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  Thursday November 30, 2000
JEANNE LEE MEMORIAL & CHARITY CONCERT
A memorial and charity concert to be held to honor the memory of the great singer and help her family.
Jeanne LEE, jazz vocalist and poet, passed away on October 25th, 2000.
She performed often in Holland and Belgium. She was also teaching at the Antwerp Conservatory.
Her students and colleagues want to honour her with a farewell concert. Because of the medical bills (about 25,000 USD) to be paid by her family (three children, of which two are still studying)
A benefit-performance is planned for Monday, December 18th, at 20:30 in the "Rode Zaal" of "de Singel" in Antwerp.
The first part of the concert will be a performance of the vocal ensemble of the Antwerp Conservatory, with students of Jeanne and percussionist Chris JORIS, performing arrangements of Jeanne's music and lyrics. Also her colleagues Rachel GOULD (The Hague Conservatory) and Kristina FUCHS (Antwerp Conservatory) will perform.
In the second part of the concert you will be able to hear some well-known jazz musicians and colleagues of Jeanne : Fred VAN HOVE, Frank VAGANÉE (Brussels Jazz Orchestra) - (Belgium), Peter KOWALD (D), Arjen GORTER (NL) and John BETSCH (USA/Paris), and Mal WALDRON.
Hosts: Wilfried Haese and Kurt Van Eeghem (Belgian Radio 1). (program may be changed)
Tickets: 600,- BEF / 300,- BEF (students) Reservations : deSingel, +32/(0)3/248.28.28
Everyone who has affection for Jeanne's music and personality will be present. We hope for a large audience, because it would mean a lot of support to Jeanne's family!
Thank you for your kind attention, and hopefully we will meet you at the concert
If you're not able to attend to the concert, you can make a donation on the following account: DEXIA (Belgium) 088-2232331-65. The money will be directly transferred to Jeanne's family.

This message is from the vocalists of the jazz department of the Antwerp Conservatory.


  Thursday November 30, 2000
BELGIAN BANDS : TIME TO APPLY FOR LUNDIS D'HORTENSE JAZZ TOURS 2001
A message for Belgian jazz bands : the deadline for applications to the Jazz Tours 2001 of the Lundis d'Hortense is January 4, 2001. Interested bands should send their infos and demo CD or cassette to : Les Lundis d'Hortense asbl, Rue Traversière 11, B-1210 Bruxelles. Phone : 02 219 58 51 - Fax : 02 219 14 36.


  Thursday November 30, 2000
DRUMMER MIMI VERDERAME ON LOET VAN DER LEE'S "ADDERLEY PROJECT" CD
Drummer Mimi VERDERAME appears on the upcoming CD of the Dutch trumpet player Loet VAN DER LEE, 'The Adderley Project' (A-Records - AL 73209), to be released on Jan. 5th, 2001. The album pays a tribute to the music of Nat ADDERLEY, with the participation of Benjamin HERMAN (alto sax), Rob VAN BAVEL (piano) and Martin WIND (bass).


  Thursday November 30, 2000
SOON : LIVE CD OF THE JEAN-PIERRE CATOUL / CHARLES LOOS DUO
Announced for February 2001, a live CD of violin player Jean-Pierre CATOUL and pianist Charles LOOS, titled "Sad Hopes" (Virgin Belgium NV 8507842).


  Wednesday November 29, 2000
OBOE PLAYER EMMANUELLE SOMER HAS HER OWN WEB SITE AND SOON A NEW CD.
Belgian oboe and multi-instrumentalist Emmanuelle SOMER has launched her own WEB SITE, which offers, in English and French : biography, discography, infos on her bands, concerts, photos, music samples and more. You can also order her albums via the site.
We 'll soon give you details on her upcoming quartet CD (with pianist Marc MANGEN), titled "Odyssey".


  Wednesday November 29, 2000
THE BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA GOES OVERSEAS
The BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA goes on a concert trip to New York.
They will perform on the International Association of Jazz Educators conference (www.iaje.org) on Friday Jan. 12, 2001 at noon in the Imperial Ballroom of the Sheraton in NY, with Kenny WERNER (p) as a guest. They will also play in The Cuthing Room, same date at 00.00. More info: see their schedules page.


  Wednesday November 29, 2000
JACKY LEPAGE's PHOTO BOOK WILL NOT COME OUT !
If you have been waiting for the Jacky LEPAGE photo book, here are some bad news. The publisher went into bankrupcy, so the book is not coming out ! Too bad, because everything was ready (texts, lay-out, etc...).
If you are a publisher and interested in taking over, please contact Jacky LEPAGE : Jacky.Lepage@swing.be.


  Wednesday November 29, 2000
ON TV : TOOTS THIELEMANS IN DUO WITH KENNY WERNER OR MARTIAL SOLAL
Here are two upcoming appearances of Toots THIELEMANS on tv :
  • Dec. 31 (02:25 a.m.) on TF 1 (F) : duo with pianist Kenny WERNER. The program is "Certains Leeb jazz". Nice festival Edition 2000.
  • Jan. 4, 2001 (04:05 a.m.) on Muzzik : duo with Martial SOLAL (piano). Jazz à Antibes.


  •   Tuesday November 28, 2000
    ERWIN VANN & LAURENT BLONDIAU ON ERIC VAN DER WESTEN CD PLAYING MINGUS
    Dutch bassist Eric VAN DER WESTEN has a new album out, titled "Me, myself and I" (Challenge CHR 70077) and centered on the music of Charlie MINGUS. Among the (mostly Dutch) musicians are two Belgians, Erwin VANN (sax) and Laurent BLONDIAU (tp).


      Monday November 27, 2000
    VERNISSAGE OF Christian LEBLANC's PHOTO EXHIBITION IN LIÈGE
    Tuesday, 28 novembre 2000, 17 h to 18 h 30 at the FNAC, Liège (place Saint-Lambert) vernissage of the photo exhibition "Dames de jazz" by Christian DEBLANC


      Monday November 27, 2000
    DECEMBER : OCTURN GOES ON TOUR WITH NEW "DOUBLE RHYTHM SECTION PROJECT"
    After the recent release of their ROUND album (De Werf), the avant-garde band OCTURN will be on tour at the beginning of December with a new project : the "double rhythm section project", with music by Bo VAN DER WERF, Pierre VAN DORMAEL, Geoffroy DE MASURE and Patrick ZIMMERLI. This new material will probably be recorded for a future album. Dates and details in the OCTURN page.


      Monday November 27, 2000
    SOON : NEW ERNST VRANCKX CD
    Pianist Ernst VRANCKX should soon have a new quintet album out on the W.E.R.F. label : "Songs and Dances" (W.E.R.F. 023), with Ernst VRANCKX (piano), Bart DEFOORT (soprano and tenor saxophone), Laurent BLONDIAU (trumpet), Stefan LIEVESTRO (bass) and Herman PARDON (drums). Release expected in Feb. 2001.


      Monday November 27, 2000
    THE TRAVERS RESURRECTS AS "TRAVERS EMOTION" IN THEATRE MARNI, BRUSSELS
    After having to close down the club at rue Traversière and after the dissolution of the organization, Jules IMBERECHTS and the team of the Travers organize concerts again as TRAVERS EMOTION, part of the BRUMUSE non-profit organization. Grand opening concert on January 16, 2001 (19:30), with pianist Nathalie LORIERS and EXTENSIONS at Théâtre Marni, rue de Vergnies, 25 in Ixelles (Brussels). Reservations mandatory.
    Program of the concerts : see their WEB SITE.
    Infos : BRUMUSE asbl/Vzw, Rue Traversière, 5, B-1210 Brussels. Tel: ++32 (0)2 217 48 00 - fax: ++32(0)2 223 10 21. Email : travers@cyclone.be.


      Sunday November 26, 2000
    MORE CALENDARS OF JAZZ CONCERTS IN BELGIUM ON-LINE
    We have found a few new calendars on-line that provide with good information on jazz concerts in Belgium. You might want to add them to your bookmarks, next to this one, a must : the RTBF Jazz calendar :
  • VRT Jazzkalender
  • SOONBOX
  • JUUL's HALO
    For an overview of all the calendars and all the infos available on the live jazz scene in Belgium, visit regularly our LIVE JAZZ page.


  •   Saturday November 25, 2000
    JAZZ 8 PROGRAM MODIFICATION
    JAZZ 8, in Spy announces the cancellation of the December 02 concert of Gilles SIOUI. The event will be held next year.
    Jazz 8 will terminate the year, as already announced, with a concert by OCTURN on December 9, 21h.


      Saturday November 25, 2000
    PHILIP CATHERINE RECEIVES "CHOC DE L'ANNÉE" FROM FRENCH MAGAZINE "JAZZMAN"
    We heard on the VRT tv news yesterday that guitar player Philip CATHERINE will receive on Monday in Paris a "Choc de l'Année", an award from the French jazz magazine JAZZMAN. Apparently (VRT didn't go into details) for his cd Blue Prince (Dreyfus FDM 36614-2).


      Friday November 24, 2000
    JAZZ RADIO SHOW ON FM AND WEBCAST FROM GHENT
    The Ghent radio "URGent" has a jazz show every Thursday (24:00-01:00) called "Jazztronautica", hosted by Eva WEYN on FM 107.7 in the Ghent area, with exclusive interviews, such as Philip CATHERINE's this week.
    But you can listen to it world wide if you connect to their web site HERE.
    Details and contact in our radio page.


      Friday November 24, 2000
    PHIL ABRAHAM & ERIC LEGNINI ON A CD OF THE PARIS JAZZ BIG BAND
    Trombone player Phil ABRAHAM and pianist Eric LEGNINI appear on a recent CD of the Paris Jazz Big Band, titled "A suivre !" (Cristal 45602.2) and distributed in France by Melodie.


      Friday November 24, 2000
    SOON TO BE RELEASED : TRIO MIDNIGHT & STEVE HOUBEN ALBUM
    After their successful appearance during the Ciney festival, we will soon have a CD of TRIO MIDNIGHT featuring alto sax/flute player Steve HOUBEN, recorded in Brussels.
    Expect to find it in your local record shop beginning January 2001.
    The release will be combined with a tour of the group in Brussels, Dinant, Namur, Ciney, Aiseau-Presles.


      Friday November 24, 2000
    JAN. 20, 2001 : DJANGOFOLLLIES 7th EDITION BY "LES AMIS DE BROSELLA" ASBL
    For the fans of Django REINHARDT's music : the Djangofolllies Festival, organized by "Les Amis de Brosella", will take place at the CENTRE CULTUREL DES RICHES-CLAIRES, Rue des Riches-Claires 24, 1000 BRUXELLES.
    Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 20:00 !
    Featuring :
  • RAKOU CHAKA : Young talented duo of gypsy jazz.
  • PAULUS SCHÄFER QUINTET : traditional swing quintet centered around the best followers of Waso Grünolds Paulus Schäfer played with Dorado Schmitt, Bireli Lagrene, Fapy Lafertin (a.o.)
  • JOPIE JONKERS BAND : harp player and singer, Jopie Jonkers is searching for new horizons together with Dick van der Harst (percussions & bandonéon), Koen de Cauter (guitar & sax) and Dajo de Cauter (bass)
    Infos : 32/2/270-98-56.


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