Aleph Quintet

Poised at the cultural frontier between North African oriental music and jazz improvisation, Aleph’s music is also influenced by Sufi culture and the association of music and trance. The group is a mixed bag of nationalities and backgrounds: Tunisian, Belgian and French. The glue that binds these five musicians together is the communicative energy of […]

Raphaëlle Brochet & Philippe Aerts Duo

Raphaëlle Brochet and Philippe Aerts blur the lines of the usual repertoire of their instruments, voice and double bass, and concentrate on creating a singular soundscape filled with their respective experiences. Their music is a cocktail of Carnatic music (Southern India), Bulgarian songs, bebop colours, jazz, and different oriental styles. They move from one genre […]

Géraud Portal New Quartet

By forming this new quartet, Géraud Portal fulfilled his desire to make original music, without harmonic instruments, so that a greater melodic and rhythmic communication emerged between the musicians. He thus wrote new compositions dedicated to this new band and its musicians. The work shines the spotlight on the talents of Plume, with his very […]

Irniger Trio ft. Van Gelder + Luca Sisera “Roofer”

Christoph Irniger Trio feat. Ben Van Gelder (CH/NL/ISR) Christoph Irniger’s trio celebrates melody without ever veering into the trivial. These musicians offer us poetic pieces which demonstrate that accessible melodies and complex tonal worlds do not need to be mutually exclusive and can be completely understood. Christoph Irniger is a master of orchestration who rejects […]

Jazz Station Big Band

The Jazz Station Big Band is releasing its brand new album ‘Moods’ on the Hypnote Records label. This long-awaited recording is causing a lot of hype because it has been aired on the Jazz Station for several months now. So it seemed an obvious choice to celebrate the official release. Original tracks by Steven Delannoye, […]

Basile Rahola Quartet

Bass player Basile Rahola, who recently arrived in Belgium, presents his new quartet with three outstanding musicians from the Belgian jazz scene. Pierre Hurty, an eclectic French drummer, Julien Cuvelier, a young talented Belgian saxophonist, and Wajdi Riahi, his long-time partner, a particularly creative Tunisian pianist, who is active on both the Belgian and Tunisian […]

Toine Thys Orlando

De Brusselse saxofonist Toine Thys presenteert het eerste album van zijn Frans-Belgisch project en groep ORLANDO. Deze groep draagt de raadselachtige voornaam van de held uit de gelijknamige en mysterieuze roman van Virginia Woolf. Net zoals Orlando, die zweert onsterfelijk te zijn en vele tijdperken doorkruist, delen deze vier muzikanten hun realiteit en evolutie doorheen […]

Tutu Puoane

Tutu Puoane’s beautiful voice, her intuition, sense of rhythm and melody, combined with her charm and sense of humour, make every concert a memorable event. With her charismatic personality, this South African singer effortlessly conquers the hearts of music lovers across stylistic boundaries. In her latest project, she and her partner, pianist Ewout Pierreux, take […]

River Jazz Night: Fabian Fiorini

The Night, both the signature event and climax of the festival, crystallises a carte blanche in three times and three spaces. And it is no coincidence that Fabian Fiorini was chosen to orchestrate it all. Talented, chameleon-like, prolific, crazy enough to take up the challenge of setting up three projects as different as they are […]

Pauline Leblond Double Quartet

Eight musicians cross the bridge between jazz and baroque music. A brilliant dialogue between complicit artists, delivered with elegance and informality. A subtle blend of jazz quartet and string quartet, sometimes confronting each other and sometimes fusing around the original compositions of a fathomlessly creative trumpet player. The eight musicians present their new repertoire “Suites […]

MikMâäk + Marc Ducret

You’d be hard pressed in the current musical landscape (both in Belgium and abroad) to find a band that flips the codes of the traditional big band to such a degree. MikMâäk – a cross between big band, improvisation collective and avant-garde jazz ensemble – produces what sounds like organised chaos, featuring incredible solo interventions, […]

Kris Defoort

After the huge success of his opera ‘The Time of Our Singing’, Kris Defoort offers us a surprising opening of the River Jazz Festival in a very different setting. Armed with a carte blanche he had a fabulous opportunity to explore an intimate adventure in purely improvised chamber music. An evening of ‘instant composing’ with […]