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Some festivals in Belgium

In Festivals on July 1, 2014 at 8:21 am

Dear friends,

Here comes the sun and… Jazz Festivals. I propose you to discover some of them in Belgium:

  • Comblain Jazz Festival (4th-6th of July 2014)

http://www.comblainjazzfestival.be/

  • Fam’ and Jazz : Marche-en-Famenne (5th of July 2014)

http://www.marche.be/tourisme/agenda/festival-jazz-fam-and-jazz-festival/

  • Gent Jazz Festival ( 10th-19th of July 2014)

http://www.gentjazz.com/en/

  • Brosella Jazz Festival (12th-13th of July 2014)

http://www.brosella.be/eng

  • Rossignol-Tintigny : Gaume Jazz Festival (8th-10th of August 2014)

http://www.gaume-jazz.com/

  • Jazz Middelheim : Antwerp (14th-17th of August 2014)

http://www.jazzmiddelheim.be/en/

 

I wish you hours of musical pleasure and beautiful discoveries!

Céline

 

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Cognac: when France has a passion for jazz and blues (30 June – 6 July 2014)

In Festivals, jazz on June 16, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Dear Friends,

Sarah Letor, a Belgian jazz singer with a lot of oomph, informed me of her participation on the Cognac Jazz Festival in France.

I’m sure that some of you know the historical spirit drink that has made this city (of less than 20 000 inhabitants) so famous. Now you have a second reason to visit it ! For its 21 edition , the accent will be put on blues. Incredible talents will be on stage: the GREAT George Benson, Steven Seagal, the incredible Leyla McCalla (Haitian-New Orleans-Cajun heritage), Taj Mahal well known for his senor blues, and many many others…

Please look at the program, you will definitely fall in love with France! I know that it’s during the Mundial of Football… but in France we have electricity AND digital TV’s :-). No excuses !

Enjoy,

Céline

http://bluespassions.com/

 

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Jens Maurits Bouttery: when a young jazz drummer steals the show…

In Artist of the Month, jazz on June 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Dear friends,

It’s my pleasure to share with you a portrait of a young Belgian jazz drummer, because when an excellent drummer steals the show, it has to be underlined ! :-)

Born in Belgium in 1988, he has completed his master degree in 2011 in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, but before ending his studies, he already won the 2nd price of Dexia Classics Contest for percussion (2006)! Five years later, he also won the price for best solo player at the Brussels Jazz Marathon XLJazz Contest 2011 and finally the Toots Thielemans Jazz Award 2011 for school career and final project “The Dubtapes”.

Winning awards is a good thing but setting fire on the stage requires great art that Jens obtained with is double formation: theater (he won also several awards in this art).

Now just listen to him and enjoy !

Céline

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqPpH7cmLAQ&feature=youtu.be

http://www.jensbouttery.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98cHN6WyLjo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEsy6sTgRuQ

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