Brussels Jazz Festival, River Jazz Festival, Djangofolllies
Dec 26 2017
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. Jazz-lovers can sample the diversity of the Brussels jazz scene in numerous bars and clubs across the city, as well as at the prestigious Flagey venue. From standards, through gypsy and ethio-jazz to more progressive and free jazz, you'll find it all in Brussels in January.

     11.01 > 20.01.2018  Brussels Jazz Festival


For his fourth edition, Flagey has woven the thriving jazz scene from the UK as a thread through an adventurous world-class program.

Here is just a sample of the renowned musicians hitting the stage during Brussels Jazz Festival: Archie Shepp, Tony Allen, Jasper Hoiby, Soweto Kinch, Portico Quartet, Binker & Moses, MikMâäk, Dans Dans, Enrico Rava, Uri Cain, LABtrio, Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Comet is Coming, Marquis Hill, Matthew Herbert Brexit Band,...

More info:      www.flagey.be


     12.01 > 28.01.2018   River Jazz Festival


Jazz Station, Marni and Senghor – three concert halls on the banks of the old riverbed Maelbeek – initiated the River Jazz Festival. For three weeks, expect to be treated to exciting but also intimate performances. Discover old and new projects by artists such as  Richard Galliano, Marc Ribot, Or Bareket, Kummert / Samb / Van Hulten, Anne Wolf, Yves Teicher- Fabian Fiorini, Steve Houben, Thomas Champagne, LG Jazz Collective, Tuur Florizoone, GribouJazz, Tcha Limberger.

More info:        www.riverjazz.be



     13.01 > 31.01.2018   Djangofolllies


Spurred by Koen De Cauter, Brosella launched the very first edition of Djangofolllies to honour Django Reinhardt’s musical legacy, and in 1994 decided to make it an annual occurrence to celebrate Django’s birthday. It must be said that gypsy swing fans were far from getting their fill at the time. In the meantime, Djangofolllies has become a valuable asset and an annual fixture to the delight of both ‘Django’ style devotees and those who are being introduced to the genre for the very first time.

This year on the program: Jazzy strings, Tcha Limberger/Nathan Daems/ Vilmos Csikos, Jokke Schreurs, Lollo Meier, Rares Morarescu, Maurizio Geri Swingtet, Minor Swing, Samson Schmitt, …

More info:        www.djangofolllies.be