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Wednesday June 13, 2018
Jazz Hot # 684 is out, on-line only and free
See the French version of this page for a table of contents and click on the title to visit the website (in French).

Monday June 11, 2018
Guitarist Lorenzo Di Maio and pianist Igor Gehenot on the album "Persuasive" of sax player Jean-Baptiste Berger (F)
Guitarist Lorenzo Di Miao and pianist Igor Ghent appear on the album "Persuasive" (Tacoma Records) of tenor sax player Jean-Baptiste Berger (F), recorded with Tommaso Mantagnani (b), Jerome Klein (drs).

Sunday June 10, 2018
Guitarist Alain Pierre has a "carte blanche" at the "Jazzpote Festival" in Thionville (F)
Guitarist Alain Pierre has a "carte blanche" at the "Jazzpote Festival" in Thionville (F) on June 27, 2018. He will present a band consisting of Alain Pierre (guitars – compositions & arrangements), Antoine Pierre (drs), Jens Düppe (DE) (drs), Fil Caporali (bass), Barbara Wiernik (voc.), Bo Van Der Werf (bari sax), Toine Thys (saxophones, clarinet), Pierre Bernard (flutes).
Click on the title.

Tuesday May 29, 2018
Octaves de la Musique 2018 : Igor Gehenot "Delta", Giuseppe Millaci Vogue trio
The Octaves de la Musique 2018 are : pianist Igor Gehenot "Delta" in the jazz category, bassist Giuseppe Milllaci Vogue trio and the label Hypnote Records receive a Octave Pointculture.
A special evening took place on May 28, 2018, at Salle de la Madeleine, Brussels.
Pianist Igor Gehenot played his piece "Step 2", with his quartet and the Ardente String Quartet, in an arrangement especially written for the occasion by Michel Herr.
In the jazz category, the other nominees were :
  • Fabrice Alleman & Chamber Orchestra : "Udiverse"
  • Fabien Degryse & Joël Rabesolo : "Softly..."
  • Eric Legnini : "Waxx up"
  • Massot/Florizoone/Horbaczewski/Mc Fadden : "Secrets"

  • Monday May 28, 2018
    The band Screens wins the XL Jazz Contest during the Brussels Jazz weekend
    The band Screens wins the XL Jazz Contest 2018 (for young bands) during the Brussels Jazz weekend. Goa Quartet the second prize, Nabou the third and the public prize.

    Sunday May 13, 2018
    The trio of pianist Ivan Paduart in Paris
    On May 17, 2018, the trio of pianist Ivan Paduart plays in Paris at the Sunside, with Philippe Aerts on bass and Romain Sarron on drums.

    Monday May 7, 2018
    Saxophonist Fabrice Alleman to tour & record with bassist Reggie Washington and US musicians
    In May 2018, saxophonist Fabrice Alleman will tour and record with the band of bassist Reggie Washington, with Bobby Sparks (US), EJ Strickland (US).
    Dates :
    May 8, 9 : Sunset/sunside - Paris - Rue des Lombards - 21:00
    10 : Festival « Like a jazz machine » - Dudelange (Lux.)
    from 12 through 14 of May : recording session - Marseille

    Thursday May 3, 2018
    The nominees for the 2108 Sabam Jazz Awards are known
    The Sabam Jazz Awards will be announced on July 5, 2018 during the Gent Jazz Festival.
    Nominated for the confirmed talent award : Jozef Dumoulin, Robin Verheyen, Ben Sluijs, Teun Verbruggen and Tuur Florizoone.
    Nominated for the young talent award : Thijs Troch, Niels Van Heertum, Gilles Vandecaveye, Elias Devoldere, Rob Banken en Hendrik Lasure.

    Monday April 30, 2018
    Quizz "what's your favorite jazz style ?" by PointCulture
    To celebrate the International Jazz Day, PointCulture proposes (in French) a quizz to find out which jazz style speaks to you and to make you discover all kinds of jazz styles.
    It will be available for some time. Click on the title.

    Saturday April 28, 2018
    April 30 : International Jazz Day : final concert in video streaming
    The final concert of the International Jazz Day (April, 30) at the Jazz Station (Brussels) will also be broadcasted as a live video streaming. Click on the title (RTBF Auvio) or go to the Lundis d'Hortense Youtube channel HERE.
    Program : the quartet of pianist Igor Gehenot with Alex Tassel and the trio Steve Houben/Diederik Wissels/Jan de Haas.

    Thursday April 26, 2018
    April 30 : International Jazz Day : double concert live on radio RTBF Musiq 3
    As a "grand finale" of the International Jazz Day on April 30, 2018, the Lundis d'Hortense (the association of Belgian jazz musicians) organise a double concert at the Jazz Station in Brussels. With the quartet of pianist Igor Gehenot withe the French trumpeter Alex Tassel and a mythical trio from the eighties, featuring saxophonist Steve Houben, pianist Diederik Wissels and drummer Jan de Haas.
    Musiq 3 (RTBF radio) will propose a special jazz show (18-20:00), followed by a live broadcast of the concert.
    Live video streaming, see above.

    Friday April 20, 2018
    April 30 : International Jazz Day : a jazz piano marathon in Brussels
    In the framework of the International Jazz Day, the Lundis d'Hortense and organise a jazz piano marathon in Brussels (free, in several locations) from 8:30 until 18:30. The pianists : Pierre De Surgères, Joachim Caffonnette, Nicola Andrioli, Anne Wolf, Geoffrey Fiorese, Eve Beuvens, Pirly Zurstrassen, Marie Fikry, Nathalie Loriers, Fabian Fiorini, Ron Van Rossum.
    For details, click on the title.

    Tuesday April 17, 2018
    Darrifourcq/Hermia/Ceccaldi to play at Jazzahead 2018 in Bremen (D)
    The trio Darrifourcq/Hermia/Ceccaldi will play at Jazzahead 2018 in Bremen (D) on April 20, 2018 (20:50, Hall7 , stage 7.1).

    Sunday April 15, 2018
    A Toots Thielemans statue in La Hulpe (B)
    On April 25, 2018, a Toots Thielemans statue will be unveiled in La Hulpe (B), the town where he lived.

    Thursday April 12, 2018
    Pianist Ewout Pierreux invites South African trumpeter Marcus Wyatt for their project "Small World"
    Following the release of their album ("Small World Live at the bird's-eye"), pianist Ewout Pierreux invites South African trumpeter Marcus Wyatt for a few dates in Belgium. With Steven Delannoye (sax), Romy Brauteseth (b) and Teun Verbruggen (drs).

    Tuesday April 10, 2018
    April 30 : 7th edition of the International Jazz Day
    In November 2011, UNESCO officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role in uniting people around the world. Each year on 30 April, Brussels also celebrates this tribute to jazz music and its fundamental role in uniting people across the globe, promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity.
    Many events will mark the occasion, more details soon.
    See and

    Monday April 9, 2018
    Vocalist Raphaëlle Brochet and bassist Philippe Aerts on tour in India
    Vocalist Raphaëlle Brochet and bassist Philippe Aerts start a tour in India :
    Apr 10, 2018 : Alliance F de CHITTAGONG, Bengladesh, featuring Pranav Gurung
    Apr 12 : Alliance F de DELHI, featuring Pranav Gurung (gt)
    Apr 14 : Alliance F PUNE

    Apr 15 : Workshop @ MELA, BANGALORE
    Apr 17 : BFlat Jazz Club, BANGALORE.

    Sunday April 8, 2018
    Jazz photos exhibition by Serge Braem in Lomme (F)
    From April 10 through 21, 2018 at Maison Folies Beaulieu in Lommes (France). Address : 33 Place Beaulieu, Cité Délivrance,59126 Lommes.

    Friday April 6, 2018
    "Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 102 is out and on-line
    The issue # 102 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.

    Thursday April 5, 2018
    A tribute to Toots Thielemans organized by the Berklee Global Institute on April 17
    The Berklee Global Institute organizes on April 17, 2018, a tribute to Toots Thielemans in Boston (USA). Some student ensembles will perform, including some harmonicists, with guests like saxophonists Joe Lovano, David Liebman and Stéphane Mercier. The videoclip in which Quincy sends a friendly message to Toots (recorded by Stéphane Mercier) will be shown in between the tunes. A new "Toots Thielemans Scholarship" will be created on the occasion. NPR (National Public Radio) and TV5 Monde will cover the event.

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