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Diallo / Williams / Vanbuel
10 November 2022 @ 20 h 30 min15€ – 18€
Claude Diallo (piano), James Williams (drums), Martijn Vanbuel (bass)
Diallo / Williams / Vanbuel is a cooperative jazz piano trio with internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Claude Diallo from Switzerland, American drummer James Williams who currently lives in Belgium and the native Martijn Vanbuel on bass. This trio is based on friendships that last over a decade.
Martijn Vanbuel and Claude Diallo met for the first time in Taipei, Taiwan, where Vanbuel used to live for many years before returning to Belgium. In 2007 Diallo made his first trip to Taiwan and between 2007 and 2012 the two musicians often played together in Taiwan.
James Williams and Claude Diallo had their first encounter in 2004 at Berklee College of Music when they both studied at the renowned music school. During that time Williams was drumming for Gary Burton and Diallo needed a new drummer for his trio. Soon thereafter they started touring in Switzerland, France and Germany and also had many live performances in the greater Boston area with the Claude Diallo Trio.
During the pandemic Diallo had a special project in which he reunited old friends to come together and play. In November 2021 this trio had its start in St. Gallen, Switzerland and now will be performing in Belgium for the first time. The music varies from traditional Jazz arrangements from the Hard-Bop area to original compositions of Vanbuel and Diallo. It’s sound is very fresh but at the same time authentic. There is no leader and the music being played is the focus of the trio. The listener awaits a virtuoso live performance of internationally acclaimed musicians at the peak of their careers. Definitely a highlight not to be missed.
TICKET: 15€ Members – No Members 18€