Global Celebrations 2015

Country/Territory Event Venue
Belgium Yves Peeters Gumbo “The Big Easy Revisited”

Venue Rataplan presented drummer Yves Peeters and his project “The Big Easy Revisited,” in which the musicians make an imaginary trip to New Orleans, LA, USA and perform music from a range of influences and styles. Featuring François Vaiana (vocals), Nicolas Kummert (tenor saxophone), Dree Peremans (trombone), Bruce James (piano) and Nicolas Thys (bass).

Contact: Stefan | 3232709966
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wijnegemstraat 27
Borgerhout, Antwerpen 2140
03 292 97 40
Event Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Belgium Jazz4You Celebrate International Jazz Day 2015

Organizer and Belgian jazz association Jazz4You presented several programs throughout Brussels on April 30 in honor of Jazz Day:

– Fabrice Alleman, internationally renowned saxophonist, clarinetist and professor, led a group of students from the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. They offered an exiting concert in the historic Place St. Job, rendering the classic “big band sound.”

– Local quintet “Groova5″ presented their repertoire of jazz/hip-hop/soul covers and original compositions. Featuring J. Dumont (keyboards), E. Labat (vocals), L. Melnyk (guitar), V. Cuper (electric bass) and F. Zamagni (drums).

– Brussels sextet “God Save the Swing” gave a public performance on the Place St. Job featuring classic repertoire from the Swing era.

– Le 6.6.6. pub and restaurant hosted a jam session to close the day’s festivities.

Contact: Lydia Reichenberg | +32 476 661 883
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Multiple Venues
Belgium Jazz Day 2015 at the U.S. Chief of Mission’s Residence

A local jazz band performed at the U.S. Chief of Mission’s Residence in Brussels.

Contact: Loredana Farruggia

Chief of Mission's Residence
Rue Zinner
Brussels 1000
Event Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Belgium Jazzday at ULB: Joachim Caffonnette Trio & Guests

Organizers presented a debate, concert and jam session featuring the Joachim Caffonnette Trio and special guests at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in honor of Jazz Day 2015.

Contact: Cercle de Jazz de l'ULB
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Cercle de Jazz de l'ULB
166 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 1050 Ixelles Solbosh Campus, ULB BRUXELLES
Bruxelles 1050
Event Time: 18:30 - 23:45
Belgium Igor Gehenot Trio

Young Belgian pianist Igor Gehenot performed with his trio at Music Village.

Contact: Igor Gehenot

Music Village
Rue des Pierres 50 Steenstraat 50
Bruxelles, Bruxelles 1000
Event Time: 20:30 - 22:10
Belgium Arne Van Coillie Trio with Richard Rousselet

Ensemble comprised of three generations of Belgian jazz musicians gave a concert featuring jazz standards. Featuring Richard Rousselet (trumpet), Arne Van Coillie (piano), Flor Van Leugenhaeghe (double bass) and Raf Vertessen (drums).

Contact: Arne Van Coillie | +32475407847
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De Ploeg
Steenweg 184
Diepenbeek, Limburg 3590
Event Time: 20:00 - 22:30
Belgium Tunes, a jazz night

The School of Arts / Royal Conservatory of Jazz presented students, professors and former students / musicians on the 4th edition of “Tunes, a jazz night.” The event was a free jazz festival in the Ghent city center: Tineke Postma, De Beren Gieren, Stadt, Keenroh, John Ghost, Bop Gun, Okkupeerder, Steiger and many more.

Contact: Wendy Cocquyt | +32 (0)478 83 86 91
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Trefpunt vzw
Bij Sint-Jacobs 18
Ghent, East-Flanders B-9000
+32 (0)9 225 36 76
Event Time: 16:00 - 00:00
Belgium Les Lundis d’Hortense celebrate International Jazz Day 2015

Organizer and Belgian jazz association Les Lundis d’Hortense presented numerous events in multiple cities in Belgium on April 30 in commemoration of International Jazz Day 2015.

In Brussels:

15h00 Jazz à tous les étages: Jazz parade through Brussels city centre, with instruments emerging from surprising places

18h30 Conférence “Jazz et engagement” @ Salle Delvaux – ULB

20h00 Les Chroniques De l’Inutile @ Epaulé Jeté

20h30 Sortie du Real Book Belgium : Thomas Mayade Sextet + Jam-session @ Jazz Station
Jeff Herr Corporation @ Bravo
Poppen Trio @ Le Cercle des voyageurs

22h00 Lorenzo Agnifili quartet @ Sounds Jazz Club

22h30 Jam-session @ Jazz Station

23h00 Jam-session @ Herman

In Borgerhout: 20h30 Yves Peeters Gumbo–The Big Easy Revisited @ Rataplan

In Brugges: 20h30 Howard Peach @ De Werf

In Gand: 21h00 Elias, Nils & Cyriel feat. De Craene @ Hot Club de Gand

In Lasne: 21h00 Green Moon @ Le Rideau Rouge

In Liege: 12h30 Ivan Paduart trio @ Salle académique de l’UL

Contact: Les Lundis d'Hortense ASBL | +3222195851
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Multiple Venues
Multiple Cities
Belgium Deccaphonic Quartet

Local group the Deccaphonic Quartet performed selections ranging from Django Reinhardt to bebop to hard bop and more. The group featured Ciro Martin Hernandez (drums), Raphael Hallez (trumpet), Romain Verwilghen (guitar) and Jean-Baptiste Guerrier (double bass).

Contact: JBG

2 rue de Roumanie
place Hermann Dumont
Saint Gilles, Bruxelles 1060
Event Time: 21:00
Belgium Lionel Beuvens Quartet

Drummer Lionel Beuvens presented his first personal project with musicians from the four corners of Europe, performing music with influences as varied as Bach, Radiohead, Steve Coleman, Count Basie and John Coltrane.

Contact: Denis Jalocha | +32476962480
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Le Salon
Rue Ville Basse 19
Silly, Hainaut 7830
Event Time: 20:30 - 22:30