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Sunday July 9, 2017
Rebirth:: Collective has recorded a new album
The band "Rebirth: Collective" has recorded a new album at he Fattoria Musica Studio in Osnabrück (D). Arrangements by trombonist Dree Peremans. With : Ewout Pierreux, Bruno Vansina, Jo Hermans, Joppe Bestevaar, Toni Vitacolonna, Wietse Meys, Jos Machtel.
Release expected on Sept. 28, 2017.

Wednesday July 5, 2017
Toots Thielemans Award 2017 : pianists Geoffrey Fiorese & Hendrik Lasure
The Toots Thielemans Award 2017, which goes to music students who are completing their studies, has been awarded this year to pianists/composers Geoffrey Fiorese & Hendrik Laure.
On the photo : Geoffrey Fiorese.

Monday July 3, 2017
The Brussels Jazz Orchestra recorded his project "We have a dream" feat. vocalist Tutu Puoane
The year 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. Brussels Jazz Orchestra will commemorate his death with a musical production around the theme of human rights. "We have a dream" will present new arrangements of great pop, rock, soul and jazz songs. Singer Tutu Puoane, from Antwerp with South African roots, will sing with a raised fist, an indictment – a call for justice.
Blues, reggae, folk, rock, hip-hop and jazz are beloved genres for songs about injustice, a rich tradition of the protest song. From Stevie Wonder to Marvin Gaye, from Nina Simone to Sting, from Rod Stewart to Donny Hathaway, each and every one is a powerful song about injustice, oppression or inequality.
New arrangements by Michel Herr, Bert Joris, Gyuri Spies..
Album to be released in January 2018. Concerning the BJO, let us remind you that their Brel album with David Linx received an Edison Award in the Netherlands. In the fall 2017, Bert Joris will be touring with his "Smooth Shake" repertoire.

Monday July 3, 2017
12 Belgian bands to participate in the Sudtirol Jazz Festival Alto Adige
Take a look at the French page for a detailed programme and click on the title to visit the website of the festival.

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.

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