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

 

Please note that the reserved seats will be liberated 15 minutes before the official start of the concert.

No prepayment required : so be kind enough to communicate any cancellation... Thanks.

FEBRUARY

WED 21.02 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

RAMON VAN MERKENSTEIN QUINTET

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

Ramon van Merkenstein (bass), Aristide d'Agostino (trumpet), Arthur Hirtz (sax),

Geoffrey Fiorese (piano), Mariano Gabriel Chamorro (drums)

 

Double bass player Ramon van Merkenstein presents his own quintet: an international group of talented musicians that shares a great passion for jazz. They will play a mixture of standards and original tunes deeply rooted in jazz tradition. As a group, they perform with an energetic and very creative style. To Discover !

 

TICKET : 7.50 Members – No Members 10€

NEW special rate for students 5€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 22.02 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

LEO

RYTHM & BLUES BEST COVERS

 

Leonor Bailleul (vocals), Simon Rigot (piano), Gianni Valastro (guitar), Flup K (bass), Michel Zylbersztajn(drums)

 

Léonor Bailleul aka Léo is a great young belgian singer and actress. She works for several theatres and companies and played in musicals such as "Cabaret" in Belgium and on tour. She's currently preparing her own solo album mixing pop, jazz and soul influences. With this electric formation, she presents some of the most popular rythm&blues and pop songs of the last decades. They hope to see you... all movin' and groovin' with them !

More info

 

Ticket : 13 -15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 23.02 (CONCERT 9PM)

THE RAT PACK BLUES BAND

BLUESING & CROONING…

 

Deborah Jacobs (vocals, guitar), Patrick Deltenre (guitar),Fabrizio Erba (bass), Toto Poznantek (drums)

 

"Ballade in the heart of the blues". All the Blues Hits in One Night played by a fabulous band. Don’t miss them!

 

TICKET : Member 18€ - Non Member 20€

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 24.02 (CONCERT 9PM)

JOHAN CLEMENT TRIO

MASTERS OF SWING PERIOD…

 

Johan Clement (piano), Bart De Nolf (bass), Luc Vanden Bosch (drums)

 

Since 1982 Johan has mainly been active as a professional pianist in Belgium in the New Look Trio Roger Vanhaverbeke (1982-2011). Over the years, he accompanied many top musicians such as Toots Thielemans, Deborah Brown, Art Farmer, Scott Hamilton, Georgie Fame, Mark Murphy, Sal Nistico, Jerome Richardson, and many others…. He toured the Benelux, Germany, England, France, Switzerland, Central East, Africa, India and Japan. Johan released 23 albums and “Some Other Time” is his latest. A pure jazzy evening. Book early !

 

TICKET : Member 16€ - Non Member 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 25.02 (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), Simon Rigot (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 27.02  (BEGINNING AT 8pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations

Join us and put the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 28.02 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

HFTRK.

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

Ruben Van Bost (sax), Cedric De Lat (trumpet), Frank Oliver James (piano), Zjef Van Steenbergen (bass), Tom Peeters (drums)

 

A night dedicated to old, almost forgotten standards as well as famous classics. Let's swing!

 

TICKET : 7.50 Members – No Members 10€

NEW special rate for students 5€

FEBRUARY

THUR 01.03 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

TRIBUTE TO THE MOTOWN

TOP SOUL & FUNK

 

Mister Mo (vocals), Fabio Volante (guitar), Ulf Gjerdingen (bass), Frank Guetatra (sax)

 

This passionnate soul singer takes you on a journey into the world of motown. Accompanied by 3 professional musicians, they will offer you a moment of groove, emotions and good vibes by paying tribute to artists such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and many others. To discover ! More info: www.mistermomusic.com

 

TICKET : 13 Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 02.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

TOINE THYS PLAYS STANDARDS

 

Toine Thys (sax), Nicola Andrioli (piano), Nicolas Thys (bass), Antoine Pierre (drums)

 

Just back from an African tour, top Belgian saxophone player Toine Thys comes to the Music Village for a special evening ”100% Jazz standards with wonderful drums virtuoso Antoine Pierre. A demonstration of the use modern jazzmen make of the famous everlasting melodic and harmonic jazz repertoire. More info: www.toinethys.com

 

TICKET : 16€ - 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 03.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

MARIANNA TOOTSIE BAND

TRIBUTE TO ETTA JAMES

 

Mariana Tootsie (vocals), Laurent Doumont (sax, vocals), Matthieu Van (piano,vocals),

Jérôme Van den Bril (guitar), Barry Mc Neese (bass), Bilou Doneux (drums)

 

Mariana Tootsie is a charismatic singer that exudes natural talent and combines it with a generous stage presence, injecting spice and enthusiasm into her performance, musicians and audience.  Mariana hit the world stage in collaboration with the biggest names of the international show business. On the wave of her remarkable musical appearance in the Gary Ross movie “The Hunger Games” released in March 2012, Mariana chose to pay a tribute to a personal idol, the Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Diva, Etta James. Accompanied by an exceptional line up, Mariana expresses all hallmarks of the James voice, boasting sensual highs and belting blues rhythms to bring back to life songs such as “I just wanna make love to you", "At Last" or "Something's got a hold on me".  Book early…

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 04.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

LUZ CHABANE CHANTE BARBARA

 

Luz Chabane (voix), Paolo Loveri (guitare), Eric Plantain (contrebasse& arrangements), Philippe Hacardiaux (accordéon), Romuald Carbados (percussions),

 

Cet hommage est avant tout une révérence au talent, tant d’auteure que de compositrice, de l’inoubliable Barbara. Luz Chabane s’aventure dans les dédales de l’univers de Barbara, qui flirte avec ses racines propres, la chanson engagée et réaliste. Elle s’offre une occasion de plus de ressusciter à sa manière des textes d’une beauté à couper le souffle. Comme à son habitude, Luz a délibérément choisi de faire la vie impossible aux stéréotypes et autres copies ou covers actuels. Toute habitée de l’admiration qu’elle porte à La Grande Dame Brune, Luz Chabane défend avec l’audace et la fantaisie de son propre univers l’œuvre de Barbara. BOOK EARLY !

 

TICKET :13 Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 06.03 (BEGINNING AT 8.30pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations

Join us and put the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 07.03 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

KAYS FRIHAT QUARTET

TOP MODERN JAZZ

 

Kays Frihat (bass& compositions), Elias Shiva (sax), Wadji Riahi (piano), Pierre Martin (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!

 

TICKET : 10 Members – No Members 12€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 08.03 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

MAXIME MOYAERTS TRIO

TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON

 

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

 

Oscar Peterson may be the most popular pianist in the history of jazz. His exceptional skills and his power to entertain his audiences made him a beloved figure all over the world. During this very special evening, this trio will show you their passion by playing Oscar Peterson's compositions and some arrangements of standards but also their own interpretations.

 

TICKET : 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 09.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

STEPHANE MERCIER QUARTET

TOP SAX PLAYER

 

Stéphane Mercier (sax), Igor Gehenot (piano), Cédric Raymond (bass), Fabio Zamagni (drums)

 

Belgian saxophonist Stéphane Mercier is back at the Music Village, with a fresh repertoire. Swing, grooves, melodies and harmonies happen all together with this great intergenerational band.

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 10.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

PASCAL MOHY TRIO

TOP JAZZ STANDARDS

 

Pascal Mohy (piano),Manolo Cabras (bass),Dre Pallemaerts (Drums)

 

Three of our top Belgian jazz cats pay a cool tribute to the melodies and the smart arrangements of the American standards. An intense and penetrating music evening. Jazz is in our souls…

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

SUN 11.03 (CONCERT 6PM)

GUILLAUME GILLAIN TRIO

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Guillaume Gillain (guitar, vocals), Andrew Bolton (bass), Vincent Bruyninckx (piano)

 

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

To discover !

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 13.03 (BEGINNING AT 8.30pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations

Join us and put the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 14.03 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

GRANDE BOUCHE

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

Ruben Van Bost (sax), Sam Opstaele (guitar), Gijs Dhaene (guitar), Pieter Mortier (bass)

 

 “Grande Bouche” is made of four experienced musicians who will give you a hint of the gipsy swing style and atmosphere, mostly paying tribute to the great Django Reinhardt.

 

TICKET : 7.50 Members – No Members 10€

NEW special rate for students 5€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 15.03 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

BACHOT MUNA

AFRO FUNK, SOUL MAKOSSA, LATIN & BLUES

 

Bachot Muna (piano, vocals), Talike Gele (backing vocals), Marcelo Terra (sax), Vladimir Kostov (guitar), Jay Chitula (drums), Patinho Calvin (bass)

 

Not only a Cameroonian music icon, Bachot Muna is also a famous solo pianist and songwriter who performed around the world and that has as greatest achievement a solo concert at the Montreal International Jazz Festival Hall Theater Maisonneuve. Bachot won two awards in Cameroon in 1999 for the best singer and best video clip for his track " Loh Yohnme". More recently, in 2016, his track " Samba Makossa" from his Album "Back to the roots" was nominated the best latin song by Akademia Award in Los Angeles. Bachot on stage is a great spirit, a groovy machine. Emotion and happiness are guaranteed.

 

TICKET : Member  13€ Non Member  15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 16.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

SARAH LETOR

TOP SOUL - POP -  FUNK

 

Sarah Letor (vocals), Greg Chainis (guitar), Fabrizio Erba (bass), Hervé Letor (drums)

 

Sarah Letor’s music is defined by groove, energy and her undeniably captivating and unique voice. After her second album “Again” which was already a success, Sarah Letor is back, yet transformed, with her brand new EP “Beyond”. Even though Sarah admits being inspired by bands such as the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Amy Winehouse a.o., there is no rule of thumb in her creation process. Expect a passionate singer, great complicity between musicians and, even more so, with the audience. All that wrapped in her soft, original and sensual tone of voice.

 

TICKET : Member  16€ Non Member  18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 17.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

GERSH’SWING DEALERS LIVE

120 YEARS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GEORGE GERSHWIN !

 

Jean van lint (bass), Vincent Mardens (sax), Vincent Bruyninckx (piano), Jan de Haas (drums).

 

One exceptional night during which top jazz cats will pay tribute to George Gershwin's incredible career. The occasion to rediscover his famous (and less famous) melodies in the warm surrounding of the Music Village. Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise. (G.G). Book early !

 

TICKET : Member  16€ Non Member  18€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 18.03 (SHOW 6PM)

CHICAGO MUSICAL

A JAZZY SHORTENED MEDLEY …

 

In partnership with The Music Village, Ecole Broadway's students, teachers and friends are happy to invite you to a series of events in the heart of Brussels, starting with a short jazzy medley of the well know musical “Chicago” ! Join us for an amazing evening, full of the "jazz age" and Roaring 20s atmosphere,

 

FREE ENTRANCE !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 20.03 (BEGINNING AT 8.30pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations

Join us and put the stage on fire !

WED 21.03 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

JAN VAN MOER QUARTET

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

Jan Alfredo Van Moer (flugelhorn), Martin Salemi (piano), Guylain Domas (bass), Wim Eggermont (drums)

 

This quartet of talented jazz musicians will play for you a selection of well-known and surprising standards, interpreted in their personal and unique way. An open and energetic way of playing, with respect to jazz tradition. Come listen and enjoy!

 

TICKET : 7.50 Members – No Members 10€

NEW special rate for students 5€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 22.03 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

ROSA CARNIER

A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN & TINA TURNER

 

Rosa Carnier (vocals), Stefan Hadjiu (guitar),Toto Poznantek (drums), Carlo Van Belleghem (bass)

 

Professional backing vocalist of famous groups (Dick Rivers, Johnny Hallyday,…),Rosa Carnier knows what music and shows are about. For this appearance at the Village, and supported by a grooving trio, she dedicates the concert to the music of some famous R&B icons. Ambiance !

 

TICKET : 13 Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 23.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

JOHAN CLEMENT TRIO FEAT. SIMON RIGTER

FROM SWING TO BEBOP

 

Simon Rigter (sax), Johan Clement (piano), Bart De Nolf (bass), Luc Vanden Bosch (drums)

 

One of the nicest sax sound in Europe enjoying the superb support of Johan Clement’s Trio! In grooving tempi or sweet ballads. Do not miss him this time. Top international jazz now...

 

TICKET : Member  18€ Non Member  20€

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 24.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

GREG HOUBEN 4TET (USA/BRAZIL)

TOP INTERNATIONAL QUARTET

 

Greg Houben (trumpet,vocals), Victor Da Costa (guitar), Cédric Raymond (bass), Jan De Haas (drums)

 

Greg Houben is back at the Village but, this time, in an acoustic jazz formula and playing with his long time friend Victor Da Costa (Brazil). Get ready to meet their joyfulness and a music played with open-heart. Greg will also grab the mic’ and sing some of the mainstays of his “USA/BRAZILIAN” songbook.

 

TICKET : 18 Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 25.03 (CONCERT 6PM)

GUILLAUME GILLAIN TRIO

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Guillaume Gillain (guitar, vocals), Fil Caporali (bass), Julien Gillain (piano)

 

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

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 27.03 (BEGINNING AT 8.30pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Free entrance - no reservations

Join us and put the stage on fire !

 

 

 

 

 

WED 28.03 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

GUILLAUME MALEMPRÉ QUARTET

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

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

 

A night dedicated to old, almost forgotten standards as well as famous classics. Let's swing!

 

TICKET : 7.50 Members – No Members 10€

NEW special rate for students 5€

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 30.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

GIOVANNI MIRABASSI

INVITE SARAH LANCMAN & TOKU

TOP INTERNATIONAL MUSIC

 

Giovanni Mirabassi (piano, arrangements), Sarah Lancman(vocals), Toku (trumpet, vocals) & a guest bass player

 

« She's truly a great new voice for jazz » : is what Quincy Jones said about Sarah Lancman when she won the first prize of Shure’s International Competition that took place at Montreux Jazz festival in 2012. After the success of her first album “Inspiring Love” recorded in NY, Sarah Lancman is back with her new album “A Contretemps”, surrounded by a prestigious team: pianist Giovanni Mirabassi and, as a special guest, great Japanese singer and trumpet player TOKU (13 albums, signed with Sony Jazz Japan). Great pianist Giovanni Mirabassi is characterized by a very personal style that combines melodic and rhythmical richness with the inventiveness of his improvisations. Expect a mixture of beauty, refinement and subversive music. 17 of his albums went gold, he also won a Victoire de la Musique and a Django d’Or and played with Chet Baker, Steve Grossman, Eliott Zigmund, Glenn Ferris and many others.

 

TICKET : Member  22€ Non Member  25€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 31.03 (CONCERT 9PM)

MICHEL MAINIL QUARTET

TOP JAZZ STANDARDS

 

Michel Mainil (sax), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Hendrik Vanattenhoven (bass), Antoine Cirri (drums)

 

Surrounded by a top Belgian and European rhythm section, Michel Mainil revisits jazz standards, known and unknown. The band’s dynamism offers a new approach to this music. Enjoy the jazz music of Joe Henderson, Chico Freeman, Wayne Shorter and many others !

 

TICKET : Member  16€ Non Member  18€

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