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Wednesday February 15, 2017
Creative Playground : multidiscipline event on March 4 in Liege around clarinetist Jean-François Foliez
Clarinetist Jean-François Foliez presents on March 4 in Liege (Theater) the second edition of Creative Playground, a multidiscipline event.
With the Quartet JF FOLIEZ’S PLAYGROUND, a string quartet and soloists such as violinist Roby Lakatos, vibraphonist Martin Méreau, pianist Johan Dupont and guitarist Manu Baily, each of whom also will write a special piece for the occasion.
For visual arts : Jacques Charlier, Stefan Liberski and Camera Etc for a live creation.

Saturday February 11, 2017
Bassist Reggie Washington on tour with "Rainbow Shadow", a tribute to Jef Lee Johnson, new cd in the works
Rainbow Shadow - A Tribute to Jef Lee Johnson will be on tour from 26 February to 16 March 2017 and will record a new CD at the same occasion (Volume 2 !) that will be released in FALL 2017 on Jammin'colorS label.
This band celebrates the music and amazing work of the late guitarist Jef Lee Johnson.
DJ Grazzhoppa (turntables), Reggie Washington (bass), Marvin Sewell (gt), Patrick Dorcean (drs).

Wednesday February 1, 2017
Gaume Jazz Festival 2017 : first names announced
The Gaume Jazz Festival 2017 (Aug. 11-13) announces the first names announced :
  • Dhafer Youssef Quartet (ud), with Aaron Parks (piano), Ben Williams (double bass)
  • Youn Sun Nah (Corean singer)
  • Jodie Devos, soprano, with a jazz quartet, consisting of Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven (piano), Steve Houben (sax) & Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (double bass).
  • 2 "Cartes blanches" : Steve HOUBEN & Cédric RAYMOND

  • Monday January 30, 2017
    Concert and festival organizer JazzTronaut filed for bankruptcy
    Major concert and festival organizer JazzTronaut was declared in bankruptcy on Dec. 20, 2016 by a tribunal in Brussels.
    Click on the title.

    Monday January 30, 2017
    The late Toots Thielemans honored on a silver coin by Belgium's "Monnaie Royale"
    The late Toots Thielemans will be honored on a 20 Euros silver coin by Belgium's "Monnaie Royale", available on January 30, 2017 (46 euros, 5000 copies).
    Source : VRT News.

    Sunday January 29, 2017
    Drummer Dré Pallemaerts' cd "Coutances" receives Klara Music Prize. Fred Van Hove career Prize
    Drummer Dré Pallemaerts' cd "Coutances" receives Klara Music Prize as best Flemish album. It was recorded with Mark Turner (saxophone), Bill Carothers (piano) and Jozef Dumoulin (kb)
    Click on the title to visit the album page.

    Pianist Fred Van Hove received a career Prize.

    Thursday January 26, 2017
    "Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 97 is out and on-line
    The issue # 97 of the magazine of the "Lundis d'Hortense" (the association of Belgian jazz musicians) is out and on-line on this site (in French).
    For a table of contents, see the French version of this page.
    Click on the title to download it.

    Thursday January 26, 2017
    Jazzaroundmag : table of contents (January 2017)
    See the French version of this page for the table of contents of the latest issue of that webzine.

    Wednesday January 25, 2017
    Final bar : Paul Feyaerts, long time manager of a historical jazz venue in Ghent (Damberd)
    Paul Feyaerts (70), long time manager of a historical jazz venue in Ghent (Damberd), passed away. He organized hundreds of concerts in his pub during 30 years.

    Sunday January 22, 2017
    LABTrio on European tour in February
    In February 2017, LABTrio will be on tour in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and Denmark, to mark the release of their third album and 10 years of existence.
    The trio is composed of Lander Gyselinck - drums, Anneleen Boehme - double bass and Bram De Looze - piano.

    Wednesday January 18, 2017
    "Catharsis", the cd of Ivan Paduart & Quentin Dujardin elected jazz album of the month on Europe 1 (F) and more
    News concerning "Catharsis", the cd of pianist Ivan Paduart & guitarist Quentin Dujardin :
  • Album of the month in January 2017 on Europe 1 (FR).
  • Catharsis live on TSF (FR) on February 3.
  • Catharsis "in flight music" on the AirFrance and Brussels airlines.
    Video : click on the title (Youtube).

  • Monday January 16, 2017
    Jazz Middelheim Festival taken over by city of Antwerp, with VRT support and organized by "Jazz en Muziek"
    After 35 editions, VRT radio hands over the Jazz Middelheim Festival to the city of Antwerp, with "Jazz en Muziek" in charge of the organization.

    Sunday January 15, 2017
    Brussels Jazz Orchestra's upcoming projects : WOW, The music of Gil Evans, Bert Joris
    After the Refugee New Year’s concert on 11 January 2017, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra has several projects coming up :
  • Smooth Shake, several release concerts for the album of trumpeter/composer/arranger Bert Joris.
  • WOW, We Orchestrate Words, featuring several deejays, rappers, urban music.
  • The Music of Gil Evans, led by Ryan Truesdell
  • Big Valses : Ravel, arranged by Pierre Drevet.
    All this in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
    Follow our concert calendar(Live Jazz -> Programme) for dates.

  • Friday January 13, 2017
    "Le jazz débusqué", a video of a lecture/concert featuring saxophonist Steve Houben and pianist Johan Dupont
    On the RTC (Tele Liège) web site, you can watch a lecture/concert (in French) featuring saxophonist Steve Houben and pianist Johan Dupont.
    Click on the title (on the Mac, use Firefox rather than Safari).

    Wednesday January 11, 2017
    "Les Lundis d'Hortense" has a channel on Youtube
    Click on the title. With a.o. interviews of musicians featured in the concerts and tours, a.o. saxophonist Laurent Doumont, Joachim Caffonnette..

    Wednesday January 11, 2017
    Crowdfunding for the first album of bassist Giuseppe Millaci
    Bassist Giuseppe Millaci launches a crowdfunding for his first trio album, recorded with French pianist Amaury Faye and drummer Lionel Beuvens. With original compositions.
    Click on the title to go to the kisskissbankbank page.

    Tuesday January 10, 2017
    Saxophonist Toine Thys on the new cd of the Matthieu Marthouret Bounce Trio feat. Serge Lazarevich
    Saxophonist Toine Thys appears on the new cd of the Matthieu Marthouret Bounce Trio feat. Serge Lazarevich (gt), titled "Contrasts".

    Monday January 9, 2017
    A new video by "Les Chroniques de l'Inutile" for the release of the album "Virgule"
    On Youtube, you can watch a new video by the band "Les Chroniques de l'Inutile" for the release of the album "Virgule" (feat. Benjamin Sauzereau - guitar, Pierre Bernard - Flute, Erik Bogaerts - alto sax, Gregor Siedl - Tenor sax, Eric Bribosia - Fender Rhodes, Lennart Heyndels - double bass, Jens Bouttery - drums).
    Click on the title.

    Monday January 2, 2017
    Pianist Igor Gehenot preparing a new quartet album with French fluegelhorn player Alex Tassel
    Pianist Igor Gehenot preparing a new quartet album (a third one for the Igloo label) with French fluegelhorn player Alex Tassel. With an international line-up composed of Jerome Klein (Lux), Viktor Nyberg (Sweden).

    Sunday January 1, 2017
    ‘Ins en outs van Jazzharmonie’, a book in Dutch by Leon Lhoest
    ‘Ins en outs van Jazzharmonie’ is a book in Dutch written by pianist Leon Lhoest, a compilation of articles he wrote for the magazine JazzMozaïek.
    Click on the title.

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