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Tuesday September 10, 2019
Vocalist/saxophonist Darmon Meader gives a masterclass with guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins & concerten
Darmon Meader, jazz vocalist, saxophonist, founder and main arranger for the New York Voices, will give a masterclass with guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins in the Music Village in Brussels on September 21, 2019 (Applications via jfprinsguitar@gmail.com). The same night, Darmon Meader's Hammond Band project will perform with John Hondorp (organ) and Bruno Castellucci (drs). On September 22, they will play at HNita Jazz Bar in Heist-op-den-Berg.
Photo : Peter Marlie

Sunday September 8, 2019
The Jazz Station Big Band invites Czech pianist Emil Viklicky
During the Marni Jazz Festival in Brussels (Sept. 11, 2019), the Jazz Station Big Band invites Czech pianist Emil Viklicky, Miroslav Hloucal (trumpet) and Petr Kalmus (sax).

Monday September 2, 2019
Les Lundis d'Hortense : new logo, new website
Les Lundis d'Hortense, the association of Belgian jazz musicians, introduced its new logo and its new website.
Click on the title to discover it.

Monday September 2, 2019
Saxophonist Fabrice Alleman to play a the Festival de jazz of La Villette, in Paris, with the Bobby Sparks Quartet
On September 8 (16:30), saxophonist Fabrice Alleman will play a the Festival de jazz of La Villette (Salle Philharmonie), in Paris, with the Bobby Sparks Quartet : Bobby Sparks-organ B3 (Snarky Puppy, Marcus Miller), Todd Parsnow (guitar) and Jackie Whitmill (drums), in a tribute to Jimmy Smith & Stanley Turrentine.

Monday September 2, 2019
Final bar : saxophonist Bernard Loncheval
We heard that alto saxophonist Bernard Loncheval passed away (Sept. 1st, 2019). Funeral : see French page.

Thursday August 29, 2019
Pianist Nicola Andrioli on an album of vocalist Serena Spedicato (I)
Pianist Nicola Andrioli appears on an album of vocalist Serena Spedicato (I) titled "The shining of things-Dedicated to Davd Sylvian". (Dodicilune), recorded with Kalevi Louhivuori (tp) and Michele Rabbia (drs, perc).

Wednesday August 28, 2019
Saxophonist Alexandra Primal's band includes several Belgian musicians at Jazz à la Villette (F)
On September 3, 2019 (20:00), saxophonist Alexandra Primal's band Nāga, will include several Belgian musicians at Jazz à la Villette (F), Cité de la Musique. Here is the line-up :
Alexandra Grimal - saxophones, voice
Lynn Cassiers - voice, electronics (B)
Fabrizio Cassol - alto sax (B)
Jozef Dumoulin - fender rhodes (B)
Antonin Rayon - piano
Nelson Veras - guitar
Stéphane Galland - drs (B). An album has also been released.

Monday August 26, 2019
"Murmures", the project of saxophonist Tom Bourgeois, will record a live concert at Bauer Studio (D)
"Murmures", the main project of saxophonist Tom Bourgeois will record on August. 30, 2019, a live concert at Bauer Studio (D). It will be recorded analogically, for a Vinyl (180 gr, limited edition of 500 copies, handnumbered).
Besides, Tom Bourgeois will be in residence (Sept. 9-14, 2019) for Trio 2019, organized by the Maison du Film Court. He will have to compose music for 2 scenarios and work with the film directors.

Sunday August 25, 2019
Bassist Jean Warland's Music Fund at the MIM
The Warland Fund comprises Jean Warland’s musical instruments and accessories, an extensive international jazz record collection and numerous personal documents, including photographs and slides tracing his musical career (as a bassist, composer and arranger). It is, however, the hundreds of recordings – mostly never released as records – made during concerts, jam sessions and studio rehearsals that are of particular historical interest. Among the recordings, some are especially worth mentioning: a tape labelled Django and various concert recordings of the Sax no End project. This exceptional collection is far more than a simple ensemble of souvenirs: it is a compendium that reflects the many facets of the career of one of Belgium’s most important jazz musicians. Jean Warland’s collection also makes a perfect match for the collection of the Robert Pernet Fund, which has also been entrusted to the MIM by the King Baudouin Foundation. Making these two collections available to the general public as well as researchers, the MIM is thus developing its profile as a reference centre for Belgian jazz. (Cultural Heritage is an initiative of The King Baudouin Foundation).
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Saturday August 17, 2019
Aka Moon in the studio to record Fabrizio Cassol's version of Beethoven's opus 111
The band Aka Moon is in the studio to record Fabrizio Cassol's version of the opus 111, the masterpiece piano sonata by Beethoven.
With Fabian Florini (p), Fabrizio Cassol (alt sax), Michel Hatzigeorgiou (el. b.) and Stéphane Galland (drs).

Saturday August 17, 2019
"Carte blanche" for saxophonist/flautist Manu Hermia at the Jazz Middelheim Festival
On August 18, 2019, saxophonist/flautist Manu Hermia will propose several of his projects during the Jazz Middelheim Festival in Antwerp (B) : Hermia / Darrifourcq / Florent, Orchestra Nazionale della Luna & Bahdja.

Friday August 16, 2019
Jazz Middelheim Festival 2019 on the website of Radio Klara
The website of VRT Radio Klara follows the current edition of the Jazz Middelheim Festival. Video interviews of artists, audio podcasts etc...
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Wednesday August 14, 2019
Carte blanche for bassist Reggie Washington at Jazz Middelheim Festival
On August 15, 2019, bassist Reggie Washington will present 4 sets with different line-ups : Reggie Washington & Fabrice Alleman “Music of John Coltrane & Wayne Shorter”, Trio, Vintage New Acoustic and Rainbow Shadow.

Wednesday August 14, 2019
Saxophonist Robin Verheyen with the Ensemble Piacevole
On August 15, 2019, saxophonist Robin Verheyen will give a concert in Leuven (B) with the Ensemble Piacevole (string quintet). He will a.o. play a piece he wrote, inspired by Karel Goeyvaerts and folk music.

Monday July 8, 2019
"Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 107 is out and on-line
The issue # 107 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.

Tuesday July 2, 2019
Brussels Jazz Orchestra on the European stages in the summer
During the summer 2019, Brussels Jazz Orchestra will only be playing outside of Belgium. On the calendar are: 2 "Brel" concerts in France (feat. David Linx), on 5 July in Couches and on 20 July in Villars-les-Dombes; and one performance of "The Sweetheart and The Daredevil "(feat. Lynn Cassiers) in the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

Sunday June 30, 2019
Jazz & Mo' #8 is out
In Dutch. Issue over horn players.
See the Dutch version of this page for a table of contents.

Saturday June 29, 2019
The Brussels Vocal Project has recorded a new album
The Brussels Vocal Project has recorded a new album which they recently mixed in the Radio France studios.

Thursday June 27, 2019
Bassist Philippe Aerts with US saxophonist Lew Tabackin
On June 30, 2019 (20:00), bassist Philippe Aerts will play with US saxophonist/flautist Lew Tabackin at the Archiduc in Brussels in quartet which also comprises Mourad Benhammou, drums and Yuka Sasaki, flute.

Sunday June 23, 2019
Guitarist Julien Tassin has recorded a solo album
Guitarist Julien Tassin has recorded a solo album, which will be released in September 2019 by Hypnote Records.

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