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SEPTEMBRE

CARTE BLANCHE TO MARGAUX VRANKEN

Margaux Vranken (born in Brussels, Belgium) is a pianist, composer and arranger, holding a master’s degree in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. She performed every month at the Sounds Jazz Club in Brussels for four years, first with her band PINTO, and then with her trio. After recording an EP with PINTO in late 2015, Vranken wrote the original soundtrack to the documentary "Les Liberterres" (RTBF, KOAN Prod). She moved to Boston in September 2017 to pursue her master’s degree at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. She released her first full-length album “Purpose” on Igloo Records in November 2020. Margaux is now working towards her second project “Songbook”, to be released in 2022.

WED 01.09

MARGAUX VRANKEN TRIO PLAYS STANDARDS

CARTE BLANCHE TO MARGAUX VRANKEN

 

Margaux Vranken (piano), Fil Caporali (bass), Daniel Jonkers (drums)

 

Margaux Vranken (born in Brussels) recently graduated from the Berklee College of Music (Boston), one of the top American music colleges. Since she came back in Europe, Margaux released her album « Purpose » on Igloo Records and just finished recording her second album. Though she loves to write her own tunes, she never misses the opportunity to play jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. She’ll perform tonight her favorite swing tunes and ballads and she’ll be accompanied by Brazilian bassist Fil Caporali and Dutch drummer Daniel Jonkers (drums). If you love Cole Porter, George Gerswhin and if you’ve been missing the atmosphere of an authentic jazz club during lockdown, this is an evening not to be missed!

 

Lien vidéo: https://youtu.be/mOz5td5uCCc

 

TICKET: 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 02.09

OSCAR GEORGES SONG TRIO

AMERICAN SONGBOOK, FRENCH SONGS

 

Yanik Jacket (vocals, piano), Basile Rahola (bass), Oscar Georges (drums)

 

Oscar has always loved the singing part in Jazz music, all the feelings that voice can bring to the audience, all the different timbres that can be done, the power of words. For this one night trio, he decided to invite an old multi-instrumentists friend to sing and play the piano, Yanik Jacquet and his long time friend and music brother Basile Rahola. The repertoire will alternate between the great American songbook and French songs revisited by the trio.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 03.09

MARDI GRAS IS BACK IN TOWN !

AUTHENTIC OLD STYLE JAZZ

 

“Papa” Paul Callebaut (trombone, vocals, leader), “Michel” Simons (trumpet), Jan “Magic” Coppieters (clarinet), Wim “Dix” Decommer (piano), Paul “Speedy” De Bock (bass), Mattias “Fidgety” Hallin (banjo), Marnix de Boom (drums)

 

Performing in homeland and abroad, THE MARDI GRAS JAZZBAND is a regular guest on our bandstand, to entertain the full house. Playing “authentic old style jazz as well as moaning blues and holy spirituals, they sparkle up the joint.

 

MORE INFO: https://vimeo.com/183203338

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 04.09

SABIN TODOROV TRIO

FEATURING MICHEL PARE

TRIBUTE TO GEORGE GERSHWIN

 

Sabin Todorov (piano), Michel Paré (trumpet), Sal La Rocca (bass), Lionel Beuvens (drums)

 

This high voltage quartet will play the favorite tunes, written by the great American composer and piano player George Gershwin. The Sabin Todorov trio with Sal La Rocca and Lionel Beuvens played for the first time in Music Village at 2003 during the Brussels International Young Jazz Singers Competition. This night the famous trumpet player Michel Paré will join the trio.

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 05.09

WAJDI RIAHI QUARTET

TRIBUTE TO BRAD MEHLDAU

 

Wajdi Riahi (piano), Mehdi Azaiez (guitar), Basile Rahola (bass), Daniel Jonkers (drums)

 

Brad Mehldau was a real source of inspiration not only for piano players but for musicians in general. For this tribute Wajdi invites his good friend from Tunisia who lives in Paris actually,

Mehdi Azaiez a wonderful guitar player. And always with his soul’s brother Basile Rahola on doublebass and the very talented drummer Daniel Jonkers. This quartet will play a mix of tunes that inspired Brad (Radiohead, jazz standards, brad’s compositions…)

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 07.09

MAAYAN SMITH QUINTET

FEAT. JEREMY DUMONT

SWINGING BRAND OF JAZZ

 

Maayan Smith (sax), Jean-Paul Estievenart (trumpet), Jeremy Dumont (piano) Jasen Weaver (bass), Noam Israeli (drums)

 

Jeremy Dumont is a rising star on the Belgian Jazz scene and his brand of exciting straight ahead Jazz has been pleasing audiences in Belgium and abroad. He and Maayan Smith have been collaborating for the past 8 years. With the front line of Maayan Smith and Jean-Paul Estienvenart, this quintet offers a hard swinging brand of Jazz that is guaranteed to move you!

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

WED 08.09

MARGAUX VRANKEN INVITES JF PRINS & BRUNO CASTELLUCCI

CARTE BLANCHE TO MARGAUX VRANKEN :

BRAZILIAN MUSIC & JAZZ STANDARDS

 

Margaux Vranken (piano), Jean-François Prins (guitar), Fil Caporali (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums)

 

Guitarist JF Prins and drummer Bruno Castellucci don’t need to be introduced anymore; Margaux will have the immense privilege to play with these two top-notch jazz musicians. Bruno was Margaux’s mentor since she was a teenager and they never stopped playing together since then. JF Prins has been playing with Castellucci for more than three decades and they both played with jazz legend Toots Thielemans for many years. Vranken and Prins share a passion for Brazilian music and tonight they’ll perform great hits from Jobim, Djavan, Gismonti, Pixinguinha as well as famous jazz standards.

 

MORE INFO :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzmsGTXkie0

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 09.09

TAMARA MOZES TRIO

LOVE SONGS FROM DIANA KRALL

 

Tamara Mozes (vocals, piano), Guylain Domas (bass), Lucas Vanderputten (drums)

 

Singer-pianist Tamara Mozes’ music is inspired by different styles. This time she presents a jazz standard-based program, in trio with Guylain Domas (bass) and Lucas Vanderputten (drums), playing their beloved songs as a tribute to the iconic singer-pianist Diana Krall.

“We step into a soft and intense aura. Tamara can capture the audience and take them to her wonderworld. This is pure jazz with a feeling, both modern and classic, with many references and persuasive technique all the while.” (Claire Jalmain, Jazz Rhone Alpes, France, 2017)

MORE INFO : https://youtu.be/x_f-aXBOqTg

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 10.09

SCOTCH NO SODA FEAT. PETER VERHAS

BLUES, BOOGIE-WOOGIE & ROOTS MUSIC

 

Ilja De Neve(piano, vocals), Kurt De Bruyn (guitar), Micha Teller (bass), Koen Van Peteghem (drums), Peter Verhas (special guest on saxophone)

 

Bandleader ‘Ilias Scotch’ a young singer and pianist whose roots lie deep down in blues and boogie-woogie piano. He has been gigging regularly, with a proven track record of performances in Belgium, the UK and the rest of Europe, since the age of 16. Although his singing and playing pay homage to the great blues artists of the 20th century, in his live shows, Ilias ventures effortlessly into a variety of musical styles, combining original songs with well-chosen and artfully arranged covers.

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

SAT 11.09

PHIL ABRAHAM & FRIENDS

TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER

 

Phil Abraham (vocals, trombone), Raf D Backer (piano), Victor Foulon (bass), Thomas Grimmonprez (drums)

 

Chet was one of the great influences on the instrumental and vocal art of Phil Abraham and it’s the reason why some journalists call him « Le Chet Baker du trombone ». The repertoire is tailor-made for a "top level" quartet with a rhythm section that “stinks of jazz “

MORE INFO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soFX_FODbs0

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Membvers 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 12.09

KAIS FRIHAT TRIO feat AMEL SEDIRI

ORIENTAL JAZZ

 

 Kais Frihat (bass), Amel Sediri (vocals), Wajdi Riahi (piano), Pierre Hurty (drums)

 

Amel Sediri, lyrical singer and Kais Frihat, bass player, are long time friends and have decided to merge their complicity in a new project. Let yourself travel from East to West thanks to their oriental repertoire filled with jazzy touches. Accompanied by the great Wajdi Riahi and the unavoidable Pierre Hurty.

MORE INFO: https://fb.watch/v/csaOM-eFy/

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 14.09

SIMON GROPPE TRIO

TRIBUTE TO BILL EVANS

 

Simon Groppe (piano), Basile Rahola (bass), Oscar Georges (drums)

 

For this concert, Simon Groppe chose to pay tribute to one of the greatest masters of the trio, the pianist Bill Evans who revolutionized the formation at the turn of the 1950s. Also a prolific composer, he signed masterpieces such as " Time Remembered "or" Very Early "considered today as jazz standards. For this evening, Simon surrounds himself with two regular musical partners: Basile Rahola on double bass and Oscar Georges on drums.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 15.09

STACE SINGS GOSPEL AND SOUL

CARTE BLANCHE TO MARGAUX VRANKEN

 

Margaux Vranken (piano), Stace (chant), Victor Foulon (bass)

 

 Singer-songwriter Stace is a pure gem: she navigates through different styles (jazz, pop, soul) with excellence and ease. Margaux and Stace have been playing together for the past two years and their repertoire is varied and wide: Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin,… Tonight they’ll pay a tribute to gospel and soul with Belgian bassist Victor Foulon. You’ll hear surprising arrangements of some of your favorite pop/soul tunes: be ready!

MORE INFO :  https://youtu.be/dGLq8Smb8bA?t=115

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY 16

RAÍCES

BEST OF LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC

 

Marylène Corro (vocals), Pierre Gillet (guitar), Wajdi Riahi (piano), Marcos Della Rocha (percussions, drums)

 

All about latin american music from Brazilian sambas, bossa novas or MPB (Música popular brasileira) to Argentinian zambas or boleros, played by amazing jazz musicians. Voices, 7 strings guitar, piano & various percussions. Roots from Chile, Brasil and Tunis. This Brussels based band is definitely in love with the music of the world, come take a journey with them.

MORE INFO :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_KZEQap-a8&ab_channel=Maryl%C3%A8neCorro

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 17.09

KIND OF BLUE

TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS

 

Thomas Champagne (sax), Michel Mainil (sax), Gino Lattuca (trumpet), Eve Beuvens (piano),

Nicola Lancerotti (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums)

 

On August the 17th 1959, trumpeter Miles Davis published the album “Kind of Blue”. This recording is still considered as the most important work of Miles Davis. Best-selling jazz album, first Jazz Gold Record, “Kind of Blue” is recognized as the most influential album of the whole jazz history. As his usual, Miles had the sagacity to propose this album at the right moment. On one hand, a generation of musicians didn’t want to sideline tradition and, on the other hand, a group of vanguard creators tried to open new doors. Miles Davis, supported by his peers, opened a new approach, the modal jazz. Forty years after his recording, this album is considered as a turning point in jazz history, a way of moving away from dense compositions, coming back to the melody…The project of (re)presenting “Kind of Blue” was   born out of the meeting and desire of 6 musicians to recreate in their way the essence of this legendary album. The pleasure of playing together music that didn’t lose his freshness and creativity. ENJOY!

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 18.09

GOLDEN AGE

TOP SWING JAZZ

 

Julien Delbrouck (sax), Timothé Le Maire (trombone), Wajdi Riahi (piano), Pierre Hurty (drums),

Victor Foulon (bass)

 

From swing to be-bop, from hard-bop to the West Coast, this group wants to share their love for music and especially jazz from the fifties and the sixties. Listening to them immerses you in this golden age, an era where jazz was connected with chamber music, an era that consecrated the value of swing, an era which gave the rhythm section a function that was both clear and creative : to create a solid accompaniment on which the soloist could rely. It is in this classic quintet formation that these musicians met to express themselves with the greatest sincerity.

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 19

BAZ TRIO

WINNER OF THE BEST BAND AWARD IN 2018

 

Oscar Georges (drums), Basile Rahola (bass), Wajdi Riahi (piano)

 

Nuance, subtlety and sincerity are key words when describing Baz Trio’s music: a spontaneous vibe rooted in the special bond that unites the 3 young musicians. A music that takes its time and highlights acoustics and silence. Baz Trio builds its unique sound on the compositions of double bass player Basile Rahola, and very personal interpretations of pianist Wajdi Riahi and drummer Oscar Georges. The variety of interpretations gives strength to their musical universe, nourished by all three inspirations. The trio is noted for its unique interaction and gives birth to a diverse, singular and melodic music. They won the «Best Band» award at the Mechelen International Jazz Contest 2018 and recorded a live album at Jamboree Jazz Club during one of their tour in Spain. Baz Trio just signed with Fresh Sound New Talent for their latest album « L’Homme Bleu ».

MORE INFO:  https://youtu.be/-UchOQyH13A

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

TUE 21.09

FLAVIO SPAMPINATO invites

LETTERS FROM JONI

 

Flavio Spampinato (vocals), Margaux Vranken (piano), Gabriele Di Franco (guitar), Louise Van den Heuvel (bass), Umberto Odone (drums)

 

Painter, singer, songwriter, storyteller, poet. Joni Mitchell is one of the most influential artists of the last century, inspiring generations of musicians. “She has been an endless discovery for me and still she is amongst the most sparkling stars when I am in need of lyrical imagery”. Flavio Spampinato and his band will pay atribute to the immense art of the Canadian singer- songwriter Joni Mitchell, playing arrangements of some of her greatest works, ranging from Jazz to more Folk atmospheres.

MORE INFO: www.flaviospampinato.com

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

WED 22.09

CARTE BLANCHE TO MARGAUX VRANKEN

MARGAUX VRANKEN INVITES TAMARA JOKIC

 

Margaux Vranken (piano), Tamara Jokic (vocals), Lior Tzemach (guitar), Fil Caporali (bass), Daniel Jonkers (drums)

 

Tamara Jokic is a Serbian vocalist-composer that recently graduated from the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. She performed in renowned music venues around the globe: Carnegie Hall (New York), Drom (New York), jazz festivals in Serbia, Spain,… Margaux and Tamara met each other at Berklee and they’ve been collaborating together ever since. Tamara Jokic is an artist that uniquely brings us the Sounds of the East through Spanish and Portuguese languages, Balkan boldness and the Mediterranean sentiment. Tonight, the band will play a various repertoire of old and new tunes of the Mediterranean region and of the Balkans, as well as Tamara’s compositions. Please welcome Tamara for her first ever performance in Belgium!

MORE INFO: https://youtu.be/qKc3JFRHnoc

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 23.09

TRIBUTE TO AMY WINEHOUSE

SHERRY XIE QUARTET

 

Sherry Xie (vocals), Tobias Le Compte (guitar, keys), Benny Lust (bass), Jim Li (drums)

 

Sherry Xie is a singer and bassist most known for her soulful en funky blues voice. She has a wealth of stage experience and amazing energy, She has participated in recording music programs for many TV stations in China (such as The Voice of China, etc) And she has also worked with many international artists (such as Jolin Tsai,  Yuqing Fei, Harlem Yu, Boogie Boy, etc) For you she will bring a special tribute to Amy Winehouse.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

FRID 24.09

BRUCE ELLISON & THE JELLODIES

TRIBUTE TO FATS WALLER AND LOUIS ARMSTRONG

 

Bruce Ellison (vocals), Druss Lecomte (piano, vocals), Patrick Louis (guitar,vocals),

Guillaume Durieux (bass,vocals)

 

Bruce Ellison began as a mime and voice-over for television, as well as in musical comedies in Indiana, USA.  In 1986, after attending the Marcel Marceau International Mime School in Paris, Bruce founds the Mandragore Theatre Co. with Michel Carcan in Brussels. The troup creates the mimodrama, 'The Strange Mr. Knight', to international acclaim. Currently Bruce does voice work for radio, cinema, and children's tv programs.  He is also the singer of rock group PPZ30. With The Jellodies, Bruce Ellison is certainly the best tribute to the wonderful Thomas « Fats » Waller… The Jellodies combines swing, jive, hot jazz and rhythm ‘n blues, with a lineup similar to Cole’s trio, Basie’s rhythm section, or Willie Dixon’s Big Three Trio. If you want to hear real hot jazz and swing the way it was played in the 30's and 40's, this band is what it's all about! Come and discover their unique groove! The alchemy which rises from the meeting between Bruce Ellison and  The Jellodies is absolutely magic..!

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 25.09

RENAUD CROLS QUARTET

GYPSY, BRAZILIAN AND SOUTH AMERICAN MUSIC

 

Renaud Crols (violin), Renaud Dardenne (guitar), Benjamin Clement (guitar), Boris Schmidt (bass)

 

Renaud Crols is a versatile jazz violinist who explored many different music universes on his path. But one of his first love remains the jazz of Django Reinhardt. To give tribute to this music, he surrounded himself with two of the most talented belgian guitar players in the field, Renaud Dardenne and Benjamin Clement, with whom he played many many times through the years, and with Boris Schmidt, one of the most lyric double bass players out there. On top of Django’s standards and their own compositions, they love to add some Brasilian and South-American tunes here and there. Their obvious musical complicity is a real delight for the ears. No doubt they’ll carry you on a beautiful journey.

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 26.09

FUSION TRIBE

GROOVY AND ENERGY

 

Matteo Di Leonardo (guitar), Maayan Smith (sax), Margaux Vranken (piano), Guylain Domas (bass), Ben Tequi (drums)

 

Guitarist Matteo Di Leonardo invites some of the grooviest musicians in town, presenting a repertoire of tunes from the fusion period between years 70’s and 90’s : Brecker Brothers, Lee Ritenour, Jaco Pastorius and many others. Come and enjoy an evening full of groove and energy !

MORE INFO : https://www.facebook.com/1304778509/videos/10221260566606096/

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 28.09

FLAVIO SPAMPINATO

BRAZILIAN LOVE AFFAIR

 

Flavio Spampinato (vocals), Julien Gillain (piano), Matteo Di Leonardo (guitar), Fil Caporali (bass), Marcos Della Rocha (drums)

 

The field of action of the band embraces different rhythms and decades of the MPB (Brazilian Popular Music). Chico Buarque, João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Tania Maria are only few of the authors chosen by Italian vocalist Flavio Spampinato to honor what he defines “an endless universe of inspiration”. Following a jazz-derived practice of arrangement and improvisation, the band carries out a collective work of arrangement with a distinct groovy and acoustic sound.

MORE INFO: www.flaviospampinato.com

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

WED 29.09

MARGAUX VRANKEN INVITES LIOR TZEMACH

CARTE BLANCHE TO MARGAUX VRANKEN

GROOVE AND JAZZ STANDARDS

 

Margaux Vranken (piano), Lior Tzemach (guitar), Fil Caporali (bass), Daniel Jonkers (drums)

 

Lior Tzemach and Margaux Vranken met each other at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) in 2017. Lior started his musical career at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts in the Jazz department (Tel Aviv, Israel) and served in the IDF Army Bands as a guitarist/arranger. Margaux and Lior collaborated on many projects together and played in many venues around Europe: Sounds Jazz Club (Brussels), Jacques Pelzer Jazz Club (Brussels), Lilypad Inmann (Boston, USA), Tarnow Jazz Festival (Tarnow, Poland), Levontin (Tel-Aviv, Israel) among others. Vranken and Tzemach also have a duo project in which they perform their own compositions as well as pop covers. They’re happy to be back in town to play a mix of groove tunes and famous jazz standards!

MORE INFO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmho4J2oOQg

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 30.09

AFRO YAMBI JAZZ

AFRICA EMBRACES JAZZ

 

Pierre Lognay (guitar), Djermanu Mbelani (vocals), Alain Makaba (guitar, vocals), Jacquou Ilunga (bass, vocals), Lékan Fakèyè (drums, percussions)

 

After performing in such prestigious events as Afro-Latino, Esperanzah, Polé Polé, the Tanjazz festival, Afro Yambi Jazz is back. This group was able to develop a coherent artistic project while respecting everyone's contributions. The result of this meeting offers a shimmering musical universe where individual cultural integrity is at the service of collective freedom. While maintaining the best part of the tradition, these musicians combine lyrical jazz flights with the frenzied rhythms of Congolese guitars. In short, you could say that Africa embraces jazz and vice versa.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

OCTOBRE

CARTE BLANCHE TOGUILLAUME GILLAIN

Guillaume Gillain started playing guitar at the age of eight.

His first guitar teacher, Alain Pierre, introduced him to jazz and advised him to continue learning in summer workshops. After that day, Guillaume studied jazz in various places to finally enter the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels. There, he had the opportunity to study with great musicians such as Fabien Degryse, Victor Da Costa, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Phil Abraham and so on. He also got to meet Maxime Moyaerts, another student who shared

the same love for jazz. Together, they created a band called « Four of a Kind ». They are inspired by the old swing of Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Kenny Burrel, Barney Kessel but also new musicians like Aaron Goldberg, Peter Bernstein and Christian Mc Bride.

The band won different contests giving them the chance to play in many festivals such as Gouvy Jazz, Comblain-la-Tour Jazz, Jazz au Brouckay and even on the Grand Place of Brussels for the Brussels Marathon.

After earning his Bachelor degree, Guillaume decided to attend the flemish section of the Conservatoire to continue his learning with Peter Hertmans, Jeroen Van Herzeel, Kris Drefoort. He graduated with a Master degree in 2016.

Today Guillaume plays in many different bands such as « Pauline Leblond Double Quartet »,

« Mi P’tit Duo », « Guillaume Gillain’s Organ Trio » and « Four of a Kind ». He is also taking part of a big collective of swing musicians in Brussels that propose different formations (« Morning Call », « New-Orleans collectif », « La Fanfare Formidable » …) Now, Guillaume has started learning vocal jazz at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels with the great Pete Chruchill as teacher and he is used to singing a lot in all his concerts.

FRI 01.10

HETTY KATE QUARTET

TRIBUTE TO THE VOCALISTS FROM THE 40S AND 50S

 

Hetty Kate (vocals), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Alex Gilson (bass), Armando Luongo (drums)

 

Australian jazz vocalist Hetty Kate is often lauded for her ‘natural musicality’, unadorned vocal style, pure tone and impeccable timing, a quality that draws in audiences and musicians alike. A singer that loves the music, and loves to swing, without being trapped in the past.

With a career that has taken her across the globe, from New Zealand to New York, Hetty has made her mark on both the Australian and international jazz scenes, being described as “the real deal” and “one of the best swing singers on the current scene” (Will Friedwald, author and jazz critic, 2017).

Born in England, raised in Australia and now living in Paris, Hetty has released nine albums, appeared as a guest on many others, and toured internationally for over a decade. Festival appearances include the New York Winter Jazz Festival (USA), Sapporo International Jazz Festival (Japan), Melbourne International Jazz Festival (Australia) and many more across Europe, Australia and Asia. Hetty sang with Australian Jazz Legend James Morrison's bands for five years and was the featured vocalist for his symphonic concert 'The A to Z of Jazz' which toured with nine symphonies internationally, including the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra for the Prague Proms.

Hetty has a classic, clear sound reminiscent of the vocalists from the 1940s and 50s, and is sometimes compared to a young Peggy Lee or Doris Day. Known for her pure tone, diction, faultless rhythm and swing, as well a fun and effortless ease on stage, Hetty is sure to delight you with a charming collection of songs from her album releases, and some new favourites.

 

"A stage presence only matched by the clarity of her voice" James Morrison, AU

"Hetty Kate's voice overflows with a natural musicality" Richard Fields 3CR Radio, AU

"A charismatic and technically gifted vocalist" Chris May, All About Jazz, USA

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 02.10

DMITRY BAEVSKY QUARTET

TOP INTERNATIONAL JAZZ

 

Dmitry Baevsky (sax), Sandro Zerafa (guitar), Luca Fattorini (bass), Armando Luongo (drums)

 

"Dmitry Baevsky is one of the best alto player coming from the jazz scene of New York, He played with Jimmy Cobb, Peter Bernstein, Cedar Walton. Dmitry will meet the talented Sandro Zerafa from Malta and the italian rhythmic session, for a night of beautiful jazz music. A rare concert to not be missed".

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 03.10

PIA SALVIA QUARTET

TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD

 

Pia Salvia (harp, vocals), Maayan Smith (sax), Fil Caporali (bass), Noam Israeli (drums)

 

Belgian harpist and singer, Pia Salvia is a unique artist in the world of modern harp. Graduated from the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, she has travelled the globe, exploring different musical traditions and infusing them into the world of the harp. After living for 3 years in New York where she recorded her album "Blissful Sigh" (released in 2020), Pia is now back on the Belgian scene. This evening, she will be paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, bringing a fresh breath to her famous repertoire. Join us for an evening of jazz classics in a surprising approach!

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 05.10

JEREMY DUMONT QUARTET

feat JP ESTIEVENART

NEW PROJECT (8.30pm) FOLLOWED BY JAM SESSION

 

Jean Paul Estievenart (trumpet), Maayan Smith (sax), Basile Rahola (bass),

Noam Israeli (drums)

 

Free entrance

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 06.10

JULIEN VIOLIN PROJECT

 

Julien Gillain (violin), florent jeuniaux (guitar), Fil Caporali (bass), Lucas Vanderputten (drums)

 

This quartet formed by Julien Gillain alongside his brother offers a freshness approaching violin in a more swing and bop manner. Supportes by the double bass timbre and the drums, they explore the divers colours brought by the dialogue between all their instruments. Influenced by the music of Didier Lockwood, stephane Grappelli but also modern musicians, it is with a strong complicity and constant exchange that they revisit various standards from the Jazz tradition as well they offer some original tunes.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 07.10

AFRO LATINO JAZZ WORLD VOYAGE

 

Fabrice Mukuna (sax,vocals), Gonzalo Rodriguez (guitar), Ben Tequi (drums), David Ramos (piano), Leonid (percussions), Humberto Gonzalez (bass)

 

The music of Fabrice Mukuna evokes an almost folkloristic atmosphere that is reminiscent of his home village, its Luba-tongue and the land of Kasaï. The whole is infused with a more contemporary Western and jazz-like touch. His band reflects the multicultural aspects of his music. Through this compelling whole of colourful harmonies and powerful Afro Latino rhythmic cadenses, interaction with the public is also generously nourished and emphasized. A superb voyage ahead! Definitely not to be missed!

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 08.10

THE SWINGMASTERS

THE NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK !

 

Jean Van Lint (vocals), Peter Verhas (sax), Stijn Wauters (piano), Dirk Vander Linden (guitar), Stefan Willems (bass)

 

Nat King Cole passed away in 1965, but is still very famous. He produced numerous popular songs that tonight will be sung by Jean Van Lint accompanied by Dirk Vander Linden (guitar), Stijn Wauters (piano), Peter Verhas (saxophone) and Stefan Willems (bass). The sound of this band is very close to the original Nat King Cole trio sound , and a true devotion to the original musical score. Join us for a very charming and sweet evening at the Music Village Jazz Club!

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 09.10

NATACHA WUYTS SINGS ELLA FITZGERALD

 

Natacha Wuyts (vocals), Ivan Paduart (piano), Sal La Rocca (bass), Jan De Haas (drums)

 

Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate and ageless. She could sing sultry ballads, sweet jazz and imitate every instrument in an orchestra. Today, accompanied by High-flight musicians, Natacha offers us a trip into her great classics. A concert not to be missed

MORE INFO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ji07hHNElk

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 10.10

BAM! TRIO - NEW ALBUM/NEW MUSIC!

 

Bastien Jeunieaux (guitar), Arnaud Cabay (drums), Maxime Moyaerts (organ)

 

BAM! trio is a Brussels based powerful organ trio mixing the sounds of blues, classic jazz from the sixties, with contemporary sounds and some shaky grooves. They will present a very personal version of the classic organ trio, playing the music of their upcoming album "ONE" as well as the music that inspires them on the spot. The trio is versatile and will please every music enthusiast, with its hypnotising grooves and subtle lyricism. A deep musical experience not to be missed.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

TUE 12.10

PIERRE FLOCH TRIO

NEW PROJECT (8.30PM) FOLLOWED BY JAM SESSION

 

Wajdi Riahi (piano), Jim Monneau (bass), Pierre Floch (drums)

 

After numerous sessions during the covid crisis, Pierre decided to continue and create this new project, mixing covers and original compositions. This band have an particular admiration for the Brad Mehldau Trio, in which we can find a real art of musical conversation.

 

Free entrance

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 13.10

CARTE BLANCHE TO GUILLAUME GILLAIN

GREAT MEETING (TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE CHRISTIAN)

 

Guillaume Gillain (guitar), Martin Bolton (clarinet), Sebastien Peeters (vibraphone), Julien Gillain (piano), Andrew Bolton (bass), Tom Lambrecht (drums)

 

At the end of the 1930s, Benny Goodman met Charlie Christian and Lionel Hampton and formed a sextet that would go down in music history. Today, almost a century later, we invite you to relive this extraordinary musical experience. Their one and only mission is to make you dance.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 14.10

BEATLES JUICE

3 VOICES !

 

Mona Moi (vocals), Max Rosenberg (vocals), Tommaso Zuffa (vocals)

 

3 voices join in harmony around some of the Fab Four’s greatest compositions! Get ready to sing your heart out to legendary choruses, then let yourself be carried away by the sweet choirs and acoustic renditions of your favorite Beatles songs. A surprising, fun and uplifting set!

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 15.10

VINCENT THEKAL QUARTET

LET’S SWING

 

Vincent Thekal (sax), Jérémy Dumont (piano), Sal La Rocca (bass), Armando Luongo (drums)

 

Prolific musician, after two critically acclaimed trio albums and various collaborations (Opera around James Ellroy's universe on the Radio France label, electro funk rereading of Don Cherry's music with "Gary Gritness Acoustronics" among others ), the French saxophonist Vincent Thekal offers a return to his first love with this quartet composed of the very best of Belgian and European jazz for an evening under the sign of swing around a repertoire chosen

for the occasion. A concert not to be missed!

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 16.10

JEANFRANÇOIS PRINS QUINTET

“BLUE NOTE MODE”

 

Jeanfrançois Prins (guitar, vocals), Jean-Paul Estiévenart (trumpet, flugelhorn), Wajdi Riahi (piano), Bart De Nolf (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums)

 

Jeanfrançois Prins, Belgium's most international jazz guitarist brings a new band and repertoire to the Music Village, one where music never loses its connection to soulful melodies, deep grooves and bluesy roots. To create the right context, Prins united his all-star Belgian trio with Bruno Castellucci and Bart De Nolf (the band exists for over 15 years already) with a rising star on the trumpet in Europe: Jean-Paul Estiévenart, and an exciting new revelation on the piano on the Brussels scene: Wajdi Riahi. Together, they mix a flavorful cocktail of compositions from classic Blue Note albums and the guitarist's originals.

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 17.10

THE HISTORY OF JAZZ

TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST JAZZ SAXOPHONISTS

 

Mathieu Najean (sax), Bastien Jeunieaux (guitar), Victor Foulon (bass), Armando Luongo (drums)

 

These four fabulous musicians based in Brussels play their favorite standards composed or interpreted by the greatest jazz saxophonists.Coleman Hawkins, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz,...

A journey through the history of jazz.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 19.10

NEW PROJECT (8.30pm) FOLLOWED BY JAM SESSION

 

CHAÄR

THE ELECTRIC SILK ROAD

 

Alexandre Hessabi (guitar), Tomas Rivera (piano), Louise Van Den Heuvel (bass),

Oscar Georges (drums)

 

CHAÄR is a band lead by the talented guitarist Alexandre Hessabi. The Electric Silk Road is a fairly new project that takes roots into Alexandre's will to do the bridge between his Eastern roots and his Western culture. From the mountain of Panshir in Afghanistan to the cities of Europe, it tells the story of a journey that can take different path for different is the goal of every single man, but going through, one looks to reach only one single destination, Home.

Accompanied by Tomas Rivera (from Chile) on piano, Louise Van Den Heuvel (from Nederland) on electric bass and Oscar Georges (from France) on drums, those four colorful musicians, invite you to book a sit and travel with them.

 

FREE ENTRANCE

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 20.10

FOUR OF A KIND (COMPOSITION SWING)

CARTE BLANCHE TO GUILLAUME GILLAIN

 

Guillaume Gillain (guitar), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Nicolas Puma (bass), Lucas Vanderputten (drums)

 

Four of a Kind brings together four talented musicians around the purest tradition of jazz with a significant driving force: swing, swing, swing! They will make you discover original compositions influenced by their heroes: Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker, Wynton Kelly & Wes Montgomery but also standards from the American Songbook. Unconditional lovers of this style, they bring in their own musical universe and compositions.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

THUR 21.10

SONGS OF OLD

POP JAZZ

 

Emily Allison (vocals), Florent Jeuniaux (guitar), Nicolas Kummert (tenor sax), Dorian Dumont (piano/keys) Boris Schmidt (bass), Jelle Van Giel (drums)

 

‘Songs of Old' introduces a quirky cast of fugitives from folk tales, nursery rhymes and nonsense verse, almost all children of the imagination of writers with a subtle, very British blend of whimsy and poetry.

Brought to you by the Franco-British jazz singer Emily Allison, this extraordinary album transports the listener to an imaginary world where everything and anything is possible. After working alongside famous names on the international jazz scene (duo with David Linx on LIFT's album 'First Floor', guest vocalist on Diederik Wissels' 'Pasarela') Emily now leads her own group.

This hybrid formation of classical and jazz instruments both supports and draws inspiration from the storyteller/vocalist, who in turn feeds off the energy the musicians provide. Despite its harmonic com- plexity, technical virtuosity and refusal to compromise on melody, the music never for a moment loses sight of the underlying playfulness of the lyrics. For the listener, the experience is inspiring, sometimes unsettling, but ultimately reassuring; we cannot fail to be moved by the timevless folk wisdom of the lyrics.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 22.10

HERVE CAPARROS TRIBUTE TO BENSON

TRIBUTE TO GEORGE BENSON

 

Hervé Caparros (guitar, vocals), Wajdi Riahi (piano), Sal La Rocca (bass), Noam Israeli (drums)

 

George Benson has always been one of my favourite guitarists. His phrasing close to singing and his technical brilliance instantly placed him among the greats of the 20th century. From his masters, Wes Montgomery and Grant Green, he has retained “drive”, impeccable articulation and a faultless sense of groove. He remains a supreme reference to jazz guitarists due to his melodic and harmonic inventiveness, as well as his rhythmic signature.

This tribute proposes to honor two great periods of his career, as a smooth jazz guitarist in the 80s and as a swing guitarist in the 60s, by (re)discovering his repertoire and his classics, given a new take by 4 hotshots of the Belgian scene.

 

MORE INFO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ6Y0MA9LFA

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 23.10

SUPER SAX BATTLE

5 SAXOPHONISTS!

 

Pierre LAFONTAINE, Laurent SPRIMONT, Michel MAINIL , Thomas CHAMPAGNE, Vincent MARDENS (saxes),Alain ROCHETTE (piano), Jean VANLINT (bass), Antoine CIRRI (drums)

 

SUPER SAX BATTLE is born from the meeting between five saxophonists: Vincent MARDENS, Pierre LAFONTAINE, Laurent SPRIMONT, Thomas CHAMPAGNE and Michel MAINIL. Like a real saxophone’s battle, the five protagonists play regularly on various jazz scene. Horace Silver's compositions, Jazz Messengers and arranged standards are the basis of the SUPER SAX BATTLE repertoire. They are accompanied by a rhythm section who moves very hard!

MORE INFO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDQhZhPDBTg

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 24.10

THÉO ZIPPER & THE GROOVE EXPLORERS

TRIBUTE TO THE GROOVE

 

Jérémy Dumont (Rhodes), Martin Salemi (keys), Fabio Zamagni (drums), Théo Zipper (bass)

 

"Brussels-based musician, bassist & composer, Théo takes part in an eclectic bunch of projects as leader or sideman from jazz to electronic and world music. For this special evening, the bass player gathered some of the best musicians in town to pay a tribute to his favourite grooves from Herbie Hancock, to Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller and more !"

MORE INFO: www.theozippermusic.com

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 26.10

THOMAS LATOUCHE QUARTET

NEW PROJECT (8.30pm) FOLLOWED BY JAM SESSION

 

Thomas Latouche (sax), Wajdi Riahi (piano), Philippe Icard (bass), Maxime Aznar (drums)

 

This new project began at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. The band plays compositions with a modern and fresh sound.

 

Free entrance

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 27.10

GUILLAUME GILLAIN QUARTET

(JAZZ MODERNE)

CARTE BLANCHE TO GUILLAUME GILLAIN

 

Guillaume Gillain (guitar), Julien Gillain (piano), Fil Caporali (bass), Lucas Vanderputten (drums)

 

These four musician will play this tile some modern jazz. Inspired by there idole as Aaron Parks, Kurt Rosenwinkel, James Farm,... They will make spend a great night.

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 28.10

ALEPH QUINTET

MIX OF JAZZ, MAGHREB AND MIDDLE EAST MUSICS

 

Akram Ben Romdhane (Oud), Marvin Burlas (violin), Théo Zipper (bass), Wajdi Riahi (piano), Max Aznar (drums)

 

Aleph Quintet is a music group based in Brussels, Belgium. It is without borders that North African music mixes with Jazz improvisation, Gnawa rhythms and Sufi culture. The group is a heterogeneous mix of nationalities and origins. Their communicative energy mixed with a great sense of collective allows them to transmit this passion directly to the audience.

The singularity of the band is characterized by the meeting of modern jazz (piano, electric bass, drums) and the alliance of the sounds of the oud and the violin, close to the traditional music of the Maghreb and the Middle East.

MORE INFO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL2dz8Z35jU&ab_channel=AlephQuintetMusic

 

TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 29.10

CHRISTOPHE ASTOLFI

MEET LAURA DAUZONNE

PARIS FROM THE 40S AND 50S

 

Laura Dauzonne (vocals), Christophe Astolfi (guitar), Fredéric Guédon (guitar)

 

Christophe Astolfi is a guitarist who follows the tradition of Django Reinhardt. A waltz-swing specialist, he recorded with the Ferré brothers, played with Christian Escoudé, Florin Niculescu and Marcel Loeffler. His trio with singer Laura Dauzonne draws its repertoire from the Paris of the 40's and 50's: Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, Patachou, Bernard Dimey with a "gypsy" color inspired by the rythmic guitar of Fredéric Guédon.v

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubmtdakRI8s

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 30.10

NEW ORLEANS NIGHT OWLS

 

Dirk Van Der Linden (piano), Peter Verhas (reeds), Stef Willems (bass), Peter Hermann (drums),

Joris De Cock (trumpet)

 

Founded 07/05/1989 by Joris De Cock with a heart for New Orleans Revival jazz! In this band no sophisticated well-rehearsed fixed solo’s and arrangements as Dixieland-bands practicing. NO-music is basically “a simple melody with a beat” played the spontaneous charming way to entertain the audience. “Music for All Occasions!” was functional. Next to Classic songs a lot of popular songs came to the scene. “C’est si bon” and “La Vie en Rose” picked up in Belgium by Louis Armstrong, was not appreciated by real Jazz fanatics. More popular hits from film and Broadway-productions requested by audiences came in the repertoire from NO-bands. This explains why beside traditional-jazz tunes NONO’s program is inspired by artists as Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Louis Prima, Dr. John, “Fess” Longhair, Ray Charles and some Blues giants... and yes! They are all connected to the Crescent City!

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 31.10

LEO SIDRAN PRESENTS

THE ART OF CONVERSATION

 

Leo Sidran (guitar, vocals) Max Darmon (bass), Paul Sany (keyboards), Romain Bouiges (drums)

 

Like Adam Cohen, Nancy Sinatra, Jakob Dylan or Norah Jones, Leo Sidran is not only the son of father Ben Sidran. He is also an extraordinary artist in his own right. He is a talented writer, composer and performer, but also a multi-instrumentalist, director and producer. Cool School [The Music of Michael Franks] is his fifth studio album. The result is astonishing; his voice very close to that of Michael Franks and his unique ambiances that rocked our 70/80s with happiness. Between jazz, bossa nova, pop folk sophisticated, we enjoy listening to his standards of Michael Franks rearranged by Leo Sidran. A great success.

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

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