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Sunday December 21, 2014
Final bar : pianist Eddy Loozen
Pianist Eddy Loozen has passed away on Dec. 19, 2014. He was a free improviser and played a.o. in the Belgian Piano Quartet, the Creative Open Music Orchestra (playing the music of Charlie Mingus, with Pierre Vaiana, Fabrizio Cassol, José Bedeur, Gino Lattuca etc...). Last year, he recorded with drummer Sonny Troupé the album "Unexpected gatherings".
Click on the title for more biographical infos.

Friday December 19, 2014
Point Culture launches its first interactive "Music Map" on the saxophone
Point Culture launches its first interactive "Music Map" on the history of the saxophone in jazz (and before). It is in French and available on-line (click on the title) as an interactive table with biographies, photographs, audio excerpts, etc... or in paper version.

Wednesday December 17, 2014
Drummer Lander Gyselinck artist in residence at De Werf (Bruges) in 2015
Drummer Lander Gyselinck will be artist in residence at De Werf (Bruges) in 2015 for two years. Besides playing with some of his own projects, he will have the ability to make suggestions in the programming, in the Satelliet series of events (events of the edge of jazz, with new talents and experimental content).

Monday December 15, 2014
JazzMozaïek 4/2014 is out (in Dutch)
See the Dutch version of this page for a table of contents.

Sunday December 14, 2014
Saxophonist Robin Verheyen on tour in duo with US pianist Marc Copland
In December 2014, saxophonist Robin Verheyen goes on tour in duo with US pianist Marc Copland in the framework of JazzLab Series.

Friday December 12, 2014
The band Aligaga wins the Young Euregio Jazztalent 2014 contest
The finalists of the Young Euregio Jazztalent 2014 during the BilzenjazzNight on Dec.6, 2014 were the Melody Evolved Duo, Jusin Min Trio and the Aligaga septet, the band which eventually won the prize.
The band is composed of Jon Sensmeier (alto sax – D), Marvin Frey (trumpet – D), Joos Vandueren (tenor sax – B), Taejung Kim (gt – South Corea), Leonard Steigerwald (piano – D), Daniël Jonkers (drums – NL) & Federico Corsini (Bass – I).


Tuesday December 9, 2014
Singer José Van Dam, bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse & pianist Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven revisit the songs of Carlos Gardel
On the newly released album "José Van Dam meets Carlos Gardel" (Cypres records CYP1671), the famous classical barytone/bass singer also meets the atypical duo of bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse & pianist Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven to revisit the songs of the Argentinian tango legend Carlos Gardel.
Click on the title for more infos.

Friday December 5, 2014
Jazz'Halo webzine : table of contents (December)
See the French version of this page for a table of contents of the December issue of the Jazz'Halo webzine.
Click on the title to visit it.

Friday December 5, 2014
Jazzaroundmag : table of contents (December)
See the French version of this page for a table of contents and click on the title to visit the site of this webzine (in French).

Tuesday December 2, 2014
Bernard Legros publishes the book "Garrett List, la Musique et l'avenir"
Bernard Legros just published the book "Garrett List, la Musique et l'avenir", a biography (in French) of the American trombonist and composer; followed by an interview, in the series "Figures", published by Jacques Flament Editions (B).
The book can be found in bookstores n Brussels (Joli Mai), Liège (Livre aux Trésors – Pax – Wattitude – Galerie Isabeau) and on http://www.amazon.com or the publisher's site : http://www.jacquesflamenteditions.com/155-garrett-list-la-musique-et-lavenir/.

Monday December 1, 2014
Saxophonist Toine Thys in South Corea
Back from Dakar (Senegal), where he played with Afrikän Protoköl, saxophonist Toine Thys is on tour in South Corea (December 2-6, 2014) with the Toine Thys Overseas Quartet, with Manuel Weyand (drums, D), Paul Kirby (p, USA) and (bass, USA).

Friday November 28, 2014
Vocalist David Linx records with Paolo Fresu (tp) & Diederik Wissels (p)
Vocalist David Linx is currently working on a new cd with Diederik Wissels (p), Paolo Fresu (tp), Christophe Wallemme (b), Hejge Andreas Norbakken for a spring release on the Bonsai Label. This will be the follow-up cd for "Heartland" recorded 15 years ago.

Tuesday November 25, 2014
Marc Danval's new book : "Histoire du jazz en Belgique"
To be available very soon, the new book of Marc Danval "Histoire du jazz en Belgique" (Published by Avant-Propos, in French), a comprehensive book on the subject, written in his very personal style.
Source : Philippe Baron, Twitter
Click on the title.

Saturday November 22, 2014
Pianist Ewout Pierreux invites south African trumpeter Marcus Wyatt
Pianist Ewout Pierreux invites south African trumpeter Marcus Wyatt for a few dates in Belgium. Met ook Steven Delannoye (sax), Nicolas Thys (b) and João Lobo (drs).

Friday November 21, 2014
"Salon Jazz" at Point Culture, Brussels, 2 listening sessions on jazz guitarists
"Salon Jazz" at Point Culture, Brussels, 2 listening sessions by Hugues Warin (In French) on jazz guitarists on Dec. 3, 2014 at 13:30 and Feb. 4, 2015 at 12:30 (Rue Royale, 145, Brussels), featuring recordings of Django Reinhardt, Ralph Towner, Marc Ribot, Nelson Veras, John McLaughlin, Pierre Van Dormael, Bill Frisell, Derek Bailey…

Wednesday November 19, 2014
Pianist Jack Van Poll will turn 80 on Nov. 29. Special celebration night at De Roma in Antwerp, and a double cd
Pianist Jack Van Poll will celebrate his 80th birthday during a special night at De Roma in Antwerp on November 29, 2014. He will be joined by Hans van Oosterhout, Stefan Lievestro, Dado Moroni, Ewout Pierreux, Bart Van Caenegem, Lissa, Tutu Puoane, Bert Joris and the band Rebirth:Collective.
A double cd will be released (September records), "the musician" and "the composer", the latter featuring Heyn van de Geyn, Tutu Puoane, Klaus Doldinger , Philip Catherine, Robert Jeanne, Igor Gehenot, Jef Neve, David Linx & Steven De bruyn.

Thursday November 13, 2014
B-Jazz International Contest in the footsteps of Jazz Hoeilaart. Applications open until Nov. 30
The B-Jazz International Contest will follow up Jazz Hoeilaart and will take place during the Leuven Jazz Festival in March 2015. The deadline to register has been extended to November 30, 2014.
Click on the title to visit the website.

Monday November 10, 2014
Guitarist Philip Catherine with the Guitar Conference Band in Spain and Finland
Guitarist Philip Catherine will play some concert with the Guitar Conference Band in Spain (Nov. 11, 2014, San Sebastian) and Finland (Nov. 13, Helsinki). A superstar guitar meeting with Larry Coryell, Christian Escoudé, Mark Whitfield + Phil Wilkinson, Matt Fishwick.

Monday November 3, 2014
"Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 88 is out and on-line
The issue # 88 of the magazine of the "Lundis d'Hortense" is out and on-line on this site. With a.o. an interview of trumpeter Jean-Paul Estiévenart.
Click on the title to download the pdf.

Monday October 27, 2014
Michel Bisceglia receives the Public choice award at the World Soundtrack Awards during the film festival in Ghent for his soundtrack of "Marina"
Michel Bisceglia has received the Public choice award at the World Soundtrack Awards during the film festival in Ghent for his soundtrack of "Marina" (by Stijn Coninx), the success story of singer Rocco Granata.

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