De Beren Gieren - Flanders Music Centre

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De Beren Gieren - Flanders Music Centre
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Belgian Delegates
Jazzahead 2013
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Showcase: Saturday 27 april 17:00 – 17:30
@ BORGWARD SAAL (Conference Center)
contents
/Artists /Agencies
/Venues /Festivals
Aubergine Artist Management. . . . 2
Bachot Music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Badass Yogi Prod . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Brussels Jazz Orchestra. . . . . . . . . 6
Caroll Vanwelden. . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Flat Earth Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Marjan Van Rompay Group. . . . . . 9
52creations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Inside Jazz Management. . . . . . . 12
Jeanfrancois Prins. . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Jef Neve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Mâäk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
MET-X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Tsahara Productions. . . . . . . . . . 18
Ubu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
De Werf /
Jazz Brugge Festival. . . . . . . . . .
Brosella Folk & Jazz. . . . . . . . . .
Djangofolllies.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gaume Jazz Festival. . . . . . . . . .
Jazz des Caraibes . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jazz Hoeilaart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jazz Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handelsbeurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Music Centre De Bijloke. . . . . . . .
Vrijstaat-O. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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/ Map of Belgium . . . . . . . . . . . .
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/ Labels
Igloo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Outhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
W.E.R.F.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
De Beren Gieren
Hunters and Scavengers
/ Organisations
Flanders Music Centre. . . . . . . . . 36
Wallonia-Brussels Music. . . . . . . 37
/ Who’s Who . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fulco Ottervanger – piano
Lieven Van Pee – bass
Simon Segers – drums
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In the Dutch language, Beren stands for Bears, Gieren stands for Vultures.
Yes indeed, (here are) The Bear Vultures! Bears are hunters.Vultures feed on
what has already been hunted. No, we are not talking about cuddly toy vultures
and teddy bears here. Bears roar and groan, sniff and smell, grab, capture and
deform.Vultures have got further plans.They tease and reuse the crooked remains
of the cadaver, distilling the bear’s idea to its essence.
With De Beren Gieren life is used, moved on, transformed and examined to the
bone. Prepare to be devoured twice.With paws and wings they’ll shatter and bite,
creep and glide, inside and outside. All possibilities looked into without a piece left
out. Crude but refined to the bone... and yet still slightly cuddly!
Music zoologists, De Beren Gieren will bare their souls, take you to another world
and bring you back to life somehow. www.deberengieren.be
Contact: Aubergine Artist Management, Maaike Wuyts
[email protected], M +32 473 371970
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Aubergine Artist Management
A management and production company providing support to Belgian’s most
talented composers, musicians and bands.
De Beren Gieren - Showcase @ European Jazz Meeting Saturday - 5pm
“Fantastically enjoyable, very energetic and very varied in mood.” BBC3
(see page 1: official showcase artists)
Dj Grazzhoppa’s Dj Bigband
Dj Grazzhoppa’s Dj Bigband
Kris Defoort Trio, with Nicolas Thys (bass) and Lander Gyselinck (drums)
Three inspiring musicians, each from a different generation, add their personality
to the musical material proposed by renowned Belgian composer and piano player
Kris Defoort.Together, they redefine jazz by bringing out the best in each other and
making the audience part of this musical dialogue. www.krisdefoort.com
“**** With Kris Defoort, each note is a gift.
It is incredibly inventive, deliciously poetic, full of
beauty, energy and lyrical at the same time.” Jean-Claude Vantroyen,Le Soir
Kris DefoortTrio
The European Saxophone Ensemble
Twelve young and highly gifted saxophone
players from as much different countries under
direction of Guillaume Orti. A very exciting
ensemble, full of positive energy, with an
incredible group sound.
www.european-saxophone-ensemble.eu
Aka Moon, with Fabrizio Cassol (alto sax), Michel Hatzigeorgiou (electric
bass) and Stéphane Galland (drums)
The unique place Aka Moon occupies in today’s music scene is due to the fact that
they combine art with inspired musical craftsmanship. After 20 years, it still
allows this trio to explore all kinds of musical traditions and merge them into their
own fascinating universe. www.akamoon.com
“The most adventurous Brussels-based jazz band is proving that its many influences
throughout the years did not miss their mark.”Tom Peeters,Agenda
This is the magic of the big band: intuition,
feeling, power and incredible performance of
12 truntablists that mix the orbit of today’s
music. Going from hip hop over soul, funk and
jazz. www.djbigband.com
AKA MOON
The Bureau Of Atomic Tourism Aka The Boat,
with Andrew d’Angelo (sax), Marc Ducret (guitar), Nate Wooley (trumpet),
Jozef Dumoulin (keys), Trevor Dunn (bass) and Teun Verbruggen (drums)
While the sextet delves head first into abstract free improvisation that abandons
all conventional musical notions such as melody, harmony and even rhythm,
you witness them raging like a well-oiled outfit with years of experience.
www.teunverbruggen.com
Maaike Wuyts
General management
The European Saxophone Ensemble
[email protected]
M +32 (0)473 37 19 70
www.aubergineartistmanagement.com
Joana Oliveira
Project management and communication
Jens Maurits Orchestra
In Dubtapes, a powerful visual jazz concert, a six membered band plays along
with screen interviews of artists. A philosophical jazz concert is certainly
something new and original! www.jensmauritsorchestra.com
[email protected]
T + 32 (0)2 414 67 64
Jens Maurits Orchestra
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Bachot Music
Badass Yogi Prod
Jazz & Dreams, is a one man show.That man is Bachot Muna, a real globe trotter
– charismatic, charming and jovial, a pianist with groove in his soul and swing in
his body. His Jazz & Dreams show, is a mix of dynamic sweet jazz, a combination
of swing, New Orleans, boogie and blues, interpreted with energy and sensuality,
resulting in a groovy swing jazz that will rock your soul. He is a great chef who
knows how to skilfully mix ingredients to make you salivate.
BYP is both a record label and promotion agency that promotes bands and artists
through management, consulting, videos direction, booking shows and events in
and around Belgium, with no outrageous promotional or production costs.
Jazz & Dreams new release
•Opening Night of film Pan-African Festival, April 2012 (Cannes France)
•Jazz Concert: Jazz à AIX Noulette (France) 2010
•Les Francofolies de Spa festival (2006-2012)
•Festival de Jazz de Namur
BYP will never compromise artistic value or musicality in favour of commercial
success or image and believes most of all in the integrity of its artists.What you
hear on stage or in our productions is the artist’s undiluted vision.
This agency is a home for eclectic musical collaborations as well as a place where
artists we admire have the freedom to propose music they might not be able to, or
want to, propose on other labels or booking agencies.
Bachot
Performer, artist and producer
Laurent Cordier
Manager
[email protected]
M +32 (0)477 46 48 23
www.bachotmusic.com
[email protected]
M +32 (0) 496 80 18 62
www.byp-online.com
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Brussels Jazz Orchestra
Caroll Vanwelden
The Brussels Jazz Orchestra brings jazz with a dynamic orchestral sound, rooted
in jazz tradition.The only professional large jazz ensemble in Belgium has a
reputation stretching from Johannesburg to New York.The BJO enjoys crossing
over to other genres and working with outstanding soloists, together attaining
higher levels.
“A performance of taste, elegance and magnificence (...) The Brussels Jazz Orchestra puts forth
an incredibly powerful, swinging performance of the brilliantly revised and arranged tunes
(...) It is, hands down, a startling achievement all-around.” Nick Mondello,Jazztimes,
Caroll Vanwelden is a Belgian jazz singer/songwriter/pianist who just released
her new album Caroll Vanwelden Sings Shakespeare Sonnets, in which she
combines Shakespeare’s sonnets with her own compositions to a groundbreaking,
fresh and emotional jazzy sound.The amazing intensity of the compositions and
the accuracy and intensity of her voice elevate Shakespeare’s words to a new
dimension.
June 2012
“(Kenny Werner’s) compositions and ebullient arrangements couch a droll wit within
harmonically and rhythmically inventive settings, leavened with a touch of whimsy. Those
trademarks are all intact on this disc recorded with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, one of
Europe’s premier big bands.” Jazziz,November 2011
NDR: Jazz-album of the week 43 // Financial Times Deutschland: 5 stars //
Stereo Magazine: CD of the month & AudioHighlight of the month // Fono Forum:
Musik & Klang 5 stars // MDR: take 5 CD suggestions // Stereoplay: Klangtipp
“On this album you’ll find amazing art at the same level as Norma Winstone,
Diana Krall or Randy Crawford.” Concerto (Austria) by Gerhard Strejcek 8.10.2012
“This album has all the potential to be elected album of the year.”
fono forum (deutschland) bythomas hintze 12/2012
“…resumed as an amazing European Jazz album”
Crescendo (Deutschland) by Anna Hermann 12.10 2012
Koen Maes
Caroll Vanwelden
Singer, songwriter, pianist
Manager
[email protected]
M +32 (0) 495 89 90 03
www.brusselsjazzorchestra.com
[email protected]
M+32 477 43 80 12 (BE)
M +49 173 69 87 454 (DE)
www.carollvanwelden.be
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Flat Earth Society
Marjan Van Rompay Group
Flat Earth Society is and remains Belgium’s most original and most daring
‘big band’. Not in the traditional sense of the word, but simply because there are
fifteen musicians.The influences are many in their far from traditional ‘big band’
music. Although the word ‘eclectic’ still gives them the creeps, it is difficult to
describe this exuberant music otherwise.
“Beautifully constructed melodies, interesting turns in her phrasing, original compositions
and a band that has clearly mastered the language of playing together. All this turns her
music into something that touches me. It projects me into a fantasy world, away from the
everyday, and that’s what good music is supposed to do. This band has worked its way
towards maturity, is telling a story, and more than overcomes the academic level in which
jazz sometimes risks drowning.” Jef Neve
“Marjan’s perfectly attuned band carries her as if she was floating on clouds. Her warm and
intensive alto sound and the exceptional interaction between Weijters at the piano and
Bruneel behind the bass, as well as the subtle drumming of Van Dionant create an amazing
intensity.”
Bernard Lefevre, Jazzmozaiek
“What we hear from the Flemish alto saxophonist Marjan Van Rompay is simply
astonishing. It shows solid control of the craft, it never bores, and makes you think of the
memorable albums of American jazz heroes from the ‘50s and the ‘60s. Rompay’s debut could
not be any stronger.”
Rinus Van der Heijden, Jazzenzo
The 13th album on the occasion of their
13th anniversary contains 13 tracks and was
released in February 2013 with Igloo Records.
“ This ‘little big band’ must contain some of Europe’s most creative and ADD seized musicians,
because it goes so fast that it burns holes in the wallpaper...Those who think this is
completely free jazz without guidance or control, have got it completely wrong...
Peter Vermeersch leads the band with an adult hand, and the musicians follow him down
to the fingertips.” Jan Granlie,Jazznyt
Anniek Vanhee
Manager Marc Meeuwissen
Assistant manager, musician
[email protected]
M + 32 (0) 497 812 832
www.fes.be
[email protected]
M +32 (0) 485 672 644
Marjan van Rompay
Saxophone player, manager
[email protected] M +32 (0)478438578
www.marjanvanrompay.com
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52CREATIONS
52creations is a creative Belgian company offering management for international
artists and projects. 52creations is also a new record label with four diverse
releases up till now. Last but not last, 52creations is also a fine mix and mastering
studio situated in Mechelen, strategically positioned between the cities of
Antwerp, Brussels and Leuven.
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Dré Pallemaerts, drums
“Les compétences de Dré Pallemaerts dépassent de longue date les fonctions de son
instrument. La poétique de sa frappe relève tout autant du discours et de la couleur que la
seule plastique du rythme.” Franck Bergerot,Jazzman France
Bert Joris 4tet
Jazz trumpet player Bert Joris put Flemish/Belgian jazz on the map and his name
is bracketed with other national jazz legends like Toots Thielemans and Philip
Catherine, as well as other well-known contemporary trumpet players.
Bill Carrothers: Trio - Armistice Project 2014 - Solo
Trio with Dré Pallemaerts (BE) & Drew Gress (USA)
“One of the most underrated jazz pianist around.” Pacific Sun
Robin Verheyen, Saxophone
“You haven’t heard the name Robin Verheyen yet? That’s about to change … The maturity of
his sound and the virtuosity of his phrasing on soprano and tenor will be much talked about,
as well as the daring architecture of his compositions.” Gwen Cathelin Jazzman France
Anne Recour,
Manager
[email protected]
M +32 (0)473 361 994
www.52creations.com
Bert Joris
Robin Verheyen
Dré Pallemaerts
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Inside Jazz Management
Yves Peeters Group ‘Hallucinations’
A co-operation between Yves Peeters Group and Visual artist Joop Pareyn for
video and lighting. See the visuals @ www.insidejazz.be/management
“All you see sounds like a delightful spring breeze, it is a generous invitation to open your
ears and eyes with the heartwarming and inspiring music of Yves Peeters Group as
soundtrack.” Jeroen Revalk - Cobra.be)
Too Noisy Fish ‘Eat, Sleep, Fight’
This new piano has matured as the rhythm section of the Flat Earth Society.
Pianist Peter Vandenberghe wrote the songs under the denominator of Fast, Easy
or Sick: music that freely draws on jazz, rock, free, contemporary music, techno ...
and that cannot be captured by a single musical genre.
“The music is adventurous, courageous, humorous at times and all kinds of other things.
I love it! It has a very good sound to it as well. I’m looking forward to hearing your new
material.” Oz Fritz :producerTom Waits,Van Morrison,Paul McCartney
“A diverse, original set that evinces robust chops, tricky twists and turns and, above all,
a rampant sense of humour.” The NewYork City Jazz Record
Yves Peeters Group
Too Noisy Fish
De Looze/Machtel/Dewaele,‘Lost Treasures’
Sensitivity, colour, dynamics, clarity and economy are essential values to this trio,
where there is space to accept, and having something to add to, each other’s
concept of playing. Every note is approached with true and honest feeling and a
sense of openness, the musicians having their minds surrounded by sounds coming
from a lot of different musical corners and paths in jazz history.
“… Bram De Looze is, at his young age, already one of the most important piano players in
the Belgian jazz scene ...” Peter De Backer,Jazzmozaïek
“A very interactive and refreshing trio with a lot of respect for the jazz tradition.”
[email protected]
M +32 (0) 486 84 09 77
De Looze/Machtel/Dewaele
Daan Demeyer
The Rebirth Collective
This octet, composed of five horns and a rhythm section, operates like a small
big band.The compositions sound like bebop and hard bop of the 50s and 60s, but
with a modern twist, from sensitive ballads to flaming up-tempos with deep
groove moments and exciting solo battles.
Tytgat Jens,
Manager for
Yves Peeters Group,
Too Noisy Fish,
De Looze/Machtel/De Waele,
Rebirth Collective
Simon Langrange
Manager for
Hop Sh Bam connection,
Misstriohso,
Wofo plays Raymond Scott
[email protected]
M +32 (0) 486 53 92 02
The Rebirth Collective
www.insidejazz.be/management
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Jeanfrançois Prins
Jef Neve
Jeanfrançois Prins is a Belgian jazz guitarist, arranger and producer. He
performs, records and collaborates with many of today’s jazz giants, including
Toots Thielemans, Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler, Gary Bartz, Eddie Gomez,
Andy Middleton, Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Gerard Presencer,Victor Lewis,
Gene Jackson, Mal Waldron and Quincy Jones. His music is poetic and passionate.
He can be heard in a wide variety of styles, from solo to big band with orchestra.
His lyrical fusion of romance and hard-swinging guitar is influenced by his
encounters with masters of varied musical styles.
Young pianist/composer Jef Neve has become a prominent figure in his homeland
Belgium and his reputation is rapidly spreading to the rest of the world. Jef Neve’s
new album «Sons of the New World », written for his trio with added five
woodwinds was released November 2012 (Universal/Emarcy). He participated in
the Oscar winning soundtrack of ‘The Artist’ and his 2nd Piano Concerto was
premiered in October 2012. www.jefneve.com
Prins currently resides in Berlin and often visits New York. His CD El Gaucho,
recorded in New York City, was released internationally on Challenge Records.
“A real voice on the guitar with a warmth that’s all his own.” Joe Lovano
“Prins’ dazzling guitar work is equaled by his arrangements.” JAZZTIMES
“Jeanfrançois Prins plays directly from the heart…” Fred Hersch
“Important and worthy of wider recognition.” Eddie Gomez
“There is a great Jazz Guitar tradition in Belgium, represented successively by
Django Reinhardt, René Thomas, Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, and now by
Jeanfrançois Prins.” Knack
Jeanfrançois Prins
[email protected]
T +49 (0) 172 3846468
www.jfprins.com
“The guy is unbelievable, as a self confessed atheist his concert was a religious experience.
People were wandering around after his concert gobsmacked. After his first concert at
Wangaratta all his CD’s were sold out. This trio is a world class jazz act!.”
Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Australia
“In his superbly arranged pieces on ‘Sons of the New World’ imagination and profundity find
each other. Neve writes lush melodies that gradually totally break open.”
NRC Handelsblad, Amanda Kuyper
Manu Van Doorsselaer
Management Jef Neve
[email protected]
T +32 2 456 04 85
www.jazztronaut.be
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Mâäk
MET-X // Marockin’ Brass Ft Byron Wallen
A Belgo-French collective which consists of musicians that work on improvisation
based on a perspective combining fundamental building blocks: form, duration,
interaction, texture, dynamics, pulsation, silence, contrast, constraint, feeling,
friction … but also by the possible negation of one or all of these elements.
MET-X is a house for and of musicians which transforms sounds from the belly of
the city into a unique musical universe. In collaboration with artists coming from
different horizons we manufacture the creative elements in order to form bands,
events and educational processes. Our acoustic universe is closely linked to that of
the steaming capital: sometimes loud, sometimes soft, sometimes beautiful,
sometimes ugly. Never smooth. Always exciting.
Moving music. Music that moves.
“Mâäk develops a natural tendency towards the unclassifiable. We are constantly looking
for thousands of life forms, of which the most as possible connect on all levels of our
activities. It’s about accepting that our music, despite all our reflections and additional
work, is created on the spot, while it takes form and spreads itself.
It’s also about realizing that all our paths are different. And from the tensions that arise from
these differences we make use to construct new paths together. That way, at the end of our
journey, we are able to propose the public another vision and sentiment towards the concept
of a concert.” Laurent Blondiau - artistic director
Marockin’ Brass Ft Byron Wallen
After recent collaborations with such diverse artists as the great saxophonist
Trevor Watts (GB), Adama Dramé’s Foliba (Burkina Faso), a popular wedding
band from Ouarzazate (Morocco), and even the Royal Flemish Philharmonic,
Marockin’ Brass now invites the British trumpeter Byron Wallen as special guest.
He will work with his long term collaborator and drummer Tom Skinner.
Sara Moonen
Communication & press
[email protected]
M +32 (0)486 413 442
www.met-x.be
Tundé Adefioye
Bookings Mäâk & MET-X
[email protected]
M +32 (0)495 500 683
www.maaksspirit.be
Byron Wallen
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Tsahara Productions
Janek Gwizdala All Star Quartet - Featuring Randy Brecker (Trumpet) ,
An agency specialized in Jazz,World, Soul and Funk acts from around the globe.
Michael Henderson’s Electric Miles Revisited
Henderson’s award-winning multi-platinum history includes four decades of hit
music. After having spent five years as Miles Davis’ bad assed Motown bass player,
M. H. provided a deep and funky groove, to some of the most ground-breaking
recordings that have to this day withstood the testament of time! They would go
on to record over forty (40) albums during the Michael Henderson/Miles Davis
Electric era!
“Michael Henderson is considered to be one of the (3) three greatest Motown bassists.
Although known primarily for ballads, he remains today an influential funk player whose
riffs and songs have been widely covered, with solo recordings selling well into the millions.”
BLIXT - Featuring Bill Laswell (bass) Morgan Ågren (drums) and
Raoul Björkenheim (guitar)
This is one of the latest super groups to emerge in the sonically implosive hybrids
of all the bands that Bill Laswell has accumulated over the years.The sonic degree
and variance hits you at 1000 miles per hour as total carnage breaks loose from
the harmonies that transpire. BLIXT just released a CD and have received
incredible reviews.
Peter Erskine (Drums), Alan Pasqua (Piano) and Janek Gwizdala (Bass)
With a return to focus on composition and melodic development, Janek Gwizdala
brings together an all-star cast of long-time friends and musical collaborators
who are the best in the business of melodic interpretation.This band has
chemistry! Born from working in a multitude of high-profile situations together
over the past decade or more, it’s the free flowing and open musical communication that brings this group’s message to the audience loud and clear.
Tania Maria
On her latest recording, Brazil’s Tania Maria serves up another batch of
get-under-your-skin tunes, infectiously joyous vocals and warm, funky piano.
She effortlessly blends bossa nova, samba, jazz and funk into a softly swinging
collection of mostly up-tempo numbers, with a couple of intimate and affecting
ballads tossed into the mix.The arrangements are elegant and simple, and
never get in the way of the groove that Maria lays down. Rhythmically compelling
and emotionally affecting, this is music to fit any mood, whether you’re in high
spirits or need them raised up.
Island Project - Featuring Linley Marthe (bass), Joël Rabesolo (guitar),
Ndrina Kely (drums), Monika Njava (vocals)
Joël Rabesolo is recognized as Madagascar’s leading jazz guitarist, combining
contemporary jazz with a touch of traditional Malagasy styles. Ndrina Kely was
described in L’Express de Madagascar as “an incredible talent” and “one of the
revelations of the last Madajazzcar international festival”. Linley Marthe played
with Joe Zawinul Syndicate, Jean Luc Ponty, Defunkt and is considered by many
as one of the leading bass player on earth.
www.soundcloud.com/aniorecords/sets/joel-rabesolo-group
BLIXT
Dirk Feys
General Manager
Please also contact us for any of the bands hereunder:
Brooklyn Funk Essentials, Zap Mama, Incognito, Jr Walkers All Star Band,
James Taylor Quartet, Percy Sledge, Defunkt nEU Soul, Larry Graham & GCS,
Kelvynator, Seven Eleven
[email protected]
T +32 (0)50 333 699
www.tsahara.com
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UBU
Created in 1985 by Patrick Dubucq, UBU is a tour organizer and concert
production office. The musical styles range from World Music to Chanson
Française, Pop-Rock or Jazz. It represents Belgian as well as foreign artists.
Though UBU has worked with some giants of the French musical scene, such as
Alain Bashung, Mano Negra or Noir Désir, they also like to follow their heart
and give a chance to some young artists.
Mélanie De Biasio
Mélanie De Biasio is certainly no newbie in the musical world...With her solid
musical background (she plays the flute and received the blue ribbon in “Jazz
Singing”), she has already toured in various countries all over the world,
collaborated with Steve Houben and Grammy Award Saxophonist Charles
Neville. She has just released her second album,“No Deal”, backed by gifted
musicians: Dré Pallemaerts (drums); Pascal Mohy (piano); Pascal Paulus
(Clavinet / Analog Synths).
“Once Mélanie starts singing, it seems like a fire is burning under the ice…Melanie has a
warm, dark and sultry voice and a style that is hard to pinpoint, one which blends the
rhythmic incantatory feelings of Nina Simone, with some sexy shades of Sade, and even
echoes of the Velvet Underground… No Deal is like an excursion into exotic uncharted
territory, dangerous, but with the promise of a rich reward.” Dave Wade Veteran DJ @
radio WMPJ Portland
Mélanie De Biasio
Patrick Dubucq
Manager
[email protected]
T +32 (0)2 245 28 10
www.facebook.com/
ubuproduction
Al Manara
“Grave, sensuelle, chaude, sa voix envoûte .” Jazzman Magazine (Paris)
Belgian Projects
Al Manara
Sarah Carlier (Belgium), Melanie De Biasio (Belgium), Pablo Andres (Belgium/Mexico),
Rudy Toorop (Indonesia/Belgium), Antoine Chance (Belgium), Al Manara Project (Belgium/
A Belgo-Palestinian creation associating Belgian and Palestinian musicians,
under the direction of Eloi Baudimont (Belgian composer/arranger/director)
and Ramzi Aburedwan (Palestinian violinist/composer/arranger).
Their composi­tions give birth to a very moving artistic dialogue. The Oriental
propositions of Ramzi are intertwined with the continental answers of Eloi…
European polyphony answers the poignant Palestinian melodies; the softness of
Palestinian singing, chords, flutes and percussions, echoes the powerful European
brass wind… The texts of the songs have been chosen within the works of the
Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwich.
Palestine)
Exclusive For Belgium
Jupiter & The Okwess Intern. (Congo), Tinariwen (Mali), Rachid Taha (Algeria/France),
Amadou & Mariam (Mali), Smod (Mali), Ayo (Niger/Germany), Yael Naim (Israël/France),
Tiken Jah Fakoly (Ivory Coas), Lura (Cabo Verde), Babylon Circus (France), Lo’jo (France),
Chicha Libre (USA/Mexico/France), Benabar (France), Thomas FersEn (France),
Pierre Lapointe (Québec), Emilie Gassin (Australia/France) ...
22 /Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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IGLOO
OUTHERE
Created in 1978, early releases on Igloo include Chet Baker and guitarist Philip
Catherine. But more than anything else, the label has provided a platform for
young musicians from jazz, world and contemporary music. Over the years, it has
had the privilege of releasing first albums from pianists Eric Legnini and Nathalie
Loriers, the vibraphonist Pascal Schumacher and Melanie De Biasio.This is the
primary role of IGLOO Records: providing a platform for future talent is what we do.
Outhere Music Group is an independent musical production and publishing
company whose discs are published under the catalogues Æon, Alpha, Arcana,
Fuga Libera, Outnote, Phi, Ramée, Ricercar and Zig-Zag Territoires.
Each catalogue has its own identity. Our discs and our digital products cover a
repertoire ranging from ancient and classical music to contemporary, jazz and
world music. Outnote Records is the jazz label of the group. Outhere Music
produces more than 100 CDs per year, distributed in more than 35 countries.
The company has offices in Brussels and Paris.
// IGLOOJAZZ
Philip Catherine, Steve Houben, Eric Legnini, Pascal Schumacher, Igor Gehenot...
// IGLOOMONDO
MOKOOMBA (Songlines Best Album 2012), Majid Bekkas, Manuel Hermia, Manou Gallo...
// IGLECTIC
Flat Earth Society, Giovanna Marini, Arthur Petronio...
Newest Releases 2013
February
March
April
May
September
The Sidewinders - A Little Busy (igl236 // igloojazz)
Lionel Beuvens feat. Alexi Tuomarila - Trinité (igl237 // igloojazz)
Flat Earth Society - 13 (igl239 // iglectic)
Fabrice Alleman feat. Reggie Washington & Nathalie Loriers - Obviously
Outnote Records latest releases 2012
Jean-Paul Celea - Yes Ornette ! (OTN 016)
Stéphane Kerecki Trio (+ Tony Malaby & Bojan Z) Sound Architects (OTN 017)
October
Stéphane Galland - LOBI (OTN 019)
November Jean-Pierre Mas - Latinalma (OTN 018)
October
October
Zig-Zag Territoires new release 2013
March
Raphaël Imbert - Projects (ZZT 323)
(igl241 // igloojazz)
Tamara Suffren feat. Pierre Vaiana - Lespwa (haitian jazz)
(igl240 // igloomondo)
Rémi Planchenault
Label manager
[email protected]
T +32 (0)2 538 90 01
Gladys Touly
Tour and concerts manager
[email protected]
T +32 (0)2 538 57 96
www.igloorecords.be
Julien Lepièce
Corporate communication,
Jazz coordinator
[email protected]
T +32 (0)2 373 82 03
www.outhere-music.com
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W.E.R.F.
De Werf // Jazz Brugge Festival (Bruges)
The W.E.R.F. Belgian jazz label is part of the innovative De Werf arts centre
based in Bruges, Belgium. (See venues/festivals) The catalogue counts more than
110 albums offering a diverse view on the Belgian jazz scene.
Latest Releases
The Bruges based Arts Centre DE WERF produces contemporary theatre
and works as a jazz centre, organising concerts, a jazz festival (Jazz Brugge) and
releasing jazz albums. Although De Werf focuses quite a bit of its energy on
supporting emerging Belgian jazz musicians, it has over the years gained
international recognition through a consistent programme of concerts featuring
the very best musicians all over the world.
March ‘13 Yves Peeters Group - All You See (W.E.R.F.111)
December ‘12Mâäk - Buenaventura (W.E.R.F.110)
December ‘12BANJAX - Osa (W.E.R.F.109)
October ‘12 Bram Weijters / Chad Mccullough Quartet - Urban Nightingale (W.E.R.F.108)
May ‘12
Del Ferro / Vaganée Group - Happy notes (W.E.R.F.107)
JAZZ BRUGGE is a biennial festival focused on today’s European jazz scene.
During the first weekend of October more than 20 bands play on the different
stages of the Concertgebouw and on the magnificent 13th century attic of the
Sint-Jans Hospital. The next edition is planned for October 2nd - 5th,2014.
NAME-DROPPING
Irène Schweizer - JÜrg Wickihalder, Enrico Pieranunzi, Peter Jacquemyn - Evan Parker,
Hans LÜdemann - Sebastien Boisseau, Samuel Blaser - Pierre Favre, Kris Defoort,
Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima Quartet, Aldo Romano 4tet, Django Bates, Carlos Bica,
Victor Toth, Michiel Braam, Keith Tippett, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Louis Sclavis,
Tomassenko, Zapp String Quartet, ..
Rik Bevernage
Responsable jazz department,
Programmer Jazz Brugge
[email protected]
[email protected]
Willy Schuyten
Programmer Jazz Brugge
Benny Claeysier
Responsable W.E.R.F-label
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.werfrecords.be
www.dewerf.be
www.jazzbrugge.be
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Brosella Folk & Jazz (Brussels)
Djangofollies (Brussels And Other Cities)
Brosella Folk & Jazz wants to honour the traditions as well as the contemporary
interpretations of the artists of today. From the very start, Brosella has been
interested in contemporary folk as well as all possible expressions and
improvisations in jazz. Brosella Folk & Jazz wants to present music without
borders. In 1986 Toots Thielemans accepted to be the godfather of Brosella.
Since 1994 Brosella organizes this festival to honour the birth of the Belgian
swing phenomenon, Django Reinhardt.The Djangofolllies is a coproduction
with ‘Les Riches-Claires’.The festival covers every year several days from 15th
to 31st January and is running on more than 20 different venues all over
Belgium.
Name-Dropping
Toshiko Akiyoshi Lew Tabackin, Maria Schneider, Carla Bley… but also the top of the Belgian
artists amongst whom : Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Philip Catherine, Charles Loos, Steve Houben,
Bruno Castellucci, Felix Simtaine, and many more. Many famous jazz musicians played at
Brosella Folk & Jazz : Chico Freeman, Elvin Jones, Billy Cobham, …
Name-Dropping
Koen De Cauter, Fapy Lafertin, Lollo Meier, Philip Catherine, Alexandre Cavaliere,
Tcha Limberger, Les Violons de Bruxelles, Dorado Schmitt, Christian Escoudé,
Les Doigts de l’Homme, David Reinhardt, Yorgui Loëffler, and many more.
Henri Vandenberghe
Director
Henri Vandenberghe
Director
[email protected]
T +32 (0) 2 474 06 41
www.brosella.be
[email protected]
T +32 (0) 2 474 06 41
www.brosella.be
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Gaume Jazz Festival (Rossignol)
The Gaume Jazz Festival’s reputation has been built on the 500 concerts it has
produced since being created by the Jeunesses Musicales du Luxembourg belge in
1985. It is artistically ambitious, with a consistent level that blends Belgian jazz,
major European productions and young professionals.Visitors enjoy three days in
the pastoral, rural landscapes, choosing from 5 stages and more than 24 groups
playing the various flavours of jazz, from the purest up to the latest blends of funk
and electro.The Gaume Jazz Festival also boasts an educational side.
Program 2013
Eric Légnini and the Afro Jazz Beat, Noa, Nathalie Loriers / Tineke Postma,
Lulu Purwanto & Brussel Jazz Orchestra, Tineke Postma, The Nordanians, Kapok Trio,
Tim men & the Telephone, Anne Pacéo (Zip), Marine Horbaczewski, Géraldine Cozier,
Julie Dehaye, Muriel Bruno (Music 4 a While), Eve Beuvens, Big Noise, Toine Thys trio,
Papanosh,…
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Jazz des Caraibes
Onzroad of West Indian contemporary music.
(Beguine, Mazurka, Chouval Bwa, Zouk, Big Band, Caribbean Jazz ....)
The multiple musical genres and traditional rhythms of the French Antilles offer
a wide musical, original and vibrant palette.That’s why Onzroad, in collaboration
with Caribbean musicians, wishes to promote the Caribbean jazz as a real
footbridge between traditional music, jazz and current music styles. It allows the
musician who wishes to find ways of enriching and asserting his personal musical
language, to do so in building and developing his possibilities of expressing his
music.
PROGRAM
Just Wody, Dédé Saint-Prix,
Prix,Thierry Vaton ,
Jean-Philippe Fanfant
Malika Messaoudi
Manager
[email protected]
M +32 (0)491 45 41 30
Jean-Pierre Bissot
Director
Also contact us for:
[email protected]
T +32 (0)63 41 22 81
www.gaume-Jazz.be
Thierry Fanfant quartet,
Baylavwa,
Mizikopéyi Big band
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Jazz Hoeilaart (Around Brussels)
Jazz Station (Brussels)
For over 35 years, Jazz Hoeilaart has been giving young jazz talent from every
corner in the world the opportunity to play before a real audience. Six finalist have
to perform before a professional international jury of musicians, organizers and
journalists.Throughout the years Jazz Hoeilaart has become the oldest and one of
the most renowned international jazz contest in the world. Every evening we
present an international established band on stage.
The Jazz Station is a unique place devoted to jazz.Through an eclectic program,
the actors of the Jazz Station try to reach an audience as large as possible and
offer for example starters-concerts every Saturday at 6.00 pm.Those concerts
are representative of what is done in jazz today. Concerts, daily rehearsals,
exhibitions, lectures … the place-to-be to listen to jazz!
26th until the 28th of September 2013 - Jezus-eik
NAME-DROPPING
Jef Ballard Trio,Lionel Loueke trio, Frank Vaganeé Octet, Bert Joris Quartet,
Toots Thielemans,Trio, Philip Catherine Solo, Tutu Poané Quartet, ..
NAME-DROPPING
Jacques Pirotton Trio, Manolo Cabras & Basic Borg, Actual Proof,
Aka Moon, Trio Grande, Fabrice Alleman Quartet, Multitude,
Charles Loos, Steve Houben, Peer Baierlein, …
Bérengère Cornez
Managing Director
[email protected]
T +32 (0)2 733 13 78
www.jazzstation.be
Jens Tytgat
Jazz Programmer
M +32 (0) 486 84 09 77
[email protected]
www.jazzhoeilaart.be
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Handelsbeurs (Ghent)
Music Centre De Bijloke (Ghent)
Handelsbeurs is an exciting concert venue presenting and commissioning a broad
range of music going from classical, contemporary music to jazz, indie rock and
pop plus some world music. It organizes the Istanbul Ekspres festival - a festival
focusing on the Istanbul music scene and has its annual music festival in May.
Handelsbeurs is housed in an old building and has a beautiful hall seated 400 and
standing 800 with a nice foyer.
De Bijloke is a music centre with a traditional focus on classical music, and
(since a couple of years) a jazz program of 12 concerts annually as well. All of
these are split between a large hall (capacity: 1100 seats) and a smaller hall
for more intimate concerts (capacity: 240 seats).
NAME-DROPPING
Trio Ernst Reijseger - Harmen Fraanje - Mola Sylla, The Bad Plus, Carminho, Vijay Iyer trio,
De Beren Gieren, Chris Thile, Trixie Whitley, Balthazar, Wim Mertens, Ictus ensemble,
Artemis Quartet, Arcanto Quartet,Lisa Germano, Jason Moran,…
Wim Wabbes
Music programmer
[email protected]
www.handelsbeurs.be
NAME-DROPPING
Main hall: Joshua Redman4tet, Lovano -Spalding - Dejohnette - Genovese, Lee Konitz,
Dave Liebman, Mark Turner, Thomasz Stanko ...
Small hall: Becca Steven, Sweet Honey on the Rock, Jakob Bro, Kellylee Evans, Octurn,
Chambertones, Dan Tepfer, Eric Vermeulen, Artvark+ Claron Mcfadden
Kristof Roseeuw
Programmer for jazz
www.haNdelsbeurs.be
[email protected]
www.debijloke.be
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Vrijstaat-O (Ostend)
ROSSIGNOL
Vrijstaat O. is an arts centre situated in Ostend (at the Belgian Coast). Its focus is
on music, literature, debates and a program for children. In our small club (with
seaview, 120 pax) we organize 2 jazz concerts each month (both national and
international artists), mostly on Sunday afternoon. In April 2013 we organize the
first edition of STORM! (the next thing in jazz) - a jazz festival with an emphasis
on ‘young talent’.The festival lasts for one week (with a contest for young talent,
free concerts in the city …).The absolute climax of this event is a 2-day festival in
a new concert hall in Ostend (De Grote Post).
Pieter Koten
Programmator
[email protected]
www.vrijstaat-o.be
ostend
ghent
BRUGES
BRUssels
NAME-DROPPING
Jef Neve, Bert Joris, De Beren Gieren, Phronesis, The Bad Plus, Nasheet Waits, Mopo,
Shai Maestro trio, Roller trio, Yaron Herman Quartet, Zara McFarlane, Remi Panossian,..
36 /Organisations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Flanders Music Centre
Wallonia-Brussels Music
Flanders Music Centre is an organisation established by the Flemish government
to support the professional music sector and to promote Flemish music in
Belgium and abroad.
Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques (W.B.M.) was created in 1984 to help artists,
producers and publishers from the French-speaking community of Wallonia and
Brussels to make their mark in the musical cultural industry in all kinds of music.
•Encouraging expertise: advice, news and guidance for professionals about
management, the music industry, government policy, social and legal matters,
artistic programs, music education...; support for music research and
collaborations; a platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge;...
The agency is co-managed by Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) and the
Federation Wallonia-Brussels.
•Information & Documentation on all aspects of the current music scene in
Flanders; a music archive of historical and contemporary recordings
•Promotion: national and international publicity of music and artists of all
genres from Flanders: membership within network organisations, presence at
trade fairs, creation and distribution of overview publications and compilation
CDs, coordination of showcases and invitations to music industry professionals
at major events, project collaboration with various music organisations...
Katrien van Remortel
Project manager classical music,
world/folk & jazz
[email protected]
www.flandersmusic.be
T +32 (0)2 504 90 90
M +32 (0)475 68 38 39
Since then, it has developed its work around different axes:
•Supporting their presence in music markets, both for recorded sound and the
performing arts.These include events such as: CLASSICAL:NEXT, WOMEX,
BABEL MED, JAZZAHEAD ...
•Supporting the presence of artists in the major festivals and international
showcase events that can lead to major breakthroughs.
•Developing two programmes to support professionals from Wallonia &
Brussels: aid in promoting albums released in markets outside Belgium and tour
support for artists when a record is released or for showcases intended for
professionals.
•Welcoming foreign professionals at major music events in Wallonia and
Brussels
•Organising promotional operations around specific sectors of musical activity.
•Creating international promotional tools
•Developing an information policy through our website (www.wbm.be),
newsletters …
•Participating in international networks: European Music Office (European
music policy and pilot projects), EJN (European Jazz Network) ...
Liliana Graziani
Jazz & World Music Manager
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
THE FLEMISH GOVERNMENT
[email protected]
T +32 (0)2 218 62 09
www.wbm.be
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Who’s Who (A-J)
(J-M)
Anne Recour
52creations / 10
Anniek Vanhee
Flat Earth Society / 8
Bachot
Bachot Music / 4
Joana Oliveira
Aubergine Artist
Management / 2
Julien Lepièce
Outhere / 23
Katrien Van Remortel
Flanders Music Centre
/ 36
Benny Claeysier
W.E.R.F. / 24
Bérengère Cornez
Jazz Station / 31
Caroll Vanwelden
Caroll Vanwelden / 7
Koen Maes
Brussels Jazz Orchestra
/6
Kristof Roseeuw
Music Centre De Bijloke
/ 33
Laurent Cordier
Badass Yogi Prod / 5
Dirk Feys
Tsahara Productions
/ 18
Gladys Touly
Igloo / 22
Henri Vandenberghe
Brosella Jazz /
Djangofolllies / 26-27
Liliana Graziani
Wallonia-Brussels Music
/ 37
Maaike Wuyts
Aubergine Artist
Management / 2
Malika Messaoudi
Jazz des Caraibes / 29
Jeanfrançois Prins
Jeanfrancois Prins / 14
Jean-Pierre Bissot
Gaume Jazz Festival
/ 28
Jens Tytgat
Inside Jazz Management /
Jazz Hoeilaart / 12 & 30
Manu Van Doorselaer
Jef Neve/Jazztronaut
/ 15
Marc Meeuwissen
Flat Earth Society / 8
Marjan Van Rompay
Marjan Van Rompay
Group / 9
40 /Who’s Who. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(P-Z)
notes
Patrick Dubucq
Ubu / 20
Pieter Koten
Vrijstaat-O / 34
Rémi Planchenault
Igloo / 22
Rik Bevernage
De Werf / Jazz Brugge
Festival / 25
Sara Moonen
MET-X / 17
Simon Langrange
Inside Jazz Management
/ 12
Tundé Adefioye
Mâäk / MET-X / 16
Willy Schuyten
Jazz Brugge Festival / 25
Wim Wabbes
Handelsbeurs / 32
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