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Sunday January 14, 2018
Pianist Bram Weijters launches the project "Crazy Men", revisiting the fusion jazz from Belgium from the 70ies
Pianist Bram Weijters launches the project "Crazy Men", revisiting the fusion jazz from Belgium from the 70ies.
The first set will feature new arrangements of a selection of compositions from the repertoire of Belgian fusion bands such as a.o. Placebo (Marc Moulin), Solis Lacus (Michel Herr), etc.... while the second set will present new arrangements on the music from the complete Koen De Bruyn album "Here comes the crazy man" (recently reissued).
The line-up :
Bram Weijters (kb), Sam Vloemans (tp), Andrew Claes (ten sax, EWI and electronics), Vincent Brijs (bari sax), Dries Laheye (bass) and Steven Cassiers (drums).
Premiere on Jan. 19, 2018 in De Singel (Antwerp), followed by a JazzLab Series tour in February 2018.

Wednesday January 10, 2018
Saxophonist Tom Bourgeois launches a crowdfunding for a double album
Saxophonist Tom Bourgeois launches a crowdfunding for a double album, to be titled "Murmures". Click on the title to go to the Kisskissbank page. The first album will present his compositions, featuring Los Le Van (vocals), Thibault Dille (accordion) and Florent Jeunieaux (guitar), the second one his tribute and arrangements on the music of Maurice Ravel.

Tuesday January 9, 2018
The West Music Club plays the music of Placebo (Marc Moulin) arranged for big band
In a new project, the Wet Music Club, the big band led by Richard Rousselet, will play the music of Placebo (Marc Moulin's band from the 70ies) arranged for big band by Thomas Pechot.
Check the concert calendar for dates and click on the title.

Saturday January 6, 2018
Mk 20 years @ Flagey ! A special evening during the Brussels Jazz Festival on Jan. 16, 2018
The band Mk celebrates its 20 years of existence with a special evening during the Brussels Jazz Festival in Flagey (Brussels) on Jan. 16, 2018. With MikMk (16 musicians), Five (the core quintet from the first years), a photo exhibition and a jam session.
On the photo : leader and trumpeter Laurent Blondiau.

Wednesday January 3, 2018
Jazz movies at Cinematek@Flagey during Brussels Jazz Festival : Just friends (B), Django (F), Mo Better blues (USA)
In parallel with the Brussels Jazz Festival, Cinematek proposes in Flagey (Brussels) several jazz inspired movies : Just Friends (Marc-Henri Wajnberg, B, music by Michel Herr featuring Archie Shepp), Django (Etienne Cormar, F), Mo Better Blues (Spike Lee, music by Terence Blanchard, USA).
Click on the title for details.
Photo of Josse De Pauw, from "Just Friends"

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