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Wajdi Riahi

TUE 02.04 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING THE JAM SESSION :

Léonard Steigerwald (piano), Frederico Stocchi (bass), Daniel Jonkers (drums)

 

Free entrance - no reservations

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WED 03.04 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

IDENTITY

CARTE BLANCHE TO WAJDI RIAHI

 

Kays Frihat (bass & compositions), Elias Schiva (sax), Wajdi Riahi (piano), Pierre Hurty (drums)

 

After a collaboration with several Tunisian and International projects, Kays Frihat decided to make his own composition project that reflects his great background in north African and oriental music as well as his expertise in modern occidental music such as Jazz. This cultural awareness allowed delivering the project called Identity, an event that took place after the fruitful encounter between promising young musicians. The project reflects an interbreeding between different styles with a special vision of modernization. Kays Frihat will be presenting his Original compositions as well as revisiting themes of Tunisian musical Heritage. A Must!

 

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FRI 05.04 (CONCERT 9PM)

ALMADAV PROJECT

TOP JAZZ QUINTET

 

Alexandre Cavaliere (violin), Manu Bonetti (guitar), David De Vrieze (trombone), Wim Eggermont (drums), Garif Telzhanov (bass)

 

Alexandre Cavaliere, virtuoso violonist spotted early on (first album at twelve) has progressively distanced himself from his swing influences and, together with the other musicians of the Almadav Project, created a new and unique combo by adding classical rhythms, trombone, guitar and a violin. Rich of their experiences and influences, starting with the eclectism and creativity of belgian jazz, the musicians of the Almadav Project create, through their compositions a modern jazz yet deeply roted in tradition.

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 06.04 (CONCERT 9PM)

TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD

 

Caroll Vanwelden (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 Caroll Vanwelden, 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 07.04 (CONCERT 6PM)

SUPAFLY ELECTRIC SOUL JAZZ

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Selim Miles Boudraa (sax), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Guylain Domas (bass), « Benny » Ben Tėqui (drums), Bastien Jeunieaux (guitar)

 

A tribute to Grover Washington Jr & Freddie Hubbard.

 

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TUE 09.04 (BEGINNING AT 9PM)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING THE JAM SESSION :

Pascal Su (piano), Pierre Antoine (trumpet), Christo Josa (drums), Kays Frihat (bass)

 

Free entrance - no reservations

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WED 10.04 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

WAJDI RIAHI QUINTET

CARTE BLANCHE TO WAJDI RIAHI

 

Wajdi Riahi (piano), Thomas Latouche (sax), Elias Schiva (sax), Philippe Icard (bass), Victor Goldschmidt (drums)

 

Wajdi has played with these musicians in different situations , at school or in other projects, jam sessions... this is the first concert that reunites them all.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

THUR 11.04 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

DRUSS LECOMTE QUARTET

TRIBUTE TO ERROLL GARNER

 

Druss Lecomte (piano), Daniel Duchateau (drums), Joe Maartense (bass), Lekan Fakeye (congas)

 

Erroll Garner is one of the great jazz pianists totally self-taught whose particularity was humor and how to play a right hand late on the left hand. The introduction of each piece was always a surprise for the audience ... Few pianists today can play as Erroll Garner ... for Druss Lecomte, Erroll Garner has always been his favorite pianist. He is one of the rare European pianists to have assimilated his style and to be able to play like Erroll Garner ... Erroll Garner started with a classic trio formula to finish in quartet format with double bass playing in two beats on the presentation of theme, a drums only played ballets (including the famous Ed Thigpen) and the contribution of congas ...

 

TICKET : 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 12th APRIL (CONCERT 9PM)

THE RAT PACK BLUES BAND

BLUESING & CROONING…

 

Jan Debruijn (vocals, guitar), Dirk van der Linden (Hammond organ), Carlo Van Belleghem(bass),Toto Poznantek (drums)

 

The Rat Pack was a group of singers-actors featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr...They appeared together on stage in the 1960s, and became a “brand”, expressing relax, swinging music and humor. A reference… The leader of The Rat Pack Blues Band, Jan de Bruijn, is a well-known talented musician, better known in the North of Belgium, and a performing artist like no other : a good guitar player, an excellent singer and an inevitable personality on stage. A most welcomed visit to the Village, with the support of a highly experimented band. Ambiance…

 

TICKET  :  16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 13th APRIL CONCERT 9PM MAIL

JEANFRANÇOIS PRINS “NEW VINTAGE”

FEAT. CASIMIR LIBERSKI

TOP INTERNATIONAL JAZZ QUARTET

 

Jeanfrançois Prins (guitar,vocals), Casimir Liberski (piano), keyboards, Hendrik Van Attenhoven (bass), Tobias Backhaus (drums)

 

Belgium’s most international jazz guitarist is back at the Music Village for the premiere performance of his new band “New Vintage”, which features young lions of the european scene and beyond: the brilliant pianist Casimir Liberski (Jeff “Tain” Watts, Charnett Mofett, Toni Moreno) who, like Jeanfrançois Prins, recently moved back to Brussels after a lengthy stretch in New York City, Hendrik Van Attenhoven on bass from Belgium (Alex Sipiagin, Roby Lakatos, Bert Joris), and Tobias Backhaus on drums from Germany (Till Brönner, Berlin Jazz Orchestra, Gwilym Simcock). “New Vintage” takes songs and instrumental melodies, both famous and yet unheard, into a new light by applying the sum of the four musicians’ experience, knowledge, virtuosity and humanity to simply serve the melody, supporting this with strong grooves and dynamic interplay. Get ready for an evening full of positive energy, and the joy of sharing music of today with a heart, both on the bandstand and with the audience. BOOK EARLY !

 

TICKET : 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 14.0.4 (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 !

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 16.04 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING THE JAM SESSION :

Evenila Pabarciute (vocals), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Giuseppe Millaci (bass), Francesca Remigi (drums)

 

Free entrance - no reservations

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 17.04 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

TWID

CARTE BLANCHE TO WAJDI RIAHI

 

Wajdi Riahi (piano), Thomas Latouche (sax), Issam Labbene (bass), Dennis Vercauteren (drums)

 

Coming from France, Tunisia and Belgium, these jazz cats share their influences to revisit Jazz Standards with great energy through improvisation, switching between Monk's, McCoy Tyner's or even Kenny Kirkland's music."

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 18.04 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

“MELTING POT” BY PHIL ABRAHAM

AND HIS STUDENTS

« YOU’RE THE BAND LEADER »

 

10 jazzmen ready to play in different combinations chosen by the audience. You decide who will play and they decide what to play. Young generation full of new ideas and spontaneity.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 19.04 (CONCERT 9PM)

REY CABRERA Y SUS AMIGOS

TOP CUBAN MUSIC

 

Rey Cabrera (leadsinger & tres), Nelson Garzon (chorus & maracas), Humberto Gonzalez (bass, vocals), David Ramos (piano),  Leonid Muñoz (percussion),Ruben Hernandez (trumpet, vocals), Nico Sanchez (trumpet)

 

Cuban master musician Rey Cabrera’s performances have brought something of the blistering heat of his native Santiago de Cuba Mountains to new audiences. This virtuoso singer-songwriter is one of Cuba’s top popular musicians. For this special occasion, he brought together some of his most talented companeros. A regular “successful guest” at the Village…

 

TICKET : Member 18€ Non Member  20€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 20.04 (CONCERT 9PM)

JOHAN CLEMENT TRIO FEAT. BART VAN LIER

TOP JAZZ QUARTET AND MORE…

 

Bart van Lier (trombone), Johan Clement (piano), Bart De Nolf (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums)

 

One of the nicest trombone sound in Europe, and a secret pearl of jazz presented by Johan Clement, and enjoying the superb support of swinging Johan’s friends in a programme of bebop, swing jazz American book favourites…Jazz at its best .

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

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SUN 21.04 (CONCERT 6PM)

JULIEN GILLAIN VIOLIN PROJECT

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Guillaume Gillain (guitar), Alex Gilson (bass), Lucas Vanderputten (drums), Julien Gillain (violin)

 

This quartet that could be seen having a typical gypsy aspect, formed by Julien Gillain alongside his brother, offers a freshness approaching violin in a more swing and bop manner.

Supported by the double bass timbre and the drums, they explore the different colours brought by the dialogue between all their instruments. Influenced by the music of Didier Lockwood, Stéphane Grappelli but also modern musicians, it is with a strong complicity and a constant exchange that they revisit various standards from the Jazz tradition as well as they offer some original tunes.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 23.04 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING THE JAM SESSION :

Simon Groppe (piano), Pierre Martin (drums)

 

Free entrance - no reservations

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 24.04 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

BAZ TRIO

CARTE BLANCHE TO WAJDI RIAHI

 

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

 

Nuanced, subtle and sincere, born of the great complicity that unites young musicians, Baz Trio's music takes its time, according a great importance to silence and acoustics. Recently arrived in Europe, the pianist Wajdi Riahi, influenced by traditional Tunisian rythms and melodies such as Stambeli, brings particular colors to the sound of the trio, which is completed by the modern playing of the drummer Oscar Georges and the doublebassist Basile Rahola, the main composer of the group. The diversity of the interpreters is a force where the inspiration of each member enriches the performance. This trio was noticed for its cohesion which gives birth to an eclectic, original and melodic music. They won the first prize at the Mechelen International Jazz Contest 2018 in Belgium for "Best Group" and were finalists at the Zilina international Jazz Contest in Slovakia.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 25.04 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

THE SWINGSONS

TOP GYPSY JAZZ

 

Baptiste Burazovitch (violin), Fred Gairard (violin), Louta Gerris (guitar), Philippe Icard (bass), Livio Luzzi (violin)

 

The Swingsons is a band from the South of France, created in 2012. The training is mainly in the spirit of the Quintet of the Hot Club de France of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli. 30 years of adding different influences, traditional gypsy music, be-bop as well as more current genres. To Discover !

 

TICKET: 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 26.04 & SAT 27.04 (CONCERT 9PM)

DAMON BROWN

feat. STEPHANE MERCIER QUINTET

TOP INTERNATIONAL JAZZ

 

Damon Brown -UK- (cornet), Stéphane Mercier (sax), Igor Géhénot (piano), Nic Thys (bass), Darren Beckett -UK- (drums)

 

This currently touring band influenced by hard-bop, proposes some great classics and own compositions. Damon Brown, has delighted crowds and critics for over twenty years now. The Evening Standard called him “the best british mainsteam jazz trumpet player”. He's been part of the bands of Benny Golson, Steve Grossamn, David Liebman et Peter King. Stéphane Mercier keeps playing on international stages, even though he now lives in belgium. He played alongside Mark Turner, Avishai Cohen, Chris Cheek, Jeff Ballard, Aaron Goldberg in New-York, and Peter Hertmans, Eric Legnini, Philip Catherine ou Ivan Paduart in Belgium.

An exceptional quintet to discover!

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 28.04 (CONCERT 6PM)

FESTIVAL COURANT D’AIR

14e edition

 

The Courants d’airs festival is organized by the Conservatoire in collaboration with the Centre des Arts scéniques. It acts as a real stepping stone towards professional life, allowing students and new graduates to develop their own innovative shows, and giving space to a new generation of artists.

 

Courants d'airs brings together original projects, collectives creations and many students' pluridisciplinary associations of Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles and others schools of arts of Federation Wallonia-Brussels: IAD, Arts², ARbA-EsA, l'INSAS, La Cambre, KCB and ISAC.

 

The Courants d’airs festival occurs in downtown Brussels over a five-day period in April of each year. 300 young artists, 50 creations will be presented for 2019 edition. A plural audience is invited to discover tomorrow's great artists: professionals, regular spectators and news onlookers...

 

For this new collaboration with the festival, four musical projects are presented on our stage!

 

ESPRITS PARTAGÉS DUO

Mirko Patacchiola (sax), Hugo Dudziak (trombone)

 

A project inspired by the Cool jazz movement from the West Coast ( Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Miles Davis , Bill Evans ,…) To Discover !

 

TROMBONE SUMMIT

Delbaere Antoine (trombone), Delbarre Guillaume (trombone), Dudziak Hugo (trombone), Guilloux Julien (trombone), Monot Matthieu (trombone), Sajaloli Constant (trombone), Teddy Thomas (piano), Philippe Icard (bass), Pierre Floch (drums)

 

Unique in Belgium and undoubtedly in Europe ! All trombone players and students of the Brussels Conservatory’s jazz trombone section (Teacher : Phil Abraham) Real new talents on the instrument and a rhythm section composed of some of the best students of the jazz department. Tunes by the great Slide Hampton or up to date arrangements by the students themselves.

 

CROSS FOLK

Tamara Mozes (vocals,piano)

 

The singer-pianist Tamara Mozes presents her new material Cross Folk, based on folk songs of 7 different nations, combining folk music with jazz and improvisation. This song cycle is a solo performance for vocals-piano-looper, offering an intense emotional and intellectual experience at the same time.

 

“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, Crest, France, 2017)

 

I HAVE COME HERE TO WHISPER SOMETHING

 

String quartet and piano duet, saxophone. Remove the battery, remove the bass, and suddenly ... you are listening to an inner jazz. A jazz that reveals itself instead of showing of. Break the codes, mix the sounds timbers, propose an improvisation serving the melody, and then, the music will be presented in a different light.

 

"I hear Scriabin and Chopin in my left ear, Wayne Shorter and Kenny wheeler in my right ear"

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 30.04 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING THE JAM SESSION :

Douglas Jillings (guitar), Kennan Stanley-Bey (sax), Lies Merck (bass), Fred Guldentops (drums)

 

Free entrance - no reservations

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MAY

CARTE BLANCHE TO...

SELIM MILES BOUDRAA

WED 01.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

SUPAFLY ORGAN 4ET : « THIS IS JAZZ »

CARTE BLANCHE TO SELIM MILES BOUDRAA

 

Selim Miles Boudraa (sax), Matteo Di Leonardo (guitar), Maxime Moyaerts (hammond organ), Ben « Benny » Téqui (drums)

 

The SupaFly Organ formation is happy to invite this great guitar player Matteo Di Leonardo. The common things between those cats is Jazz ! For the first carte blanche, we will stick to standards and beautiful melodies. There will be songs that you know and some you may not have heard of !

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 02.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

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 03.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

MARYLENE CORRO feat STEPHANE MERCIER

SOUL MADE

 

Marylène Corro (vocals), Stéphane Mercier (sax), Joel Rabesolo (guitar), Fil Caporali (bass), Toine Cnockaert (drums)

 

Marylène Corro, belgo-chilian singer, offers a music rich in cultures, rhythms and sounds.

The original compositions of her band propose accents of jazz, Brasilian and Malagasy touches. Melodies in French, Spanish and English, accompanied by the singular game of inspired musicians. Evasion.

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 04.05 (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 05.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

MOON ON MAN

SWEET & SWING JAZZ

 

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 !

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 07.05 (BEGINNING AT 9PM)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING THE JAM SESSION :

Matteo Di Leonardo (guitar), Willem Suilen (piano), Ramon Van Merkenstein (bass), Pierre Hurty (drums)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

WED 08.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

TRIBUTE TO RAY CHARLES & MARVIN GAYE

CARTE BLANCHE TO SELIM MILES BOUDRAA

 

Selim Miles Boudraa (sax,vocals), Matteo Di Leonardo (guitar), Jérémy Dumont (rhodes), Maxime Moyaerts (hammond organ), Dorian Palos (bass), Ben « Benny » Téqui (drums)

 

As a Soul and RnB singer, those two genres are the roots of Selim's influences. With a

special team composed of fine gentlemen, they will play classics and other less known songs from two of the greatest singers of all time : Ray Charles & Marvin Gaye.

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 09.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

THE MORNING CALL JAZZ BAND

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ

 

Mathieu Najean (sax), Timothé le Maire (trombone), Guillaume Gillain (guitar), Andrew Bolton (bass), 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 where they all sing in Barber Shop Style (Miles Brothers). They are now fully charged with an explosive and sharp sens of rhythm and melodies. Come and join, they'll swing your sox off!

 

TICKET :  13€ Members -  No Members  15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 10.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

BUSTER & THE SWING

SWING JAZZ FROM THE 40-50IES

 

Pierre Spataro (sax,clarinet), René De Smaele (trumpet,bugle,vocals), Marc Hérouet (piano), Jean Van Lint (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 programme, is made of refined crafted arrangements of some of the best standards of jazz.

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

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SAT 11.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

SAUL RUBIN QUARTET

GUITARIST JAZZ LEGEND

 

Saul Rubin (guitar), Cesar Poirier (sax), Geraud Portal (bass), Armando Luongo (drums)

 

A mainstay on the New York jazz scene, Saul Rubin graduated from the Hartt School of Music, where he majored in composition and studied jazz with the legendary saxophonist Jackie McLean and saxophonist/arranger Paul Jeffrey, before moving back home to New York.

Since then his soulful and virtuosic playing has been heard alongside some of the world's greatest jazz musicians, including Sonny Rollins (touring Europe and the US), Roy Hargrove (he arranged for the Roy Hargrove Big Band album Emergence, Renee Fleming, John Hicks, Victor Lewis, Bob Cranshaw, Sammy Figueroa, Johnny O'Neal, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Cameron Brown, Candido, Winard Harper, Larry Willis, and many more. This is a rare opportunity to listen to him in Europe, Don't miss it"

 

TICKET : 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 12.05 (CONCERT 6PM)

ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF BRUSSELS « BUREAU DES ARRANGEURS »

 

« Le bureau des arrangeurs » is composed of some soon to be graduated students of the

Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles. Since the creation of the “arranging” class in 2007 they often present their work on stage. Expect a unique répertoire of arrangements and compositions presented in various band formation.

 

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TUE 14.05 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING THE JAM SESSION : Elias Schiva (sax), Wajdi Riahi (piano),Pierre Hurty (drums)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

WED 15.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

TRIBUTE TO ROY AYERS

& GROVER WASHINGTON JR

CARTE BLANCHE TO SELIM MILES BOUDRAA

 

Selim Miles Boudraa (sax, vocals), Bastien Jeaunieaux (guitar), Martin Méreau (vibes), Maxime Moyaerts (rhodes), Guylain Domas (bass), Ben « Benny » Téqui (drums)

 

Inspired directly by the recent Robert Glasper's experiment project, SupaFly will explore one of the most exciting period of Acid and Soul Jazz of the 70's. From Roy Ayers to Grover Washington Jr, a night full of crazy grooves and funky music !

 

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THUR 16.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

MAXIME MOYAERTS TRIO “HEROES”

 

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

 

Maxime Moyaerts is one of the most talented pianists of his generation. For the first time, he introduces his own project: “HEROES” With this project, Maxime brings out his two big sources of inspiration: Jazz greatest musicians and Comic strips. You would not immediately think of combining these two American arts, yet they have so much in common... Both of these universes inspired the personal compositions presented this evening. In some of the compositions you may recognize the universes of Batman and Superman. In others, you will spot Oscar Peterson’s swing, Barry Harris’s lyricism or Cedar Walton’s sophistication.

“Heroes” is the outcome of a very personal project shared with two other wonderful musicians and will be recorded very soon.

 

TICKET : 13€ Members -  No Members  15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 17.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

MAN ON FIRE & THE SOUL SOLDIERS

HOT 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 who 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 : 18€ Members - No Members  20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 19.05 (ONCERT 9PM)

GAETAN CASTELLS 4TET

TOP SWING JAZZ

 

Bruno Grollet (sax), Timothé Lemaire (trombone), Gaëtan Casteels (bass), Piere Hurty (drums)

 

This Quartet will play some compositions of their own and revisit some pieces of great players like Dave Holland and Charles Mingus among others. Some colorful, joyful and rhythmic music, where every instrument is in permanent dialogue with the others.

Don't miss it!

 

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TUE 21.05 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING THE JAM SESSION : Vincent Thekal (sax), Lieven Venken (drums), Sal La Rocca (bass)

 

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

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WED 22.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

“A LOVE SUPREME”

TRIBUTE TO JOHN COLTRANE

CARTE BLANCHE TO SELIM MILES BOUDRAA

 

Selim Miles Boudraa (sax), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Guylain Domas (bass), Ben « Benny » Téqui (drums)

 

This is definitely the most powerful, soulful and amazing music that has ever been played « A Love Supreme » from the great sax player John Coltrane. This masterpiece will be played entirely by SupaFly 4et.

 

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THUR 23.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

MATHIEU DE WIT TRIO

TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON

 

Mathieu De Wit (piano), Giueseppe Milaci (bass), Didier Van Uytvanck (drums)

 

This belgian trio pays hommage to one of the greatest piano player in all jazz history : Oscar Peterson. They play some of the greatest originals by the canadian pianist such as Hymn to Freedom, Wheatland, or Hallelujah Time. The music of Oscar Peterson is always full of joy and swing with a lot of energy. His style is probably one of the most technical on the piano. Come and enjoy this Tribute concert to the great piano Player !

 

TICKET: 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 24.05 & SAT 25.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

BRUCE ELLISON & THE JELLODIES

TRIBUTE TO FATS WALLER

THE BRUSSELS JAZZ WEEKEND – 3RD EDITION

 

Bruce Ellison (vocals), Pat Louis (guitar,vocals), Druss Lecomte (piano,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..!

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SUN 26.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

TAP JAM – LIVE MUSIC

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 28.05 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING THE JAM SESSION : Fabrice Mukuna (sax), Gonzalo Rodriguez (guitar), Josaphat Hounnou (drums), Issam (bass)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

WED 29.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

“ONE LOVE”

TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

CARTE BLANCHE TO SELIM MILES BOUDRAA

 

Selim Miles Boudraa (vocasl, guitar), Pascal Hauben (guitar), Martin Salémi (clarinet, rhodes), Maxime Moyaerts (hammond organ), Theo Zipper (bass), Jeremy Dupuis (drums) & Guest : Aziz Tahri (percussions)

 

For ending this Carte Blanche, we will move accross Jamaica and celebrate the music of the most engaged kind of music : Reggea ! An hommage to the great Bob Marley to celebrate and dance all together in the name of Jah ! Rastafari !

 

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THUR 30.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

VINCENT THEKAL 4TET

THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

 

Vincent Thekal (sax), Amaury faye (piano), Alex Gilson (bass), Armando luongo (drums)

 

In this quartet, versatile saxophone player Vincent Thekal goes back to his roots after numerous musical experiences. An international team for a night filled with swing and songs from the Great American Songbook.

 

TICKET: 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 31.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

BEN PATERSON TRIO

AMERICAN SWING & BLUES TOP PIANIST

 

Ben Paterson (piano,vocals), Jean Van Lint (bass,vocals), Dirk Van der Linden (guitar)

 

Melodie, Blues and Swing... The three essential elements of jazz blending. Originally from Philadelphia, Ben Paterson studied in Chicago and finally moved to New York where he's poised to bring his unique talents and style to a wider audience. His style which is strongly influenced by Oscar Peterson, combines hard-swinging grooves and melodic improvisation with an impeccable touch.

“On first listen, you can hear why so many people on the Chicago jazz scene are singing Paterson’s praises. His playing is always where it needs to be: one minute sensitive and relaxed, at another moment, explosive and muscular, and always musical.” Chicago Jazz Magazine

More info: www.benpaterson.com

 

TICKET : 18€ Members – No Members 20€

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PARTNERS

Rue des Pierres 50 Steenstraat

1000 Brussels - BE

E : booking@themusicvillage.com

CREDITS

Graphic & Web Design : Mathieu Huygens

Pictures : Maxence Martens

Hall of Fame Pictures : Michel Binstok