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Jazz Middelheim in Antwerp 15-18 August Roundup

And of course, “Bluesette” was played, Toots Thielemans’ most famous composition. That was the encore for the grateful audience after the tribute to the most...

Pianist Jef Neve in Ghent at Festival Jazz in the Park

The festival Jazz in the Park will be held from Thursday 5 till Sunday 8 September in the city of Ghent. It is the third-largest festival in Belgium. The concerts in the Zuidpark...

Toots Thielemans lives on at Jazz Middelheim

The legacy of Toots Thielemans continues to live on Jazz Middelheim. The famous Belgian musician died in 2016, at 94 years of age. For many years he was the godfather of the...

Diana Krall & Joan Baez impress at Gent Jazz Festival 2019

Gent Jazz Festival has produced some memorable concerts this year. Two women played a leading role in the Belgian city: Diana Krall and Joan Baez. The first is a pure jazz artist....

Trumpeter Gidon Nunes Vaz – “Jazz offers me unique freedom to express my own story”

Trumpeter Gidon Nunes Vaz is 28, with a great reputation, and a much sought-after musician. Since his eighth birthday, a gift of a trumpet is now part of his daily life. ...

Fred Hersch & WDR Big Band highlight Gent Jazz Festival 2019

Fred Hersch is one of the current leading jazz pianists. Also, the WDR Big Band is one of the best jazz orchestras in Europe. They join forces during Gent Jazz Festival 2019. The...

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...