DOORS - 7 pm    CONCERT START Fri, Sat - 9pm  / Other days - 8.30pm

 

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SUN 01.05

CLARA INGLESE

CHANTE BARBARA

CHANSON FRANÇAISE

 

Clara Inglese(vocal) & Marion Lambert (piano)

 

The Belgian-Italian soprano Clara Inglese has already had the opportunity to perform on many stages, including BOZAR in Brussels and the Liège Philharmonic Hall and took part in various productions in Brussels….  This time, she proposes a repertoire dedicated to the French « chanson », playing famous and less famous tunes of Barbara, Léo Ferré, Edith Piaf and other major artists that have marked that genre.

 

TICKET : 13-15€

 

 

 

 

WED 04.05

DEAR OLD BRUSSELS

FOCUS JAZZ  NEW-ORLEANS/SWING JAZZ

 

Lucas Vanderputten (drums), Elias Schiva (saxophone), Yannick Jacquet (piano/voice), Felix Heymans (bass/voice)

 

These four musicians from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels got together for one reason: to get back to the roots ! New-Orleans traditional tunes, old-school swing, pieces by songwriters like Sydney Bechet, Cole Porter, ... Two sets of sweet melodies and furious rhythms, get ready to bounce !

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 05.05

COMBO’S GROOVE

SPECIAL BRUSSELS JAZZ CONSERVATORY- STUDENTS CONCERT

 

Julien Guilloux (trombone), Javier Mateos (flute), Yannick Jacquet (piano), Anatole Damien (guitar), José Buc-Chavez (bass), César Tarral (double-bass), Gaspard Sicx (drums)

 

Under the lead of their teacher and famous jazz trombonist and vocalist Phil Abraham, this young combo presents its best “musical work” in the surroundings of the Village. Join them and discover some of the new jazz talents through the refined arrangements of well-known standards and a tribute to their jazz “heroes”. Roots and future of jazz by the young generation.

 

TICKET : 5€

 

 

 

 

FRI 06.05

THE BELGIAN GYPSY SWING FIVE

GYPSY SWING JAZZ

 

René De Smaele (trumpet, vocals), Alexandre Cavaliere (violin),  Mario Cavaliere (lead guitar), Fred Guédon (guitar), Sam Gertsmans (bass)

 

It’s been reported that Django Reinhardt wanted to play with Louis Armstrong : this reunion of

top gypsy guitar and top swing trumpet never happened. When some of the famous “Buster & the Swing” members add to their swing music cocktail a superb touch of gypsy musician, you can expect an explosive evening. A tribute to Louis and Django…

 

TICKET :  16-18€

 

 

 

 

SAT 07.05

JEANFRANÇOIS PRINS FEAT. JASPER SOFFERS

"RIO DE JAZZEIRO"

TOP LATIN JAZZ

 

Jeanfrançois Prins (guitar, vocal), Jasper Soffers (piano, keys), Bart Denolf (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums)

 

Come and celebrate life with Jazz and Brazilian Music! Rio de Jazzeiro combines the joy and sensuality of Brazilian music with the positive energy of melodic jazz. Belgian jazz guitarist Jeanfrançois Prins (based in Berlin and NYC for many years) has performed all over Europe, the Americas and even Asia. Exposed to so many styles and influences, and inspired by musicians he’s met and worked with, he created a new theme: “Rio de Jazzeiro”. Much of Prins’ favorite music originated in Brazil, and his idea was to present Brazilian music with a jazzman’s taste. From Bossa Nova to Samba, from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Milton Nascimento, Ivan Lins, Tania Maria and Caetano Veloso, and including jazz repertoire as well as originals, Prins, supported by his Belgian all-stars rhythm section Bart Denolf and maestro Bruno Castellucci, with Dutch piano virtuoso Jasper Soffers as a guest, will generate joyful energy, deep grooves, and lyrical ballads.

More info

 

TICKET: 16€-18€

 

 

 

 

SUN 08.05

SORIN ZLAT TRIO

ENDURANCE - JAZZ CONCERT FROM  ROMANIA

 

Sorin Zlat (piano and leading musician), Antoine Pierre (drums),

Felix Zurstrassen (bass) & guest Mihaela Alexa (vocal)

 

 

Sorin Zlat Trio stop for only one night at the Village...don’t miss them! Their style is a surprising fusion of cool jazz, bebop, Latin, contemporary, and classical jazz. Sorin, the band leader, created a repertoire comprising pieces of standard jazz and personal compositions which range through Latin, jazz, pop and classical music which are orchestrated to reflect the trio’s unique interpretative style.

Sorin Zlat won the 2013 Monaco Jazz Grand Prize, the 2015 Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Festival piano competition, and again, the Grand Prize of the 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition.

 

Endurance is entirely composed by Sorin Zlat; special guests for this concert are two Belgian jazzmen, Antoine Pierre and Felix Zurstrassen.

Not to be missed!

 

TICKET :  13-15€

CONCERT CANCELLED

WED 11.05

JAZZY LL

FOCUS SOUL-JAZZ- HIP HOP

 

Jazzy L (piano, vocals), François Makanga (vocals),  Astrid Buol (vocals, violin), Charlotte Michel (vocals), Luis Genoud (trumpet), Elias Schiva (sax), Brieuc Angenot (bass), Sander Villers (drums) ? Ruben Laureys (guitar)

 

Jazzy LL is a recording artist who proposes songs in which Jazz meets hip hop, flavoured with soul music. On the menu: music that reflects the modern day society, brought to you in a personal way. Don’t miss out!

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 12.05

ALINE LUA

BRAZILIAN GROOVE AND FUSION

 

Aline Lua (vocals), Vincent Bruninckx (piano), Patinho Calvin de Monese (bass), Jean François Prins (guitar),Carlos Cachi Acosta (drums)

 

Aline Lua Lago is a Brazilian singer and songwriter with international stage experience. She mixes Brazilian traditional rhythms and sounds with Groove. She was invited to sing in several Bahian Carnival bands and, later, to join the Ensemble of Brazil Tropical Company in Europe ; she travelled the world as the lead singer of this famous Brazilian musical. Besides her own compositions, she sings Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, etc. Her Singing style of velvet rhythm-¬groove tempo with Latino influences is unique. With her charming voice she gives a personal interpretation of the bossa- latino-jazz groove scene. New album "HOJE EU SEI" recorded in Rio de Janeiro is a MUST!

 

TICKET : 13-15€

 

 

 

 

FRI 13.05

BEN PATERSON

AMERICAN SWING & BLUES TOP PIANIST

 

Ben Paterson (piano), Jean Van Lint (vocals, bass), Jan de Haas (drums)

 

Melodie, Blues and Swing... The three essential elements of jazz blending. Originally from Philadelphia, Ben Paterson studied in Chicago and finally moved to New York where he's poised to bring his unique talents and style to a wider audience. His style which is strongly influenced by Oscar Peterson, combines hard-swinging grooves and melodic improvisation with an impeccable touch. He will be accompanied by our 'Scat'-cat, crooner and bassist Jean Van Lint and the imperturbable Jan de Haas on drums. Three talented musicians sharing their passion for Jazz.

“On first listen, you can hear why so many people on the Chicago jazz scene are singing Paterson’s praises. His playing is always where it needs to be: one minute sensitive and relaxed, at another moment, explosive and muscular, and always musical.” Chicago Jazz Magazine

 

TICKET : 16-18€

 

 

 

 

SAT 14.05

THE ROWDIES

FEAT. LÉONOR BAILLEUL

RYTHM & BLUES BEST COVERS

 

Leonor Bailleul (vocal), Simon Rigot (piano), Gianni Valastro (guitar), Philippe Declercq (bass), Michel Zylbersztajn(drums)

 

Léonor Bailleul aka Léo is a great young belgian singer and actress. She works for several theatres and companies and played in musicals such as "Cabaret" in Belgium and on tour. Currently, she's preparing her own solo album mixing pop, jazz and soul influences. With this electric formation, she presents some of the most popular rythm&blues and pop songs of the last decades. They hope to see you... all movin' and groovin' with them !

More info

 

TICKET : 13-15€

 

 

 

 

WED 18.05

LVP NEW 4TET

FOCUS GROOVY JAZZ

 

Jeroen Capens (tenor sax), Lennart Van Praet (piano), Guylain Domas (bass), Michael Trompeneers (drums)

 

Brussel-based pianist/composer LVP is well-versed in more than one style and likes to keep an open mind. With this particular band, the quest is one for pure musical pleasure and adventure... LVP and his peers swing and groove their way through a refreshing repertoire of standards, plus some cleverly arranged pop-tunes and a handful of exciting originals - come join these excellent jazz-vibes, and catch a spark of spontaneous energy !

More info

 

TICKET : 7,50-10€

 

 

 

 

THUR 19.05

ZAKIE

SOUL FUNK POP JAZZ

 

Zakie (vocal), Franck Guetatra (sax), Vincent Bruninckx (piano),Calvin René Calvin( bass),Massimo Formica (guitar), Marcus Weymaere (drums)

 

Zakie is an exceptional singer. She travels between  styles uninhibitedly. Sometimes soul, sometimes jazz but also pop and funk allying vocally : beauty, sweetness with power and depth. Zakie will be accompanied by a team of top Belgian musicians. In addition, for the audience, a foretaste of her next album. She is unique and authentic  she perfectly  embodies tradition and modernism... To discover!

 

TICKET : 13-15€

 

 

FR 20.05 & SAT 21.05

THE BRUSSELS JAZZ COLLECTIVE

JAZZ MARATHON

 

Arthur Hirtz (tenor and alto sax), Nathan Surquin (trombone),Julien Gillain (piano), Magali Marga-Hotton (bass),Thomas Vasseur (drums)

 

The « Brussels jazz Collective » is a group of 5 talented young musicians. These young jazz cats passionate about jazz music will play a repertoire of jazz standards interpreted in an original and energetic way. To enjoy to your heart’s content!

More info

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 22.05 (FROM 5PM)

THE ROWDIES

ROCK N’ ROLL FROM THE 50-60IES

 

Phil Gosez (lead singer, guitar), Eric Puyveld (guitar, sax), Giovanni Valastro (guitar), Paul Huysmans (bass), Yves Van Deurnen (piano), Michel Zylbersztajn (drums)

 

A group of old friends pay tribute (since 1960…) to the good old Rock ‘n Roll music of Elvis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, …). Friendly, joyful…and free! Join, from 5pm.

 

FREE ENTRANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 25.05

MARGAUX VRANKEN TRIO

JAZZ FOCUS

 

Margaux Vranken (piano, vocals), Fil Caporali (double bass), Pit Dahm (drums)

 

Margaux Vranken is jazz pianist/singer from Brussels. She founded her project PINTO in 2012 and won the Audience Prize in the scope of the Brussels Jazz Marathon contest in 2014. After the recording of her first EP with PINTO (November 2015), Margaux started a new acoustic project in which she plays and sings the most famous jazz standards. A young refreshing artist to be discovered!

More info

 

TICKET : 7.50€-10€

 

 

 

 

FRI 27.05

THE MARDI GRAS JAZZ BAND

OLD YET IMMORTAL NEW ORLEANS JAZZ

 

”Papa” Paul Callebaut (trombone,leader), Michel Simons (trumpet), Jan “Magic” Coppieters (clarinet), Wim “ Dix” Decommer (piano), Paul “Speedy” De Bock (bass), Mattias “Fidgety” Hallin (banjo), Marnix De Boom (drums)

 

 “The Mardi Gras Jazzband” : just sparkling New Orleans jazz !  A new visit to the Village of one of our most famous and successful old style band, celebrating 30 years of qualitative and joyful jazz tradition. Ambiance !...

 

TICKET : 16-18€

 

 

 

 

SAT 28.05

RACHEL GOULD

& THE JOHAN CLEMENT TRIO

TOP JAZZ SINGER

 

Rachel Gould (vocal), Johan Clement (piano), Bart de Nolf (bass), Luc Vanden Bosch (drums)

 

Rachel Gould was born in New Jersey but has been staying in Europe for a long time now, where she worked a.o. with Art Farmer, Chet Baker, Phillipe Catherine, Woody Herman, Horace Perlan, Jacques Pelzer, James Woody.... She is a teacher at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague and tours Europe with multiple formations. A first class “lady singer”!

More info

 

TICKET : 18-20€

 

 

TUE 31.05

CUBAN CIGAR NIGHT

EXCEPTIONAL EVENING

 

We are happy to invite you, in the quiet and vintage surroundings of the Music Village, to the CUBAN CIGAR NIGHT , A night dedicated to some Cuban pleasures : new refined rum flavors, delicate smell of new famous cigars and renewed Cabaret Show... , a few hours far away from our bustling life, an escapade in Cuba. For deserving guests… only on private reservation through our website (cigars smoking allowed…indeed) Fingerfood, quick cocktails shots,..

 

Door : 8pm. Dress code recommended : 30ies…old fashioned and elegant.

25€ pp, Show, welcome cocktail and fingerfood included.

ONLY ON PREPAID RESERVATION

 

In partnership with famous Liquors & Cigars Specialist (our neighbour in the street) la Tête d’Or, a reference in taste and choice.

And with the lovely supportof the Micro Follies Comedians.

 

 

 

Jazz goes on holiday at the Music Village :

 

65 NIGHTS OF LIVE MUSIC IN THE CENTRE OF BRUSSELS

 

 For the 10th time, the Music Village has decided to let the live music rule during 65 summer nights, for the greater joy of local and foreign music lovers. We are talking of quality music, easily accessible to all kinds of audiences, for a soft admission charge between: 7,50€  and  10€. A cool end of a hot day, a refreshing moment after a national shower; in the company of visiting friends, as a couple or as a family, children admitted.  On the programme: some of the best  Belgian jazzmen (Ivan Paduart, Jan de haas, Eve Beuvens, Sal La Rocca , Michel Mainil,…and many others.) and some soul and world music evenings (Tony Osanah, Loumen, John Arcadius, Zakie, …). In short, quality music for every type of ear.  And remember: take it easy, it's... summertime!

 

In partnership with Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and COCOF

 

 

CONCERTS INFORMATIONS

TUE, WED, THU.....................................DOORS : 7PM – CONCERT : 8.30pm

FRI, SAT.................................................DOORS : 7PM – CONCERT : 9pm

TICKET...................................................MEMBERS 7,50 € – NON MEMBERS 10 €

JUNE

01.06  TO 04.06

THE SWING DEALERS

SWINGING’ & SOULFUL JAZZ

 

Vincent Mardens (tenor saxophones), Jean Van Lint (bass/vocals), Stijn Wauters (piano), Jan de Haas (drums)

 

“It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing !” : their credo, amen

Celebrating their 10 years of exciting music, the famous Swing Dealers are one the mainstays of the Music Village. Since the very beginning of the club, they offered us some of our best top quality no-nonsense and totally swinging jazz evenings.The Belgian swing machine…more swing…more soul…more energy than ever! Book early..

More info

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

07.06 TO 11.06

JOHN ARCADIUS AVALIGBE

AFRICAN BLUES-FOLK-JAZZ

 

John Arcadius Avaligbe (guitar and vocals), Patinho Calvin (bass), Gbahoundjo Mahougnon Igor Schadrac (flute and sax), Zandjinou Cyriaque Amen (drums)

 

John Arcadius Avaligbe born in Benin is a globe trotter artist performing around the world.  He tours in Europe, Asia, Australia and in Africa as a song writer, percussionist, guitar player, music composer,dancer… Arcadius music is an amazing subtle mixture of Western African High Life rhythm and folk music reflecting the soul and traditional roots of Benin, all sang in such a melancholic and smooth voice. The showman is considered as one of the greatest African Blues Singer of all time.

More info

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

14.06 TO 18.06

JAN DE HAAS VIBES QUARTET

 TOP LATIN JAZZ

 

Jan de Haas (vibraphone), Ivan Paduart (piano), Sal la Rocca (bass), Mimi Verderame (drums)

 

A another frenetic way to start the new jazz season, in the company of a dream team quartet, where the Latin fever of Jan de Haas as astonishing at the vibraphone as at the drums meets the lyricism of Ivan Paduart at the piano…

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

 

21.06 TO 25.06

JOSÉ ALVARO

& THE MIND PRIORITY

BRAZILIAN JAZZ FUSION

 

José Alvaro (bass), Pamela Schmid (vocals, keys), Pierre Gillet (flute), Cleber Nascimento (percussions), Jacob Chitula (drums)

 

"Mind Priority" plays Brazilian jazz fusion in the original way of José Alvaro's compositions and arrangements. This creative bass player started his career as guitarist in 1966 in Brazil with his first Jazz Rock band. Then he worked as bass player with famous musicians and singers such as Ivan Lins, Elis Regina, Hermeto Paschoal, Vanusa, Claudia, Eduardo Araujo, Altamiro Carilho all over the continents. José Alvaro moved to Europe in 1990 and performed with various jazz bands in France, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, Skandinavia and Belgium.  He created the Mind Priority band upon his own music a few years ago.

More info

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

JULY

28.06 TO 02.07

LIONEL BEUVENS QUARTET

TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS

 

Lionel Beuvens (drums), Jean Paul Estievenard 28-29-30/6 &1/7 (trumpet),Michel Paré 2/7(trumpet), Koen Nys (tenor sax), Bram Weijters (piano), Cédric Raymond 28-29-30/6 (bass), Piet Verbist 1-2/7(bass)

 

Some of the nicest jazz standards and early jazz music played by the new generation of top Belgian jazz cats… This young 5tet presents a tribute to the great Miles Davis, from the 50ties till his electric period.

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TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

05.07 TO 09.07

EVE BEUVENS TRIO

FEAT. SANDER DE WINNE

VOCAL JAZZ/ STANDARDS

 

Sander De Winne (vocals), Eve Beuvens (piano), Martijn Vanbuel (bass),Lionel Beuvens (drums)

 

Brussels’ pianist Eve Beuvens invites Sander De Winne (winner of "Voicesingers" in Poland) to interpret a selection of the best American Songbook's songs (Cole Porter, Gershwin, …) in a fresh and surprising way.

More info

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

 

12.07 TO 16.07

LOUMÈN

POP SOUL JAZZ & FUNK

 

Loumèn (vocals), Alvin Galland (piano), Calvin De Moneze Patinho (bass), Jasaphat Hounnou (drums)

 

During her Summer Village Concerts, Miss Loumèn, supported by an experienced jazz trio, invites you to discover compositions from her forthcoming EP "Why Don't You Try Love" (which will be released in October 2016) but not only! She will as well revisit jazz standards and soul, pop classics. Loumèn, it's a pinch of jazz, soul, pop and funk carried by a soft and deep voice with a groovy stage presence that have already seduced Botanique and Ancienne Belgique just to name them. Don't wait much longer and if not done yet, let Loumèn take you into a world in dialogue with the African, Latin, French & American culture.

More info

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

19.07 TO 23.07

ZAKIE

SOUL FUNK POP JAZZ

 

Zakie (vocals), Vincent Bruninckx (piano), Massimo Formica (guitar), Pat Calvin (bass), Franck Guetatra (sax), Jasaphat Hounnou (drums) and special guest

 

Zakie is an exceptional singer. She travels between  styles uninhibitedly. Sometimes soul, sometimes jazz but also pop and funk allying vocally : beauty, sweetness with power and depth. Zakie will be accompanied by a team of top Belgian musicians. In addition, for the audience, a foretaste of her next album. She is unique and authentic  she perfectly  embodies tradition and modernism... To discover!

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

26.07 TO 30.07

TONY OSANAH

BRAZILIAN POP ROCK BLUES

 

Tony Osanah (vocals and harmonica), Vincent Bruninckx (piano), Jose Alvaro (bass), Jay Chitula (drums)

 

Of Argentina origin, Tony Osanah, a Legend, multi - intruments player and actor  worked with famous names: Gilberto Gil, Roberto Carlos, Ronnie Von, Maysa, Gaetano Veloso, Joe Cooker, BB King, Jeanny Carrol... Musician Humanist, Tony Osanah travels the world since 1990 with his program " Viaje de Vida " He composed the song Osanah for Elis Regina... Book early

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

AUGUST

02.08 TO 06.08

MICHEL MAINIL /

RICHARD ROUSSELET 5TET

THE HARD BOP SESSIONS

STANDARDS BOP & HARD BOP

 

Richard Rousselet ( trumpet,flugelhorn), Michel Mainil (sax), Jean-Denis Tourneur (guitar), Ondine Quackelbeen (bass), Herman Pardon (drums)

 

Surrounded by a top Belgian and European rhythm section, Michel Mainil revisits jazz standards, known and unknown. The dynamism that gives the band offers a new approach to this music.This band is a meeting of five musicians united by the same jazz passion: the hard bop era.Like the fabulous bands of Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver or Jazz Messengers  The Mainil / Rousselet 5tet revisits this directory with a new dynamic

More info

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

 

09.08 TO 13.08

RENÉ CALVIN

AND THE ARMONEEZ BAND

BRAZILIAN LATIN JAZZ

 

René Calvin (bass and vocals), Wout Gooris (piano), Jose Alvaro (bass), Joppe Bestevaar (sax), Toni Vitacolonna (drums) and many guests...

 

René Calvin is not only a top bassist but also an audacious composer. He breaks the rules and invents permanently. His music is pure, fresh and groovy. In his Afro Groove Fusion style, we find Jazz Rock, Brazilian Fusion, Flamenco, Samba Funk and more but always with surprising freshness. He accompanied, most illustrious stars with the same ferver. René Calvin prepares the release of his jazz album "I told you",. Come to discover this genius composer, this man who always smiles

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

 

16.08 TO 20.08

LOOS-WUYTS-DELTENRE

JAZZ STANDARDS

 

Natacha Wuyts (vocals), Charles Loos (piano), Patrick Deltenre( guitar)

 

The Duo Wuyts-Loos have been together since 2011. Here, they will be joined by the brilliant guitarist, Patrick Deltenre, multiplying the possibilities of rhythmic and harmonic interaction, and creating a mutual and constant sense of wonder between these three musicians.

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TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

 

 

23.08 TO 27.08

BUSTER & THE SWING

SWING JAZZ FROM THE  40-50IES

 

 Marc Hérouet (piano, lead), Pierre Spataro (tenor sax, clarinet), René De Smaele (trumpet,bugle, vocals), Jean Van Lint (bass, vocals), Jean-Luc Van Lommel (drums)

 

This group of passionate jazz lovers has developed through the years a very personal approach to the everlasting jazz, mixing the tradition of the repertoire and the new look of non-stop reinvention. One of the best bands of the kind for decades. Their new CD, and concert programme, is made of refined crafted arrangements of some of the best standards of jazz.

 

TICKET : 7.50-10€

 

 

PARTNERS

Rue des Pierres 50 Steenstraat

1000 Brussels - BE

T : +32 513 13 45

E : booking@themusicvillage.com

CREDITS

Graphic & Web Design : Mathieu Huygens

Pictures : Maxence Martens

Hall of Fame Pictures : Michel Binstok