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Monday September 11, 2017
A 5 cd box of guitarist Philip Catherine, reissue of LPs and more, due in October 2017
On the occasion of his 75th birthday, Warner will release in October 2017 a 5 cd box of guitarist Philip Catherine. It will include the reissue of four LPs (September Man", "Guitars", "Babel", "End of August") and an unreleased solo recording made by Radio Bremen (D) in 1979.

Sunday September 10, 2017
Peter Hertmans / André Charlier / Benoît Sourisse in concert and on Youtube, CD soon
Guitarist Peter Hertmans will give some concerts with drummer André Charlier and organ player Benoît Sourisse (F) in Belgium.
There is a video to watch on Youtube, with the trio playing Chick Corea's "Tones for Joan's bones".
Click on the title.
An album has been recorded, to be released in 2018.

Thursday September 7, 2017
Brussels Jazz Orchestra's new season
The Brussels Jazz Orchestra will propose several projects during the upcoming season :
  • with vocalist Tutu Puoane "We have a dream"
  • John Beasley's Monk'Estra project
  • Bert Joris "Smooth Shake"
  • Boom boom, Dimitri Leue + Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
  • with "De frivole framboos" "Dubble geboekt"
  • David Linx "Brel"
  • WOW ("We orchestrate words")
  • Symphonic Jazz Concert with Brussels Philharmonic during the Ghent Film Festival
  • etc...

    Click on the title to watch a short video.

  • Saturday September 2, 2017
    Sabam Jazz Awards 2017 : saxophonist-flutist Manuel Hermia and bassist Félix Zurstrassen (Young talent)
    The Sabam Jazz Awards 2017 have been announced on the occasion of the Belgian Jazz Meeting at Marni Theatre le 2 septembre. Saxophonist-flutist Manuel Hermia received the Sabam Jazz Award 2017 a confirmed artist and bassist Félix Zurstrassen received the young talent award.

    Wednesday August 30, 2017
    Bassist Reggie Washington mixing his Rainbow Shadow Volume #2 album
    Bassist Reggie Washington is completing the mix of his upcoming album "Rainbow Shadow Volume #2", recorded with DJ Grazzhoppa, Marvin Sewell (gt) and Pat Dorcean (drs).

    Tuesday August 29, 2017
    The Jelle Van Giel Group plays in Hungary
    On Aug. 31, 2017, the Jelle Van Giel Group plays in the Opus Jazz Club in Budapest (Hungary).

    Tuesday August 29, 2017
    Drummer Stéphane Galland's new project "The Mystery of Kem" feat. Ravi Kulur
    On September 8, 2017, during the Marni Jazz Festival in Brussels, drummer Stéphane Galland will launch a new project "The Mystery of Kem", featuring Ravi Kulur (flute). With Sylvain Debaisieux (sax), Bram De Looze (piano) and Federico Stocchi (bass).

    Monday August 28, 2017
    The band "The Awkwords" wins the Mechelen Jazz Contest 2017
    The band "The Awkwords" wins the first Prize the Mechelen Jazz Contest 2017. The trio is composed of Federico Stocchi (bass), Hendrik Lasure (piano) and Paul Berne (drs).

    Saturday August 26, 2017
    Guitarist Philip Catherine in duo with saxophonist Fabrice Alleman at the Rimouski Jazz Festival (Canada)
    On September 2nd, 2017, guitarist Philip Catherine plays in duo with saxophonist Fabrice Alleman at the Rimouski Jazz Festival (Canada).

    Monday August 21, 2017
    Bassist Bart De Nolf and drummer Luc Vanden Bosch in Japan with pianist Johan Clement
    Bassist Bart De Nolf and drummer Luc Vanden Bosch are just back from a tour in Japan with the trio of the Dutch pianist Johan Clement.

    Thursday August 17, 2017
    Drummer Stéphane Galland recording with the band Schijns
    The band Schijns is in the recording studio. Shijn has an international line-up : Laurent David (bass), Malcolm Braff (piano), Jacques Schwartz-Bart (sax) and Stéphane Galland (drums).

    Wednesday August 9, 2017
    Bassist Daniel Romeo to release "The black days sessions", an album as a leader
    Bassist Daniel Romeo, a brilliant specialist of fusion and funk, will release i November 2017 "The black days sessions", an album as a leader with numerous musicians and guests from various countries. A double LP + 1 CD.

    Saturday August 5, 2017
    Saxophonist Nicolas Kummert featured in 4 projects during the Jazz Middelheim Festival
    On August 6, 2017, saxophonist Nicolas Kummert will be featured in 4 projects during the Jazz Middelheim Festival (Antwerp, B) :
    a duo with pianist Igor Gehenot, Nicolas Kummert Resonance, Kummert / Samb / Van Hulten - Sym and Drifter.
    See the concert calendar for details (Live Jazz -> Programme).

    Friday August 4, 2017
    Antiduo has recorded a new album : 2 pianists, 2 drummers
    "Antiduo" has recorded an album. It will be released out in 2018.
    Two pianists : Erik Vermeulen and Seppe Gebruers
    + Two drummers : Eric Thielemans and Marek Patrman.
    Recorded by Werner Pensaert

    Wednesday August 2, 2017
    Aka Moon records a new trio album + 25 year cd box in preparation
    Aka Moon is currently recording a new trio album, to be released in November 2017?
    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the band, a big cd box will be released, containing all their recordings !

    Thursday July 27, 2017
    "Le Jazz d'Hortense" # 99 is out and on-line
    The issue # 99 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.

    Saturday July 15, 2017
    "Udiverse", a 30 musicians project of saxophonist Fabrice Alleman, album due in October
    Saxophonist Fabrice Alleman has completed the recording of his "Udiverse" project. Around an international nucleus of jazz and world musicians, a full chamber orchestra was involved (strings, winds, harp). They present compositions by Fabrice, Michel Herr and Lalo Zanelli (Arg.) With one exception (a piece by Lalo Zanelli), all arrangements have been written by Michel Herr.
    The album, titled "Udiverse, Fabrice Alleman & Chamber Orchestra" will be released in October 2017 by Cyprès records (B).
    The musicians : Fabrice Alleman (sop. sax), Fred Favarel (gt, F), Minino Garay (perc., Argentina), Vincent Bruyninckx (p), Sam Gerstmans (b) and Frédéric Jacquemin (drs). Guitarist Philip Catherine makes a guest appearance on one track. Add the Orchestre de Chambre de Liège (strings), the Quartz Ensemble (winds) and harpist Ingrid Procureur.
    Some concerts will take place in October 2017.

    Thursday July 13, 2017
    No "Saint-Jazz-ten-Noode" Festival this year because lack of subsidies
    No "Saint-Jazz-ten-Noode" Festival this year because the subsidies from the Brussels Region could not be obtained.


    Wednesday July 12, 2017
    "Kawral", with Salia Sanou & trumpeter Laurent Blondiau"s Mââk at the Off Festival in Avignon (F)
    MET-X presents « Kawral » during the event "DANSEZ ! #3" at the Théâtre de la Chapelle du Verbe Incarné in the Off Festivalof d'Avignon( F) from July 22 through 26, 2017 at 12:30.
    The project combines the creation of dancer and choreographer Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso) and trompettist Laurent Blondiau with the ensemble "Mââk".
    For more infos, click on the title.

    Sunday July 9, 2017
    Saxophonist Frank Deruytter's O.T.O. Machine has recorded its first album
    OTO Machine, the funk/jazz big band led by saxophonist Frank Deruytter, has recorded its first album.

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