AB is proud to present THE NEW WAVE OF BELGIAN JAZZ!: a seven-nighter to conclude the successful JAZZ 100 series. The key figures will be the latest generation of musicians from the contemporary national jazz scene, for whom jazz is a state of mind rather than a genre.
Musical events in Flagey in the framework of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
To celebrate its first EU-presidency, Estonia presents itself to the world with a cultural programme in Belgium and Luxemburg.
The Brussels Jazz Weekend is a new free festival that will give numerous jazz fans from the Brussels region and from far beyond, the opportunity to explore the city with the intoxicating, festive and warm sounds of Belgian and international jazz.
On November 2011 UNESCO designated April 30 as the International Jazz Day, a 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.
In January, Belgium's capital vibrates to blue notes, saxophone crescendos and groovy rhythms. There are no fewer than three jazz festivals in the second half of the month: Brussels Jazz Festival, River Jazz Festival and Djangofolllies.
The new edition of Hello Jazz Festival starts on October 1st and ends mid-December. On the program: more than 60 concerts in many large and small venues throughout Belgium. This year's festival theme flirts with the notes of Miles Davis and his "Blue Moods".
On World Refugee Day, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Ancienne Belgique, Bozar and many others join together to support Artists #withRefugees: a project involving visual art and debate that culminates in a concert in the AB.
In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) officially declared April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role in uniting people around the globe.
As a true cosmopolitan jazz city, Brussels grabs this unique
Jazzeux is an ode to musical mavericks and quirky crossover projects. For this second edition, beursschouwburg invites two jazz fanatics. Jazzeux: it’s jazz, but then again, sometimes it isn’t. It is something entre eux.
BRDCST is AB’s brand new indoor spring festival, one whereby we focus on musical limitlessness. The name is a direct reference to the retro futuristic electronica-pop of English band Broadcast, which released inspiring albums like ‘Haha Sound’ and ‘Noise Made By The People’ over the past decade.
For the first time, BOZAR has offered a residency to a jazz ensemble, Peter Vermeersch's Flat Earth Society.
On Flat Earth Day this spring, you can enjoy a concert to launch a Frank Zappa tribute album, with Mauro Pawlowski as the ensemble's guest, and musical shadow theatre by saxophonis