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Tuesday March 5, 2019
On Youtube, a video of the trio Peter Hertmans / Benoît Sourisse / André Charlier
On Youtube, you can watch a video of the trio Peter Hertmans (gt) / Benoît Sourisse (org.) / André Charlier (drs) to illustrate their latest album "Akasha".
Click on the title.

Monday March 4, 2019
Saxophonist Tom Bourgeois' "Murmures" at CrestJazzVocal (F)
"Murmures", the band of saxophonist Tom Bourgeois, will playat the CrestJazzVocal Festival on March 19, 2019 in Crest (F).
Besides, a live recording at BauerStudios is planned in August for a vinyl release.

Monday February 25, 2019
March 7 on RTBF & Arte tv : Thrill Festival in Edinburgh, featuring musicians from the Brussels scene
For the tv program "Tout le Baz'Art", a RTBF tv team covered the "Thrill Festival in Edinburgh (Scotland), 11 concerts with a.o. the participation of musicians from the Brussels scene.
To be discovered on March 7, 2019 at 17:35 on Arte and later in the evening on RTBF "La Une".

Tuesday February 19, 2019
Flat Earth Society celebrates its 20th anniversary : tours, concerts, etc...
On February 18th 1999, the first live sounds that Flat Earth Society ever produced, could be enjoyed in the Cartoons club in Antwerp. In the ever-expanding FES universe, those early compositions still sound as fresh and invigorating as 20 years ago. FES celebrates this special anniversary with a ‘Best Of’ repertoire, a 100-year jubilee tour of ‘The Oyster Princess’ (Ernst Lubitsch, 1919) and a tour through Canada and the United States in November.

Saturday February 16, 2019
Drummer Antoine Pierre and bassist Nicolas Thys on the cd "Shapeshifter" by Veronica Harcsa & Bálint Gyémánt (HU)
Drummer Antoine Pierre and bassist Nicolas Thys appear on the cd "Shapeshifter" (Traumton Records) by Hungarian vocalist Veronica Harcsa & guitarist Bálint Gyémánt.

Friday February 15, 2019
Crowdfunding for an album of pianist Alex Koo with Mark Turner and Ralph Alessi : 2 days left !
Urgent message from pianist Alex Koo :
"Two weeks left until the release of my CD with Mark Turner (sax) and Ralph Alessi (tp) : Appleblueseagreen. I'm super happy about the result ! I'm doing a crowdfunding campaign for the CD-release and every donation is rewarded with a CD sent to your home (worldwide) or download. I would greatly appreciate any help !"
Two days left t !
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Friday February 15, 2019
The trio of pianist Pierre de Surgčres at the Périscope in Lyon (F) on Feb. 22
The trio of pianist Pierre de Surgeries will play at the Périscope in Lyon (F) on Feb. 22, with Félix Zurstrassen (b) and Teun Verbruggen (drs).
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Tuesday February 12, 2019
Belgian jazz on the Europe Jazz Network : Pierre de Surgčres, Leuven Jazz Festival, Belgian Jazz Meeting
The site of the European Jazz Network has a few spotlights on the Belgian scene. Pianist Pierre de Surgeries at Pericope in Lyon (F), Leuven Jazz Festival, Belgian Jazz Meeting.
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Friday February 1, 2019
"Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 105 is out and on-line
The issue # 105 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 January 31, 2019
Brussels Jazz Orchestra in New York with Tutu Puoane and the "We have a dream" project
On 11 & 12 February 2019, Brussels Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Tutu Puoane will present the "We have a dream" project in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City.

Tuesday January 29, 2019
A video of bassist Sal La Roccas's quartet on Youtube
On Youtube, you can watch a video (by Maël G. Lagadec) of the quartet of bassist Sal La Rocca to illustrate his new album "Shifted" (Igloo Records). With Jeroen Van Herzele (ten. sax), Pascal Mohy (el. p.) and Lieven Venken (drums).
With dancer Carolina Morais Fonseca.
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Monday January 28, 2019
Toots Jazz Award 2019 : bassist Federico Stocchi & drummer Daniel Jonkers
The Toots Jazz Award 2019 goes to drummer Daniel Jonkers (NL) & bassist Federico Stocchi (I). The latter got the vote of the professional jury and of the public.

Friday January 25, 2019
Jan. 26 : saxophonist Nicolas Kummert has a "carte blanche" during the River Jazz Festival in Brussels
On January 26, 2019, during the River Jazz Night, saxophonist Nicolas Kummert will present three of his projects with international guests : "Le Coeur", "Respire" and "Sym" .
For details, click on the title.

Friday January 25, 2019
Brussels Jazz Orchestra + David Linx present the "Brel" project in Canada
In early February 2019, BJO and David Linx will go to Canada for 2 performances of the Brel project in the province of Quebec (Canada).
On February 7 they’ll be in Palais Montcalm in Quebec City and on February 8 in Le Carré 150 in Victoriaville.

Monday January 21, 2019
The godfather of the upcoming Dinant Jazz Festival 2019 will be pianist Monty Alexander
The godfather of the upcoming Dinant Jazz Festival 2019 has been announced : it will be pianist Monty Alexander.
The festival is scheduled for the end of July 2019.

Sunday January 20, 2019
Bassist Alexandre Furnelle : 40 years of career, new cd, release concert
Bassist Alexandre Furnelle celebrates 40 years of career with a new album, titled "Different kinds of blue", recorded with Kristina Fuchs (voc.), Erwin Vann (sax), Peter Hertmans (guitar), Jan de Haas (drs) and Nicolas Draps (violin), Laurence Genevois (viola) and Thomas Engelen (cello).
Release concert on Feb. 1st, 2019 at the Ferme de la Dîme, 20:30 (248 rue du Baron d'obie, 4219 Wasseiges, 081 85 63 74).

Thursday January 3, 2019
In 2019, Sydney, Australia, will be the global host for the International Jazz Day
In 2019, Sydney, Australia, will be the global host for International Jazz Day. The following year, in 2020, Cape Town in South Africa.
Click on the title to read more.
Needless to say that in Belgium the event will be celebrated as well. We'll keep you posted.

Wednesday January 2, 2019
Thrill ! Sextet : a project composed of musicians from Belgium and Scotland
Thrill ! Sextet is a new project aiming at promoting Belgian and Scottish jazz, supported by the city of Brussels, jazz.brussels, Les Lundis d'Hortense, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and Flagey.
With : Irini Arabatzi (voc., SCT), Tom Bourgeois (saxophone, compositions, arrangements, B) ;Sylvain Debaisieux (saxophone, B), Lorenzo Di Maio (guitar, B), Mark Henry (double bass, compositions, arrangements, SCT) and Stephen Henderson (drums, SCT).
The 6 musicians illustrate the freshness and creativity of the European jazz scene. A unique opportunity to exchange, create new links and present their compositions and arrangements.

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