UNESCO INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

30/04/2018
Apr 18 2018
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.

08:30        Pierre De Surgères          @ 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

 

€          free

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

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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.

Tune in all day on 30th of April for a Unesco International Jazz Day Special!

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

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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)

@        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), Petit Sablon 5 Kleine Zavel, 1000 BRU

€          free

www.kcb.be

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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 - chaussée de Louvain 193 Leuvensesteenweg 193, 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 - rue de Flandre 9 Vlaamsesteenweg, 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 - rue 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 - rue des Pierres 8 Steenstraat, 1000 BRU

€          free

www.bonnefooi.be

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OTHER EVENTS

29/04                   JAZZ4YOU @ 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.

@        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

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PARTNERS 

JAZZ.brussels

visit.brussels

Les Lundis d’Hortense

Brussels Airport

Conseil des Musiques

Steigenberger Wiltcher's

BMW Brand Store

Les Halles St-Géry/Sint-Gorikshallen

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

 

Join Jazz Day Brussels

www.jazzday.brussels (website online in April!)

#JazzDayBXL

 

Join Jazz Day Belgium

www.jazzday.be

 

Join the global movement

www.jazzday.com

#JazzDay

 

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CONTACTS

 

JAZZ.brussels

Maaike Wuyts

m.wuyts@visit.brussels                          +32 (0)473 37 19 70

 

Les Lundis d’Hortense

Dana Petre

promotion@leslundisdhortense.be        +32 (0)2 219 58 51