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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

In Few written notes, jazz, Jazz Clubs on April 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Dear friends,

Imagine you have a moment just for you, some precious hours to do what you want. Imagine that a place offers you the possibility to discover History and Music. Imagine you have the possibility to discover over 100 hours of the greatest jazz ever played  being discovered for the first time after 60 years.

Then go to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem !

The fourth-floor space on East 126th Street does not look anything like a museum. Flourescent-lighted and largely bare, the room appears to be an office but for a weathered grand piano that sits in the middle of the floor and a few faded photographs that adorn the walls. But the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, one of the city’s lesser-known cultural lights, has never really been about its artifacts. It has always been about the music: the improvisational genius of Charlie Parker, the percussive piano of Thelonious Monk, the elegant stylings of Duke Ellington. The music draws some 7,500 people to the building each year for free programming like Jazz for Curious Listeners, which explores the history of jazz or Harlem Speaks, an interview series with musicians, artists, writers and community leaders.

Enjoy !




A small precious Jazz club in Paris : La cave du 38 Riv’

In Jazz Clubs on April 6, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Dear friends,

There are not so many places which combine my love for medieval history and for jazz. La cave du 38 Riv’ in Paris in one of them.

I have the huge pleasure to present you this little gem, situated in the heart of the “Marais” in a 12th century cellar, the Paris secret soul.

Under the direction of Vincent Charbonnier (double bass player from 1984 to 1997), this venue has the warmth of a owner who knows what jazz is and who respects the artists !

Every Monday, from 6.30 pm, it’s time for amateurs, beginners, shy people. From 8.30 pm, professional musicians are on the stage.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, concerts of “other” Jazz styles (Contemporary, Manouche/gipsy, Bossa, World Jazz)

On Thurday, from 8.30 pm, unplugged jazz, without mic, without ampli.

On Friday, from 9 pm, Jazz concert, and from 10.30 pm, Jam session open for all.

On Sunday, another music type : Baroque at 5 pm with tea and sweets :-).

I hope you will find the time to visit this place and to enjoy the program.


La Cave du 38 Riv’

38 rue de Rivoli

75004 PARIS


STORM! gives a stage to young jazz talents in Ostend (Belgium) 5-6 April 2013

In Festivals on April 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Dear friends,

Two evenings in Ostend (Belgium) will bring on stage young jazz talents from Belgium and abroad.

If you missed the performance of today, tomorrow will give you another opportunity.



Friday 5 April

7 pm Brussels Youth Jazz Orchestra & John Ruocco (B/US)

8.10 pm Badenhorst : Evrard: Gyselinck (B/F)

Joachim Badenhorst (rieten), Jean-Yves Evrard (gitaar en effecten), Lander Gyselinck (drums)

9 pm Shai Maestro Trio (ISR/US)

Shai Maestro (piano), Ziv Ravitz (drums), Jorge Roeder (contrabas)

10.10 pm Sandy (B)

11 pm Roller Trio (UK)

James Mainwairing (tenor sax & electronica), Luke Wynter (gitaar), Luke Reddin-Williams (drums)

00.10 pm Blue Monday People & The Spirit Children (B)

Blue Monday People: François Vaiana  (zang), Lara Rosseel (contrabas), Benjamin Sauzereau (gitaar), Jens Bouttery (drums), Dorian Dumont (piano)

The Spirit Children: Mathieu Robert (sopraansax), Thomas Mayade (trompet), Rozanne Descheemaeker (Franse hoorn), Dree Peremans (trombone), Niels Van Heertum (euphonium)

Saturday 6 April

2 pm + 3.15 pm Muziekkamers & First Date – Children from 5 year

7 pm Remi Panossian Trio (F)

Remi Panossian (piano), Maxime Delporte (contrabas), Frederic Petitprez (drums)

8.10 pm Les Chroniques de L’inutile and XXX (B)

Benjamin Sauzereau (gitaar), Gregor Siedl (tenorsax), Eric Bribosia (rhodes), Jens Bouttery (drums), guest: xxx (xxx)


Zara McFarlane (zang), Andy Chapman (drums), Peter Edwards (piano), Max Luthert (contrabas), Binker Golding (tenor sax)

10.10 pm Sandy (B)

Lander Gyselinck en Jens Bouttery (drums)

11 pm Yaron Herman Quartet feat. Emile Parisien (ISR/F)

Yaron Herman (piano)Ziv Ravitz (drums), Stephane Kerecki (bas), Emile Parisien (sax)

00.10 Stuff (B)

Lander Gyselinck (drums), Joris Caluwaerts (keys & elektronica), Dries Laheye (bas), Andrew Claes (sax & elektronica), Mixmonster Menno (turntables)

Storm! Festival practical information (only in Dutch)

Venue: CC De Grote Post, H. Serruyslaan 18a, 8400 Oostende