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Yoran Aarssen: It’s jazz, there is no plan B

Editor note: The is the first of five young Dutch Jazz Artist featured by one of our Dutch writers – Peter Beije. The talent of saxophonist Yoran Aarssen was discovered when...

Ghent Jazz Festival 2019 – A date for Your Diary!

  Ghent Jazz Festival runs from June 28 to July 09, 2019 at the enchanting Bijloke site in the historic Belgian city. Some big names have been added to the performer’s...

Singer Tutu Puoane: “Sometimes it feels like jazz chose me”

Singer Tutu Puoane has a clear character trait: she is authentic. She has a strong personality, however at the same time extremely modest. She knows what she has to do as an...

Concert Review: Avishai Cohen 1970 @ Melkweg in Amsterdam

It was my first visit to see a music concert at Melkweg in Amsterdam. The concert of bassist Avishai Cohen on Sunday 5 November was a good opportunity to go to the Dutch capital....

Dexter Gordon & Herman Schoonderwalt – The Dutch Jazz Archive releases.

It was 1963 when tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon played first played in the Netherlands. Jazz Club Persepolis in Utrecht had booked the American, who at that time lived in...

Win tickets to Avishai Cohen in Amsterdam on Sun Nov 04th,

The Israeli Contrabassist and composer Avishai Cohen has in the past 15 years interwoven all kinds of music genres: from jazz to traditional Latino songs. But what many people do...

Swing Festival Breda gives young talent a chance

The inner city of Breda celebrates the 11th edition of the Swing Festival on Sunday afternoon 28 October. Entrance free concerts can be visited at four locations in the centre of...

Harry Kanters: commercial director becomes full time jazz pianist

What do you do when you are young: follow your heart or your wits. You love to play music and play meritorious piano, but in the end, you choose to go to college followed by a...

Established musicians and upcoming talent at Jazz in the Park Ghent

Jazz in the Park will be held this year for the 25th time in Ghent. From the 6th to 9th September, the Belgian city presents musicians the chance to perform in the South Park. In...

Impressive role for Belgians at Jazz Middelheim 2018

Belgian musicians have made a great impression at this year’s edition of Jazz Middelheim. The festival (9-12 August) was held in Antwerp for the 37th time. Some 20.000 visitors...

Belgian pride shines on Jazz Middelheim 2018

Jazz Middelheim (9-12 August) has a strong Belgian contribution this year. The annual festival in Antwerp has famous guitarist Philip Catherine as one of its main attractions....