BELGIAN JAZZ MEETING 2019

The fifth edition of the Belgian Jazz Meeting will take place in Ghent, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of April 2019. This meeting will give you the chance to discover the richness of the Belgian Jazz Scene, with two days of showcases and network opportunities for Belgian and international jazz professionals.

FWB’S ARTISTS

EVE BEUVENS – MIKAEL GODÉE QUARTET

Friday April 5th 2019
19:00 – 19:40
Concert Hall

Chance encounters sometimes work out for the best: Mikael and Eve needed only a flyer and few clicks on Myspace to meet each other. Nine years later, after dozens of concerts, they release their second recording as a quartet: Looking Forward. Although their music relates to the nordic lyricism, it is also energetic, unique and warm: it’s a hike in a Far North forest coloured by flakes full of startling colours.

THE WRONG OBJECT

Friday April 5th 2019
19:50 – 20:30
Foyer

UK magazine Jazzwise has described Belgian sextet The Wrong Object as “adept at mixing Canterbury styled prog rock with Zappa-esque jazz fusion and Frippertronics to produce a beat that has elements of the past and the future thundering through it. With their new release, Into The Herd (Off/MoonJune) , The Wrong Object make a return to center stage, with a studio album of original compositions showcasing a variety of fresh, powerful material.

LES CHRONIQUES DE L’INUTILE

Saturday April 6th 2019
14:45 – 15:25
KROOK

Les Chroniques de l’Inutile, playing compositions by guitar player Benjamin Sauzereau, explores the border between written music and the freedom of improvisation. The Album “Virgule” is the result of the band’s growing as a septet. Song like at times, wild in some moments, or suddenly gentle and peaceful, The music of Les Chroniques de l’Inutile celebrates the present moment and reminds the importance of punctuation.

JEAN-PAUL ESTIÉVENART TRIO FEAT. FABIAN FIORINI

Saturday April 6th 2019
19:50 – 20:30
Foyer

Within 6 years, Jean-Paul Estiévenart Trio became one of the essential projectsof the Belgian jazz scene. With two albums to their credit, the trio trumpet/double bass/drums has a strong identity and a unique sound, easy to spot. Jean-Paul delivers dynamic and powerful music for which he draws inspiration from the moods and hazards of his life.

JULIEN TASSIN TRIO

Saturday April 6th 2019
21:30 – 22:10
Foyer

Accompanied by a great sensitive rhythm section, guitar player Julien Tassin plays energetic and expressive improvised music. With a consistent dedication to strong melodies and beautiful themes, he creates an original musical language drawing influences from blues to rock and jazz. Julien Tassin’s music is in the image of the way he plays: sincere, clear and borderless.


WBM will be represented by Liliana Graziani (Jazz and World) and Julien Fournier (Director)