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Saturday May 1, 2021
Jazz4You Youtube Channel features several Belgian jazz bands
The Jazz4You Youtube Channel features videos of several Belgian jazzmen, a.o. Margaux Vranken, Jeremy Dumont, Tony Mora, Martin Méreau, Bam Trio, Igor Gehenot, Rabesolo Duo, La boîte à cigare, Groovin' high, Oakstreet Trio, Lalao 6tet, Pierre-Louis Barthélémy Quartet, Pia Salvia Duo.

Saturday May 1, 2021
JazzMania webzine : additions of April 2021
See the French version of this page to discover the recent additions to the webzine "Jazzmania" (in French), which now replaces its predecessor, Jazzaround.

Friday April 30, 2021
April 30: International Jazz Day : on line this year. Belgian bands live from several venues, a.o. the Jazz Station in Brussels
This year, the International Jazz Day, which is 10 years old, will take place online.
Various venues and organizers are participating.
Les Lundis d'Hortense and the Jazz Station propose a double concert online and on the radio (RTBF Musiq3) from 8.00 p.m., with the Ame des Poètes and the trio of pianist Alex Koo.
You can watch it on Facebook and on Youtube (Click on the title).

Tuesday April 27, 2021
Drummer Stéphane Galland featured in Flagey's "Masters at Work" on-line series
Proposed by Flagey (online), the "Masters at Work" series offers you not only to hear great performers play works of their choice but also to go further. As an introduction to the concert, each artist will talk about his or her program, the composer, his or her relationship to creation, composition, more technical aspects, sources of inspiration....
In this context, drummer Stéphane Galland will give a lecture/concert, which will be accessible online from May 21 until June 6, 2021. Tickets are available now for €5.
Click on the title.

Sunday April 25, 2021
New book : "José Bedeur - Memories of you" by Michel Mainil (in French)
Michel Mainil has conducted a series of interviews with bassist/cellist José Bedeur, which he has published in a book entitled "José Bedeur - Memories of You" (Bossa Flor Editions, 23 €, limited edition).
For more details and to order, click on the title.

Thursday April 22, 2021
On Youtube, a video of the band Green Moon Tribe
The group Green Moon celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020! For the occasion, new project, new repertoire, new album. The trio becomes a sextet, the group becomes a tribe.
On Youtube, you can watch a video of the band Green Moon Tribe, composed of Lorcan Fahy: Violin / Mandolin / Composition, Téo Crommen: Guitar, Lucas Deru: Double bass, Antoine Dawans: Trumpet / Flugelhorn, Thierry Crommen: Harmonica, Antoine Rotthier: Drums.
Click on the title.

Wednesday April 21, 2021
Crowdfunding for the first album of bassist /composer Jonathan Collin
Jonathan Collin (bass/composition) launches a crowdfunding for the recording of his first album, with Elodie Collin, Sander de Winne (vocals), Carlo Nardozza (trumpet), Peter Hertmans (guitar), Ivan Paduart (piano), Antoine Pierre (drums).
For those who would be interested in supporting the project, he communicates his bank account : BE11 7440 6141 6248
Click on the title to listen to his appeal.

Tuesday April 20, 2021
Drummer Stéphane Galland releases a single : Polar Dwarfs 'Synth-Ethic Selection'
Belgian drummer Stéphane Galland starts a fresh adventure with key wizard Adriaan 'Pomrad' Van de Velde. Under the moniker of Polar Dwarfs, they present a boundless, funny, creative, avant-gardish, groovy, virtuoso, colorful and very musical universe in which electronics are the medium to find new perspectives on Galland's Rhythmology.
They released their first ever piece 'Synth-Ethic Selection', featuring B C Manjunath on konnakol. A prelude to their debut album due for release later this year.
Click on the title.

Saturday April 17, 2021
A video series on saxophonist Raoul Faisant, # 3 on Vimeo
La Maison du Jazz de Liège and Jean-Pol Schroeder have put on line (on Vimeo) the third and final 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.

Tuesday April 13, 2021
RRTV Late Show features trumpeter Greg Houben on April 14
Rideau Rouge TV is offering a webcast on its RRTV Last show dedicated to trumpet player Greg Houben and singer Elia Rose. April 14, 2021 at 8.20 pm. Alter on, a webcast can be watched.
Click on the title.

Monday April 12, 2021
Guitarist Eliott Knuets has recorded an album
Guitarist Eliott Knuets has recorded a first album with Olivier Collette (p), Sam Gerstmans (b), Daniel Jonckers (dr) and a guest from the USA: tenor saxophonist Walt Weiskopf. With compositions by himself and by Olivier Collette.

Sunday April 11, 2021
Vocalist David Linx on a new album of Jav Contreband "Let's play"
Vocalist David Linx appears on a new album of Jav Contreband "Let's play" (Jazz Action Valence), recorded in Fannce, a large ensemble led by Pascal Berne, with original arrangements in songs by David Bowie.

Wednesday April 7, 2021
A solo concert by guitarist Julien Tassin on RTBF Auvio website
Guitarist Julien Tassin was invited by RTBF to play a solo set in the context of their Restart series. Of course without audience due to the ongoing pandemic. A unique opportunity for Julien to present some fresh tunes. The entire concert can be watched through the website of RTBF Auvio.
Click on the title (an account will be needed).

Sunday April 4, 2021
Jazzmania in the footsteps of Jazzaround / additions of March 2021
See the French version of this page to discover the recent additions to the webzine "Jazzmania" (in French), which now replaces its predecessor, Jazzaround.

Friday April 2, 2021
Final bar : clarinet/vibraphone player Tom Wouters
The clarinet/vibraphone player Tom Wouters passed away on March 27, 2021. He was involved in projects of various musical styles, a.o. FES (Flat Earth Socitey)

Monday March 29, 2021
"Tout le Baz'art" features The Comines Jazz Club
The Open Music collective, which organizes concerts in Comines (B), is the subject of a sequence in the program "Tout le Baz'art". With the participation of pianists Ivan Paduart and Eve Beuvens.
  • Sun. 28 March, 2021 at 6:00 pm on ARTE (B)
  • Wed. March 31 at 11:35 p.m. on RTBF TV LA UNE
  • Sat. 3 April at 16:10 on LA UNE
  • Thursday, April 8 at 23:50 on LA UNE

  • Monday March 29, 2021
    Diederik Wissels wrote the arrangements of a new album of Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu
    Diederik Wissels wrote the arrangements of a new album of Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, which features a string quartet. The album is titled "Musica de lettura" (TUK Music) and features Paolo Fresu (tp,flh), Dino Rubino (p), Marco Bardoscia (b) and the Alborada String Quartet.

    Monday March 29, 2021
    The Sounds Jazz Club in Brussels closes its doors
    The jazz club "Le Sounds", an essential club of the jazz scene in Brussels since 1986, has closed its doors. A huge thank you to Sergio Duvalloni and Rosy Merlini for having kept this place alive, which was inhabited by great moments of music.
    Update : a new team hopes to reopen the club in the fall 2021

    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

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