DOORS - 7 pm    CONCERT START Fri, Sat - 9pm  / Other days - 8.30pm

 

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SUMMER VILLAGE CONCERTS

Jazz goes on holiday at the Music Village :

40 nights of live concerts in the centre of Brussels

For the 11th time, the Music Village has decided to let the live music rule during 40 summer nights, for the greater joy of local and foreign music lovers. We are talking of quality music, easily accessible to all kinds of audiences, for a soft admission charge between: 7,50€  and  10€.

 

A cool end of a hot day, a refreshing moment after a national shower; in the company of visiting friends, as a couple or as a family, children admitted. In short, quality music for every type of ear. And remember: take it easy, it's... summertime!

 

06.06 to 10.06

VINCENT MARDENS 4TET

SOULFUL SPRING NIGHTS IN THE VILLAGE

 

Vincent Mardens (sax), Jan de Haas (drums), Sal La Rocca (bass),+ 3 of the best guitar players in town, Mimi Verderame ( 6-7/06), Victor da Costa ( 8-10/06), Hendrik Braeckman ( 9/06)

 

Join us for a joyful, powerful & soulful trip in Sax-land! An entire week devoted to this wonderful music called … jazz. Through the memory of the greatest saxophonists from the late fifties to the present day.

 

TICKET : Member 7.50€ Non member  10€

13.06 TO 17.06

TOINE THYS QUARTET

TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT JAZZ TENORS !

 

Toine Thys (sax), Nicola Andrioli (piano), Sam Gertsmans (bass), Mathias de Waele (drums)

 

A special week “100% Jazz standards”! This Brussels' based saxophone player pays tribute to the greatest saxophonists in the history of jazz. Accompanied by a dream-like rhythm section, they pay homage to Lester Young, Stan Getz, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Coleman Hawkins... Among many others. A night that feels like travelling through time, the whole thing, led by a very humorous front man.

 

TICKET: Member 7.50€ Non member  10€

 

 

 

 

20.06 TO 24.06

BEETHOVA OBAS

CARIBBEAN JAZZ

 

Beethova Obas (vocals & guitar), Vincent Bruninckx (piano & keys), Marcelo. Terra (sax), Pat R. Calvin (bass), Carlos Cachi Acosta (percussions)

 

Haïtian star singer Beethova blends traditional  music with jazz and Brazilian melodies. Beethova has successfully blended traditional haïtian music with conscious lyrics and harmonies reminiscent of jazz and brazilian melodies. Beethova has several critically acclaimed releases to his credit including a feature on Putumayo's "Caribe Caribe". In 2000 after concert at the Linciln Center Festival, the New York Times proclaimed him: " The Most-Out-Of-The-Ordinary Act on the bill ". The cool joy and the charm of the Haïtian music.

TO DISCOVER !

 

TICKET: Member 7.50€ Non member  10€

 

 

 

 

SUN 25.06  (CONCERT 5PM)

THE ROWDIES

ROCK N’ ROLL FROM THE 50-60IES

 

Phil Gosez (lead singer, guitar), Eric Puyveld (guitar, sax), Giovanni Valastro (guitar), Paul Huysmans (bass), Yves Van Deurnen (piano), Michel Zylbersztajn (drums)

 

A group of old friends pay 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 CONCERT

 

 

 

 

27.06  to 01.07

REY CABRERA Y SUS AMIGOS

 

Rey Cabrera (vocals),Humberto Gonzalez (vocals,babybass), David Ramos Torres (piano), Leonid Munoz (percussions), Nelson Garzon (vocals, percussions), Ruben Hernandez (vocals, 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 7.50€ Non member  10€

 

 

 

 

04.07 TO 08.07

MASSIMO FORMICA

AND THE TRANSFUZION BAND

FUSION JAZZ ROCK

 

Massimo Formica (guitar), René Zaprzalka (sax), Calvin Moneze (bass), Josaphat Hounou (drums)

 

Of Italian origin, Massimo Formica joined the big boys - such as Pino Daniele and Aldi Miolia -although he still considers Mike Stern to be his main Inspiration. He formed a jazz rock group, "Transfuzion", using mainly original numbers but equally adapting his performance to the sounds of some of his favourite masters, such as Mike Stern and John Scofield. He interprets their music in a daring and exciting style..... must be seen and heard... a resounding sound by a great Master!

 

TICKET : Member 7.50€ Non member  10€

 

 

 

 

11.07 to 15.07

LIONEL BEUVENS

TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS

JAZZ FROM BEBOP TO MODERN

 

Jean Paul Estievenard (trumpet), Koen Nys (sax), Bram Weijters (piano), except 11/7 Eve Beuvens (piano), Piet Verbist (basss), Lionel Beuvens (drums)

 

Some of the nicest jazz standards and early jazz music played by the new generation of top Belgian jazz cats… This young 5tet presents a tribute to the great Miles Davis, from the 50ties till his electric period.

More info: www.lionelbeuvens.com

 

TICKET : Member 7.50€ Non member  10€

 

 

 

 

18.07 to 22.07

LAURENT DOUMONT - L'AMERICANO

ITALIAN SOUL JAZZ VOCAL

 

Laurent Doumont (vocs & sax), Lorenzo Di Maio (guit), Vincent Bruyninckx (keys), Sam Gerstmans (bass), Adrien Verderame (drums)

 

This show is a preview of Laurent Doumont’s next project : «l’Americano». He presents for the first time a repertoire of Italian standards from the 1950’s & 60’s, joyfully adapted in the soul-jazz idiom he cares for. Nel blu dipinto di blu, Azzuro, Come prima… over the years, Laurent has always felt like making them his own, arranging and playing the songs like true jazz standards and now is the time to release them ! Together with his new Soul Quintet , they will put Brussels so close to Capri that if you close your eyes while having a cocktail at the bar, you can almost hear the sea.

 

TICKET : Member 7.50€ Non member  10€

 

 

 

 

 

25.07 to 29.07

LOUMÈN

JAZZ, SOUL, POP & FUNK

 

Loumèn (vocals), Karel De Culenaere (piano), Calvin Moneze (bass), Lieven Venken (drums)

 

If you haven't heard Loumèn yet or seen her perfom, this is your chance! During a whole week, be sure the Music Village will be set on FIRE. Vibrant & living, it's with her jazz quartet that this singer/songwriter, full of energy & groove, will touch you with her music: compositions with a pinch of jazz, soul, pop and funk carried by a soft and deep voice that have already seduced the Botanique and the Ancienne Belgique just to name them. For her Summer Village concerts, Miss Loumèn will also revisit jazz standards, soul & pop classics. Joins us and let Loumèn take you into a journey through the African, French & American culture.

 

Member 7.50€ Non member  10€

Dear members and non-members,

 

The Music Village will close its doors in August and September for some renovations. The point being to give a breath of fresh air to this 17 year old music meeting space.To be expected in October : a brand new menu, some musical surprises and many others!!

 

See you soon!

 

Romain Huygens,

Director of the Music Village

PARTNERS

Rue des Pierres 50 Steenstraat

1000 Brussels - BE

T : +32 513 13 45

E : booking@themusicvillage.com

CREDITS

Graphic & Web Design : Mathieu Huygens

Pictures : Maxence Martens

Hall of Fame Pictures : Michel Binstok