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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.

MAY

TUE 01.05 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

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

 

 

 

 

WED 02.05 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

TOM LUYTEN QUARTET

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

Tom Luyten (sax), Milan Verbist (piano), Jef Manderveld (bass), Simon Van Brandt (drums)

 

The Tom Luyten Quartet is a band made of 4 students from the conservatory of Antwerp. Focusing primarily on standards from the swing/bebop Era they will bring you a set consisting of tunes from Billy Strayhorn who we all know as a writer for the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

 

TICKET : 7.50€ Members – No Members 10€ (NEW special rate for students 5€)

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 03.05 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

A RUSSIAN AFFAIR

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

Almaz Bagabiev (flute), Fred Guldentops (drums, compostion), Ruben Laureys (guitar, compostion/piano), Artur Medvedev (sax), Lies Merckx (bass, composition)

 

A Russian Affair is an eclectic quintet consisting of musicians with a rather diverse background. They will suprise you with their own compositions in which they blend elements of jazz, classical music, folk and fusion. What brings these musicians together is their originality, each in their own right.

 

TICKET : 7.50€ Members – No Members 10€ (NEW special rate for students 5€)

 

 

 

 

FRI 04.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

LENORE RAPHAEL

 

 

Lenore Raphael (piano), Ray Blue (sax), Hilliard Green (bass), Lieven Venken (drums)

 

Lenore Raphael started out as classical pianist but she turned to jazz after hearing her idol Oscar Peterson. Lenore has forged a busy career playing jazz standards and The Great American songbook plus her own Original tunes. She has performed at Lincoln Center (NYC), Birdland, Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express (London), Casa Da Festival (Portugal) and major International festivals ... She has performed with such notable musicians as Warren Vache, Howard Alden, Harry Allen, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Hendricks, Ken Paplowsky, Wycliffe Gordon and more.

 

TICKET : Member 16€ - Non Member 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 05.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

BERTA MORENO

 

 

Berta Moreno (sax), Thomas Maasz (piano), Maksim Perepelica (bass), Richie Struck (drums)

 

2017 Global Music Awards, 2016 Sidney Zolot (for excellence in music) and 2015 BMI/Evelyn Buckstein award winner, jazz saxophonist and composer Berta Moreno has become one of the most distinctive voices on the tenor among her generation. Berta’s strong personality is reflected in her unique dark and warm sound on the tenor and she is often defined as a thoughtful and precise soloist who knows how to choose meaningful notes and statements.

“Berta invests emotional content into whatever she’s doing, something you can sense whether you’re in the audience or on the bandstand alongside her. She’s smart focused dependable, serious about her music but an affable person the sort you want to work with." -Steve Wilson- DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE (Sept. 2017) Bradley Bambarger

To Discover !

 

TICKET : Member 16€ - Non member  18€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 06.05 (CONCERT 6PM)

PEPA & FRIENDS

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Pepa Niebla is a well known spanish singer currently based in brussel. After studying at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with David Linx, Stephane Galland among others, her voice has appeared in countless occasions in the belgian jazz landscape : collaboration, live, radio, or discography publications... Surrounded by some a top Belgian and European rhythm section, Pepa Niebla revisits jazz standards, known and unknown. The band’s dynamism offers a new approach to the old standards with original arrangements and some personal compositions. Definitely a new voice of young belgian jazz ! To discover.

 

FREE ENTRANCE - NO RESERVATION

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 08.05 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

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

 

 

 

 

 

WED 09.05 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

LUNA MOAN 4TET

PRESENTS A BROADWAY SONGBOOK

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

Natasha Van Eerdewegh (piano,vocals), Pierre Antoine Savoyat (trumpet, flugelhorn),

Bastien Jeunieaux (guitar), Felix Heymans (bass), Gaspard Sicx (drums)

 

« Luna Moan ». A poem, a groan, a journey about love and jazz, swinging from joy to sadness like a very lunar moon... Natasha, and Bastien met at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in 2012. Besides their common passion for traditional jazz, they developed a rare complicity and friendship. Joined by the amazing doublebass player Federico Stocchi and the tremendous drummer Gaspard Sicx, they’ll come up with a repertoire of timeless and universal songs from Broadway, cradle of jazz music standards. DO NOT MISS !

 

TICKET : 7.50€ Members – No Members 10€ (NEW special rate for students 5€)

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 10.05 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

HÉT HAT CLUB

 

Valentin Desmarais (sax), Antonio d'Erchie junior (guitar), Bitó János (accordion), Balazs Fisher (bass)

 

HÉT HAT CLUB is an international gypsy jazz band from the Balkans. Their music genre named "Balkanouche" is a mixture of the gypsy culture of improvisation of Django Reinhardt and the rhythms of the Balkans

To discover !

 

TICKET : 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

FRI 11.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

AMAURY FAYE QUARTET

TOP JAZZ CATS

 

Bart Defoort (sax), Amaury Faye (piano), Giuseppe Millaci (bass), Antoine Pierre (drums)

 

Currently on the rise in Europe with acclaim from audience and media alike, both as a leader and as a sideman, french pianist Amaury Faye will invite three emblematic belgian musicians for an exclusive performance, including standards and songs from great jazz masters.

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 12.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

JEANFRANÇOIS PRINS

RIO DE JAZZEIRO

 

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

 

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

More info

 

TICKET : 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 13.05 (CONCERT 6PM)

MANON MOON

SWEET  & JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Manon Hanseeuw (lead Singer-Piano), Jean-Luc Berge (Guitar), Philippe Declercq (Bass), Michel Zylbersztajn (Drums)

 

Manon Moon is the meeting between « punk-rock » musicians and a young Comedian girl with the most charming Blues & Jazzy Voice ! They play their own compositions as well as covers. Friendly, Joyful and … free . So, join us from 5pm.

 

FREE ENTRANCE - NO RESERVATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 15.05 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

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

 

 

 

 

 

WED 16.05 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

FRANK OLIVER JAMES'S JAZZSOCIETY - FEATURING CEDRIC DE LAT

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

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

 

Frank's jazz group is blowing the sounds of the 60's hardbop. Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Benny Golson, Hank Mobley, Cannonball Adderley, Wynton Kelly, and Billy Higgins are just some of the jazzcats who inspired this group of young musicians. They all study at the conservatory in Ghent, where they met each other. We hope you'll enjoy the vibes of Frank Oliver James's Jazz society!

 

TICKET : 7.50€ Members – No Members 10€ (NEW special rate for students 5€)

 

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 17.05 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

DUNJA & BAND

SWING & GROOVE

 

Dunja Mees (vocals), Jonas Boutssen (drums), Jasper De Roeck (bass), Jarno Verheyen (piano)

 

DUNJA takes you on a musing journey throughout the inner corners of her soul with her authentic voice: strong,  yet fragile. An encounter of jazz, pop and soul in which the singer subtly moulds the genres into her own songs or unique arrangements of existing pieces. With the solid accompaniment of her jazz trio, a storytelling universe unfolds, that is topped off with improvisation and groovy beats.

 

TICKET : Member 13€ - Non Member  15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 18.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

NILSON MATTA QUINTET FEAT GREG HOUBEN

BRAZILIAN VOYAGE

 

Nilson Matta (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums), Hendrik Braekman (guitar), John Snauwaert (sax), Greg Houben (vocals & trumpet)

 

Being  considered as one of the greatest bass players in the world, four times Grammy Winner (with Joe Henderson, Nancy Wilson & Yo Yo Ma…) Brazilian Nilson Matta in the company of some of our best jazz cats, including Greg Houben.

Who else could be the soul of this tribute to the Brazilian influences in jazz music ?

“Nilson Matta is a powerhouse bass-player” Down Beat Magazine

More info

 

TICKET : 18€Members - Non Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 19.05

GAY PRIDE // NO CONCERT, SORRY

 

 

 

 

SUN 20.05 (BEGINNING AT 8.30pm)

GIORGIO CONTE

 

The most famous « younger brother » of the Italian music, tours Europe again, after the release of his latest album « Sconfinando ». His older brother is no other than Paolo Conte, famous in Italy, France and... pretty much all around the world. After composing for years successful songs for other artists, he started around 1985 to play his own music on Italian, European and American stages. He has now released 14 albums and been a successful performer and writer since 1995. This time, on the occasion of the release of his latest album, Conte is back, touring mostly in front of a french-speaking audience, where he feels that he always belonged.

 

First Act:

PEPPE VOLTARELLI (vocals, guitar, accordion)

 

After his tour in Argentina, the States, Canada (Monreal Jazz Festival), Hungary, Germany, Italy, Spain… multifaceted Peppe Voltarelli back to Brussels to release his latest solo Cd

"Lamentarsi come ipotesi" on  OTR/Universal. A musical trip around the Italian world heritage, serious and joyful, around the world. Comedian, singer, composer Voltarelli creates a new international language, based on Italian dialect. To be discovered…

 

TICKET : 20€

TUE 22.05 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

OPENING TRIO: Basile Bahola, Oscar Georges, Wajdi Riahi

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

 

 

 

 

WED 23.05 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

PEPA NIEBLA QUINTET

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

Pepa Niebla (vocals), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Daniel Jonkers (drums), Toni Mora (guitar), Alex Gilson (bass)

 

Pepa Niebla is a well known spanish singer currently based in Brussels. After studying at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with David Linx, Stephane Galland among others, her voice  appeared on countless occasions on the belgian jazz scene : collaboration, live, radio, or discography publications... Surrounded by a top Belgian and European rhythm section, Pepa Niebla revisits jazz standards, known and unknown. The band’s dynamism offers a new approach to the old standards with original arrangements and some personal compositions. Definitely a new voice of young belgian jazz ! To discover.

 

TICKET : 7.50€ Members – No Members 10€ (NEW special rate for students 5€)

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 24.05 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

ALEX MERCADO TRIO

 

Alex Mercado (piano), Piet Verbist (bass), Lionel Beuvens (drums)

 

A pianist with astounding technique and endless imagination, Alex Mercado is acclaimed for his ability to write striking compositions and create vibrant sonic landscapes that have resonated with critics and audiences alike in his native Mexico and internationally. First time at the Village for 1 night in the company of famous jazz cats.

 

TICKET : 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 25.05 & SAT 26.05 (CONCERT 9PM)

STÉPHANE MERCIER QUARTET

BRUSSELS JAZZ WEEKEND

 

DAY 1: Stéphane Mercier (sax), Charles Loos (piano), Giuseppe Millaci (bass), Matthias De Waele (drums) / DAY 2: Stéphane Mercier (sax), Peter Hertmans (guitare), Cédric Raymond (contrebasse), Matthias De Waele (batterie)

 

This top Belgian quartet plays original compositions and  adapts jazz standards to its own modern taste. After spending twelve years abroad (Boston, New-York and Paris), Stéphane Mercier is  back in his home town, although he still intensively tours around the world. And as Toots Thielemans once put it: "Stéphane is a musician in constant evolution, as a player and as a composer".

 

FREE ENTRANCE - NO RESERVATION

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 27.05 (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 us from 5pm.

 

FREE ENTRANCE - NO RESERVATION

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 29.05 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

OPENING TRIO: Matteo di Leonardo, Ramon Van Merkenstein, Lucas Vanderputten

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

 

 

 

 

WED 30.05 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

VANBORTEL/VERBIST 4TET

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

Ben Van Bortel (guitar) ,Milan Verbist  (piano), Jef manderveld (bass), Julian Vleminckx  (drums)

 

This quartet goes back to the 40s,50s and 60s. They play old jazz standards in their own way. Milan verbist (son of bassplayer Piet Verbist) started a trio with Jef manderveld swinging on the bass. For this occasion with Ben Van Bortel on guitar (Blue heathens, croque manouche, the moochers ...) and Julian Vleminckx (new rising sun, ...) on drums. Real swing time!!

 

TICKET : 7.50€ Members – No Members 10€ (NEW special rate for students 5€)

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 31.05 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

LIZZI STRATA

CABARET JAZZ

 

Capucine Meens (vocals), Leslie Ohayon (vocals), Nicolas Dhondt (sax), Camille Hersant (guitar), Guillaume Moinet (bass)

 

Lizzy-Strata is band of cabaret-jazz from Lille. Led by its two female vocalists, they will sing you some of the greatest jazz songs, bathed in a cabaret-like atmosphere of seduction, desire and melancholy.

You'll hear compositions of the great Cole Porter, Kurt Weill and Boris Vian as well as female singers and writers such as Magali Noêl, Billie Holiday and Teresa Stratas. They will bring harmony (vocals) and rhythm in the mess that love can sometimes be.

 

TICKET : 13€ Members – No Members 15€

JUNE

FRI 01.06 (CONCERT 9PM)

THE AMERICAN SONG BOOK

TOP JAZZ STANDARDS

 

Peter Verhas (sax), Henk de Loose (trumpet), René Harvengt (piano), Jean van Lint (bass), Paul Bourdiaudhy (drums)

 

The Great American Songbook, also known as "American Standards", is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century. They have been recorded and performed by a large number and wide range of singers, instrumental bands, and jazz musicians. The Songbook comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter , Irving Berlin , Jerome Kern,... BOOK EARLY !

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

 

 

 

 

SAT 02.06 (CONCERT 9PM)

HOUBEN & SON

TOP JAZZ STANDARDS

 

Steve Houben(sax,flute), Greg Houben (trumpet,vocals), Fabian Fiorini (piano), Cédric Raymond (bass), James Williams (drums)

 

“Greg and I have been working, for quite a while now, following a trial and error system, in order to adjust our music  to our desire to play together and form a new band. But we have now decided that it was time to lift the veil on our discoveries and choices. We propose you, therefore, a new and unheard music made of our compositions. A music that is, however, still rooted in tradition and that is inspired by our own musical roots which are decidedly... jazzy!” Steve Houben. BOOK EARLY !

 

TICKET : 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

SUN 03.06 (CONCERT 6PM)

MANON MOON

SWEET & JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

Manon Hanseeuw (lead Singer-Piano), Jean-Luc Berge (Guitar), Philippe Declercq (Bass), Michel Zylbersztajn (Drums)

 

Manon Moon is the meeting between « punk-rock » musicians and a young Comedian girl with the most charming Blues & Jazzy Voice ! They play their own compositions as well as covers. Friendly, Joyful and … free . So, join us from 5pm.

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

TUE 05.06 (BEGINNING AT 9pm)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING TRIO: Alice Perret, Felix Heymans, Guillaume Malempré

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

 

 

 

 

 

WED 06.06 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

GASPARD SICX INVITES

JAZZ BACK TO THE ROOTS

 

Warre Van de Putte (sax), Nina Kortekaas (piano), Emanuel Van Mieghem (bass), Gaspard Sicx (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€)

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 07.06 (CONCERT 8.30PM)

LUIZA MEIODAVILLA

BRAZILIAN JAZZ

 

Luiza Meiodavilla (vocals),Yannick Ballmann (drums), Carmelo Leotta (bass), Zé Victor Torelli (guitar)

 

Raised  in  a  residential  neighborhood  surrounded  by  nature  in  one  of  the  biggest  cities  in  the  world  -  São  Paulo,  Brazil  -  Luiza  incorporates  this  contrast  in  her  music. Agitation  and  calm  are  represented  through  the  mixture  of  elements  of  jazz  and  Brazilian  music  with  world  rhythms,  balanced  by  a  sweet  voice  that  draws  the  audience  into  a  parallel  frequency. Half  german,  half  Brazilian,  the  singer’s  musical  background  started  at  5  years  old  –  while  taking  flute  lessons  at  school. Taking  singing  lessons  since  she was 10  years  old  and  being  constantly  involved  with  music,  Luiza  enrolled  at  19  in  a  Music  Performance  Bachelor  at  Souza  Lima  &  Berklee.  It  was  during  this  immersion  in  the  universe  of  jazz  and  Brazilian  music  that  she  produced  her  first  album  Florescer. The  6-track  album  released  in  2015  was  highlighted  by  the  Brazilian  media  (Rolling  Stone  magazine,  Billboard  Brasil,  Sofar  Sounds,  IstoÉ)  and  its  tour  counted  with  more  than  40  concerts  throughout  Brazil  and  Europe.

To discover !

 

TICKET : 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 08.06 (CONCERT 9PM)

MONA MIO FEAT ROBY LAKATOS & FRIENDS

TOP SWING & GYPSY

 

Roby Lakatos (violin), Leo Ullmann (violin), Gabor Ladanyi (guitar), Vilnius Cseki (bass), Mona Miodezky (vocals)

 

A captivating night made of swing and gipsy music ! A surprising collaboration between great gipsy violonist Roby Lakatos and young singer Mona Mio's mellow voice. Accompanied by his gispsy orchestra, Roby invites us to discover this talented new artist. Mona will thus sing some of the greatest french songs from the fifties and some of the mainstays of gipsy music. To Discover !

 

TICKET : 16€ Members – No Members 18€

SUN 10.06 (CONCERT 6PM)

A JOYFUL JAZZY AFTERNOON

WITH SOUSA SCHLEB

 

Have fun with Sousa Schleb on Sunday afternoon. Discover this original one-man-band that allies traditional New Orleans jazz and wild bass lines! An atmosphere that is as peculiar as universal!

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 12.06 (BEGINNING AT 9PM)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING TRIO: Alice Perret, Felix Heymans, Guillaume Malempré

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

 

 

 

 

WED 13.06 TO SAT 16.06

MARSHA LAWSON

TOP SOUL JAZZ

 

Marsha Lawson (vocals), Karel De Cuelenaere (piano), Calvin René (bass), Lieven Venken (drums)

 

Worldwide performer and high belting diva, Marsha Lawson has a scintillating array of Jazz, Soul and R&B songs in her diverse repertoire.  More than just a singer, Marsha entertains with heart and fervor that will lift you up, bring you joy and put you in a sentimental mood. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 17.06 (CONCERT 6PM)

OAKSTREET TRIO

JAZZY AFTERNOON

 

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

 

These  jazz cats will play their own compositions with energy & passion. To discover !

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 19.06 (BEGINNING AT 9PM)

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

OPENING TRIO: Louis Moons, Tim Caramen, Kays Frihat

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

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