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Friday October 21, 2011
3rd JazzPlaysEurope Laboratory, with the participation of pianist Christian Mendoza
By gathering promising jazz artists in one unique project, JazzPlaysEurope Laboratory aims to provide a glimpse of where the new generation of jazz musicians is heading.
The 3rd JazzPlaysEurope Laboratory 2011 is hosted by TryTone. 7 musicians from 7 European countries rehearse in Amsterdam for three days in complete artistic freedom.
Their work is presented during a European tour, in professional jazz venues of each artists’ own country. Organized with the Trytone foundation and JazzLab Series (B) a.o., the 3rd edition of JazzPlaysEurope Laboratory will take place this fall. The participants are Jasper Stadhouders (NL): guitar, John-Dennis Renken (D): trumpet, Maxime Bender (LUX): saxes, Radovan Taril¡ka (SK): saxes, Christian Mendoza (B) : piano, Claire Bellamy (F): bass, Michael Bryndal, (PL): drums.

Friday October 14, 2011
The site was down for a few days, our apologies
The server was down...There are a few things still to be fixed, and we are working on it.
Things should be more stable in the future. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Wednesday October 12, 2011
Manu Hermia signed the music for Babafish's I, Mistress & Wife
Première, on Nov. 1, 2011 at the Halles de Schaerbeek (Brussels), of the show of the Belgian company Babafish, titled "I, Mistress & Wife". A creative mix between dance and circus arts. Music by Manu Hermia.

Wednesday October 12, 2011
Newsletter of the Lundis d'Hortense on-line (Oct. 12, 2011)
Concert calendar and other upcoming activities. Click on the title to download the pdf.

Tuesday October 11, 2011
Reissue in Japan of pianist Eric Legnini's trio album : "Ballads"
Reissue in Japan of pianist Eric Legnini's trio album : "Ballads" (VIDEO ARTS MUSIC VACM-1412), recorded with Thomas Bramerie (b) and Franck Agulhon (drs).
(Front cover may vary.)

Friday October 7, 2011
Thomas Champagne Trio + Pierre Vaiana, Lorenzo Di Maio, Bart Defoort
The Thomas Champagne Trio continues its 10th aniversary concerts, inviting + Pierre Vaiana (sop sax), Lorenzo Di Maio (gt) and Bart Defoort (sax).
The trio will also play live at the Petit Théâtre Mercelis (Brussels) in the play by Nicolas Bedos "Promenade de santé". 11 performances in October/November 2011.

Friday October 7, 2011
Bass clarinet player Joachim Badenhorst on Tony Malaby's "Novela" cd
Bass clarinet player Joachim Badenhorst appears on the Tony Malaby's "Novela" cd. With : Tony Malaby (Ts), Ralph Alessi (t), Joachim Badenhorst (bcl), Michael Attias (as), Dan Peck (tba), Ben Gerstein (tb), Andrew Hadro (bs), Kris Davis (p, arr.) and John Hollenbeck (d).
On Cleanfeed-records (click on the title)

Wednesday October 5, 2011
Drummer Bruno Castellucci with singer Anne Ducros, and on tour in Germany
Drummer Bruno Castellucci (check his monthly radio show on RTL radio "Ca va jazzer") is pretty busy these days. He played at the Cayenne Jazz Festival in Guyane (F) with French singer Anne Ducros, teaches some clinics and tours in Germany.

Monday October 3, 2011
Radio Chopsticks' artists live at Jazz in't Park + composition workshop
This week on Radio Chopstick (click on the title) : part 2 of the Radio Chopstick project, live at the Jazz in't park festival 2011 with :
Zeger Vandenbussche - alto sax / Jordi Grognard - tenor sax, bass clarinet / Els Vandeweyer - vibraphone / Giovanni Di Domenico - piano / Sandip Banerjee - tablas / Filip Wauters - pedal steel & baritone guitar / Mathias Van de Wiele - guitar, compositions / Manolo Cabras - double bass / Lander Gyselinck - drums / Giovanni Barcella - drums

On Oct. 31 in Ghent, in the Vooruit, Cassette vzw organises a composition workshop with a.o. with Fabrico Cassol, Christian Mendoza, , Kristof Rosseeuw... (

Saturday September 24, 2011
First Jazzmozaïek-award goes to Frank Vaganée
The first Jazzmozaïek-award goes to Frank Vaganée, saxophonist, composer/arranger and leader of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra.

Saturday September 24, 2011
Launch October 2nd of Bert Joris' new album « Only For The Honest » in De Roma
Bert Joris Quartet just recorded a new album on the record label "52creations".
A release concert will take place on October 2, 2011, at De Roma in Borgerhout.
Bert Joris (trumpet), Dado Moroni (piano), Philippe Aerts (bass) and Dre Pallemaerts (drums) will be touring again to introduce this new quartet CD entitled "Only for the honest".

Saturday September 24, 2011
"Ca va jazzer" : new monthly jazz show on RTL radio, starting Sept. 25
Check RTL radio on September 25, 2011 (23:00) for a new monthly jazz show, "Ca va jazzer", with a mix of jazz and rhythm"n blues.
Click on the link for details.

Thursday September 22, 2011
Newsletter of the Lundis d'Hortense on-line (Sept. 28, 2011)
Concert calendar and other upcoming activities. Click on the title to download the pdf.

Tuesday September 20, 2011
Finalists of the Roger Vahaverbeke bass trophy
Three bands (featuring bassists) will reach the fails of the first edition of the Roger Vanhaverbeke Bass Trophy : Félix Zurstrassen, André Klenes et Michel Vrydag.
You can discover them during the brunch at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel on September 25, 2011 (Félix Zurstrassen), Oct. 23 André Klenes and November 20, 2011 (Michel Vrydag). The winner will be announced on January 22, 2012.

Thursday September 8, 2011
Pianist Nathalie Loriers wins the Sabam Prize for Belgian jazz themes
Pianist and composer Nathalie Loriers has won the 2011 edition of the annual composition contest for Belgian jazz themes organized by SABAM Culture.
The winning piece,"Canzoncina", will be the imposed work to be played by the finalists of the upcoming Jazz Hoeilaart contest for young bands in September.

Wednesday September 7, 2011
Until Sept. 10 : "the wild party", theater play with live jazz, at the Samaritaine in Brussels
"The Wild Party" is a play by (here in French) by Joseph Moncure March (directed by Frederik Haúgness), with one actor, Benoît Verhaert, and the participation of 4 jazz musicians, playing live : Grégory Houben (trumpet), Matthieu Vandenabeele (piano), Laurent Delchambre (drums) and Samuel Gerstmans (bass). You can see it until September 10, 2011, at the Samaritaine, in Brussels.
Click on the title for details.

Monday September 5, 2011
Toine Thys' trio cd "End of certainty" "Revelation" in Jazz Mag (F)
Toine Thys' trio cd "End of certainty" was rated by Franck Bergerot as "Revelation" in Jazz Mag (F) of September 2011.

  Monday September 5, 2011
Soon to be released cds : Tric Trac Trio, BJO + Kenny Werner, aNoo
  • Tric Trac Trio : upcoming CD "Wow Terre", introduced during the Marni jazz Festival, September 15, 2011 (20:00)
    Pirly Zurstrassen : accordion, compositions; Julien Delbrouck : bass clarinet & bari sax; Wouter Roggemans : percussion

  • Le Brussels Jazz Orchestra & Kenny Werner, upcoming CD: "Institute of Higher Learning"
    to be released on Half Note Records, mastered at Sterling Sound Studios New York City, 2011.

  • aNoo will be releasing a second album, "Sinipiika" this week! aNoo = Anu Junnonen (vocals), Tuur Florizoone (accordion), Dree Peremans (trombone), Yannick Peeters (double bass), Yves Peeters (drums)

  • Sunday September 4, 2011
    Exhibition "Sur un air de jazz" in Seraing
    "Sur un air de jazz" in the title of a collective exhibition which will be hosted by the Centre Culturel de Seraing (Rue Renaud Strivay 44 - B-4100 Seraing), from September 1 thru 28, 2011.
    Featured artists (visual arts) : Yves Budin,Blaise Dehon, Cédric De Lievre, Nicolas Fontaine, Jampur Fraize, Goldo, Hugues Picha, Madeleine Remy.

    Saturday September 3, 2011
    LABtrio (B) wins 1st Prize & Public Prize at Tremplin Jazz Européen in Avignon (F)
    Grand prix of the jury & public Prize at the Avignon (FR) competition has been awarded to a Belgian piano trio, LABtrio. The trio is composed of Bram De Looze (p), Anneleen Boehme (b) and Lander Gyselinck (drs).

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