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Free jazz festival in Brussels today and tomorrow: Saint-Jazz-Ten-Noode

In Festivals on September 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

Dear friends,

If you come around Brussels during this week-end (14-15 September), you can enjoy great music, incredible jazz talents for free.

Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, near the heart of Brussels, offers us for its 27th edition, concerts, meetings and sales of jazz records. Unfortunately is the presentation only in French, but be sure of a high quality and music is universal :-).

You will find the program on the following link :

Enjoy !



Jazz Singer of the Month : Tatiana Parra

In Jazz Singers of the month on September 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

Tatiana Parra has made an incredible album ! This Brazilian singer with a beautiful soft and warm voice proposes you to download free titles. But please, push a little bit your discovery listening to the tracks and you will want this music at home during the coming less and less sunny days and to support you during the winter ! You can buy the album online or get the free title on the following link:

She does not work alone… This beautiful album is the magical fusion with Andrés Beeuwsaert.

The duo of Sao Paulo-born singer and composer Tatiana Parra and pianist, composer and arranger Andrés Beeuwsaert was formed in August 2008. During her career, Parra has performed with Brazilian musicians such as Ivan Lins, Rita Lee, Gilberto Gil, César Camargo Mariano and André Mehmari; while Beeuwsaert has mainly played with the trio Aca Seca (with guitarist Juan Quintero and percussionist Mariano Cantero). These two thirty-something musicians met at the Aca Seca’s concerts in Brazil, where Parra was a guest musician. Their first recordings together appear on Dos ríos, an album released by Beeuwsaert in 2009, and Parra’s Inteira from 2010. The duo plays a vast repertoire of Brazilian and Argentine music including pieces by Carlos Aguirre, Edu Lobo, Pixinguinha, Lea Freire and Dori Caymmi, and also their own original compositions. During 2010, the duo began to perform in diverse cities of Latin America and Europe. Next year, they will join Europália, a project that gathers Brazilian and Belgian musicians. Aquí (Borandá) is the band’s first album, released this year, where the vocals are on an equal footing with the instrumentation. Some songs feature vocals by Ivan Lins.

Learn jazz in Brussels (Schaerbeek – Belgium) !

In Few written notes on September 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Dear friends,

September is here and it’s time to take some good resolutions ! If you’re already a talented artist, you know how many hours, days, months and years it takes to play or sing jazz.

For the others, it’s never too late… If you live around the Capital of Europe this is your chance !!! In the Music Academy of Schaerbeek (Brussels Capital) it’s possible to learn how to play (guitar, double bass, drums, sax…) or to sing jazz for less than 250 euros/year (adult) and less than 100 euro/year (child). Inscriptions are open until the end of September !

The lessons take place on Tuesday evening from 5 pm until 9 pm. The purpose is to give 1 hour instrument or vocal jazz, 1 hour theory of jazz and during the third hour, you will have the opportunity to play in a combo.

Here is the link to take some information :

email :

Tel : + 32 2 241 41 39

Don’t be afraid about the language (Dutch) ! Professors speak English of course (they are jazzmen AND jazzwomen) and also French.

Enjoy !