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Monday May 6, 2019
Trumpeter Bart Maris on a new album of Viktor Tóth & Mahasimbadavi Players (Hungary) : "Lamu"
Trumpeter Bart Maris appears on a new album of Viktor Tóth & Mahasimbadavi Players (Hungary) : "Lamu" (El Negocito eNR090), recorded live at Lamantin Jazz Festival with Viktor Tóth alto saxophone, flute, keys, Simple One - spoken word, rap, Mátyás Szandai - double bass, Dávid Hodek - drums and Hamid Drake - drums, frame drums.
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Monday May 6, 2019
Crowdfunding for "Jazz Lines", a new multimedia project of the Jazz Station
REMINDER :
Jazz Station will open "Jazz Lines", a new space devoted to a new multimedia project (rehearsals, studio, etc...).
To support the crowdfunding, click on the title.

Thursday May 2, 2019
Vocalist David Linx on a new cd of pianist Mike Del Ferro : "From One Language to Another"
Challenge Records released a new album of Dutch pianist Mike Del Ferro : "From One Language to Another" (CR 73478), featuring David Linx (vocals), Jeroen Vierdag (b) and Ruven Ruppik (drs). The album proposes songs in various languages, and includes a.o. compositions by David Linx and Diederik Wissels.
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Wednesday May 1, 2019
Point Culture offers a Belgian Jazz timeline on its website
Point Culture offers a Belgian Jazz timeline on its website (in French), starting in 1922.
Inevitably subjective (in its selections and omissions), but worth checking out.
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Sunday April 28, 2019
April 30 : Intl Jazz Day : evening concerts in Brussels
Starting at 17:00;, several locations, mostly free concerts : Big Band Conservatoire de Bruxelles, The Morning Call Jazz Band, Bea Triz, Mark Giuliana Beat Music (not free), Natacha Wuyts Quartet "Tribute to Anita O'Daty", Mohy/Légeois/Gerstmans Trio.
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Sunday April 28, 2019
April 30 : Intl Jazz Day : jazz duos in the Brussels museums
Jazz duos in 5 museums of Brussels, organized by the "Lundis d'Hortense" (Belgian jazz musicians association).
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Sunday April 28, 2019
April 30: Intl Jazz Day : Belgian jazz playlist in the Brussels subway + video documents and live music
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Thursday April 25, 2019
Bassist Reggie Washington on a new cd of trumpeter Alex Tassel (F) : "Past & present"
Bassist Reggie Washington appears on a new cd of trumpeter Alex Tassel (F) : "Past & present", recorded with Christophe Panzani (sax), Jason Rebello (keys) and Manu Katche (drs).

Tuesday April 23, 2019
April 27 : bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse presents 4 groups during the Confluent Jazz Festival (Namur, B)
On April 27, 2019 (21:00), bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse presents a "carte blanche" with 4 groups during the Confluent Jazz Festival (Namur, B) : 1) L'âme des poètes with Fabien Degryse and Pierre Vaiana
2) Remembering Chet with Steve Houben, Greg Houben, Quentin Liégeois
3) José Van Dam (trio with Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven)
4) Braining Storms with Xavier Desandre-Navarre, Fabrice Alleman and Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven
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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.
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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.

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