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Thursday March 25, 2021
Pianist Eric Legnini on a new album of the Belmondo brothers "Brotherhood"
Pianist Eric Legnini appears on a new album of the Belmondo brothers titled "Brotherhood" (B Flat Recordings). With Lionel Belmondo (ten sax), Stéphane Belmoido (tp), Sylvain Romano (b) and Tony Rabeson (drs).

Tuesday March 23, 2021
The music of Tuur Florizoone inspires 6 artists for short films
6 artists will express how the music of accordeonist/composer inspires them in their work. Filmmakers Laura Zualaert, Valéry Faidherbe and Bart Zwysen will put those on film, sometimes with Tuur playing additional music.
Every day from March 29 through April 2, 2021 (20:00), one of those films will be presented (click on the title).
March 29, 2021 : Harry Gruyaert
30 : Pieter Fannes & Herman Leenders
31 : P.A.R.T.S.
April 1 l: Ugo Dehaes
April 2: Annelies Vanhaverbeke

Saturday March 20, 2021
Michel Herr has recorded his composition "Changing Landscapes"
At the Galaxy Studios (B), Michel Herr has recorded "Changing landscapes", a suite he wrote for 2 trumpets (1 classical, 1 jazz) and string ensemble. Benny Wiame played the classical trumpet part, Carlo Nardozza the jazz trumpet part, with the support of Tim Finoulst on guitar and Christophe Devisscher on double bass, plus the Boho Strings conducted by David Ramael.
The piece will be released on an album featuring compositions for trumpet and strings written by Belgian composers.

Thursday March 18, 2021
Saxophonist Tom Bourgeois recorded 2 albums, with "Murmures" (quartet) and "Rumeurs" '(11 piece band)
Saxophonist Tom Bourgeois announces a new "concept-album" between his band "Murmures" and a new group called "Rumeurs" (a large ensemble of 11 musicians).
A brand new repertoire was recorded at the end of February at JetStudio in Brussels.
- a quartet album with "Murmures"
- another one with "Rumeurs", with Thomas Mayade : tp / Quinten De Craecker : tb / Tom Bourgeois : sax & bass clar./ Ruben Verbruggen : sax / Esinam Dogbatse : Flute & perc. / Thibault Dille : Accordion / Florent Jeunieaux : Guitar / Dorian Dumont : Piano / Victor Foulon : double bass / Jelle Van Giel : Drums / Veronika Harcsa & Loïs Le Van : vocals
the two repertoires echo each other.

Wednesday March 17, 2021
"Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 113 is out and on-line
The issue # 113 of the magazine of the "Lundis d'Hortense" (the association of Belgian jazz musicians) is out and on-line on this site (in Fre

Monday March 15, 2021
Motives for Jazz proposes several streaming sessions, also as webcasts
Click on the title to watch sessions by : Lieven Cambré Quartet, Viking Nonet, Anti_Panopticon, Muze Jazz orchestra, Masheen, Mazzle (Koen Nys), etc... (YouTube channel of Motives for Jazz)

Sunday March 14, 2021
Drummer Stéphane Galland on the new cd of the band Shijin "Theory of everything"
Drummer Stéphane Galland appears on the new cd of the band Shijin, "Theory of everything" (Music box), recorded with Malcolm Braff (p), Stéphane Guillaume (sax) and Laurent David (el. b.).

Thursday March 11, 2021
Vocalist David Linx receives the "Prix du Jazz Vocal 2020" from the Académie du Jazz (F)
David Linx received "Prix du Jazz Vocal 2020" from the Académie du Jazz (F) for his album "Skin in the game" (Cristal//Sony Music).

Thursday March 11, 2021
The nominees for the Octaves de la Musique (2020, jazz) are known
The jazz albums (released in 2020) nominated for the Octaves de la Musique are known :
  • Casimir Liberski - « Cosmic Liberty »
  • Daniel Roméo - « The Black Days Session #1 »
  • Julien Tassin - « Moondancer »
  • Toine Thys - « Orlando »
  • Margaux Vranken - « Purpose »
    Results will be announced on June 7, 2021, during a special televised show.

  • Wednesday March 10, 2021
    Confluent Jazz Festival 2021 will be on-line
    The Confluent Jazz Festival (Namur, Belgium) will be held on-line on March 26 & 27, 2021, with artists such as Jean-Paul Estiévenart Trio + Fabian Fiorini and Pascal Mohy - Quentin Liégeois - Sam Gerstmans.
    Click on the title.

    Sunday March 7, 2021
    Musicians celebrate the late Rik Bevernage in a video
    One year after the death of Rik Bevernage, producer (WERF Records), 11 musicians pay tribute to him in a video (with music and testimonies) : Tuur Florizoone, Nathalie Loriers, Joe Fonda, Hendrik Lasure, Ben Sluijs, Frank Vaganée, Chris Joris, Fabian Fiorini, Pierre Vaiana, Kris Defoort and Michel Debrulle.
    An initiative of the Contraire Team.
    Click on the link to watch it on Youtube.

    Friday March 5, 2021
    Trumpeter Jean-Paul Estiévenart on a new album of Alban Darche : "Le gros cube #2"
    Trumpeter Jean-Paul Estiévenart appears on a new album of saxophonist / composer / arranger Alban Darche : "Le gros cube #2" (Yolk Music).

    Wednesday March 3, 2021
    A video series on saxophonist Raoul Faisant, # 2 on Vimeo
    La Maison du Jazz de Liège and Jean-Pol Schroeder have put on line (on Vimeo) the second episode of a 3-part video documentary devoted to the saxophonist Raoul Faisant, a figure of the Liège jazz scene who has recorded very little. With archive documents (recordings, photos) and testimonies.
    Click on the title.

    Wednesday March 3, 2021
    New photo book : Arnaud Ghys "Portraits in Jazz"
    Photographer Arnaud Ghys published "Portraits in Jazz". Large size (30,5 x 30,5 cm), 48 pages.
    Texts by Eddy Vannerom and Daniel Sotiaux (in French).
    Published by ARP 2 (B), coproduced by Igloo Records. March 2021. 25 Euros.
    Click on the title.

    Sunday February 28, 2021
    Jazzaround, February 2021 additions
    See the French version of this page for a table of comtents of this webzine (n French).
    Click on the title to visit it.

    Sunday February 28, 2021
    Leuven Jazz Festival goes on-line, starting March 19
    The Leuven Jazz Festival is back as an on-line version starting on March 19, 2021. With a.o. Fred Hersch (p) and Eve Beuvens (), Too Manny Fish, Antoine Pierre solo (drs), Cinema Paradiso ft. Jozef Dumoulin, NABOU (tb), Lynn Cassiers (voc.) etc...

    Tuesday February 16, 2021
    Police interrupts a solo concert by guitarist Quentin Dujardin in a church, for an audience of 15
    Guitarist Quentin Dujardin demonstrated on February 14, 2021 the inequalities established in the Covid era. While the practice of cults is authorized, the practice of arts in public is forbidden, even under the same conditions (health precautions and number of people, i.e. 15). After a few notes of music in a church in Crupet (B) in front of 15 people, his concert was interrupted by the police. All participants risk a heavy fine.
    Click on the title to watch an interview on Youtube in which he details his motivations for the Keiros magazine.
    Quentin Dujardin released a single "Ave Maria" (a version of the piece that got interrupted).

    Monday February 15, 2021
    Videos : The Swing Dealers (website Antenne Centre), Bart Defoort
    The site of the local television "Antenne Centre" offers a concert of the group "Swing Dealers", with Jean Van Lint (bass-vocal). Vincent Mardens (sax), Dirk Van der Linden (piano), Jan de Haas (drums)
    In addition, you will find a session organized around the saxophonist Bart Defoort, with Victor Da Costa (gt), Maxime Moyaerts (Hammond organ) and Lieven Venken (drs).< br> Click on the title.

    Monday February 8, 2021
    A video series on saxophonist Raoul Faisant, # 1 on Vimeo
    La Maison du Jazz de Liège and Jean-Pol Schroeder have put on line (on Vimeo) the first episode of a 3-part video documentary devoted to the saxophonist Raoul Faisant, a figure of the Liège jazz scene who has recorded very little. With archive documents (recordings, photos) and testimonies.
    Click on the title.

    Friday January 22, 2021
    Keyboard player Jozef Dumoulin on an album of the Expanding Universe Quintet (F)
    Keyboard player Jozef Dumoulin appears on an album of the Expanding Universe Quintet (F) (label OH), recorded with Michael Alizon (ts,ss), Jean-charles Richard (ss,bs), Benjamin Moussay (elp,synt) and Franck Vaillant (drs).

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