International Jazz Day Brussels

UNESCO INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

In November 2011, UNESCO officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role in uniting people around the world.
 

Each year on 30 April, Brussels also celebrates this tribute to jazz music and its fundamental role in uniting people across the globe, promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity.

  • PIANO MARATHON

    Some of Belgium’s finest jazz pianists play adventurous music in exclusive locations. (free)

    08.30       Pierre de Surgéres        @Brussels Airport

    09:00       Joachim Caffonnette  @ Maison des Musiques           Rue Lebeaustraat 39, 1000 BRU

    10:00       Nicola Andrioli              @ Steigenberger Wiltcher's      Avenue Louise 71 Louizalaan, 1050 BRU

    11:00       Anne Wolf                      @ BMW Brand Store                   Bvd de Waterloolaan 23, 1000 BRU

    12:00       Geoffrey Fiorese          @ Les Halles St-Géry                   Place Saint-Géry 1 St Goriksplein, 1000 BRU

    13:00       Eve Beuvens                  @ Maene                                         Rue de l'Argonnestraat 37, 1060 BRU

    14:00       Pirly Zurstrassen          @ Outhere Music                         Rue de l’Epargne 29 Spaarstraat, 1000 BRU

    15:00       Marie Fikry                     @ LaVallée                                       Rue A. Lavalléestraat 39, 1080 BRU

    16:00       Nathalie Loriers            @ Filigranes                                    Avenue des Arts 39 Kunstlaan, 1040 BRU

    17:00       Fabian Fiorini                @ Flagey                                          Place Sainte Croix/Heilig Kruisplein, 1050 BRU

    18:00       Ron Van Rossum          @ Archiduc                                     Rue A. Dansaertstraat 6, 1000 BRU

    www.leslundisdhortense.be            www.jazz.brussels              www.jazzday.be

  • RADIO

  • THE WORD RADIO

    International Jazz Day presents an exclusive radio show at The Word Radio. Gea Russell (the writer’s bench But is it jazz?) talks with some key players of today’s jazz scene – and discusses the social and cultural impact of jazz while spicing it up with some legendary tracks.

    Tune in daily between 23 and 30 April (not on 28/04) from 12:00 – 14:00.  www.theword.radio

  • KIOSK RADIO

    We will hijack Kiosk Radio to play some jazzy tunes in the Royal Parc of Brussels. Tune in on 30 April between 14:00 – 19:00 or just drop by in the park!

    @  Parc Royal/Warandepark, 1000 BRU  /  www.kioskradio.com

  • RTBF – MUSIQ'3

    All day long, Musiq’3 invites special guests and hosts an exclusive International Jazz Day radio show between 18:00 – 20:00 followed by the live recording from Jazz Station.  www.rtbf.be/musiq3

     

     

  • YOUTH

    16:00 – 20:00   JAZZ ENSEMBLES FROM THE BRUSSELS ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC (CRB)

    16:00   Ensemble New Orléans & Swing (Prof. Michel Paré)

    16:40   Ensemble ECM 70's (Prof. Alain Pierre)

    17:20   Ensemble Brésilien (Prof. Victor da Costa)

    18:00   Ensemble Libre (Prof. Fabrice Alleman)

    18:40   Ensemble Ethno-Jazz: Inde & Bali (Prof. Raphaëlle Brochet)

    19:20   Ensemble Jazz-Rock & Fusion (Prof. Piotr Paluch)

    @ Novo - Place de la Vieille Halle aux Blés/Oud Korenhuis, 1000 BRU / free /  www.conservatoire.be

  • 18:00 – 20:00  KRIS DEFOORT FREE IMPROVISATION CLASS

    This free improvisation group, with KCB’s master students, creates a space where every sound is possible. Creation on the spot, intense and honest!

    @ Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (KCB), Kleine Zavel 5 Petit Sablon , 1000 BRU / free /  www.conservatoire.be

  • EVENING

  • 20:00 IGOR GEHENOT DELTA + HOUBEN/WISSELS/DE HAAS @ JAZZSTATION

    To end the piano marathon on a high note, Les Lundis d’Hortense invites two great Belgian ensembles (with pianists!) to celebrate jazz in its most beautiful form at Jazz Station. The concert will be live streamed on RTBF – Musiq’3.

    @  Jazz Station - Leuvensesteenweg 193 chaussée de Louvain , 1210 BRU / 15 € / 13 € / 10 €  / www.leslundisdhortense.be    www.jazzstation.be   www.rtbf.be/musiq3

  • 20.00 LG JAZZ COLLECTIF @ ROSKAM

    Feel free to call them the Magnificent Seven of the young Belgian scene. LG Jazz Collectif is proud to present its new album Strange Deal.

    @  Roskam – Vlaamsesteenweg 9 rue de Flandre , 1000 BRU / free / www.roskam.be

  • 21.00  SCHNTZL, DE BEREN GIEREN & SONS OF KEMET @ VOLTA (Beursschouwburg)

    Three of the freshest and most inspiring acts of today’s jazz scene prove jazz is far from dead, and most definitely alive and kicking. An electrifying night at Volta!

    @  Beursschouwburg, Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 BRU / 12 € / www.voltaxl.be  www.beursschouwburg.be

  • 22:00 BONNEFOOI JAZZ AFTERPARTY
    Every party deserves an afterparty! And so Bonnefooi – one of the most vibrant music bars in town – invites all jazz buffs to jam the night away.

    @  Bonnefooi - Steenstraat 8 rue des Pierres , 1000 BRU / free / www.bonnefooi.be

  • OTHER EVENTS

  • 29/04  15:00 – 19:00   JAZZ 4 YOU @ UCCLE/UKKEL

    Jazz4you indulges Place de Saint-Job in Uccle with a flurry of jazz concerts. On Sunday 29/04 starting at 15:00 onwards different acts will jazz it up in Uccle: Summit Trombones, O!Boy, L’Amicale de la Nouvelle Orléans, Banda Bruselas.

    @  Sint-Jobplein / Place de Saint-Job, 1180 Uccle / free / www.jazz4you.be  

  • 29/04 & 30/04  JAZZ WALKS

    De Klare Lijn organises guided tours on the history of jazz in Brussels and Brussels’ jazz legend Toots Thielemans.

    29/04 – 10:30 Toots (Nl) + 15.00 Jazz (Fr)  + 14:30 Toots (UK) – 5 €

    30/04 -  12.30 Jazz (Nl) – 2 € / www.klarelijn.be   info@klarelijn.be  +32 (0)493 50 40 60

  • PARTNERS

    JAZZ.brussels / visit.brussels / Les Lundis d’Hortense / Brussels Airport / Conseil des Musiques / Steigenberger Wiltcher's / BMW Brand Store / Les Halles St-Géry / Outhere Music / LaVallée / Filigranes / Flagey / Archiduc / Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (CRB) / Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel (KCB) / The Word Radio / Kiosk Radio / RTBF – Musiq’3 / Jazz Station / Bonnefooi / Curieus / Beursschouwburg  / Jazz4you /  Klare Lijn

    CONTACTS

    JAZZ.brussels

    Maaike Wuyts
    m.wuyts@visit.brussels                     
    +32 473 37 19 70

    Les Lundis D’Hortense

    Dana Petre
    promotion@leslundisdhortense.be    
    +32 2 219 58 51