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SEPTEMBER

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

As we put September's program online, we obviously do not know what the government's actions and decisions will be. If we still have to maintain social distancing, we will continue as we did in this summer with one performance at 8.00pm

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

 

CARTE BLANCHE TO MATHIEU DE WIT

 

Mathieu started his musical education with classical piano and music theory when he was 7. He studied piano for thirteen years at the Academy of Rixensart with Marc Gillot and also studied classical guitar for 4 years and classical percussion and drums for 5 years. At the age of 18, he discovered Jazz and decided to go to the "Jazzstudio" in Antwerp. He studied piano and drums there for 2 years under the supervision of teachers as Ewout Piereux, Jeremy Calbert, Bas Coijmans, Joe Higham, Marek Patrman...

 

In 2004 he entered the "Koninklijk Conservatorium van Brussel" to follow the class of Diederik Wissels. He studied there for 3 years before going to the "Lemmens Instituut" in Leuven in the class of Ron Van Rossum. Over the years, he has followed many workshops with musicians such as Erik Vermeulen, Ivan Paduart, Paolo Radoni, Peter Hertmans, Weber Iago, and so on...

In 2007, one of his bands, Belch’Quartet had the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange with students from the "Suksasongkraw Maechan School" in the north of Thaïland, which led to a performance of "Celebration" at the Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theater in Bangkok. This project keeps on going between Thaïland and his band, "Belch'Quartet".

 

Mathieu is very active on the Belgian jazz scene, playing in many different bands. Apart from these projects, Mathieu has also played with various talented musicians such as Frédéric Jacques, Jordi Grognard, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Laurent Mercier, Michael Trompeneers, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Jean-Phillipe De Gheest, Fred Delplancq, Bart Denolf etc

TUE 01.09

MARTIN SALEMI QUARTET

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

FREE CONCERT

 

 

 

 

 

WED 02.09

TRIBUTE TO MICHEL PETRUCCIANI

CARTE BLANCHE TO MATHIEU DE WIT

 

Mathieu De Wit (piano), Aristide d'Agostino (trumpet), Victor Foulon (bass), Oscar Georges (drums)

 

Michel Petrucciani, a french pianist, was one of the greatest musicians of his time.

He overcame his physical obstacle to become an outstanding improviser, forging a personal style that embraces a refined technique and a great repertoire that features romantic melodies, swing and a great energy. Come enjoy his great original compositions with this great quartet made of Belgian Musician.

 

10-12€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 03.09

CRAWLIN' KINGSNAKES

RHYTHM & BLUES

 

Akis Meimaridis (vocals), Dimitri Giotakos (piano, keyboards), Stama Roditis (guitar), Malcolm Parry (harmonica, guitar, back vocals), Loos (bass), Zen Fannoy (drums)

 

The Crawlin' Kingsnakes draw their inspiration from a wide range of Rhythm and Blues stars: from Elmore James and John Lee Hooker to the Animals and the Doors. Rock is an important element in their music and they certainly know how to insert it in their playlist without betraying their Rhythm and Blues orientation.

More info : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_996UrpBziM

 

TICKET: 13€ Members – No Members 15€

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 04.09

« AS 20 YEARS AGO » ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

TOP JAZZ QUARTET

 

Fabrice Alleman (sax), Nathalie Loriers (piano), Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (bass), Fred Jacquemin (drums)

 

"Fabrice Alleman and that song of the soul that touches your heart." After having inaugurated it in 2000, Fabrice Alleman (one of our great European saxophonists, who played with Terence Blanchard, Randy Brecker etc.) returns to the Music Village with his quartet to share this important event which is the 20 years of this mythical jazz club. A melodic jazz full of tradition and modernity, emotions and the strength of swing and groove. IN-CON-TOUR-NABLE!

 

Tribute to Paul Huygens who created this club and to Lucie Saeys who keeps the tradition alive.

More info : https://youtu.be/U3u5e0zg8_w?t=20

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 05.09

CHRISTOPHE ASTOLFI

MEET CHRISTIAN ESCOUDÉ

TRIBUTE TO DJANGO REINHARDT

 

Christophe Astolfi (guitar), Christian Escoudé (guitar), Benjamin Ramos (bass)

 

Christophe Astolfi is a key figure in the gypsy guitar world. Specialist in the swing waltz, he has played with Toots Thielemans, Florin Niculescu, recorded with Boulou Ferré and currently collaborates with Marcel Loeffler. He will invite during this evening a legend of the gypsy guitar: Christian Escoudé. Creator of " LeTrio Gitan", Christian collaborated with John Mc-Laughlin, Didier Lockwood, Philip Catherine, Bireli Lagrène, Stochelo Rosenberg, Eddy Louis and plays all around the world. Accompanied by Benjamin Ramos they will pay tribute to the great Django Reihnardt. An evening not to be missed ...

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 06.09

CARLA PIOMBINO QUARTET

JAZZ MEETS POP

 

Carla Piombino (vocals), Julien Gillain (piano), Fil Caporali (bass), Lucas Vanderputten (drums)

 

After her album "Take a chance" released in October 2017 under Stefano Amerio's label "Artesuono", the Italian singer CARLA PIOMBINO presents her new work, her EP "Shapes of you". The atmosphere has changed a lot, more mature and sophisticated in arranging and interpreting pop songs like "Chained to the Rhythm" by Kate Perry and "Shape of my heart" by Sting.

More info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxZSK6_CcrA&feature=youtu.be

 

TICKET: 8€ Members – No Members 10€

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 08.09

VINCENT THEKAL TRIO

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

FREE CONCERT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 09.09

THE SONGBOOK OF HAROLD ARLEN

CARTE BLANCHE TO MATHIEU DE WIT

 

Mathieu De Wit (piano), Hanne Vansant (vocals), Julien Fraipont (bass), Jonathan Taylor (drums)

 

Harold Arlen is one of the most prolific american songwriter. He composed over 500 songs, a number of which have become famous worldwide. He used to compose music mostly for movies or broadway musical such as the Wizard of Oz with its well known tune "Somewhere over the rainbow". This belgian quartet is  willing to pay tribute to this great composer by rearranging some of his best tunes. Come and enjoy the music of this great american song book composer.

 

10-12€

 

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 10.09

TRIBUTE TO ETTA JAMES

 

Sherry Xie (vocals), Tobias Le Compte (guitar), Dirk Van der Linden (hammond horgan), Toto Poznantek (drums)

 

Sherry Xie is a singer and bassist known for her soul and funky blues voice. She has toured with many international artists (such as Harlem Yu, Pin Guang, Tiger Hu, Lin Bao, Boogie Boy, etc.) and has been a singer for TV shows such as The Voice of China a.o.  For you, she will pay a special tribute to Etta James.

 

TICKET: 13€ Members – No Members 15€

FRI 11.09

VIA TOLEDO JAZZ QUARTET

ITALIAN JAZZ

 

Angelo Gregorio (sax/compositions), Paolo Loveri (guitar), Fil Caporali (bass),

Bruno Castellucci (drums)

 

These four musicians, Bruno Castellucci (Belgian from Italian Parents), Paolo Loveri, Angelo Gregorio (Italians from the region of Naples) and Fil Caporali (Brazilian) got together with the same spirit of Via Toledo in Naples. Happiness and passion for music, for jazz. This project wants to present a unique kind of jazz musical performance to the live stage bringing together original compositions of the young upcoming artist Angelo Gregorio and less known jazz standards.

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 12.09

TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH

 

Vanessa Matthys (vocals), Nicola Andrioli (piano), Bart De Nolf (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums)

 

Burt Bacharach's name is often associated with that of lyricist Hal David. They have created about 100 hits in the field of popular song, making the Bacharach and David duo two of the most important artists in American popular music from the 1960s to the 2000s.

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 13.09

TRIBUTE TO BEN WEBSTER

& JOHNNY HODGES

 

Antoine Lissoir (sax), Mathieu Najean (sax), Benjamin Clément (guitar), Victor Foulon (bass), Frederik Vanderbergue (drums)

 

For this evening under the sign of swing, this quintet will present you a tribute to "Johnny Hodges & Ben Webster, The Complete 1960 Sextet Jazz Cellar Session". Five musicians who are passionate about swing will try to make you relive the sound, the swing and the luminous language of these monuments of jazz history, both in Duke Ellington's orchestra!

 

TICKET: 8€ Members – No Members 10€

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 15.09

BAZ TRIO

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

FREE CONCERT

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 16.09

THE MUSIC OF BILL EVANS

CARTE BLANCHE TO MATHIEU DE WIT

 

Mathieu De Wit (piano), Felix Heymans (bass), Oscar Georges (drums)

 

Who needs to introduce Bill Evans ? One of the greatest and most influential jazz pianist ever. Not only did he revolutionize the way to play the piano but he also contributed greatly to the jazz repertoire with songs such as Waltz for Debby, Time remembered or Interplay, among many others. For this "carte blanche", Mathieu decides to go back to his first musical love and pays hommage to Bill Evans and his compositions.

 

10-12€

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 17.09

THE PIONEERS OF THE MUSIC VILLAGE – 20th ANNIVERSARY

 

SET 1 :

Fabrice Alleman (sax), Ivan Paduart (piano), Jan De Haas (vibraphone),

Theo De Jong (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums)

SET 2 :

Gino Lattuca (trumpet), Fabrice Alleman (sax), Ivan Paduart (piano),

Bart De Nolf (bass), Jan De Haas (drums)

SET 3 :

Peter Hertmans (guitar), Phil Abraham (trombone), Ivan Paduart (piano),

Theo De Jong (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums)

 

It has been 20 years since Paul Huygens founded the Music Village. We are very pleased to welcome on this very special night musicians who participated in the early beginnings of the club and even the one who programmed it! An evening not to be missed.

 

!!!!! FREE CONCERT !!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 18.09

TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY MERCER & COLE PORTER WITH HETTY KATE

 

Hetty Kate (vocals), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Alex Gilson (bass), Armando Luongo (drums)

 

Let yourself be carried away by the warm voice of Hetty Kate, around Johnny Mercer's most beautiful songs. A must for lovers of what is at the heart of the Great American Songbook: beautiful stories, poetic lyrics, and irresistible swing.

 

TICKET: 20€ Members – No Members 22€

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 19.09

“NINA SIMONE, WILD AS THE WIND”

TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE

 

Tamara Geerts (vocals), Anne Wolf (piano), Sal La Rocca (bass), Thierry Gutmann (drums)

 

A promising young classical pianist hoping to become America’s first black classical pianist, Nina Simone was turned down at the prestigious Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. It is 1950 and racial segregation is raging. The young woman's humiliation and disappointment fueled all of her activist thinking and her artistic journey. Associated with the movement in favor of the civil rights of the black American population and those of women, friend of Martin Luther King, Nina Simone is above all a free spirit. She fights, at the risk of her life, armed with her only music and her authenticity to make the voices of minorities heard.

 

Crossing anthology songs between blues, jazz, gospel, and inspired monologues, this project is a powerful tribute to this complete artist with multiple identities, unclassifiable, nourished by lost hopes, inextinguishable force, distractions and rage. The music of Nina Simone, whom she herself considered to be a “soundtrack from a troubled era”, is placed there in the socio-political context which underlies it, in order to better understand the realities of the time, realities of today ...

 

TICKET: 20€ Members – No Members 22€

SUN 20.09

LES CONTES D’ALFONSINA

RENEWED AESTHETIC IN GIPSY JAZZ

 

Sofia Romano (vocals), Hugo Proy (Clarinet), Fred Gairard (violin), Marco Papadia (guitar)

 

Voice, Clarinet and Violin soar in balance above a Guitar. Les Contes d'Alfonsina is a light locomotive, with elegant aestheticism. Starting from the cultural heritage of the four musicians, the search for a hybrid identity takes the form of a journey, combining the Manouche universe, Mediterranean exoticism and more modern jazz sonorities. The quartet presents its first album, Chapitre I, recorded at Igloo Recorded Studio and published by the label Dodicilune. Every track is a narrative frame and an investigation of rhythm and harmony searching for a new and original orchestral relation among traditional gipsy jazz instruments.

More info on : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvlAOr_f_fI

 

TICKET: 8€ Members – No Members 10€

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 22.09

FULKA/HESSABI QUARTET

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

FREE CONCERT

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 23.09

SACK O'WOE

CARTE BLANCHE TO MATHIEU DE WIT

 

Mathieu De Wit (piano), Nicolas Drici (trumpet), Dimitri Delvaux (sax), Julien Fraipont (bass) ,Didier Van Uytvanck (drums)

 

Sack O'Woe is a tribute to the Hard Bop era of the 50ies. Hard bop is sometimes called funky jazz and there is a reason for that ! This music is probably the grooviest and funkiest type of jazz there is. This quintet pays hommage to some of the most iconic figures of this genre : Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown or Sonny Rollins among many others. Come enjoy this Groovy night at the Music Village !

 

10-12€

 

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 24.09

IVAN PADUART/PATRICK DELTENRE ;

« EAR WE ARE »

 

Ivan Paduart (piano), Patrick Deltenre (guitare), Philippe Aerts (bass), Dré Pallemaerts (drums)

 

Ivan Paduart and Patrick Deltenre have known each other for 30 years now.  The pianist has played with Claude Nougaro and Toots Thielemans. The guitarist has long played alongside Maurane and Viktor Laszlo. After hundreds of concerts through Europe, they are linked by a deep complicity ; their rich compositions are full of groove, lyricism and tenderness. Especially for the Music Village, they will be joined by one of the very best belgian rhythm sections !  « Ear we are », their new CD, is to be issued soon on IGLOO RECORDS !

 

More info on : www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJUPcAobeXc

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 25.09 & SAT 26.09

BJORN INGELSTAM PLAYS

& SINGS LOUIS ARMSTRONG

TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG

 

Bjorn Ingelstam (trumpet, vocals), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Alex Gilson (bass), Paul Morvan (drums)

 

Award winning Swedish Jazz trumpet player based in New York Björn has, despite his young age, established himself on the European jazz scene with his powerful sound and unique expression in the Jazz tradition. He tours the world both as soloist and with his own groups and is highly appreciated both as a trumpeter as well as a vocalist.

 

More info on: https://youtu.be/BgbT-2RNIYA

 

TICKET: 20€ Members – No Members 22€

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 27.09

FADO & BEYOND

 

Marta Dias (vocals), Edu Miranda (mandolin), Tuniko Goulart (guitar)

 

After a long and successful collaboration with Portuguese guitarist António Chainho, Marta Dias explores these and other musical influences in a Fado concert that goes beyond what is expected from the genre. Marta Dias is accompanied by Brazilian virtuoso musicians Edu Miranda and Tuniko Goulart, in a concert where the Capeverdian Morna and Coladera and the Brazilian Chorinho and Samba join the Fado in an atmosphere of joyful musical improvisation.

 

TICKET: 8€ Members – No Members 10€

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 29.09

TOMAS RIVERA GARCIA TRIO

JAZZ JAM SESSION

 

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

FREE CONCERT

 

 

 

 

 

 

WED 30.09

OSCAR PETERSON MEETS THE SINGERS

CARTE BLANCHE TO MATHIEU DE WIT

 

Mathieu De Wit (piano), Natacha Wuyts (vocals),Victor Foulon (bass), Jerôme Baudart (drums)

 

Oscar Peterson was the accompanist of many singers for many years. Today we take you on a trip trough all the collaborations between one of the greatest jazz piano player of all time and all the great singers he used to play with : Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day, Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong among many others.

 

10-12€

OCTOBER

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

As we put September's program online, we obviously do not know what the government's actions and decisions will be. If we still have to maintain social distancing, we will continue as we did in this summer with one performance at 8.00pm

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

 

CARTE BLANCHE TO Guylain Domas,

bassist and composer.

 

Born in 1984 in South of France, moved to Belgium in 2009, Guylain started to play the bass around 13 years old. He took lessons with great players as Frederic Monino and Serge Lazarevitch as a student of the Conservatory in Perpignan. After his degree, he moved to Belgium to study with Peter Hetmans, Nicolas Thys in Leuven and studied in Brussels at the Conservatory with Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Benoit Vanderstraeten and Arnould Massart. He plays in Brussels with the funk project, Man On Fire And The Soul Soldiers, with Mandala Quartet (his own project), with the Aretha Franklin's Tribute and Gospel For Life.

THUR 01.10

STEVIE WONDER & FRIENDS

 

Evelina Pabarciute (vocals), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Théo Teboul (drums),

Guylain Domas (bass)

 

Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest singers and songwriter in the world who inspired Evelina Pabarciute, jazz singer from Lithuania, to interpret his most beautiful songs. Evelina's performance always gives chills to the audience, her deep, warm, truly unique voice never ceases to amaze and her rich and high notes always surprise the crowd. For this particular concert, Evelina's team made a special selection including few master pieces from artists like: Jill Scott, Jorja Smith, H. E. R.,Liana la Havas. Don't miss an opportunity to spend your Thursday evening enjoying the interpretations of these legendary artists - great vibes guaranteed!

(Crédit photo: Pepa Niebla)

 

TICKET: 13€ Members – No Members 15€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 02.10

AFRO BRAZILIAN JAZZ

RENÉ CALVIN TOUR

 

René Calvin (vocals,bass), Wout Gooris (piano,keys), Joppe Bestevaer (sax), Nico Manssens (drums)

 

Mister "Six stings Bass", is one of the most inspiring composers of Afr-brazilian Jazz worldwide. His latest Album "Brasil Pra Mim" was ranked in the top 5 best jazz album in Brazil in 2018 by The Brazilian-German Organization "Mùsica" which also nominated René Calvin for " O Maior Baixista Do Mundo". The british poet and journalist Michael Blacklow who followed René Calvin during his Summer Tour 2019 in Indonesia wrote:"A voice of many languages; expressing a fantasy unobtainable. A march of fingers confident dancing their way to a destination unknown to us but one whose Journey we share protected by dim lights and rising haze, multi-coulored stars behind which we can risk ourselves. Heart, Mind, Body and Soul within a Space Eternal…" He played for Alicia keys, Patricia Kass, George Clinton, Isaac Hayes, Beethova Obas...

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 03/10

SWINGMASTERS FEATURING ELAINE MCKEOWN & JAN WOUTERS

TOP SWING JAZZ

 

Elaine McKeown (vocals), Jan Wouters (trumpet, vocals), Peter Verhas (sax), Stijn Wauters (piano), Paul Bourdiaudhy (drums), Stefan Willems (bass)

 

Elaine and Jan have been a musical and a true-love couple for over 20 years and ,backed up by Swingmasters, will really entertain you all night long with happy, funny and popular jazz tunes as played and sung  by Louis Prima/Armstrong/Ellington/Dean Martin and many others in a true Las Vegas style of pure entertainment. Elaine, Jan and the band’s  “cotton club” sound  is dedicated to this everlasting miracle called 'swing' : they propose you a charming, classy  evening in presence of the soul of those great jazz legends... Regular guests of the Music Village, deserving standing ovations. .

 

TICKET: 20€ Members – No Members 22€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 04.10

ORIENTAL JAZZ

KAIS FRIHAT TRIO FEAT. AMEL SEDIRI

 

Amel Sediri (vocals), Kais Frihat (bass), Wajdi Riahi (piano),

Pierre Martin (drums)

 

Amel Sediri, lyrical singer and Kais Frihat, bass player, are long time friends and have decided to merge their complicity in a new project. Let yourself travel from East to West thanks to their oriental repertoire filled with jazzy touches. Accompanied by the great Wajdi Riahi and the unavoidable Pierre Martin.

 

TICKET: 8€ Members – No Members 10€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 06.10

JAZZ JAM SESSION

TONI MORA TRIO

 

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

FREE CONCERT

 

 

 

 

 

WED 07.10

TRIBUTE TO WAYNE SHORTER

"THE BLUE NOTE RECORDS"

CARTE BLANCHE TO GUYLAIN DOMAS

 

Maayan Smith (sax), Aristide D’Agostino (trumpet), Maxime Moyaerts (piano),

Lucas Vanderputten (drums), Guylain Domas (bass)

 

This quintet is proud to pay this tribute to one of the most famous composer in Jazz history : Wayne Shorter. They focus on the Blue Note records which gave a worldwide recognition to this man with 11 Grammy Awards. Wayne Shorter turned 87 this year and influenced all the new Jazz scene all around the world. Don’t miss this tribute to one of the greatest living composer !

 

TICKET: 10€ Members – No Members 12€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 08.10

PHIL ABRAHAM INVITES PETE CHURCHILL

TOP JAZZ QUARTET

 

 Pete Churchill (vocals, piano), Phil Abraham (vocals, trombone), Victor Foulon (bass), Bilou Doneux (drums)

 

Phil and Pete are back to the Music Village with the same originality and complicity as usual, sometimes vocal and trombone, sometimes 2 vocals, just the best way to have fun through dynamic tunes and some spicy standards with one of the best rhythm sections of the country.

 

TICKET: 13€ Members – No Members 15€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 09.10

SUPER SAX BATTLE

 

Thomas Champagne, Pierre Lafontaine, Laurent Sprimont, Michel Mainil (saxes), Alain Rochette (piano), Nicholas Yates (bass), Antoine Cirri (drums)

 

SUPER SAX BATTLE is born from the meeting between four saxophonists: Thomas CHAMPAGNE, Pierre LAFONTAINE, Laurent SPRIMONT and Michel MAINIL Leading a real saxophone battle, the four protagonists play regularly on various jazz scene. Horace Silver's compositions, Jazz Messengers and arranged standards are the basis of the SUPER SAX BATTLE repertoire. They are accompanied by a wild rhythm section ! Get ready!

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 10.10

JEANFRANÇOIS PRINS “BLUE NOTE MODE”

 

Jeanfrançois Prins (guitar, vocals), Wajdi Riahi  (piano), Bart De Nolf (bass), Bruno Castellucci (drums)

 

Jeanfrançois Prins, Belgium's most international jazz guitarist brings a new band and repertoire to the Music Village, one where music never loses its connection to soulful melodies, deep grooves and bluesy roots. To create the right context, Prins united his all-star Belgian trio with Bruno Castellucci and Bart De Nolf (the band exists for over 15 years now) with an exciting new revelation on the piano on the Brussels scene: Wajdi Riahi. Together, they mix a flavorful cocktail of compositions from classic Blue Note albums and the guitarist's originals.

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

SUN 11.10

THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

THE NEW YORKERS

 

Tom McGuire (vocals), Mathieu De Wit (piano), Peter Maguire (trombone), Ramon van Merkenstein (bass) and Harvey Harlem (drums).

 

Born in The Bronx, New York, Tom McGuire now resides in Brussels where he sings jazz. Directed by Mathieu De Wit, this New York style band is passionate about performing popular jazz standards and iconic love ballads. Cool jazz entertainment for everyone!

 

TICKET: 10€ Members – No Members 12€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 13.10

JAZZ JAM SESSION

JOACHIM CAFFONNETTE TRIO

 

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

FREE CONCERT

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

WED 14.10

TRIBUTE TO JOHN COLTRANE / A LOVE SUPREME

CARTE BLANCHE TO GUYLAIN DOMAS

 

Maayan Smith (sax), Maxime Moyaerts (piano), Lucas Vanderputten (drums), Guylain Domas (bass)

 

This night will be a celebration to the best-seller jazz record in history, John Coltrane: A Love Supreme. A dedication to music, love and spirituality. This amazing music wants to bring peace to the world, and his quartet became a real legend. Let’s remind us all together of his powerful music, and Coltrane’s magical trademark « sheets of sound » with nothing but gratitude and joy.

 

TICKET: 10€ Members – No Members 12€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 15.10

VINCENT MARDENS INVITES

THE PIONEERS OF THE MUSIC VILLAGE- 20TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 

“Musical memories of all these great moments we shared in « our » magical Jazz Club!

Old (but still young) pals will join me on stage for this very special evening of happiness and hope for a better future world...”

 

FREE ENRANCE !

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 16.10

THE MORNING CALL JAZZ BAND

 

Mathieu Najean (sax), Timothé le Maire (trombone), Guillaume Gillain (guitar), Andrew Bolton (bass), Laurent Vigneron (drums)

 

They are five young musicians with overflowing energy who willingly share their passion for swing inspired by composers and musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet, Count Basie… Talented instrumentalists, they also feast their voices when they sing - in chorus or solos - in the style of Barber Shop (Mills Brothers). Fully charged with an explosive and accurate sense of rhythm and melodies, they will enchant you with their music!

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 17.10

VERJAZZ COMBO

CLASSIC JAZZ SWING STYLE

 

Peter Verhas  , clarinet  ; Rene Harvengt, vibraphone ;  Stijn Wauters (piano); Paul Bourdiaudhy (drums); Stefan Willems (Double Bass).

 

The Benny Goodman quintet , together again! Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton,  Teddy Wilson and Charlie Christan were members of this world famous Swing quintette that was an alternative to less popular big bands in the 1940-ies. Tonight at the Music Village this quintette lives again with immortual melodies like Seven Eleven, Sing Sing Sing, A smooth one, and my others. Join us in a wonderful evening full of those great Swing Jazz classics !

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 18.10

NOEMIE DECROIX QUARTET

 

Noémie Decroix (vocal), Simon Groppe (piano), Adèle Viret (cello), Pierre Hurty (drums)

 

This first project is about an in-depth journey. Moving from our own original compositions to traditional music, which is sometimes over a century old, it highlights what goes beyond borders, differences in language and culture, and what is specific to each of us. These songs remind me where to draw faith from to face life’s challenges and to tirelessly marvel at the surprises that each new day brings.

 

TICKET: 8€ Members – No Members 10€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 20.10

JAZZ JAM SESSION

RIAHI/LABBENE/HURTY TRIO

 

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

FREE CONCERT

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

WED 21.10

TRIBUTE TO STEVIE WONDER

CARTE BLANCHE TO GUYLAIN DOMAS

 

Natacha Wuyts (vocals), Lennart Van Praet (piano), Benny Ben Tequi (drums), Guylain Domas (bass)

 

Stevie Wonder is one of the most successful songwriters and musicians, a prominent figure in popular American music. He was a real child prodigy, the youngest artist ever to top the charts. Through his classic period with Motown Records he showed his own approach to music and became a worldwide star bringing peace to the world. Natacha Wuyts fits perfectly for this hommage to this great artist. This show will be as electric as Stevie’s vibes.

 

TICKET: 10€ Members – No Members 12€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 22.10

Aleph Quintet

 

Akram Ben Romdhane (oud), Marvin Burlas (violon), Arthur Possing (piano), Théo Zipper (bass),

Max Aznar (drums)

 

Aleph Quintet is a fusion group based in Brussels. Indeed, without imposing borders, the music of North Africa mixes with jazz improvisation, Gnawa rhythms and Sufi culture. What unites these 5 musicians is first of all the communicative energy of this music, and a great feeling of devotion to their collective so that each one can express the best of himself and transmit this passion directly to the public. For the past two years the quintet has given numerous concerts in Belgium, France and Tunisia. After a remarkable concert at the Cité de la Culture in Tunis during the 2019 Carthage Musical Days, the group was awarded the "Tanit d'Argent" and "Dar Eyquem" prizes by an international jury of producers, agents and programmers.

(Crédits Photo : Noé Salengh)

 

TICKET: 13€ Members – No Members 15€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 23.10

DISNEY MEETS JAZZ

 

Hanne Vansant (vocals), Julien Guilloux (trombone), Julien Delbrouck (sax), Mathieu De Wit (piano), Julien Fraipont (bass), Jonathan Taylor (drums)

 

Over the years, Walt Disney’s movies and their music touched the hearts of entire generations and got engraved in our collective memory. Disney’s music was always greatly influenced by the period of time in which the films were made. Jazz was an inevitable source of inspiration. The movies and their music’s rich history inspired this Belgian jazz sextet to tackle the immortal Disney repertoire. They selected songs from 10 of Disney’s earlier masterpieces made between 1941 and 1989. They jazzed up the repertoire with the utmost respect for the original music, but gave it their own interpretation nonetheless. Jazz meets Disney or Disney meets Jazz?

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 24.10

MEGASWING

 

Claude Braud (sax), Cesar pastre (piano), Patricia Lebeugle (bass), Stéphane Roger (drums)

 

This band was put together by drummer Stéphane Roger in 1989. Although during the 30 years of its existence, the band has undergone very few changes, other excellent musicians continue to officiate with Megaswing today. Their complicity, even perfect understanding, as well as the loyal friendship that unites them all adds an undeniable quality to their music that we have very often been able to appreciate in the best clubs in Paris such as the Jazz Café Montparnasse, the Jazz Club Etoile at the Hôtel Méridien, the "Jazz en mer" (TMR) cruises, without forgetting the mythical Caveau de la Huchette where they have been making lindy hoppers, jitterbuggers, swingers dance almost every Sunday for 30 years, without faltering! Their repertoire is a clever mix of Swing and Soul music, composed of standards (Gershwin, Richard Rodgers in particular) but also of songs that are played much less often.

 

MORE INFO: "Comin' Home" avec solo saxophone version Megaswing:  https://youtu.be/o4yUCyAhczU

 

TICKET: 20€ Members – No Members 22€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

SUN 25.10

THE ROWDIES

ROCK…AND ROLL !

 

Phil Gosez (vocals, guitar), Eric van Puyvelde (sax, guitar), Gianni Valastro (guitar), Paul Huysmans (bass), Jean Demannez (drums), Yves Van Deuren (piano)

 

Good old rock ‘n roll from the fifties, sixties and a little more…"A group of old friends pays tribute to the old rock ‘n roll music of Elvis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, …”

 

TICKET: 8€ Members – No Members 10€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

TUE 27.10

JAZZ JAM SESSION

OSCAR GEORGES TRIO

 

Join us and set the stage on fire !

 

FREE CONCERT

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

WED 28.10

TRIBUTE TO ENNIO MORRICONE

CARTE BLANCHE TO GUYLAIN DOMAS

 

Benjamin Sauzereau (guitar), Dahud Lemeur (violin), Maria Palazon Segura (cello), Lucas Vanderputten (drums), Guylain Domas (bass)

 

Ennio Morricone passed away in July 2020 but his music can’t be forgotten. The soundtracks he produced for the cinema are unforgettable: The good, The bad and The Ugly, for example. This special band with guitar, bass, drums and strings is a real opportunity to present for the first time at The music village Morricone’s best-known compositions including « The Ecstasy of gold » and « The Man with a Harmonica ». Don’t miss it !

 

TICKET: 10€ Members – No Members 12€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

THUR 29.10

THE SHELLY'S BROTHERS

 

Alexis Nootens (guitar), Aristide D'Agostino (trumpet), Maayan Smith (sax), Martin Méreau (vibes), Jeremy Dumont (piano), Jos Machtel (bass), Armando Luongo (drums)

 

The Shelly's Brothers were born under the initiative of trumpeter Aristide D'Agostino and

guitarist Alexis Nootens. Both came to realize after 5 years of passionate bromance, that they shared, in addition to friendship, a love for a forgotten jazz record. The latter, sometimes called "My Son The Jazz Drummer", sometimes called "Steps To The Desert" is an album by drummer Shelly Manne which pays homage to Jewish music. Indeed, the music consists of a West Coast/ Hard Bop adaptation of the magnificent Jewish musical folklore. Therefore, the two friends decided to pay tribute to this great album in it's entirety, surrounding themselves with the best jazz musicians of Brussels!

 

TICKET: 13€ Members – No Members 15€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

FRI 30.10

BEATLES UNPLUGGED

 

Jean Van Lint (vocals), John Snauwaert (sax), Julien Gillain (piano), Victor Foulon (bass), Jan de Haas (drums)

 

A Jazz concert with timeless songs by the Beatles. Jean Van Lint on vocals accompanied by an acoustic jazz quartet present original arrangements of the most successful pop band of all times. A repertoire that covers the whole career of the Beatles, from the early days till the final, more studio oriented years. A project intended for Beatles fans as well as jazz lovers.

“A splendid time is guaranteed for all!”

 

More info :  https://youtu.be/wNxLVvZhiWQ

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

SAT 31.10

BRUCE ELLISON & THE JELLODIES TRIBUTE TO FATS WALLER AND LOUIS ARMSTRONG

 

Bruce Ellison (vocals), Druss Lecomte (piano,vocals), Patrick Louis (guitar-vocals), Guillaume Durieux (bass,vocals)

 

Bruce Ellison began as a mime and voice-over for television, as well as in musical comedies in Indiana, USA.  In 1986, after attending the Marcel Marceau International Mime School in Paris, Bruce founds the Mandragore Theatre Co. with Michel Carcan in Brussels. The troup creates the mimodrama, 'The Strange Mr. Knight', to international acclaim. Currently Bruce does voice work for radio, cinema, and children's tv programs.  He is also the singer of rock group PPZ30. With The Jellodies, Bruce Ellison is certainly the best tribute to the wonderful Thomas « Fats » Waller… Pat Louis (guitar/vocals) is the "missing link" between blues and jazz with a style marked by Freddie Green, Tiny Grimes, and legendary electric guitar pioneer Charlie Christian ; Druss Lecomte (piano/vocals) has a lively style that evokes Count Basie’s or Nat King Cole’s swing, Thomas “Fats” Waller’s and James P. Johnson’s stride, all with a touch of humor reminiscent of Erroll Garner ; Guillaume Durieux (upright bass/vocals) is renowned for his high slap technique..

The Jellodies combines swing, jive, hot jazz and rhythm ‘n blues, with a line-up similar to Cole’s trio, Basie’s rhythm section, or Willie Dixon’s Big Three Trio. If you want to hear real hot jazz and swing the way it was played in the 30's and 40's, this band is what it's all about! Come and discover their unique groove! The alchemy which rises from the meeting between Bruce Ellison and  The Jellodies is absolutely magic..!

 

More info :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lrFqxWeojk

 

TICKET: 18€ Members – No Members 20€

(CONCERT 8.00PM)

 

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