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NOVEMBER

CARTE BLANCHE TO...

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Each month Carte Blanche to a young jazz cat.

For November, Guillaume Malempré takes the lead!

 

 

THUR 01.11 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

THOM AND THE TONE MASTERS

TOP GROOVE JAZZ

 

Thomas HIRSCH (guitar), Eric Preterre (sax), Frédéric Scamps (keyboard), Stéphane Moureu (drums), Bertrand Couloume (bass)

 

THOM and THE TONE MASTERS get their inspiration from instrumental Afro-American music with references such as Mickey Baker, Tiny Grimes, Bill Jennings, Earl Hooker, Goore Carter and many more…. Playing mainly original compositions, and a few covers, their live sessions create an original and unique atmosphere.  Their first album, « RHYTHM SHOT » was recorded in September 2016 and was immediately noticed and praised by the press in France and internationally :

 

SOUL BAG n°223 – « it swings, it’s jump blues, varied, the playing is sensitive, the rhythmic interactions between the guitar and saxophone are a real pleasure to listen to» - 3,5 stars / 5 by Christophe Mourot.

 

BLUES MAG n°81 – «…a really top line album, somewhere between « Language of the Soul » by Ronnie Earl and « Conversations in swing guitar » by Duke Robillard and Herb Ellis» - Coup de Cœur – Patrick Dallongeville.

 

Additional recognition came with the 2016 Award from David Mac for the best Blues Instrumental album from the specialized American website BLUES JUNCTION :  "There were some terrific instrumental albums released last year but « Rhythm Shot » by Thom and the Tone Masters stands out as the very best of the best ».

 

Come and see the quintet live - letting rip on stage and mixing their many Afro-American influences to perfection in a unique instrumental show!

 

TICKET : 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 02.11 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

MARIA PALATINE

"MY VOICE IS MY PLEA" CD-RELEASE TOUR

 

Maria Palatine (voicals, harp, piano), Jeanfrançois Prins (guitar), Stefan Engelmann (bass), Michael Lakatos (percussion), Anne-Sophie Prins (backing vocals)

 

German vocalist and harpist Maria Palatine was blessed with extraordinary creativity. The third generation of harpists in her family, and the rightful heir of her grandmother, a traveling theater director, Maria left the orchestra pit right after her classical studies of the harp,

piano and composition in Mannheim, to perform her original repertoire of compositions, singing, playing, and dancing with her own band in Europe, Russia and the US.

Maria Palatine was awarded the 2017 Brukmer Golden Artistic Award of the Female Artist of the Year for the ensemble of her artistic career.

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 03.11  (CONCERT 9PM)

SUPER SAX BATTLE

SAXOPHONES SUMMIT

 

Michel Mainil, Pierre Lafontaine, Thomas Champagne, Laurent Sprimont (saxes), Eve Beuvens (Piano), Nicholas yates (bass), Antoine Cirri (Drums)

 

An exceptional meeting of 4 swingin’ and groovin’ sax, in a friendly battle around the grooving repertoire of the Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, … A tribute to the saxophone, born … in Belgium.

 

TICKET :  Member 16€ Non Member 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 04.11 (CONCERT 6PM)

TAP JAM – LIVE MUSIC

 

Luk Vermeir (piano),Tom Callens (sax), Karel Algoed (bass)

 

For the first time, The Music Village hosts a jam session for tap dancers of all ages and backgrounds, amateurs and professionals. It's an open event for all those who love jazz, swing, percussion, and, especially, tap dance. Tap dancers from all across Belgium or abroad will join this friendly evening to share, experiment, create and enjoy. Swing dancers are also very welcome to join this evening with the "cousins"! The wonderful musicians will make sure we take our feet off the ground! Bring your tap shoes, dancing shoes, friends and family, and join us for this relaxed evening!

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

MON 05.11 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

FRANCOIS BOURASSA QUARTET

TOP INTERNATIONAL JAZZ

 

François Bourassa (piano), Guy Boisvert (bass), Greg Ritchie (drums), André Leroux (sax)

 

Piano, composition, over nearly three decades, François Bourassa has built many musical mansions. As pianist, composer and bandleader, he long ago became an international example of Canada’s contemporary jazz scene. A model of both consistency and evolution, he continues to challenge himself, his talented musical partners and his ever-widening community of listeners.

 

«Creative… mystical… exotic… bluesy… joyful.» JAZZ TIMES (USA)

 

TICKET : 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 06.11 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations. Join us and put the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 07.11 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

OAKSTREET TRIO

CARTE BLANCHE A MALEMPRÉ GUILLAUME

 

Teo Crommen (guitar), Matteo Mazzu (bass), Guillaume Malempré (drums)

 

Oakstreet Trio was born right after the meeting of Téo Crommen, Matteo Mazzù and Guillaume Malempré at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. A setlist was quickly built around Téo's original tunes, and the band started gigging a few months after their first rehearsals. During three years, Oakstreet Trio performed all across Belgium, in places such as: Flagey, the Sounds Jazz Club, La Machine, Chat-Pitre..; as well as festivals like the Gaume Jazz and the Toots Jazz festival. They  were also the finalists of the XL Jazz contest and Imagine Belgium.

They recorded a new album that will soon be available. The band is now ready to go to the next level and take you with them! Come enjoy a highly original blend of Jazz, Folk, Rock...

More info : https://www.facebook.com/Oakstreettrio/

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 08.11 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

JAZZ SINGERS’ SHOWCASE

 

Hosted by the Pete Churchill Trio,This evening will be a chance to hear the best of the new, upcoming Jazz Singers amongst the students at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels. Professor of Jazz Singing, Pete Churchill was accompanist to the great Mark Murphy for fifteen years and in his long career as a pianist, singer, choral director and conductor, he has also worked with Jon Hendricks, Sheila Jordan, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler, Abdullah Ibrahim and many more. This evening is a chance to hear the Jazz Singers of tomorrow in the capable hands of a master accompanist.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 09.11 (CONCERT 9PM)

TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG

 

Michael Varekamp (trumpet), Peter Verhas (clarinet,sax), Harry Kanters (piano),

Jos Machtel (bass), Eric Kooger (drums)

The occasion to rediscover his famous (and less famous) melodies in

the warm surrounding of the Music Village.

 

TICKET: 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 10.11 (CONCERT 9PM)

CATHARSIS TRIO

 

Ivan Paduart (piano, compositions), Quentin Dujardin (guitar, compositions), Bert Joris (trumpet, fluegelhorn)

 

A piano, a guitar and a trumpet ; a space where genres meet on a undefinable way, giving birth to warm harmonies and lyrical melodies. Passionated about writing, Ivan Paduart and Quentin Dujardin compose a mix between Ivan’s jazz universe and Quentin’s world sphere. Bert Joris is, without any doubt, one of the top european trumpet players of the 4 last decades ; he participated in the recording of « Catharsis », along with Richard Bona and Manu Katché. Here’s the acoustic and intimate version of this great album !

More info on : www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_-LZZ7MyNc

 

TICKET: 16€ Members – No Members 18€

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SUN 11.11 (CONCERT 6PM)

JULIEN GILLAIN & FRIENDS

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Pauline Leblond (trumpet), Fil Caporali (bass), Julien Gillain (vocals, piano)

 

This trio proposes a concert built up with their own versions of great standards from the 30's and 40's, yet spiced up with some bossa-nova classics. This lovely evening promises a moment rich in swing.

 

FREE ENTRANCE - NO RESERVATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

MON 12.11 (CONCERT 9PM)

TITOKS

ESTONIAN JAZZ

 

Kristjan Rudanovski (violin), Jaanis Kill (guitar), Robert Nõmmann (bass)

 

This year we propose a collective of young Estonian jazz musicians named  TITOKS. Titoks consists of three friends, who are young, yet already quite established musicians, having achieved an ideal harmony in thought and sound due to having played together for years.

 

“A usual gig as a background band gave birth to a group that had never been seen before. Titoks – the first gypsy-jazz trio in Estonia. We played our first concert as Titoks at IDeeJazz 2016. Since then, we have been dreaming that Estonia would become known as a place where gypsy-jazz is played as passionately as in Finland or the Netherlands, for example. Our role models are Raimond Valgre, Biréli Lagrene and, of course, the legendary Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.”

More info on : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7fwuMzSuZ0

 

TICKET: 10€

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 13.11 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations. Join us and put the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 14.11 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

GUILLAUME MALEMPRÉ TRIO

CARTE BLANCHE A GUILLAUME MALEMPRE

 

Wajdi Riahi (piano), Felix Heymans (bass), Guillaume Malempré (drums)

 

Born in Namur in 1996, Guillaume Malempré turned to percussion practice at the age of five. From a musician father, he grew up in an environment open to musical culture. At the age of ten, he began his first concerts. In September 2014, he was received at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where he still follows classes in jazz section. Since then, he has played in emblematic jazz venues such as the Brussels Jazz Marathon, Sounds Jazz Club, Chat-Pitre, Blues-Sphere, but also at the Gaume Jazz Festival, the Dinant jazz festival, ... Today he presents for the first time his trio project, where he reveals a varied jazz; sometimes with modern sonorities, sometimes rooted in tradition.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 15.11  CONCERT 8.30PM

TRIBUTE TO DEXTER GORDON

TOP JAZZ

 

Pauline Leblond (trumpet), Mathieu Najean (sax), Armando Luongo (drums), Victor Foulon (bass), Vincent Bruyninckx (piano)

 

For this concert, these five talented musicians from the Brussels jazz scene pay homage to tenor saxophone giant Dexter Gordon. While crossing the history of Jazz, Dexter has forged a style of his own. With a big sound, melodic phrases and an extreme sense of swing, Dexter inspired all the saxophonists who followed him.

 

TICKET : 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 16.11 (CONCERT 9PM )

RENÉ CALVIN @ THE MUSIC VILLAGE

AFRO BRAZILIAN SAMBA FUNK AND JAZZ

 

René Calvin (bass & vocals), Wout Gooris (piano, keys), Alexandre Cavalière (violin), Nico Manssens (drums)

 

René Calvin is altruistic, sensitive to beauty, with a hint of fantasy. His last album "Brasil Pra Mim" is a complete work with a wide but balanced array of musical styles, pervaded with a large dose of Afro Brazilian vibes, "Brasil Pra Mim" diffuses a powerful Groove. René Calvin expresses his love for Brazil in soft ecclesiastic tones, bathed in the rhythms of Classical Music, jazz rock, jazz fusion, Latin jazz, afro beat and many other styles. René Calvin is simply one of the most inspiring bass players and composers of Afro Brazilian Jazz. He  played for famous jazz, blues, pop and soul artists such as Alicia Keys, Isaac Hayes,George Clinton, Patricia Kaas, Julie Dexter, Marsha Lawson, Ree and Rooster.

 

TICKET: 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 17.11 (CONCERT 9PM)

BOOGIE BOY

MY TRIBUTE TO RAY CHARLES

 

Boogie Boy (lead, piano, vocals), Patrick Deltenre (guitar), Philippe Kanza (bass), Toto Poznantek (drums)

 

Ray Charles was born under the scathing sun of the Georgia slums and his music turned out to be a crunching mix of negro spirituals, jazz, rhythm and blues and of course…soul.. Famous Boogie Boy (Paul Ambach…) blends the soul music with its own vibe, performing every time as if it was the last one, possessed by a vibrant energy. Boogie Boy paying tribute to Ray Charles : more than a concert, an experience. Book NOW…

 

TICKET : Member 18€ Non member  20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 18.11 (CONCERT 6PM)

THE ROWDIES

ROCK N’ ROLL OF THE 50-60s

 

Phil Gosez (lead singer, guitar), Eric van Puyvelde (guitar, sax), Giovanni Valastro (guitar), Paul Huysmans (bass), Yves Vandeuren (piano), Michel Zylbersztajn (drums)

 

A group of old friends pays tribute (since 1960…) to the good old Rock ‘n Roll music of Elvis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, …). Friendly, joyful…and free! Join, from 5pm.

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 20.11 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations. Join us and put the stage on fire !

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WED 21.11 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

NH4

CARTE BLANCHE A GUILLAUME MALEMPRE

 

Nils Hilhorst (guitar), Abel Jednak (sax), Matteo Mazzu (bass), Guillaume Malempré (drums)

 

Founded by Nils Hilhorst on guitar, NH4 features some of the finest young talents on the Brussels jazz scene. Their influences vary from Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker to Nir Felder and Chris Potter.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 22.11

JAZZ SYNDICATE

 

Antoine Marcel (trumpet), Mathieu Najean (sax), Julien Gillain (piabno), Ben Ramos (bass), Daniel Duchateau (drums)

 

 

The “Jazz Syndicate” revisits some of the greatest composers of hardbop from the “blue note” label, i.e. Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, Horace Sylvette, etc, following this set: trumpet, sax, piano, double bass and drums.

More info on : http://www.jazzsyndicate.be/

 

TICKET : Member 13€ Non member  15€

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 23.11 (CONCERT 9PM)

A TRIBUTE TO FAMOUS BELGIAN JAZZ SAXOPHONISTS

 

Dimitri Delvaux (sax), Bruno Grollet (sax), Paolo Loveri (guitar), Michel Vrydag (bass), Kris Duerinckx (drums)

 

Imagine you're a time-traveller and meet all the great belgian saxophone players, in one night !

Articulated around a visual presentation followed by a concert, the « tribute jazz band » proposes a modern and poetic reminiscence of what the jazz clubs of the past, and current ones, look(ed) like in Antwerp, Liège and Brussels. Between traditional swing and modern jazz, come listen to as many different rhythmic vibes as personalities that pay tribute to : Fud Candrix, one of the greatest leaders of big bands in the 30ies, but also the best soloists of the 80ies and 90ies ; Steve Houben, Bart Defoort, Bobby Jaspar, Jacques Pelzer, Etienne Verschueren,... To name but few.

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 24.11 (CONCERT 9PM)

JOHAN CLEMENT TRIO

FEAT. DEBORAH CARTER (USA)

 

Deborah Carter (vocals), Johan Clement (piano), Christophe Devisscher (bass), Luc Vanden Bosch (drums)

 

Vocalist Deborah J. Carter was born in the U.S.A. and grew up in Hawaii and Japan. She traveled extensively performing in jazz festivals, jazz clubs, seminars, radio and TV shows through Europe and Asia. This vocalist / composer / arranger definitely brings her multi - cultural experiences into her music. Deborah also loves to sing the great jazz classics as a guest artist with a number of established European jazz orchestras. She is one of the most dynamic vocalists on the jazz scene. Together with a well-known trio of swinging masters, led by Mr Johan Clement himself…   « …. definitely a jazzy Saturday night!"  Book early.

More info: http://deborahcarter.com

 

TICKET : 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 25.11 (CONCERT 6PM)

MARYLÈNE CORRO TRIO

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Marylène CORRO (vocals), Martin Salemi (piano), Victor Foulon (bass)

 

Marylène Corro is a belgo-chilean jazz singer based in Brussels. The music she likes to share travels between cultures and sounds. From Jazz to brasilian, soul, or french music, her warm voice perfectly melts in the beautiful and delicate harmonies played by Martin Salemi at the piano. Let yourself go on this journey.

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 27.11 (BEGINNING AT 8.30pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations. Join us and put the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 28.11 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

TONKA

CARTE BLANCHE A GUILLAUME MALEMPRE

 

Lydie Thonnard (Flute), Eve Willems (accordion), Mathieu Thonnard (bass), Guillaume Malempré (drums)

 

After a common desire to play together and a little afternoon of musical exchange and improvisation, the band was born. Lydie, Eve and Mathieu met at the Liège Conservatory, and at  the Michel Massot Chamber Rock class. As for Guillaume, he met the group during a jazz workshop at the AKDT of Libramont. The songs played are either compositions or arrangements of traditional world music. Asymmetrical rhythms, oriental colors and broad harmonies, all in a beautiful energy, that's the sound of Tónka.

More info on : https://tonkacontact.wixsite.com/tonka

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 29.11 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

THE MORNING CALL JAZZ BAND

 

Guillaume Gillain (vocals, guitar), Andrew Bolton (bass, vocals), Timothé Lemaire (trombone), Antoine Marcel (trumpet), Mathieu Najean (sax),Tom Lambrecht (drums)

 

The Morning call jazz band was born in  Brussels in September 2017. They love to share their passion for swing inspired by composer and musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington... They now work hand in hand with swing dansers. They just toured for more than a month where they worked and arranged a new set in which they all sing in Barber Shop Style (Miles Brothers). They are now fully charged with an explosive and sharp sense of rhythm and melodies. Come and join us, they'll swing your socks off!

 

TICKET : Member  13€ Non Member  15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 30.11 (CONCERT 9PM)

AMINA FIGAROVA 6TET

NEW ALBUM RELEASE TOUR “THE ROAD TO THE SUN”

TOP INTERNATIONAL JAZZGROUP

 

Amina Figarova (piano), Bart Platteau (flutes), Wayne Escoffery (sax),

Alex Pope Norris (trumpet), Josh Ginsburg (bass), Rudy Royston (drums)

 

One of the most interesting jazz band out there that demonstrates what no-nonsense jazz can be.  Amina Figarova is a globe-trotting Azerbaijan-born, now New York-based composer/pianist/bandleader with more than a dozen recordings to her credit. She has toured extensively, developing a tight-knit ensemble that has attained a distinctive and inimitable voice by concentrating on all-original repertoire for almost 18 years. During that period the Amina Figarova Group triumphed on the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival, was invited repeatedly to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, won critical and audience acclaim in Chicago, Detroit, Paris, Amsterdam — and, of course, New York. An awaited yearly visit to the Village, in a pure New-York new setting, not to be missed.

More info: www.aminafigarova.com

 

TICKET : Member  20€ Non Member  22€

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DECEMBER

CARTE BLANCHE TO...

NEW!

Each month Carte Blanche to a young jazz cat.

For December Alex Gilson takes the lead!

 

 

SAT 01.12 (CONCERT 9PM)

MARJORIE BARNES

& THE JOHAN CLEMENT TRIO

THE AMERICAN SONG BOOK

 

Marjorie Barnes (vocals), Johan Clement (piano), Christophe Devisscher (bass), Luc Vanden Bosch (drums)

 

Marjorie Barnes hails from Broadway where she sang in the biggest musicals, before embarking on a succession of collaborations with artists such as Frank Sinatra and Marcus Miller. Her voice brims with all the melodic roots of Jazz and transcends the solid swing of the trio, covering notes and riffs with heady fragrances of the legend so that a new jazz story can begin.

More info : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cinBT4x5odE

 

TICKET : 18€ -20 €

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 02.12 (CONCERT 6PM)

MOON ON MAN

SWEET & JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Sumi (vocals), Guy Rens (piano), Michel Zilbersztajn (drums), Paolo ZaK (bass)

 

Moon on Man is a mix between a young comedian girl with the most charming Blues & Jazzy voice and “Rock Musicians” ! They play their own compositions as well as covers. Friendly, Joyful and … Free ! So join us from 5 pm.

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 04.12 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations. Join us and put the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 05.12 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

TRIBUTE TO MONK

CARTE BLANCHE TO ALEX GILSON

 

Alex Gislon (bass), Frédéric Perreard (piano), Paul Morvan (drums)

 

The occasion to rediscover his famous (and less famous) melodies in the warm surrounding of the Music Village.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 06.12 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

ALBERTO PARMEGIANI QUARTET

 

Alberto Parmegiani (guitar), Claudio Filippini (piano), Daniele Cappucci (bass), Armando Luongo (drums)

 

This concert is an exciting mix of black sonority that pays its toll to the afro American tradition dealing with different styles from avant-garde to hip hop.The arrangement that Alberto wrote for the band make the show very intriguing and very intense, a top class rhythm section provides Alberto and the soloists a natural palette for him to draw his melodies in a continuous interplay with the band mates illustrating the tradition with highly sophisticated rhythmic and melodic patterns bringing to life a new synthesis of an original and contemporary sound.

 

TICKET : 13€ -15 €

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 07.12 (CONCERT 9PM)

VIA TOLEDO JAZZ QUARTET

TOP JAZZ QUARTET

 

Angelo Gregorio (sax/compositions), Paolo Loveri (guitar), Fil Caporali (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums)

 

Via Toledo is an ancient street and one of the most important shopping thoroughfare in the city of Naples, Italy. Many poets compare Via Toledo to the American Broadway and the french writer Stendhal who described the spirit of this street like this “here we are in the beautiful Via Toledo, the happiest street on earth!”. These four musicians, Bruno Castellucci (Belgian from Italian Parents), Paolo Loveri, Angelo Gregorio (Italians from the region of Naples) and Fil Caporali (Brazilian) got together with the same spirit of Via Toledo in Naples. Happiness and passion for music, for jazz. This project wants to present a unique kind of jazz musical performance bringing together original compositions of the young upcoming artist Angelo Gregorio and less known jazz standards.

 

TICKET: 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

SAT 08.12 (CONCERT 9PM)

JEANFRANÇOIS PRINS

"RIO DE JAZZEIRO"

 

Jeanfrançois Prins (guitar,vocals), Theo de Jong (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums) & guest : Jasper Soffers (piano, keyboards)

 

Come and celebrate life with Jazz and Brazilian Music! Rio de Jazzeiro combines the joy and sensuality of Brazilian music with the positive energy of melodic jazz. Belgian jazz guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins (based in Berlin and NYC for many years) has performed all over Europe, the Americas and even Asia. Exposed to so many styles and influences, and inspired by musicians he’s met and worked with, he created a new theme: “Rio de Jazzeiro”. Much of Prins’ favorite music originated in Brazil, and his idea was to present Brazilian music with a jazzman’s taste. From Bossa Nova to Samba, from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Milton Nascimento, Ivan Lins, Tania Maria and Caetano Veloso, and including jazz repertoire as well as originals, Prins, supported by his Belgian all-stars rhythm section Bart Denolf and maestro Bruno Castellucci, with Dutch piano virtuoso Jasper Soffers as a guest, will generate joyful energy, deep grooves, and lyrical ballads.

More info http://www.jfprins.com/

 

TICKET : 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 09.12 (CONCERT 6PM)

LORENZO KOBINA & FRIENDS

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

These jazz cats will play some of the most famous jazz melodies with energy & passion! To discover…

 

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TUE 11.12 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations. Join us and put the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 12.12 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

TRIBUTE TO SONNY ROLLINS

CARTE BLANCHE TO ALEX GILSON

 

Alex Gilson (bass), Bart Defoort (sax), Jean Baptiste Pinet (drums)

 

The occasion to rediscover his famous (and less famous) melodies in the warm surrounding of the Music Village.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 13.12 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

JOACHIM CAFFONNETTE TRIO

TOP JAZZ

 

Joachim Caffonnette (piano), Alex Gilson (bass), Jean-Baptiste Pinet (drums)

 

After years focusing on his quintet, making his  band become one the most important iones on the young Brussels jazz scene, Joachim Caffonnette met double bass player Alex Gilson, freshly arrived in Brussels. Together, they did several gigs in trio with local drummers, having fun on jazz standards. They decided to organise a mini tour in Belgium and Eastern France. Gilson called Paris-based drummer, Jean-Baptiste Pinet for the gigs. After the first notes, it appeared that the connection between the three musicians was almost telepathic, consolidated by a common vision of the interplay. Since then, they have been touring in Europe, mixing standards with Caffonnette’s originals and some pop-rock cover arranged by the band leader. Good moments ahead !

 

TICKET : 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 14.12 (CONCERT 9PM)

CHARLES LOOS OLD TIME TRIO

FEATURING JOSH HILBERMAN (TAP DANCE)

 

Charles Loos (piano), André Donni (clarinet), Luc Vanden Bosch (drums), Josh Hilberman (tap dance)

 

Charle Loos’ ‘Old Time Trio’,has been re-imagining jazz from the 1920’s and 30’s for more than 25 years.  Like Benny Goodman or Jelly Roll Morton, they play in a format typical of the era:  a bass-less trio of clarinet, piano, and drums.  The trio is thrilled to be joined by internationally recognized tap dancer Joshua Hilberman (USA/Liege), who promises to make the evening even more swinging!

 

TICKET: 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 15.12 (CONCERT 9PM)

MAN ON FIRE & THE SOUL SOLDIERS

TOP GROOVE JAZZ

 

Selim Miles Boudraa (vocals), Elvin Galland (keys), Giotis Damianidis (guitar), Guylain Domas (bass), Maayan Smith (sax), Dominique "Dimo" Della Nave (trombone), Loic Dumoulin (trumpet), Ben Tequi (drums)

 

Man On Fire and The Soul Soldiers are nine musicians, who are passionate about Afro-American music (from gospel to hip hop), and decided to pay tribute to those artists (such as Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, Ray Charles, Sam Cook) who once raised the hopes of a whole community.

 

TICKET : Member 18€ - Non member  20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 16.12 (CONCERT 6PM)

BROADWAY SCHOOL

JAZZY CHRISTMAS

 

This year, Ecole Broadway’s students will bring you a cheerful, nostalgic and heart-felt show, featuring the best known christmas carols of your childhood. Christmas cheer and mirth required

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 18.12 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations. Join us and put the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 19.12 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON

CARTE BLANCHE TO ALEX GILSON

 

Alex gilson (bass), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Armando Luongo (drums),

 

The occasion to rediscover his famous (and less famous) melodies in the warm surroundings of the Music Village.

 

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THUR 20.12 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

JAZZ SINGERS’ SHOWCASE

 

Hosted by the Pete Churchill Trio,This evening will be a chance to hear the best of the new, up and coming Jazz Singers as found amongst the students at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels. Professor of Jazz Singing, Pete Churchill was accompanist to the great Mark Murphy for fifteen years and in his long career as a pianist, singer, choral director and conductor, he has also worked with Jon Hendricks, Sheila Jordan, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler, Abdullah Ibrahim and many more. This evening is a chance to hear the Jazz Singers of tomorrow in the capable hands of a master accompanist.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

FRI 21.12 (CONCERT 9PM)

THE SWING DEALERS

100 YEARS OF SWING!

 

Vincent Mardens (tenor saxophones), Jean Van Lint (bass/vocals), Dirk Van der Linden (piano),

Jan de Haas (drums)

 

More than ever, let’s share our explosive swinging energy on stage for a special 100 years of swing commemoration! HAPPY MUSIC for HAPPY PEOPLE!

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 22.12 (CONCERT 9PM)

TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD

 

Stefanie De Meulemeester (vocals), Hinderik Leeuwe (trumpet, fluglehorn), Peter Verhas (sax),

Stijn Wauters (piano), Paul Bourdiaudhy (drums), Stefan Willems (bass)

 

Ella’s most famous songs will be presented and brought alive by the gorgeous Stefanie De Meulemeester, accompanied by Swingmasters ! The band’s  “cotton club”-sound  dedicated to the everlasting miracle called 'swing' : they propose you a charming, classy  evening in presence of Ella Fitzgerald’s soul.... A regular guest of the Village, deserving standing ovations. .

 

TICKET : 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 23.12 (CONCERT 6PM)

GILLAUME GILLAIN TRIO

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Guillaume Gillain (guitar, vocals), Andrew Bolton (bass, vocals), Julien Gillain (piano, vocals)

 

This trio formed by Guillaume Gillain explores the diverse colours that the drumless formation with guitar, piano and double bass offers. Inspired by the famous Nat King Cole trio, these musicians revisit the great standards of the swing era. Having always played together, it is with a huge complicity that they share their passion for this music.

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 26.12 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETTIFORD

CARTE BLANCHE TO ALEX GILSON

 

Alex Gilson (bass), Quentin Liegois (guitar) + guest on drums

 

The occasion to rediscover his famous (and less famous) melodies in the warm surrounding of the Music Village.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 27.12 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

SWING THAT MUSIC

TOP SWING JAZZ

 

Antoine Marcel (trumpet,vocals), Edouard wallon (trombone), Mathieu Dewitt (piano), Félix Heymans (bass,vocals), Daniel Duchateau (drums)

 

They love to share their passion for swing inspired by composers and musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington... They are fully charged with an explosive and sharp sense of rhythm and melodies. Come and join, they'll swing your socks off!

 

TICKET : Member 13€ - Non Member 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 28.12 (CONCERT 9PM)

BUSTER & THE SWING

SWING JAZZ FROM THE  40-50IES

 

Marc Hérouet (piano, lead), Philippe Leblanc (sax, clarinet), René De Smaele (trumpet, vocals), Jean-Louis Rasinfosse (bass), Jean-Luc Van Lommel (drums)

 

This group of passionate jazz lovers has developed through the years a very personal approach to the everlasting jazz, mixing the tradition of the repertoire and the new look of non-stop reinvention. One of the best bands of the kind for decades. Their concert program, is made of refined crafted arrangements of some of the best standards of jazz.

 

TICKET : Member 16€ - Non Member 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 29.12 (CONCERT 9PM)

JAZZYSTRINGS

TOP GYPSY JAZZ

 

Alexandre Cavaliere (violin)), Mario Cavaliere (guitar), René Desmaele (trumpet, vocals), Manu Bonnetti (guitar), Jean Louis Rassinfosse (bass)

 

A famous group of “strings only” jazz musicians (including the father-and-son Cavaliere duet…) dedicated to the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli. Since 1982, a must in dozens of Festivals. Besides the eternal Django-Grapelli repertoire, they will play some other exciting jazz repertoires. Joyful, brilliant and virtuoso music pleasure.

 

TICKET : Member 16€ Non Member 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 30.12 (CONCERT 6PM)

FABRICE MUKUNA TRIO

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Fabrice Mukuna (sax), Kays Frihat (bass), Samuel Marie (piano)

 

Fabrice and his multinational band will play some jazz, blues and world folk music.

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

MON 31.12 (CONCERT 9PM)

VERJAZZ COMBO

FEAT ANGELA VAN RIJTHOVEN

NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECIAL CONCERT- DINNER PARTY

 

Angela van Rijthoven (vocals), Peter Verhas (reeds), Harry Kanters (paino), Stefan Willems (bass), Paul Bourdiaudhy (drums)

 

“An elegant way of celebrating New Year’s Eve in a festive, swinging and dancing way”

 

The magic of your favorite everlasting jazz melodies in the company of a Special Combo. A classic program for an exclusive party. In the warm surroundings and with the usual friendly service of the Music Village’s team, far away from the crowd, yet in the center of Brussels.

 

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THE MENU:

 

TRIO OF APPETIZERS:

Smoked salmon, onion chutney with lime.

White sausage, onion chutney with Kriek taste (cherry beer).

Empenadas with fig’s chutney and goat cheese.

 

STARTERS:

Blinis served with foie gras, endive’s chutney and shallot with speculoos chutney.

 

MAIN COURSE:

Mille feuille with poultry’s palet and duck confit on pumpkin coulis.

 

DESSERT:

Crystallized apples with salted caramel on vanilla cream coulis.

 

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95€ per person (include concert & dinner) - Drinks at the usual menu price.

 

Schedule: welcome from 7pm to 8.00, live Music from 8.30, dinner from 9.00 pm.  End ….

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CREDITS

Graphic & Web Design : Mathieu Huygens

Pictures : Maxence Martens

Hall of Fame Pictures : Michel Binstok