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Wednesday September 23, 2020
On Youtube, a video of bassist Sal La Rocca's new band "SLR 5"
A sneak peek at bassist Sal La Rocca's new band, SLR 5, and their upcoming release Joker is available on Youtube. With Maayan Smith (ten. sax), Phil Abraham (trombone), Igor Gehenot (piano), Noam Israeli (drums) and Sal La Rocca (double bass)
Click on the title.

Saturday September 19, 2020
Keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin on latest ECM album of bassist Michel Benita : "Looking at sounds"
Keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin appears on the latest ECM album of the French bassist Michel Benita :"Looking at sounds", recorded with Matthieu Michel (flh) and Philippe Garcia (drs).

Thursday September 17, 2020
The Music VIlllage (Brussels) celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special night on Sept. 17
The Music VIlllage (Brussels) celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special night on Sept. 17, 2020 : familiar Belgian musicians will play 3 different sets. "The pioneers of the Music Village".

Thursday September 17, 2020
Les Lundis d'Hortense announce their new season
Les Lundis d'Hortense announce their new season : concerts and activities have resumed : "Les soirs d'Hortense", "Midis Jazz" (Brussels), "Pistons le jazz" for kids (Louvain-la-Neuve).
More details on their website. Click on the title.

Wednesday September 16, 2020
Songwriter Assunta Di Pasquale releases a single, "Joy, everlasting joy", recorded with jazz musicians
Songwriter/vocalist Assunta Di Pasquale released on all major digital platforms (search for "Jazztutta") her single "Joy, everlasting joy", in a latin jazz style, with an arrangement by Michel Herr and the participation of Ivan Paduart (p), Bruno Castellucci (drs), Paolo Loveri (gt), Benot Vanderstraeten (b.), Stefan Bracaval (flute), Antoine Colin (flugelhorn), Raphal Robyns (tb), Osvaldo Hernandez Napoles (perc.) + Tracy-Joyce Moffa, Nadia Bakareke (voc.). With solos by Ivan Paduart and Stefan Bracaval.
Click on the title (iTunes)
Photo : Melow Carmusciano

Tuesday September 15, 2020
Brussels Jazz Orchestra : the problems facing a big band amid the Covid restrictions
The site of lesoir.be published an article (in French) on the difficulties that the Brussels Jazz Orchestra faces in the current Covid 19 context. All concerts were canceled in the last weeks. But for the near future, only few stages are large enough to host the big band (social distancing !), and acoustical and technical difficulties have to be dealt with.
The BJO has just one concert in the future, on Nov. 21, 2020, in Ghent.
Some recordings are planned, a.o. : WOW (We orchestrate words), and a project featuring songs by Serge Gainsbourg with French vocalist Camille Bertault.

Monday September 14, 2020
On the RTBF Culture site, spotlight on "E-live" concerts at the Brussels Jazz Station
The Brussels Jazz Station celebrates its 15th anniversary in September 2020. On this occasion, they propose a series of virtual mini-concerts, "Jazz Station : E-Live". Click on the title to watch videos on the RTBF Culture site of the Igor Gehenot (p) & Nicolas Kummert (sax) duo and Manu Codjia (gt), Giuseppe Millaci (b) and Lieven Venken (drs).

Saturday September 12, 2020
Jazz&Mo Award 2020 : saxophonist John Snauwaert
The Jazz&mo Award 2020 goes to saxophonist John Snauwaert.
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Saturday September 12, 2020
Jazz&Mo' #12 is out
Jazz&Mo' #12 is out (in Dutch). Visit the Dutch version of this page form more info.

Thursday September 10, 2020
Sept. 16 : Toine Thys & Overseas virtual on-line concert for the Jeonjju Festival (Korea)
On September 16, at 12:40 (precisely), the group "Overseas", with saxophonist Toine Thys, will participate in the Jeonjju Festival (Korea) for a virtual concert. The evening will feature musicians from 13 countries.
Click on the title to watch it on YouTube (also as a webcast).
Overseas is : Toine Thys, saxophone, Ihab Radwan, oud, Z Luis Nascimento, percussion, Annemie Osborne, cello

Tuesday September 8, 2020
First names for Gent Jazz 2021: Sting, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, Agnes Obel, Gregory Porter, Ibrahim Maalouf, Urbex and more
Against all the odds, a small-scale edition of Gent Jazz took place this summer. But now, its time to get down to the real thing. The 2021 edition of Gent Jazz in the Bijloke site, July 8-17 2021, will feature a.o. : Sting, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, Agnes Obel, Gregory Porter, Ibrahim Maalouf, Antoine Pierre Urbex, Compro Oro...
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Saturday September 5, 2020
On Youtube, a video of the Ivan Paduart (p) / Patrick Deltenre (gt) duo
On Youtube, to mark the release of their new album "Ear we are" (Igloo Records), you can watch a video of the Ivan Paduart (p) / Patrick Deltenre (gt) duo.
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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

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