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Stéphane Mercier

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Coming from a family surrounded by music and musicians, Stéphane Mercier studied different instruments early on before focusing on the saxophone and the flute, composition and arrangement. After studying at Berklee College of Music in the mid-90’s, he intensively toured with Mark Turner, Seamus Blake, B.Connection, Exile Society...then moved to Brooklyn, NY (95-02), where he played and/or recorded with a.o. Aaron Goldberg, Chris Cheek, Avishai Cohen, Randy Brecker, Jeff Ballard, Ingrid Jensen, Matt Penman,… Stéphane moved to Paris for a couple of years before Brussels, where he currently resides

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Schreurs

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Born May 23. 1966, Dirk Schreurs started improvising at the piano at the age of 6. Having taken a solid classical training at the Music Academy of Neerpelt (Flanders, Belgium), he graduated summa cum laude. At the age of 15 he sat in with R&B-giants such as Bob Hall, Dave Peabody and the Deluxe Blues Band at the Belgian Folk & Blues festival, playing ragtime, blues, boogie- woogie and gospel piano. At the European Youth Music Festival (1984) the Dutch Television (NOS) recorded Dirk's performance of the jazz-musical "On the town" scored by Leonard Bernstein. In 1989 Dirk graduated as a Master in Germanic Philology at the Catholic University of Louvain

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Mathieu Robert & Mario Ganau Explore The Music Of Federico Mompou

Mathieu Robert & Mario Ganau Explore The Music Of Federico Mompou

After seven years of collaboration, Ganau-Robert are opening a new chapter in their work together. Their first album Prima Scena was made up of original compositions and came out in 2018. The duo now brings a new universe full of bright wonders with Callada: Around Mompou in 2022. Both are released on Hypnote Records. For this ...

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Article: Live Review

Citadelic 2021

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Citadelic Citadelpark Gent, Belgium August 16-18, 2021 Your scribe took a three-day slice out of the six-day Citadelic festival, which had returned to its accustomed Citadelpark following a switch of location in 2020. He arrived for the second half of this 14th edition, catching three or four acts ...

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Live From Café De Loge, Bar Lume And The Missy Sippy Blues & Roots Club

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Wolf Vanwymeersch Café De Loge Gent, Belgium July 14, 2021 Towards the end of the Gent Jazz festival, there's an intersection with the usually much bigger Gentse Feesten street celebration. In July 2021, this hedonistic explosion was defused, but several venues presented intimate shows on the same dates, ...

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Gent Jazz 2021

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Gent Jazz Bijloke, Gent Belgium July 12-18 2021 Last year, the Gent Jazz festival operated with a 400-person audience capacity, and presented a very successful 10-day season, albeit highlighting Belgian acts, and with no lumbering large-fee, big-ticket-sales American bands allowed. The 2021 edition still wasn't able ...

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Toine Thys

Toine Thys is a central figure for saxophone and bass clarinet in Belgium. He is active as a leader of his own projects, TOINE THYS TRIO, ORLANDO, OVERSEAS, RACKHAM and SLOWFI. He can be heard as well in Europe Western and Central Africa, Asia, Canada. Toine Thys leads the Toine Thys Trio with Arno Krijger (NL) on Hammond organ and drummer Karl Jannuska (CAN). After 2 cds (« Révélation» in the French JAZZMAN, « découverte » and Jazznews, « Must » on TSF Jazz), they released a third album « THE OPTIMIST » (2019 on IGLOO Records) featuring international stars SAM YAHEL (Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Steely Dan) on Hammond, HERVE SAMB (Youssoun Dour, Lisa Simone, David Murray, Salif Keita) on guitar and drummer KARL JANNUSKA, and was recorded in New York. He co-leads ORLANDO, a project with drummer Antoine Pierre and french musicien Florent Nisse (bass) and Maxime Sanchez (piano), as well as the new all star band and cross-over group OVERSEAS, together with egyptian oud player Ihab Radwan, Annemie Osborne (cello), Zé Luis Nascimento (percussions) and Harmen Fraanje (piano). As a sideman, he is playing with formations Antoine Pierre’s URBEX, Laïla Amezian Sheikhs Shikhats, Afrikan Protokol (Burkina/Belgique), Bounce Trio (FR),), Ben Monder (USA), Andrew D’Angelo, african griot Zouratié Kone Ensemble (Burkina Faso), Barm Weijtezrs CRAZY MEN...

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Live From Brussels: Naima Joris, Sonico & Schroothoop

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Naima Joris & Vitja Pauwels Het Huys October 4, 2020 Naima Joris is probably best described as a singer, her voice being the absolutely dominant aspect of each song, but she's also a complete multi- instrumentalist, selecting from soprano saxophone, keyboards, acoustic guitar and a variety of percussion ...

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Olivier Collette

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Olivier was born in 1973. Primarily student of Diederik Wissels, he graduated from the Jazz section of the Brussels conservatory in 1996. His teacher was Eric Legnini. Then, he studied 3 months in New-York with Kenny Werner and Fred Hersch. He played in many clubs and festivals in Europe and the Middle-East (« Jazz à Liège », « Jazz à Sète », « Dubai Jazz festival », « Abu Dhabi Jazz festival »,…) with musicians like Philip Catherine, Bert Joris, Steve Houben, Bruno Castellucci, Philippe Aerts, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Olivier ker Ourio, Phil Abraham, Fabien Degryse, Peter Hertmans… In 2004, he received the SABAM award for the best Jazz composition

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Live From Flanders: Bart Maris, Jasper Stadhouders, Joachim Badenhorst & Jan Devlieger

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Bart Maris & Jasper Stadhouders Parazzar Bruges, Belgium July 17, 2020 The Dutch-speaking Flemish north of Belgium has its own scene, even though crossing over to a great degree with the central Brussels hub. In quaintly historic Bruges, the Parazzar bar/restaurant is a well-established joint with a pronounced ...


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