schedule B-Jazz 2021 REWIND online edition


YJC 5
MARTIN SALEMI TRIO


SATURDAY 10 APRIL · 8 PM (CET)
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JAKE WALKER
PHILIPPE LEMM TRIO


SATURDAY 17 APRIL · 8 PM (CET)
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ABSTRACT INC.
FLORIAN FAVRE TRIO


SATURDAY 24 APRIL · 8 PM (CET)
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RVB QUARTET
AISHINKA


SATURDAY 1 MAY · 8 PM (CET)
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NAGLØED
DAAHOUD SALIM QUINTET


SATURDAY 8 MAY · 8 PM (CET)
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In cooperation with the Leuven Jazz festival and Flanders State of the Art we present concerts by all previous winners of B-Jazz International Contest since 2015, each time supported by a young and upcoming Belgian jazz band.

Below you can find the concerts we’ve streamed and below that there’s more info on each band.

Abstract INC.

Abstract INC. | photo Patrick Clerens
Abstract INC. | photo Patrick Clerens

A young, promising and upcoming band from Belgium.

Abel Jednak
Daniel Jonkers
Joos Vandueren
Leonard Steigerwald
Machiel Heremans
Otto Kint

abstractinc.bandcamp.com


Aishinka

Aishinka | photo Patrick Clerens
Aishinka | photo Patrick Clerens

Winners of B-Jazz International Contest 2019, based in Belgium.

An excerpt from the jury report…
Aishinka wins with music based on traditional Bulgarian music. The band was touching us, gave us goosebumps, caught our attention from the first moment on and kept surprising us.
Aishinka had a real vibe with the audience. The arrangements are great: varied and in balance. Beautiful sounds!
The singers are great. The voicings they sing are extraordinary and performed beautifully. The solo of the singer was so good. Give us more of this!
We love the soprano sax in the band. Beautiful rhythm section. The playing of the pianist was so delicate.
We like the lightplan at the beginning of the concerts where the singers and the saxophone player gather around the piano, creating a good atmosphere and sound.

Claire Parsons
Daniel Jonkers
Filippe Caporali Leonelo
Gergana Velikova
Julie Rens
Louise Andri
Viktor Perdieus

aishinka.be


Daahoud Salim Quintet

Daahoud Salim Quintet | photo Daahoud Salim Quintet
Daahoud Salim Quintet | photo Daahoud Salim Quintet

Winners of B-Jazz International Contest 2017, based in Spain and the Netherlands.

An excerpt from the jury report…
The presentation of the band and their music is different and special in a good way.
They handle the band in a nice way: by standing at the side of the stage when not playing, they give each other room to play and explore. It’s lovely to see mature musicians with a message, a smile and good interplay.
The band has good music with excellent arrangements and besides good musical technique, they express emotions in a beautiful way.
The Daahoud Salim Quintet is really a joy to listen to and they made the members of the jury and the audience very happy.

Daahoud Salim
SunMi Hong
Hendrik Müller
Bruno Calvo
Pablo José Martínez

facebook.com/DaahoudSalimQuintetJazz


Florian Favre Trio

Florian Favre Trio | photo Nicolas Masson
Florian Favre Trio | photo Nicolas Masson

Winners of B-Jazz International Contest 2016, based in Switzerland.

An excerpt from the jury report…
This band has a very high level of proficiency and professionalism.
There was a great build up and contour of the set, ranging from very delicate to highly intense moments, within the jazz tradition, but always fresh and surprising, with never a dull moment.
With great coherence and interplay between the band members, always finding a balance between seriousness and apparent pleasure, meanwhile connecting very well with the audience and therefor creating a great atmosphere.

Florian Favre
Arthur Alard

Manu Hagmann

florianfavre.com


Jake Walker

Jake Walker | photo Patrick Clerens
Jake Walker | photo Patrick Clerens

A young, promising and upcoming band from Belgium.

Pieter Mortier
Ruben Van Bost
Simon Raman
Viktor Perdieus
Werend Van den Bossche
Wouter Van den Broeck

jakewalkerorchestra.bandcamp.com


Martin Salemi Trio

Martin Salemi Trio | photo Patrick Clerens
Martin Salemi Trio | photo Patrick Clerens

Winners of B-Jazz International Contest 2018, based in Belgium.

An excerpt from the jury report…
What a good band!
They sound beautiful. There’s an excellent interplay and they have good compositions.
The pianist is a very good improviser in his style and the beautiful concept was very well executed.
The jury enjoyed the concert very much.

Boris Schmidt
Daniel Jonkers
Martin Salemi

martinsalemi.com


Nagløed

Nagløed | photo Patrick Clerens
Nagløed | photo Patrick Clerens

A young, promising and upcoming band from Belgium.

Andreas Lagrou
Dillian Fevry
Matthias Dewilde

nagloed.bandcamp.com


Philippe Lemm Trio

Philippe Lemm Trio | photo Philippe Lemm Trio
Philippe Lemm Trio | photo Philippe Lemm Trio

Winners of B-Jazz International Contest 2015, based in the United States of America.

An excerpt from the jury report…
The joy of playing together.
We saw lots of chemistry and playful enthousiasm among the musicians. One can hear that they have lots of technical baggage and they really know the jazz language.
The imposed composition was played in a very interesting way, with respect for the original.
They play music with virtuosity and had a nice connection with the audience.

Philippe Lemm
Jeff Koch
Addison Frei

philippelemm.com


RVB Quartet

RVB Quartet | photo Fotografie Ariane

A young, promising and upcoming band from Belgium.

Rebekka Van Bockstal
Elias Storme
Otto Kint
Marius Couvreur

rebekkavanbockstal.com/rvb-quartet


YJC5

YJC5 | photo Patrick Clerens
YJC5 | photo Patrick Clerens

A young, promising and upcoming band from Belgium.

Youth Jazz Collective is a Belgian Youth Bigband hosted by Muziekmozaïek Folk & Jazz, Brussels Jazz Orchestra and Vuurvogels.

Ferre Heyvaerts
Eliott Knuets
Jonathan Collin
Fons Van Aerschot
Emiel Verneert

Youth Jazz Collective