Jazz in Belgium

A trilingual comprehensive website that is unique in its field. A mine of information on Belgian jazz musicians, their groups, their recordings and the jazz scene in general. With, amongst other things, a calendar of jazz concerts in Belgium, new CD releases, small ads, all specialist publications, radio and TV broadcasts and jazz courses...

Some background

In October 1996, les Lundis d'Hortense launched their website, Jazz in Belgium, on the initiative of Ilan Oz and Michel Herr. The address was then www.jazzinbelgium.org. The new version of the website (produced with the help of Victor Zamouline, founder in France of the website Jazz Valley) has been online since September 1996 > www.jazzinbelgium.com

Awards

This site was voted one of the "Top 100 Belgian sites" of '97 and chosen in May '97 by Europe Online as one of the "Best of Europe" (Arts and Culture, Belgium) for its “high quality contribution to Europe’s presence on the net". In September 2000, the site was voted the best for the year 2000 (in its category) by Best of Internet. The reason given by the jury was the following: "This combination of e-publishing, of proud Belgian heritage and of culture is a great success. It’s thanks to this type of “content based” initiative that the internet is attracting more and more users." In February 2001, the site featured amongst the nominees for the ZAMU awards, in the media category. In Hottest Sites (WorldHot) 2004, the site featured amongst the 100 best jazz websites in the selection by the French magazine Jazz Magazine.

Webmaster : Ilan Oz, Michel Herr and Thomas Champagne (agenda)

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