Jazz is the star in Brussels in January with no less than three festivals, providing an incredibly large and varied jazz offer!
Brussels has no less than three jazz festivals to offer in the second half of January: the Brussels Jazz Festival, the River Jazz Festival and Djangofolllies. Jazzclubs, concert halls and, of course, the the legendary Flagey building provide a diverse offer, from classic jazz, gypsy jazz and afro jazz to more progressive and free jazz.
Brussels' jazz scene is internationally known, as it offers high quality jazz throughout the year. But in January, Brussels is more than ever a favourite destination for jazz lovers, whether they are looking for emerging talent or classic names. That's why this winter month has been renamed Jazzuary!
Brussels Jazz Festival - 11>20/01/2018
This year's Brussels Jazz Festival will only be its third, but it is already contributing to the Brussels jazz scene's sterling reputation. With a strong, intriguing and surprising line-up, the Jazz festival is steadily creating its own spot in the jazz world, both in Belgium and abroad.
River Jazz Festival - 12>27/01/2018
The Jazz Station, Marni and Senghor concert halls are all located along the banks of the old Maelbeek riverbed, which was the inspiration for the River Jazz Festival. For three weeks, the concert halls serve up jazz evenings with music from, among others, Chet Baker. Double-bassist Nicolas Thys is also honoured during the festival.
Djangofolllies - 13>16/01/2018
The birthday of jazz legend Django Reinhardt has been celebrated in Brussels every year since 1994 by way of the Djangofolllies festival. Thanks to the festival, even after his death, both diehard fans and curious amateurs can enjoy the groundbreaking sounds of the man who lay the foundations for gypsy swing and hot club jazz. Djangofollies has since grown into more than just a homage to a genuis who changed the world of jazz, it has become an essential annual event for passionate jazz lovers.