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Article: Live Review

Artonov 2022

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Artonov Brussels, Belgium October 12-15, 2022 Artonov is a Belgian festival that's committed to the commingling of creative strategies. Performances will always display at least two artistic forms, picking from a treasure trove that includes music, dance, film, poetry, painting, storytelling, video and even olfactory and culinary ...

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News: Recording

The Trio Of Bassist Giuseppe Millaci Release A Live Album Recorded At Centre Culturel Flagey, Brussels

The Trio Of Bassist Giuseppe Millaci Release A Live Album Recorded At Centre Culturel Flagey, Brussels

Interaction: Live At Flagey is the Vogue Trio’s third album since its creation in 2016 by bassist, composer and producer Giuseppe Millaci bringing together French pianist Amaury Faye and Belgian drummer Lionel Beuvens. After extensive international touring for Songbook and The Endless Way, receiving the prestigious Octave de la Musique in 2018, the trio returns to ...

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Article: Interview

Stephane Mercier: New Saxophone Talent

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This article was originally published at All About Jazz in December 2001. Belgian alto saxophonist Stephane Mercier tolerates no boundaries. “I listened to some cheesy things when I was young--I don't mind. If I like something, I just put it," he proclaims about his approach to music. A new talent in the jazz world, ...

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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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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: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

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The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring—and likely recording—career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Jihye Lee Jazz

he winner of the 3rd edition of Brussels International Young Jazz Singers Competition 2007, Jihye Lee started to learn jazz at the Seoul Jazz Academy in South Korea where she also studied a basis in classical as well as traditional singing technique.

She obtained a bachelor degree in The Hague, where she studied mainstream jazz and bebop. She started to work on her own compositions influenced by traditional jazz, Korean traditional music, free improvising music and modern art. 

During her study she took workshops of Michael Brecker, Barry Harris, Mark Turner, Billy Hart, Willie Jones III, John Ruocco en Deborah Brown, Korean traditional music workshops in The Hague (2002-2006)

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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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Article: Live Review

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 ...

Article: Live Review

Due serate al Brussels Jazz Festival 2020

Read "Due serate al Brussels Jazz Festival 2020" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


The Best of Belgian Jazz 19|20 Flagey Bruxelles 15-16.1.2020 Giunto alla sua sesta edizione, il festival jazz di Bruxelles è diventato in breve tempo un importante punto di riferimento per l'attivissima scena musicale belga, grazie a un programma che dà molto spazio ai giovani musicisti locali, pur senza rinunciare a ...


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