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Monday January 23, 2012
Mâäk Kojo : videos from their African tour
The band Mâäk did an adventurous KOJO-tour in Africa in December 2011. In three weeks they visited Cotonou (Benin), Abomey (Benin), Natitangou (Benin), Fada 'N Gourma (Burkina Faso), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso), Ségou (Mali), Bamako (Mali), Dakar (Senegal) and Louga (Senegal).
Film director Sam Asaert made several videos. 3 recent additions : a video clip shot in Bamako, a concert in Bobo Dioulasso and a new trailer for the European tour in May 2012 !
Click on the tile.

Thursday January 19, 2012
Nicolas Kummert's "Voices" to play in Paris
The band "Voices", around saxophonist Nicolas Kummert, will give 2 concerts in Paris to mark the release of their new album :
  • Live recording of the radio show "un mardi idéal" (France Musique) on January 31, 2012 (19:30), to be broadcasted at 22:30.
  • "Sunset", February 2, 2012, 21:30 (rue des Lombards).
    Photo © Didier Wagner

  • Wednesday January 18, 2012
    Auditions for a new big band : Ghent Youth Jazz Orchestra
    Following in the footsteps of the Brussels Youth Jazz Orchestra (now in its 2nd edition), a new big band for young musicians (under 27) will see the day of light, the Ghent Youth Jazz Orchestra, led by Filip Verneert. Auditions will take place on January 29, 2012.
    For more details, visit the web site of Youth and Music Ghent (Click on the title).

    Wednesday January 18, 2012
    JazzPlaysEurope, 20 musicians, 7 countries, concert at WinterJazz on Jan. 28
    JazzPlaysEurope features this year 20 of the best European musicians, coming from 7 countries, brought together in one unique concert evening !
    It takes place on January 28, 2012 during the Winterjazz festival, in partnership with JazzLab Series.
    Belgium is represented by pianist Christian Mendoza, Andrew Claes (sax) and Lander Gyselinck (drs).

    Monday January 16, 2012
    Golden Globe for "The Artist", best music soundtrack, featuring the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Jef Neve
    The Golden Globes in Hollywood crowned the movie "The Artist" (Michel Hazanavicius) in several categories, including best music soundtrack. The music, composed by Ludovic Bource, was recorded in Brussels (Studio 4, Flagey) by the Brussels Jazz Orchestra (playing a.o. with great conviction in the Benny Goodman's big band style !), the Brussels Philharmonic (conducted by Ernst van Tiel, NL) and pianist Jef Neve.

    Friday January 13, 2012
    The new trio of pianist Nathalie Loriers has recorded an album
    The Nathalie Loriers New Trio will release its CD "Les Trois Petits Singes" (De Werf) in February, with Philippe Aerts on bass and Rick Hollander on drums.

    Wednesday January 11, 2012
    Mister Dumont (bassist Axel Dumont) has some videoclips on Youtube
    Mister Dumont (producer : Axel Dumont), published by Adasong, has several videioclips on YouTube.
    The new CD "Kitchen Diaries" is available in Brasil and Indonesia and gets regular airplay.
  • Aftercall : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5_8FkePdx8
  • Pense A Moi : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPM7_u238Uk
  • Teaser 1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFSgedzxr9U
  • Teaser 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poqsL3UPXfE
  • Sailing In A Raft :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3Bo6wOYS5c&feature=youtu.be

  • Wednesday January 11, 2012
    Pianist Igor Gehenot has recorded a first album in trio
    Pianist Igor Gehenot, the winner of the Sabam Jeunesses Musicales Jazz awards 2011, has recorded his first album in trio for Igloo records with Sam Gerstmans (db.) & Teun Verbruggen( dr.)
    To be released by Spring 2012.
    Photo (c) Julia Free

    Tuesday January 10, 2012
    Zero 4 Liège : new videoclips, a.o. a portrait of drummer Michel Debrulle
    Zero 4 Liège, a web tv, proposes new jazz videoclips, a.o. an interview and portrait (in French) of drummer Michel Debrulle by Michael Maystadt and Jean-Pierre Goffin (interview).
    Click on the title.

    Tuesday January 10, 2012
    Final bar : cellist Denis Van Hecke
    Although not specifically considered a jazz musician, Denis Van Hecke was associated to numerous creative projects related to jazz, blues...etc...
    He played a.o. with Barre Philips, Celestrial Communication Orchestra of Alan Silva, la Compagnie Lubat, Didier Levallet (F), etc...
    His unpredictable duo with keyboardist Frank Wuyts will remain in our memories.

    Monday January 9, 2012
    3 videos of guitarist Fabien Degryse, solo guitar, on Youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5WE2N6cuKc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWbCWKBw6vM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP9G0c1XbeE

    Monday January 9, 2012
    "A Different Porgy, Another Bess" Brussels Jazz Orchestra + David Linx & Maria Joao : CD due in March
    The cd of "A Different Porgy, Another Bess", a project of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra + vocalists David Linx & Maria Joao, based on Gershwin's opera, will be released in March 2012 in France by Naive Records.

    Sunday January 8, 2012
    Final bar : bassist Freddie Deronde
    Bassist Freddie Deronde has passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.
    He played with numerous American soloists (Joe Henderson, Chet Baker, Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Don Byas, Hank Mobley, etc...), and played and recorded with saxophonist JR Monterose (cd "Spontaneous effort" as a leader), guitarist Philip Catherine, pianist Michel Herr, etc...
    For more infos on his career, click on the title.

    Sunday January 8, 2012
    Jan 18-Feb 12 : Cinematek : "Autour de Duke Ellington", films in Flagey
    Cinematek and Flagey propose "Autour de Duke Ellington", featuring movies for which Duke Ellington wrote the music, or movies which used some of his music.
    Besides the movies (to be screened at Flagey Jan 18-Feb 12, 2012), Jean-Pol Schroeder will give a lecture (in French) on the "Duke" on January 23, 2012 (20:00).

    Saturday January 7, 2012
    Blue Flamingo Festival (Karreveld, Brussels) offers free tickets
    On January 20 & 21, 2012. Free tickets. Write to Museboosting : info@museboosting.be
    More details in the French version of this news.
    For more infos on the programme, click on the title.

    Friday January 6, 2012
    Guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins has recorded a new album and appears on several other ones
    Guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins (who lives in Berlin for a few years now) has recorded a new album, to be released by Challenge records in late March 2012.
    Other upcoming releases : albums with Swedish movie star/vocalist Lisa Werlinder, Ernst Ludwig Petrowski's "Ornette, etc...", Berlin Jazz Orchestra 10th Anniversary Live, Meike Goosmann's quintet (Berlin) and Putter Smith quartet (Los Angeles)...
    Photo : Michel Binstok

    Thursday January 5, 2012
    On Mezzo tv, Jan. 6 & 12 : Brussels Jazz Orchestra & Kenny Werner live in Dinant 2011
    Jan. 6, 2012, 18:55
    Jan. 12, 00:00

    Thursday January 5, 2012
    Newsletter of the Lundis d'Hortense on-line (January 2012)
    Concert calendar and other upcoming activities. Click on the title to download the pdf.

    Sunday January 1, 2012
    Trombonist Phil Abraham meets US colleague Jiggs Whigham, and introduces 2 new bands : trio, quartet
    In the Music Village (Brussels), trombonist Phil Abraham will share the stage with his US colleague Jiggs Whigham on Jan. 8, 2012 (with Jeanfrançois Prins, Bart De Nolf and Bruno Castellucci. On the 19, he will introduce 2 new bands, a trio (Fabien Degryse, Sal La Rocca) and a quartet (Ron Van Rossum, Sal La Rocca, Thomas Grimmonprez).

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