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Friday June 30, 2017
Upcoming cd of pianist Diederik Wissels to be released by Igloo in November 2017
Igloo records announces that the upcoming cd of pianist Diederik WiIssels, "Pasarela", will be released in November 2017. Recorded with Nicolas Kummert (sax), Thibault DIlle (accordion), Victor Foulon (b) and Emily Allison (voc.).

Saturday June 24, 2017
Crowdfunding to record Terence Blanchard's film scores with Brussels Philharmonic and Brussels Jazz Orchestra + concerts
Every year, the World Soundtrack Awards organizes the production of a compilation album with the best film scores of one particular film composer. This year, it is Terence Blanchard's turn (tp, USA), who will also be the central guest at the 2017 World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert (Ghent,.B) . The initiative comes from Film Fest Gent and the World Soundtrack Awards, in collaboration with maestro Dirk Brossé and Brussels Philharmonic. For this jazzy occasion, the latter will team up with Brussels Jazz Orchestra.
Click on the link if you want to support the project.
This year, the Ghent film festival will put the focus on jazz in the movies, with concerts with symphonic jazz (Oct. 18, 2017, feat. Terence Blanchard, David Shire and Joe Kraemer) (Day of the World Soundtrack Awards, read more HERE) and Oct. 19, with jazz classics in the movies : The Pink Panther, Chinatown, The Man with the Golden Arm etc...(read more HERE.

Friday June 23, 2017
Final bar : guitarist Willy Donni
Jazz and blues guitarist Willy Donni passed away in the evening of June 22, 2017.
Click on the title for more biographical infos.
Photo : Michel Binstok

Thursday June 22, 2017
Jazz'Halo webzine : table of contents (Summer 2017)
Read the French version of this page to discover the table of contents.

Tuesday June 13, 2017
Jazzaroundmag : table of contents (Summer 2017)
See the French version of this page for the table of contents of the latest issue of that webzine (in French).
Click on the title to visit it.

Tuesday June 13, 2017
Jazz Hot # 680 is out, on-line only and free
See the French version of this page for a table of contents and click on the title to visit the website (in French).

Friday June 9, 2017
"Meer dan jazz" : a collective book (in Dutch)
Published by "Acco Uitgeverij", "Meer dan Jazz" is a collective book (in Dutch) containing contributions by Stef Slembrouck, Maarten Weyler, Matthias Heyman, Christopher Hall, Matthijs De Ridder, Marc Leman, Pascal Vandelanoitte, Sarah Posman, Didier Wijnants, Ben Sluijs, Christian Mendoza and Brice Soniano.
Click on the title.

Tuesday June 6, 2017
Trumpeter Adrien Volant invites US saxophonist Godwin Louis
Trumpeter Adrien Volant invites US saxophonist Godwin Louis for a series of concerts starting June 9, 2017 , in quartet with Alex Gilson (b) and Wim Eggermont (drs).

Tuesday May 30, 2017
David Linx + Brussels Jazz Orchestra "Brel" album wins an Edison award (NL)
David Linx + Brussels Jazz Orchestra "Brel" album wins an Edison award (NL) 2017 in the category jazz vocals, international.
Click on the title to view the album page.

Wednesday May 24, 2017
"La Chambre Verte" : website with interviews of jazz musicians
Play Misty Productions now proposes a new website featuring radio interviews of jazz musicians (in French). The first guests : Erik Truffaz (tp), David Linx (voc.).
The site also contains a link to the previous "Play Misty for me" series of interviews.
Click on the title.

Wednesday May 24, 2017
Saxophonist Frank Vaganée recording a duo album with U.S. pianist Kenny Werner
Saxophonist Frank Vaganée is currently recording in the ACE studio (Belgium) a duo album with U.S. pianist Kenny Werner.

Tuesday May 23, 2017
Crowdfunding for the upcoming album of vocalist Emily Allison
Vocalist Emily Allison launches a crowdfunding for her upcoming album "Songs of old", to be recorded in July 2017 with Sylvain Debaisieux (sax), Guillaume Vierset (guitar), David Thomaere (piano/rhodes/effects), Boris Schmidt (bass) and Paul Berne (drs).
Click on the title if you want to read more and participate.

Wednesday May 17, 2017
Crowdfunding for the clip of vocalist Chrystel Wautier
Vocalist Chrystel Wauthier relies on a crowdfunding to make a videoclip on "Far Way", which will be part of her upcoming album "The Stolen Book".
The musicians are : Cédric Raymond (kb, comp.), Lorenzo Di Maio (gt), Jacques Pili (b),& Jérôme Klein (drs).
Click on the title to participate.

Tuesday May 16, 2017
"Le jazz", a new book by Stéphane Mercier
Saxophonist Stéphane Mercier publishes a book titled "Le Jazz" (in French). It is aimed at a large audience and places jazz in its historical and social context. With anecdotes.
The book has been published by Ikor Editions. To purchase it, click on the title to visit their website.

Sunday May 14, 2017
"Bru Jazz We" in the footsteps of the Brussels Jazz Marathon (May 26-28)
Coming soon : the new "Brussels Jazz Weekend" !
Mark 26, 27 and 28 may 2017, more than 200 concerts and 700 musicians will set capital of Europe ablaze!
A huge party that makes Brussels swing for one weekend with free concerts : jazz, blues, funk or world music on five open air stages with a line-up of Belgium's greatest bands and international acts, as well as more than 80 clubs, bars and hotels where the party lingers till 2 am in the morning. Add FREE admission for everyone, a special matinee for kids and a swinging, friendly atmosphere all over the city... and you will understand that this event is an absolute must!
The high quality of Belgian jazz is indisputable: renown artists with international reputation, but also a new generation of outstanding young talent, to be discovered !
All concerts during the Brussels Jazz Weekend are totally FREE!
Click on the title to discover the full program.

Friday May 5, 2017
Crowdfunding for Tutu Puoane's Joni Mitchell album project
Singer Tutu Puoane has the project to release an album with live recordings of her Joni Mitchell Project.
The line-up : Tutu Puoane - voice, Tineke Postma - saxophones, Ewout Pierreux - piano, Clemens Van Der Feen - bass and Jasper Van Hulten - drums.
Click on the title to participate in the crowdfunding.

Friday May 5, 2017
Jazzaroundmag : table of contents (Spring 2017)
See the French version of this page for the table of contents of the latest issue of that webzine (in French).
Click on the title to visit it.

Saturday April 29, 2017
April 30 : International Jazz Day in Belgium : jazz on the streets of Brussels, on the stages, on the waves...
The 6 th edition of the International Jazz Day will be celebrated in Belgium, too, with a.o.:
A big band battle featuring the Jazz Station Big Band et le Swingalicious Big Band (La Bourse, Brussels, 14:00)
Musiq3 radio will propose a jazzy version of its jingles.
A tribute to Toots Thielemans, with an exhibition at the Jazz Station and a concert featuring vocalist David Linx and bassist Michel Hatzigeorgiou.

Tuesday April 25, 2017
Garrett List & Orchestra Vivo ! release a video with an ode to peace
Garrett List and the 30 musicians of Orchestra ViVo ! come together for peace with a new video for the 2017 International Jazz Day.
The video is based on a song by Garrett List with words by Judith Malina’s magnificent poem "Thoughts on the Oxymoron Military Intelligence". It was recorded at the Théâtre de Namur, last January, with 30 senior year students of the Institut de la Providence in Champion (Namur, Belgium). They were joined by the residents of the local Red Cross Center.
A true ode to peace, this text highlights the escalation of violence that is provoked by the use of weapons and exposes the absurdity of living in fear of our brothers. The students had no prior training in performing arts; they then experienced learning and acting the song. But the real benifit was to understanding the tensions of today’s world and what art can contribute and transform in these circumstances.
Click on the title to watch the video on Youtube.

Tuesday April 25, 2017
The Wordsmith, with vocalist David Linx and bassist Michel Hatzigeorgiou, has recorded an album
The Wordsmith, a new duo consisting of vocalist David Linx and bassist Michel Hatzigeorgiou, has recorded an album.

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