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Monday December 30, 2019
Drummer Antoine Pierre "Artist in Residence" during the upcoming Brussels Jazz Festival 2020
Drummer Antoine Pierre will be Artist in Residence during the 2020 edition of Flagey's Brussels Jazz Festival ! He will be presenting 3 different bands during the festival in January 2020:
  • Friday 10, 2020, a quartet with Joshua Redman, Eric Legnini and Or Barkeep
  • Saturday 11, "St6cks" with two fellow drummers Lander Gyselinck and Mark Schilders
  • Thursday 16, Urbex will be presenting a new repertoire "Variations on Miles Davis' Bitches Brew" with Bram De Looze, Bert Cools, Jean-paul Estiévenart, Félix Zurstrassen, Frédéric Malempré, Jozef Dumoulin, Ben van Gelder and Reinier Baas.

  • Saturday December 28, 2019
    Final bar : trombonist/composer/bandleader Garrett List
    We heard that trombonist/composer/bandleader/teacher Garrett List has passed away on Dec. 27, 2019, at the age of 76. An original and creative figure on the musical scene, he settled in Liège (B) in 1981 and gave an improvisation class.
    In recent years, he founded Orchestra Vivo !
    Click on the title for more biographical info.
    Funeral : see French version pf this page.

    Saturday December 14, 2019
    A Marc Danval fund at the Belgian Royal Library
    In 2010, collector and jazz specialist Mac Danval transferred his huge collection (albums, sheet music, posters, books, photographs, etc...) to the Belgian Royal Library. It is now the "Marc Danval fund".
    Click on the title.

    Monday December 9, 2019
    Guitarist Jacques Pirotton on an album of Trio 21
    Guitarist Jacques Pirotton appears on an album of Trio 21, recorded with Matthias Nowak (b) and Stefan Kremer (dr).

    Monday December 2, 2019
    New book : "Igloo Records en 40 mouvements"
    A new book : "Igloo Records en 40 mouvements" covers 40 years of albums reflecting the Belgian jazz scene. Supervised by Daniel Sotiaux, with 45 musicians interviews by Jean-Pierre Goffin (in French).
    Click on the title.

    Friday November 29, 2019
    B Sharp records : legacy albums now available as downloads and streaming
    Hans Kusters Music and its September jazz label have now overtaken ownership of the B. Sharp label and makes them available as downloads and streaming (Spotify, Deezer, Apple music). The catalog includes historical Belgian releases, by artists such as Ivan Paduart, Steve Houben, Michel Herr, Charles Loos, Guy Cabay, Tony Sauwens, Bob Porter, Toots Thielemans, Stéphane Martini, Diederik Wissels, Etienne Verschueren, Gino Lattuca, Richard Rousselet, Dirk Schreurs, Michael Blass, Jacques Pirotton, Robert Jeanne, Frank Vaganée, Jean-Pierre Catoul, Fabien Degryse, Willy Van de Walle, Jean Evans, Paolo Radoni, Myriam Alter, Mimi Verderame etc...
    Click on the title.

    Wednesday November 27, 2019
    First names announced for the upcoming Leuven Jazz Festival (March 19-29, 2020)
    First names have been announced for the upcoming Leuven Jazz Festival (March 19-29, 2020) :
    A double bill with Jason Moran (p) and Kandace Springs (voc, p) (March 29), the An Pierlé Quartet (March 22) and an XL band of the British trumpet player Laura Jurd (March 21).
    Click on the title.

    Wednesday November 27, 2019
    New video clip for Tricycle
    With Tuur Florizoone (accordion), Philippe Laloy (saxes & flutes) and Vincent Noiret (double bass), Tricycle kicked off the 20 Years Tricycle Tour in the Ancienne Belgique (11.11.19) with the premiere of the CD 'ZOOM'. This was the ideal opportunity to make a new professional music video. To watch it, just click on the title. Thanks to Joop Pareyn who was responsible for images and editing. All tour dates in Belgium until the end of January on where you can also order the CD. It has 13 new compositions in which the trio once again explores the boundaries of jazz, world music, film music and classical music with a typically 'Belgian' sound as a result.

    Friday November 22, 2019
    The site was down on November 16-23, 2019
    Due to a major problem on the server, this site was unavailable on November 16-23, 2019. The site was temporarily accessible only with http (not https). We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Thursday November 21, 2019
    Dec. 1-4 : "The wild party", a play with 1 actor and 4 jazzmen in Theatre Le Boson, Brussels
    On December 1-4, 2019, there is a new opportunity to watch "The wild party", on a text by Joseph Moncure March (adapted by Frederik Hugeness), with 1 actor (Benoît Verhaert) and 4 jazzmen in Theatre Le Boson, Brussels. With a quartet composed of Greg Houben (tp), Matthieu Vandenabeele (p), Sam Gerstmans (b) and Laurent Delchambre (drs).
    Click on the title.

    Tuesday November 19, 2019
    Pianist Eric Legnini on an album of saxophonist Christophe Panzani (F) "Les mauvais tempéraments"
    Pianist Eric Legnini appears on an album of French saxophonist Christophe Panzani titled "Les mauvais tempéraments" (Jazz & People).

    Saturday November 16, 2019
    Music on line
    A new website, Music (interface in Dutch), offers (paid) on-line masterclasses by renown Belgian musicians, a.o. Phil Abraham (tb), Bas Bulteel (p) and Bruno Castellucci (drs).
    Click on the title.

    Thursday November 7, 2019
    Tricycle : 20th anniversary, a tour and an album
    Tricycle celebrates its 20th anniversary with a new CD 'ZOOM' and an intimate club tour through Flanders, Wallonia and the Netherlands. The starting shot will be given on Monday November 11th, 2019 at 20 pm in the AB-club, Brussels. Expect a unique 'Belgian' mix of jazz, world music, film music and classical music, with 13 new compositions by accordionist Tuur Florizoone that he performs with his companions Philippe Laloy (saxes & flutes) and Vincent Noiret (double bass). All tour infos on
    Photo © Tom Heriots

    Thursday October 31, 2019
    The quintet of pianist Jérémy Dumont invites US saxophonist Godwin Louis
    The quintet of pianist Jérémy Dumont invites US saxophonist Godwin Louis for a series of concerts. With Jérémy Dumont (piano), Godwin Louis (alto sax), Jean-Paul Estiévenart (trumpet), Damien Varaillon (bass) and Armando Luongo (drums).

    Wednesday October 30, 2019
    Trumpeter/composer/arranger Bert Joris in Cologne (D) with the WDR big band
    Trumpeter/composer/arranger Bert Joris is currently in Cologne (D), invited to play and conduct his music with the WDR big band.

    Monday October 28, 2019
    Pianist Nathalie Loriers and drummer Dré Pallemaerts recorded with German saxophonist Paul Heller
    Pianist Nathalie Loriers and drummer Dré Pallemaerts have recorded in Brussels a quartet album of the German saxophonist Paul Heller, with also Riccardo Del Fra on bass. They played compositions by Heller himself, but also by Fay Claassen, Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Wheeler and Michel Herr.

    Wednesday October 23, 2019
    Bassist Reggie Washington Vintage New Acoustic on European tour
    Bassist Reggie Washington and his band Vintage New Acoustic will be on a European tour from November 3 through 10, 2019. They will perform in Belgium, France and Germany.
    The band is composed of Fabrice Alleman (sax), Federico Gonzalez Peña (p) & E.J. Strickland (drs).

    Monday October 14, 2019
    Bassist Giuseppe Millaci & Vogue Trio in Baku, Azerbaidjan
    The Vogue trio of bassist Giuseppe Millaci will play in Baku, Azerbaijan, on October 19 & 20, 2019. The trio (with Amaury Faye on piano and Lionel Beuvens on drums) will introduce its upcoming album "The endless way", to be released in Belgium on November 15, 2019 on the Hypnote label.

    Friday October 11, 2019
    Jazz & Mo' #9 is out
    In Dutch. Cover : saxophonist John Snauwaert
    See the Dutch version of this page for a table of contents.

    Wednesday October 9, 2019
    Guitarist Téo Crommen chosen by the Brussels Conservatory to receive the Playright+ Prize 2019
    Guitarist Téo Crommen has been chosen by the Brussels Conservatory to receive the Playright+ Prize 2019.
    Photo : Gerard Beckers.

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