini Special on RTBF Musiq3 radio
On November 24, 2011, (18-22:00), to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Musiq3 (RTBF radio), Philippe Baron will host a 4 hour long program devoted to pianiste Eric Legnini, in partnership with the "festival des Libertés". Live from the KVS in Brussels, a concert of Eric Legnini, in trio, and with "The Vox", with horns, vocals. Plus some interviews and some tracks from his albums.

Monday November 21, 2011
Saxophonist Stéphane Mercier on a new cd of Mauro Gargano "Mo'Avast Band"
Stéphane Mercier appears on the new CD of Mauro Gargano "Mo'Avast Band" (label : Note Sonanti). Concert at the Music Village on November 30, 2011, with Mauro Gargano-double bass,composition, Francesco Bearzatti - tenor sax, Stéphane Mercier - alto sax and Fabrice Moreau - drums.

Wednesday November 16, 2011
Bassist Sal La Rocca has recorded a new album in quintet
Bassist Sal La Rocca has recorded a new album in quintet with Jacques Schwarz-Bart (t.sax), Pascal Mohy (p), Lorenzo Di Maio (gt) and Hans Van Oosterhout (drs), + 1 guest.
To be released by the end of 2011.
Photo © Michel Binstok

Tuesday November 15, 2011
Trumpet player Herman Sandy turns 90 !
Trumpet player Herman Sandy, a popular jazz figure in Belgium for almost 7 decades, celebrates his 90th birthday on November 15, 2011.
Happy birthday, Herman, and many thanks for your contribution to the Belgian jazz scene !
Photo © Michel Binstok

Saturday November 12, 2011
Newsletter of the Lundis d'Hortense on-line (Nov. 15, 2011)
Concert calendar and other upcoming activities. Click on the title to download the pdf

Thursday November 10, 2011
Accordion player Thibault Dille in Vietnam
Accordion player Thibault Dille plays in Hanoï (Vietnam) on November 20, 21 & 22, 2011 with Christophe Hache (composer and bassist) and with some local musicians.
A piece escpecially written by Christophe Hache for accordion orchestra, jazz quartet and 2 soloists (Thibault Dille / Nguyen Quynh Trang) will be created.
Thibault Dille will also give some master classes.

Saturday November 5, 2011
Nov. 15, premiere of the short film "Standards", feat. vocalist Julie Jaroszewski and pianist Charles Loos
In Flagey, on November 15, 2011 (22:00), Brussels premiere of the short film "Standards" (by Maxime Pistorio, Julie Jaroszewski 2010), feat. vocalist Julie Jaroszewski and pianist Charles Loos.
Click on the title for details on this satyrical documentary film, which illustrates the way jazz musicians are sometimes treated in an indifferent environment ...

Friday November 4, 2011
Brussels Youth Jazz Orchestra, new line-up, first musical director : Michel Herr in November 2011
The Brussels Youth Jazz Orchestra is reborn with a new line-up of young musicians. The first guest composer/arranger/conductor will be Michel Herr.
The premiere will take place on November 8, 2011 et studio 4, in Flagey (Brussels). Music by and conducted by Michel Herr in person.

Thursday November 3, 2011
Singer Julie Jaroszewski performs in Nicaragua with guitarist Eduardo Araica
On November 10, 2011, singer Julie Jaroszewski performs in Nicaragua with guitarist Eduardo Araica Eduardo Araica, who stupide classifia and jazz guitar in Russia and PAris a.o. with Alberto Ponce.

Thursday October 27, 2011
November 10 : Hommage to violinist Jean-Pierre Catoul in Wanze
The memory of the late violinist and composer Jean-Pierre Catoul will be celebrated in Wanze (Salle JP Catoul) on November 10 (20:30). Pianist Charles Loos will take care of the arrangements and the musical direction.
With the participation of Gwénaël Micault (bandoneon), Peter Hertmans (gt), Pirly Zurstrassen (p, acc), Sébastien Walnier (cello), Nethen String Quartet, Ariane Rochette, Isabelle Antena, Héliotrope Big Band, Perry Rose (voc.) etc...
The event will be coupled with an exhibition.

Thursday October 27, 2011
Newsletter of the Lundis d'Hortense on-line (November 2011)
Concert calendar and other upcoming activities. Click on the title to download the pdf.

Wednesday October 26, 2011
"Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 76 is out and on-line
The issue # 76 of the magazine of the "Lundis d'Hortense", is out and on-line on this site. Click on the title to download the pdf. With a.o. an interview of the pianist and accordionist Pirly Zurstrassen for his new project Tric Trac Trio (on tour).

Tuesday October 25, 2011
't Archief (Hombeek) : exhibition of the paintings by percussionist Chris Joris
From October 25, 2011 (18:00; concert at 20:00), in 't Archief, percussionist Chris Joris proposes an exhibition with his paintings.
Frans Reyniersstraat 17-19
2811 Hombeek
T: 0471 10 34 85

Tuesday October 25, 2011
A video portrait of saxophonist Robert Jeanne on "Zero4" web tv
On "Zero4", a cultural web tv of the Liège area, you can watch several jazz related documents, such as excerpts from concerts of "Green Dolphins" or the duo Pierre Vaiana-Sal Bonafede.
"zero4" now proposes a portrait of Liège saxophoniste Robert Jeanne (40 minutes, with his interview and some live music).
The film was made by Michael Maystadt and journalist Jean-Pierre Goffin did the interview.
Click on the title.
Photo © Jos L. Knaepen

Monday October 24, 2011
Exhibition of Serge Dehaes & Blaise Dehon, Nov. 3 -27, at Gallery Image 2 (Brussels)
Two artists, Serge Dehaes & Blaise Dehon, propose an exhibition, "Coast to Coast", November 3 - december 31, 2011, at Gallery Image au Carré (Brussels, rue de la Madeleine, 59), on the them of improvisation and jazz.

Monday October 24, 2011
2 jazz exhibitions, one at the Jazz Station and one at the Goethe Institut (Brussels)
  • Until Nov. 2011 : exhibition "Musiciens de Jazz" of photographer Jürgen Schadeberg in the Goethe-Institut Brüssel. Black and white photographs on jazz and on apartheid in South Afrca (Mo-Fri 10-18).
  • Until Nov. 26, 2011, at the Jazz Station (Brussels) : "German jazz" (We-Sat, 11-19:00).

  • Monday October 24, 2011
    Victoires du Jazz (F) : David Linx, Eric Legnini
    The French "Victoires du Jazz" have been awarded to 2 Belgian artists :
  • Vocal artist : David Linx (& Maria Joao, the Portuguese singer)
  • Instrumental album : pianist Eric Legnini & "The Afro Jazz Beat " for his cd "The Vox "

  • Sunday October 23, 2011
    Jazz Hot n° 657 now available
    Front page : Roger Kellaway.
    Click on the title for the table of contents.

    Sunday October 23, 2011
    Bassist Jean Warland turns 85 !
    Bassist and composer/arranger Jean Warland celebrates its 85th birthday on October 23, 2011 !

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