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Friday September 4, 2020
"Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 111 is out and on-line
The issue # 111 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. To view the magazine, click on the title.

Tuesday September 1, 2020
Trumpeter Bert Joris on a sextet album of pianist Joe Haider : "As times goes by"
Trumpeter Bert Joris appears on a sextet album of pianist Joe Haider : "As times goes by" (Double Moon DMCHR 71371), recorded with Johannes Herrlich (tb), Heinz Von Hermmann (ts,fl), Raffaele Bossard (b), Dominic Egli (drs).

Wednesday August 26, 2020
Guitarist Philip Catherine on an album by bassist Martin Wind with trumpeter Ack Van Rooyen : "White noise"
Guitarist Philip Catherine appears on an album by bassist Martin Wind with trumpet/flugelhon player Ack Van Rooyen : "White noise" (Laika).

Friday August 7, 2020
Brussels Jazz Orchestra in the studio to record its "Wow" project
During the month of August 2020, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra will enter the studio to record its "Wow" project, featuring urban artists (rappers, DJ, etc...) and arrangements by Dieter Limbourg.

Friday July 31, 2020
Sonuma jazz archives (RTBF tv)
Sonuma (B), on its website, offers numerous jazz archives originally produced by RTBF television.
Click on the title.

Tuesday July 28, 2020
The Jazz Middelheim Festival postponed to September
The Jazz Middelheim Festival, originally scheduled for August 2020, will be postponed due the Covid 19 and the new instructions by the Belgian government. New dates : September 18-27 in Antwerp.

Saturday July 25, 2020
Pianist Ivan Paduart/Guitarist Patrick Deltenre have recorded a new duo album
Pianist Ivan Paduart/Guitarist Patrick Deltenre have recorded a new duo album, to be released in October 2020 by Igloo Records.

Sunday July 19, 2020
"Help musicians right now" : an initiative to support musicians in need
"Help musicians right now" is an initiative by bassist Reggie Washington and Stefany Calembert ("Jammin Colors") to support musicians who are out of work. Click on the title to watch a Youtube video and visit their Facebook page, which contains many video messages by Belgian and international musicians, such as : Randy Brecker, Gene Lake, Sal la Rocca, Nic Thys, Baba Sissoko, Nathalie Loriers, Michel Herr, Chris Joris, Rick Margitza, Jason Miles, Oliver Lake, Jeremy Pelt etc...
Email : jammincolors@gmail.com

Saturday July 18, 2020
On Youtube, a guitar duet featuring Alain Pierre & Peter Hertmans
During the lockdown last May, guitarists Alain Pierre and Peter Hertmans have recorded a duet on "Fables" by John Abercrombie. To watch the video on Youtube, click on the title.

Wednesday July 15, 2020
On the Musicajazz.it website, an interview of drummer Bruno Castellucci
On the Italian Musicajazz.it website, you can read a long interview (in Italian) of drummer Bruno Castellucci.
Click on the title.

Monday July 13, 2020
Saxophonist Nicolas Kummert's virtual duets
Saxophonist Nicolas Kummert proposes his fellow musicians to add their musical contribution to a solo recording he made (on "You must believe in Spring"), which would result in virtual duets. Percussionnist Etienne Plumer (also author of the images of the video) submitted his version.
Original solo : HERE .
With percussionist Etienne Plumer: HERE.

Wednesday July 8, 2020
The site was down (5-8 July)
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Wednesday July 1, 2020
RTBF Culture / Jazz on the web
RTBF (French speaking Belgian Radio/Tv), in the section of its website dedicated to culture, has a page dedicated to jazz, with podcasts, articles, interviews, archives, etc...(in French)
Click on the title.

Tuesday June 30, 2020
Pierre Drevet (tp, comp) & Claire Vaillant (voc) + Brussels Jazz Orchestra : album "Echange"
French trumpeter/composer/arranger Pierre Drevet released the album "Echange" (Lilananda) with vocalist Claire Vaillant and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, of which he is a member.

Friday June 19, 2020
Aug. 7, 8, 9 : 'Y a du Gaume Jazz dans l'air" : 10 open air concerts respecting sanitary restrictions
Aug. 7, 8, 9 : 'Y a du Gaume Jazz dans l'air" : 10 open air concerts in open air with sanitary restrictions. 400 people max, social distancing, etc...

Thursday June 18, 2020
June 21 : "Micro-Market" at the Maison des Musiques (Brussels) : albums, goodies to support local artists and productions
On June 21, 2020 ("Music Day"), a "Micro-Market" will be organized at the Maison des Musiques (Brussels) : a unique sale of albums, goodies produced by indie labels from Walloniia and Brussels. An opportunity to support local artists ad productions.
Will be present : 62 TV records, Capitane Records, Choux de Bruxelles, Crammed Discs, Exag' Records, Freaksville Records, Humpty Dumpty, Hypnote Records, Igloo Records, Luik Music, Maloca Records, Naff Recordings, Outhere Music, Ragtime Production, Subfield, Team 4 Action, etc...
Address : Maison des Musiques - Rue Lebeau 39, 1000 Brussels.
Several radios will broadcast local music during the week-end.

Tuesday June 9, 2020
Jean-Paul Estiévenart Quintet, Octave "Jazz" 2020 for the album "Strange bird"
Trumpet player Jean-Paul Estiévenart has received the Octave 2020 in the Jazz category for his quintet album "Strange bird" (Outhere Music).

Thursday June 4, 2020
Octaves de la Musique 2020 : nominees in the jazz category are known
Although the ceremony of the "Octaves de la Musique" 2020 will be postponed to 2021 (due to Covid 19), the 5 nominees for 2020 in the jazz category are known :
Alain Pierre – « Sitting In Some Café »
Éric Legnini – « Six Strings Under »
Jean-Paul Estiévenart Quintet – « Strange Bird »
Julien Tassin – « Momentum »
Yôkaï – « Yôkaï »


Sunday May 31, 2020
Final bar : jazz journalist Philippe Schoonbrood
We heard that Philippe Schoonbrood, chief editor of the Jazzaround magazine, now a webzine, has passed away on May 30, 2020.
Click on the title.
Photo : Dominique Houcmant
Update : Funerals, see here.

Monday May 25, 2020
SOS Relief : call for financial support for musicians in need
State of Solidarity Relief (sosrelief.net) aims at collecting funds for musicians in need, who don't receive any official support.
Click on the title.

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