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Saturday August 11, 2018
Saxophonist Robin Verheyen artist in residence during the Jazz Middelheim festival
Saxophonist Robin Verheyen is artist in residence during the 2018 Jazz Middelheim festival, which allowed him to present several projects iw which he has an important role : Taxiwars, Verheyen/Coland.Gress/Hart and Baron/De Looze/Verheyen.

Monday August 6, 2018
On the website "la Chambre verte", an interview of pianist Pierre de Surgères
On the website "la Chambre verte", you can listen to an interview (in French) of pianist Pierre de Surgères
Coming soon :
Archie Shepp – Live @ Flagey
« Shijin » (Laurent David, Stéphane Galland, Malcolm Braff, Jacques Schwartz-Bart) – Live @ Jazz Station
Eve Beuvens – Jazz Station
Click on the title.

Thursday August 2, 2018
Final bar : singer Marcia Maria
We heard that Brazilian singer Marcia Maria has passed away (in France, on July 27, 2018). She lived in Belgium for about 10 years and was associated with numerous Belgian musicians, such as Eric Legnini, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Bruno Castellucci, Anne Wolf, etc...
Click on the title to read her biography.

Wednesday August 1, 2018
Final bar : jazz photographer Michel Binstok
We heard the jazz photographer Michel Binstok has passed away last night. He was known for his jazz photos, taken in clubs, concerts and festivals.
Click on the title.
Self portrait.

Monday July 30, 2018
Brussels Jazz Orchestra celebrates its 25th anniversary, a.o. at Jazz Middelheim Festival
On August 10, 2018, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra will give a quadruple concerts during the Jazz Middelheim Festival (Antwerp, B) to celebrate its 25th anniversary. With 4 programs : Footprint, Kaneelvingers, We have a dream and We orchestrate words (Wow).
For details, click on the title.

Saturday July 28, 2018
A petition to maintain Philippe Baron's radio show at 18:00
RTBF Radio Musiq3 intends apparently to move Philippe Baron's radio show "Jazz" from 18:00 to 22:00, an hour of weaker audiences. A petition aims at reverting this decision,. Click on the title if you want to support it.

Wednesday July 25, 2018
Violinist Alexandre Cavaliere & trombonist David De Vrieze on the album of guitarist Samson Schmitt : "Crazy Sound" (2013)
Violinist Alexandre Cavaliere informs us that himself & trombonist David De Vrieze can be heard on the album of guitarist Samson Schmitt : "Crazy Sound" (2013).

Wednesday July 18, 2018
The trio of saxophonist Toine Thys in Albania
The trio of saxophonist Toine Thys is invited to perform in Albania in the context of the Jazz in Albania Festival. With Arno Krijger (organ) and Niek de Bruyn (drs).  Workshop on July 26 at the University of Arts in Tirana, followed by an evening concert at the Rogner main Hall hotel.
The following day, a concert in the Greek amphitheater "Apolonnia" in the city of Fier. 

Wednesday July 18, 2018
"Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 103 is out and on-line
The issue # 103 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.

Wednesday July 11, 2018
July 21 in Avignon (F) : création interculturelle de l'Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée led by Fabrizio Cassol
On July 21, 2018, in the context of the Avignon Jazz Focus (F), the saxophonist and composer Fabrizio Cassol will lead an intercultural creation by the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée .

Monday July 9, 2018
July 15 : radio broadcast/podcast of "An American songbook", feat. Julie Mossay, Steve Houben, Nathalie Loriers, OCRW
On July 15, 2018 (20:00), RTBF Musiq3 radio (B) will broadcast the concert of the project "An American songbook" given on June 22, 2018 in the Abbaye of Val-Dieu (B). 12 American songs performed by lyrical singer Julie Mossay, saxophonist Steve Houben, the trio of pianist Nathalie Loriers (with Sam Gerstmans on bass and Rick Hollander on drums), plus the strings of the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie conducted by Frank Braley. 12 arrangements by Michel Herr.

Friday July 6, 2018
Sabam Jazz Awards 2018 : Robin Verheyen (sax), Niels Van Heertum (euphonium)
The Sabam Jazz Awards 2018 (Flemish year): Robin Verheyen (sax, confirmed musician, 10 000 euros),
The nominees were : Jozef Dumoulin, Robin Verheyen, Ben Sluijs, Teun Verbruggen and Tuur Florizoone.
Niels Van Heertum (euphonium, young talent, 5 000 euros). The nominees were : Thijs Troch, Niels Van Heertum, Gilles Vandecaveye, Elias Devoldere, Rob Banken en Hendrik Lasure.

Thursday July 5, 2018
Unpaid musicians react against "Jester"
Unpaid musicians react against "Jester", the Brussels club. Klick op the title (Facebook group).

Monday July 2, 2018
Toots Thielemans Award 2018 : bassist Federico Stocchi
The Italian-born double bass player Federico Stocchi, who studied in Brussels, received the Toots Thielemans Award 2018.

Monday July 2, 2018
The band Pentadox wins the Young Talent award during the Gent Jazz Festival
The band Pentadox wins the Young Talent award in Gent Jazz Festival (10.000 euros). The trio consists of Sylvain Debaisieux (tenor sax), Bram De Looze (piano) and Samuel Ber (drums). They internd to invite guest artists, such as George Lewis and to release an album.

Monday June 25, 2018
ClarinetFest invites Brussels Jazz Orchestra to perform with 5 jazz clarinet players
ClarinetFest 2018 will take place in the beautiful city of Ostend, Belgium, July 6-11 2018. Artistic Director Eddy Vanoosthuyse will be assisted by the family of the late Guido Six. The annual International Clarinet Association-conference is presented in partnership with the City of Ostend.
On July 7, 2018 (20:00), Brussels Jazz Orchestra brings the result of a one-off collaboration with international guest jazz soloists : Eddie Daniels, Paquito D'Rivera, Stéphane Chausse, Felix Peikly and Joris Roelofs.

Saturday June 23, 2018
"Make the internet fair" : a GESAC petition to preserve the creator's rights on line
A petition to the European Parliement has been initiated by GESAC ("Make the internet fair") to preserve the rights of artists and creators on the giants of the web (Youtube, Facebook, Spotify, Deezer, etc...).
If you want to sign, please click on the title.
Update : apparently, the EU Parliament rejected the proposal.

Saturday June 23, 2018
Pianist Eric Legnini on an album of saxophonist Raffaele Casanaro (I) : "Oltremare"
Pianist Eric Legnini plays piano and keyboards on a new album of saxophonist Raffaele Casanaro (I) : "Oltremare" (TUK MUSIC), recorded with Lars Danielson (b, cello) and Manu Katché (drs).

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