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Monday April 22, 2019
Bravo Big Band & trombonist U.S. Marshall Gilkes at the Lille Trombone Festival
The Bravo Big Band appeared with U.S. trombonist Marshall Gilkes at the Lille Trombone Festival (F).

Thursday April 11, 2019
Pianist Jérémy Dumont Quintet featuring US saxophonist Godwin Louis
For several concerts, pianist Jérémy Dumont invites US alto saxophonist Godwin Louis to join his quintet.

Tuesday April 2, 2019
"Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 106 is out and on-line
The issue # 106 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.

Monday March 25, 2019
The band Aishinka wins the B Jazz Contest 2019
The band Aishinka, from Bulgaria, is the winner the B Jazz Contest 2019, First Prize Albert Michiels, announced during the final evening of the B Jazz Contest (Leuven Jazz Festival).

Monday March 25, 2019
Philip Catherine receives the composition prize 2019 during the B' Jazz Contest
During the final evening of the B Jazz Contest (Leuven Jazz Festival), guitarist and composer Philip Catherine received the composition prize 2019 for his work "Title", commissioned by the B Jazz Contest.
Prize for Best Interpretation of 'Title' was handed over to the band Serendip.

Monday March 25, 2019
Jazz & Mo' Award 2019 : percussionist Chris Joris
The Jazz & Mo' Award 2019 was announced during the Leuven Jazz Festival. It goes to percussionist Chris Joris.

Saturday March 23, 2019
Final bar : Baby Washboard, aka Roger De Moerloose
We have been informed of the passing (on March 21, 2019) of Baby Washboard, aka Roger De Moerloose, a familiar figure of the old style, specialist of the washboard.

Friday March 22, 2019
March 31 : Frank Vaganée and Michel Herr conduct their music with the Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
On March 31, 2019 (18:00), the Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra invites Michel Herr and Frank Vaganée (also on sax) to conduct their music during a concert at the Stadtgarten in Cologne (Germany).
For the occasion, Michel wrote a new big band piece which will be premiered during the evening.
Click on the title to visit the website of the Stadtgarten.

Monday March 18, 2019
March 30 : new Jazz Club in Comines (B)
It is always nice to announce the opening of a new jazz venue. The "Club" will officially be launched by Open Music in Comines (B) on March 30, 2019. A series of concerts will follow.
Click on the title.

Friday March 15, 2019
Jazz & Mo' #7 is out
In Dutch. Issue on Free improvisation. Cover & interview : Dirk Serries (gt).
See the Dutch version of this page for a table of contents.

Tuesday March 12, 2019
The nominees for the upcoming Octaves de la Musique/jazz are known
The nominees for the upcoming Octaves de la Musique (16th edition) are known. The jazz albums (2018) are :
  • Aka Moon - "Now"
  • Antoine Pierre Urbex - "Sketches of Nowhere"
  • Glass Museum - "Deux"
  • LG Jazz Collective - "Strange Deal"
  • Stéphane Galland - "(the mystery of) Kem"
    A special evening will take place on June 3, 2019, at the salle de la Madeleine, Brussels.

  • Monday March 11, 2019
    Pianist Ivan Paduart and guitarist Patrick Deltenre featured in the Jazz in Europe magazine
    The Jazz in Europe has published an interview of the duo formed by pianist Ivan Paduart and guitarist Patrick Deltenre. Click on the title and go to pages 6-9.
    Click on the title.

    Monday March 11, 2019
    Trombonist Phil Abraham will give masterclasses and concerts in the north of France during the Melting Jazz Days
    Trombonist Phil Abraham will give masterclasses and concerts in the north of France during the Melting Jazz Days, a project which is organized by several cultural entities of the North of France. March 20-26, 2019. The Phil Abraham Quartet will appear on March 24, 2019 (17:00) , at the Ferme d'en Haut. With Thomas Grimmonprez : drs., Sal la Rocca : bass, Fabien Degryse : guitar.

    Monday March 11, 2019
    Final bar : jazz photographer Jimmy Van der Plas
    Jazz photographer Jimmy Van der Plas, a familiar figure on the Liège jazz scene, passed away (apparently on March 8, 2019).

    Sunday March 10, 2019
    The "Thomas Champagne Random House" invites the American trumpet player Adam O'Farrill
    In March 2019, the Thomas Champagne Random House band invites the American trumpet player Adam O'Farrill, a rising star of the New York scene, for several concerts and a recording session.
    With Thomas Champagne (alto sax) : Guillaume Vierset (gt), Ruben Lamon (bass) and Alain Deval (drums).
    Click on the title.

    Friday March 8, 2019
    Exhibition of jazz photos by Michel Binstok at the Jazz Station in Brussels
    From March 2 through March 30, 2019, the Jazz Station in Brussels presents an exhibition of jazz photos taken by the late Michel Binstok. Wednesday through Saturday.

    Thursday March 7, 2019
    Bassist Nicolas Fiszman on a new cd by guitarist Dominic Miller, "Absynthe", on ECM
    Bass guitarist Nicolas Fiszman appears on a new cd by guitarist Dominic Miller, "Absynthe" on ECM, recorded with Dominic Miller (gt), Santiago Arias (bandoneon), Manu Katche (dr) and Mike Lindup (keys).

    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".

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