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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,

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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 !

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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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Job opportunity in French: La cave du 38 Riv’, club de jazz parisien, cherche un co-gestionnaire

In jazz, Jazz Clubs, Job opportunity on June 5, 2014 at 8:08 am

Dear Friends,

Some announcements have to happen in my mother tong :-). Here is a job opportunity for French speaking people who want to apply to become the co-manager of a famous Jazz club in Paris, la cave du 38 Riv’.

Good luck !

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Brussels Jazz Marathon: 200 Free concerts (23-25 May 2014)

In Festivals, jazz on May 23, 2014 at 6:36 am

Dear friend,

From tonight until Sunday evening, free jazz played by more than 700 jazz musicians in the heart of Europe for the 19th edition of the Brussels Jazz Marathon.

During the Brussels Jazz Marathon, Brussels is more than ever the capital of jazz!

Rendez-vous at Grand Place, the Sablon Square, the St-Catherine Square, Fernand Cock Square, and NEW this year, the Luxembourg Square, where you can enjoy the outdoor scenes. Not to mention performances in dozens of clubs and bars until the end of the night.

Jazz, blues, funk, world: take your choice! There are all sorts of sounds and vibes for even the most discerning tastes.

Add FREE admission for everyone, a special matinee for kids, free up- and downtown shuttles and a swinging, friendly atmosphere all over the city… and you will understand that this event is an absolute must!

http://www.brusselsjazzmarathon.be/

Enjoy !

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Win tickets for Blue Flamingo Jazz Festival (Brussels-Belgium)

In Festivals, jazz on October 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Dear friends,

Our friendship with the Blue Flamingo Jazz Festival in Brussels (Belgium) is strong !

MuseBoosting, the organization, proposes 2×5 tickets for next Friday October 11 and 2×5 tickets for Saturday October 12.

The program is always fantastic and the atmosphere in the castle of Karreveld is really exceptional.

On Friday, you will enjoy the solo of Kris Defoort (piano), one of the most talented masters of improvisation, sliding between classic and jazz.

http://www.krisdefoort.com/

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On Saturday, Arkham Asylum. This group composed by five musicians from Bruxelles will play a nervous and melancholic, a soft and energetic jazz. A kind Burton-Shakespearien music.

https://myspace.com/arkhamasylumusic

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If you want to win a duo ticket, send an email to :

bestjazzclubs@hotmail.fr

Answer this question : What is the color of the Flamingo Jazz Festival in Brussels ?

Select the day you would like to attend and your name.

Info on : http://www.blueflamingofestival.be/lessentiel.html

I wish you success !

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Brosella Folk & Jazz Festival 13-14 July 2013

In Festivals, jazz on July 2, 2013 at 3:58 am

Dear friends,

Summer in Belgium and you have the chance to enjoy sweet days in the Free Brosella Folk & Jazz Festival !

Over the years Brosella Folk & Jazz developed into a main player in the musical landscape of Brussels and Belgium. It persists to occupy an important place amongst the numerous events in Brussels. The festival plays a valuable role in the prominence of the Brussels Region in Europe and abroad. Brosella Folk and Jazz is credited with a rising recognition and appreciation in the folk and jazz worlds, from both fans and artists worldwide.

Be welcome !!!!!

http://www.brosella.be/eng