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RTBF/VRT Jazz Referendum


Two new jazz referendums in Belgium : the listeners referendum, created by Philippe BARON (of RTBF radio) and Sim SIMONS (VRT radio) and the critics referendum (French speaking jazz critics).

For 98, VRT and RTBF organized their poll together.

In 99, each of them organized its own poll separately...

As far as Belgian jazz musicians are concerned, here is an overview of the "winners". Some of them even appear in the category "Europe".

N.B.: In parentheses behind the winner's name is the category in which his name appears : B (for Belgium), Europe, World

1 9 9 8 (RTBF + VRT)

INSTRUMENTTHE LISTENERS CHOICE THE CRITICS CHOICE 2 (French speaking jazz press)
Hall of FameToots THIELEMANS (B)Michel HERR (B)
CD of the yearFabrice ALLEMAN QUARTET : Loop the Loop (Igloo) (B)The AKA MOON Trilogy : Ganesh/Elohim/Live at Vooruit (B)
Big bandACT BIG BAND (B)ACT BIG BAND (B)
Small groupAKA MOON (B/Europe)not available (category didn't exist)
ComposerDiederik WISSELS (B)Michel HERR (B)
ArrangerMichel HERR (B)Michel HERR (B)
TrumpetBert JORIS (B)Bert JORIS (B)
TrombonePhil ABRAHAM (B/Europe) Phil ABRAHAM (B/Europe)
TubaMichel MASSOT (B/Europe)Michel MASSOT (B)
ClarinetAntoine PRAWERMAN (B)Antoine PRAWERMAN (B)
FluteSteve HOUBEN (B/Europe)Pierre BERNARD (B), Steve HOUBEN (Europe)
Soprano saxFabrice ALLEMAN (B)Fabrice ALLEMAN (B)
Alto saxSteve HOUBEN (B)Steve HOUBEN (B)
Tenor SaxErwin VANN (B)Fabrice ALLEMAN (B)
Baritone SaxBo VAN DER WERF (B)Bo VAN DER WERF (B)
VocalsDavid LINX (B/Europe)not available (category didn't exist)
Electric GuitarPhilip CATHERINE (B/Europe)Philip CATHERINE (B)
Acoustic GuitarFabien DEGRYSE (B)Fabien DEGRYSE (B), Philip CATHERINE (Europe)
PianoEric LEGNINI (B)Eric LEGNINI (B)
KeyboardsEric LEGNINI (B)Kris DEFOORT (B)
OrganBert GIELEN (B)Bert GIELEN (B)
Electric BassMichel HATZIGEORGIOU (B/Europe)Michel HATZIGEORGIOU (B/Europe)
Acoustic BassJean-Louis RASSINFOSSE (B)Nicolas THYS (B)
DrumsStéphane GALLAND (B)Stéphane GALLAND (B)
PercussionChris JORIS (B)Chris JORIS (B/Europe)
HarmonicaToots THIELEMANS (B/Europe/World)Toots THIELEMANS (B/Europe/World)
VibesGuy CABAY (B), SADI (Europe)Guy CABAY (B), SADI (Europe)
AccordeonVincent TROUBLE (B)Rony VERBIEST (B)
Miscellaneous InstrumentsEmmanuelle SOMER (oboe, B)Emmanuelle SOMER (oboe, B)


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In '99, VRT and RTBF radios organized their own poll separately

VRT POLL (results are complete for Belgium only)

INSTRUMENTTHE LISTENERS CHOICE 1 THE LISTENERS CHOICE 2 THE LISTENERS CHOICE 3
Trumpet/Fluegelhorn Bert JORIS Gino LATTUCA Laurent BLONDIAU
Trombone Marc GODFROID Phil ABRAHAM Michel MASSOT
Clarinet Fabrice ALLEMAN André DONNI Herman VAN SPAUWEN / Dieter LIMBOURG
Flute Steve HOUBEN Stéphane BRACAVAL Pierre BERNARD
Soprano sax Pierre VAIANA Bart DEFOORT Jeroen VAN HERZEELE
Alto sax Frank VAGANÉE Ben SLUIJS Manu HERMIA
Tenor sax Kurt VAN HERCK Bart DEFOORT Fabrice ALLEMAN
Baritone sax Bo VAN DER WERF Johan VANDENDRIESSCHE Rony VERBIEST
Piano / keyboard(s) Nathalie LORIERS Erik VERMEULEN Eric LEGNINI
Organ Dirk VAN DER LINDEN Pascal MICHAUX Fred VAN HOVE
Vibraphone SADI Jan DE HAAS Guy CABAY
Guitar Philip CATHERINE Peter HERTMANS Jeanfrançois PRINS
Electric bass Michel HATZIGEORGIOU Nicolas THYS Otti VAN DER WERF
Double bass Jean-Louis RASSINFOSSE Nicolas THYS Philippe AERTS
Drums Dré PALLEMAERTS Bruno CASTELLUCCI Félix SIMTAINE
Percussion Chris JORIS Michel SEBA Frank MICHIELS
Harmonica Toots THIELEMANS
Accordion / bandoneon Rony VERBIEST Gwenaël MICAULT
Miscellaneous Michel MASSOT (Tuba) Jean-Pierre CATOUL (violin) Chris JORIS (perc.)
Female singer Hilde VAN HOVE Kathleen VANDENHOUDT Pascale MICHIELS
Male singer David LINX Phil ABRAHAM Marc LELANGUE
Big band BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA OCTURN DREAMTIME
Combo Philip CATHERINE 4tet Nathalie LORIERS Trio AKA MOON
Composer Kris DEFOORT Bert JORIS Michel HERR / Nathalie LORIERS
Arranger Bert JORIS / Kris DEFOORT Michel HERR
Hall of fame A (living musicians) Toots THIELEMANS Philip CATHERINE Jean WARLAND
Hall of fame B (deceased) Bobby JASPAR (sax) René THOMAS (gt) Etienne VERSCHUEREN (sax/arr)
Label W.E.R.F. IGLOO LYRAE / J.A.S. / CARBON 7
Album of the year Silent Spring (Nathalie LORIERS) Passages ( Kris DEFOORT) Two Trios (Frank VAGANÉE)

1 9 9 9 (RTBF POLL/ results for Belgium only)

INSTRUMENTTHE LISTENERS CHOICE 1 THE LISTENERS CHOICE 2 THE LISTENERS CHOICE 3
Harmonica Toots THIELEMANS (+ Europe, World)
Album of the year Silent Spring (Nathalie LORIERS) The September Sessions ( The BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA) Worlds Erwin VANN)
Big band BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA ACT BIG BAND
Small band Nathalie LORIERS Trio AKA MOON ECAROH Quintet
Female singer Anca PARGHEL (B)Barbara WIERNICK Marta MUS
Male singer David LINX (+ Europe) Guy CABAY Phil ABRAHAM
Trumpet/Fluegelhorn Laurent BLONDIAU Bert JORIS Gino LATTUCA
Trombone Phil ABRAHAM (+ Europe) Michel MASSOT Jean-Pol DANHIER
Tuba Michel MASSOT (+ Europe)
Soprano sax Fabrice ALLEMAN Pierre VAIANA Manu HERMIA
Alto sax Fabrizio CASSOL Manu HERMIAFrank VAGANÉE
Tenor sax Jeroen VAN HERZEELE Erwin VANN Fabrice ALLEMAN
Baritone sax Bo VAN DER WERF Johan VANDENDRIESSCHE
Clarinet Fabrice ALLEMAN Antoine PRAWERMAN André DONNI
Flute Steve HOUBEN (+ Europe) Pierre BERNARD Frank VAGANÉE
Piano Nathalie LORIERS Eric LEGNINI Michel HERR
Keyboards Nathalie LORIERS (B)
Eric LEGNINI (Europe)
Eric LEGNINI Michel HERR
Organ Bert GIELEN
Vibraphone Guy CABAY Jan DE HAAS SADI
Violin Jean-Pierre CATOULAlexandre CAVALIERE
Electric Guitar Philip CATHERINE (+ Europe) Peter HERTMANS Paolo RADONI
Electric Guitar Philip CATHERINE Pierre VAN DORMAEL Paolo LOVERI
Acoustic bass Jean-Louis RASSINFOSSE Sal LA ROCCA Philippe AERTS
Electric bass Michel HATZIGEORGIOU (+ Europe) Daniel ROMEO Otti VAN DER WERF
Drums Stéphane GALLAND Dré PALLEMAERTS Bruno CASTELLUCCI
Percussion Chris JORISStephan POUGIN Michel SEBA
Accordion / bandoneon Vincent TROUBLERony VERBIEST Gwenaël MICAULT
Miscellaneous Emmanuelle SOMER (oboe)
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