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Saint Jazz ten noode, a jazz festival in the heart of Brussels 12-13 sept. 2014

In Festivals, jazz on September 9, 2014 at 8:40 am

Dear friends,

It’s my pleasure to announce you that Brussels, the capital of Europe, will move with jazz rhythms next week-end.

The smallest commune of Brussels, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, changes her name into Saint Jazz ten noode, because everything will be do-be-do-be-do :-).

Please find here the program. One of my favorites is Sal La Rocca, he is one of the best double bass players in Belgium.

Enjoy !

Céline

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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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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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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 !

Céline

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New jazz club in Brussels (Belgium): The BRAVO!!!

In Few written notes, Jazz Clubs on April 22, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Dear friends,

It’s my pleasure to announce you the opening of a great jazz place in Brussels (Belgium). Some Belgian jazz musicians told me how great it was to play in this place because they are considered as the quintessence of the magic of this club.

I only found the facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/bravobxl but you can also find some elements on this page too (in French): http://www.brusselslife.be/fr/adresse/bravo

The jazz club is located in the underground and seems to be terrific. I promise to visit this place as soon as possible :-).

 

The BRAVO

7,  Rue d’Alost – 1000 Brussels (Belgium)

 

Enjoy !

 

Céline

 

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 !

Céline