Open to all instrumentsJuly 16-22, 2023Wépion, BELGIUM

Jazz au Vert is a must in the jazz world!

Conceived for all who wish to deepen their musical skills and competences, this residential workshop is unique: completely immersed in the universe of jazz, participants get to be musically stimulated, and walk away with tools and lifelong creative nourishment. For its 38th edition, the internship offers a multitude of activities: instrument lessons, ensemble classes, harmony but also workshops, jam sessions and public concerts open to all.

Lessons and Activities

Instrument lessons (saxophones, flutes, clarinets, piano, guitar, electric bass, double bass, drums, trumpet, trombone, jazz violin, voice)
Ensemble classes
Workshops (voice, rhythm, African music, listening and history of jazz, big band)
Harmony classes (beginner’s, intermediary and advanced level)
Jam sessions (every evening)
Concerts by teachers and students (open to all)
Possibility of harmonica, accordion, vibraphone… classes in related instrument lessons.


Fabrice Alleman, Ben Sluijs, John Ruocco saxophones, flutes, clarinets
Nathalie Loriers, Ron Van Rossum, Erik Vermeulen piano
Peter Hertmans guitar & harmony
Quentin Liégeois guitar
Théo De Jong (NL) electric bass
Jean-Louis Rassinfosse double bass
Jan De Haas, João Lobo drums
Jean-Paul Estiévenart trumpet & listening and history of jazz
Phil Abraham trombone
Alexandre Cavalière jazz violin
Chrystel Wautier voice & workshop vocal -gospel
Alexandre Furnelle rhythm
Désiré Somé African music
Richard Rousselet big band

Participants levels and age

Jazz au Vert is open to musicians age 16 and above, amateurs and professionals. It is intended for all those wishing to learn more and improve, and is conceived for musicians with a specific jazz approach as well as those curious to learn about a new harmonic universe. It is, however, not advised for people starting to learn a new instrument.

Week programme

Sunday 16/07
14h > 15h – welcome & setup
16h > 18h – auditions
20h > Jam session

Monday 17/07 > Friday 21/07
Mornings : instrument lessons (9am-12pm)
Afternoons: instrument lessons or master classes (2pm-3pm), harmony classes (3pm-4pm), ensemble classes (4pm-6.15pm)
Evenings: harmony classes, big band, workshops, and jam sessions

Thursday 20/07 
9.45pm to midnight : teachers’ concerts (open to the public)

Friday  21/07 
6.30pm to 1am : workshops concerts (African music…) open to the public

Saturday 22/07
Morning : instrument lessons (9am-12pm)
Afternoon : ensemble classes (2pm-3.30pm)
Evening : ensemble and big band concert


La Marlagne, Centre Culturel Marcel Hicter, Belgium
Located in a 15-hectare property on the Wépion hills (Namur), “La Marlagne” is a venue aimed at promoting all initiatives supporting culture in its many forms (artistic, community- and education-related…). Its polyvalent infrastructure, with housing facilities and parking lot, make it the perfect place to host Jazz au Vert.
Address and directions ici


Accommodation in rooms for 3 people and single rooms (on request and subject to availability) at La Marlagne. Bedding provided.
Participants can remain until Sunday 23/07, provided they promptly check out at 9am.


Resident participant (classes, accommodation and meals included)

Triple room (not mixed-gender)
570 € (standard) + 50 € deposit returned at the end of the week
520 € (-26) + 50 € deposit returned at the end of the week
Single room – FULL (on waiting list, subject to availability)
710 € + 50 € deposit returned at the end of the week

Non-resident participant (classes and meals included)
490 € (standard)
450 € (-26)
No deposit

>>> 15 € discount for Les Lundis d’Hortense members in order of contribution

Signing up

To sign up, please
send the following sign up form (click here) duly completed by email, mail or fax
pay your fee
> 620 € / 605 € (members), of which 50 € (deposit) will be returned at the end of the week, for resident participants for a triple room
> 570 € / 555 € (members) (-26) of which 50 € (deposit) will be returned at the end of the week, for resident participants for a triple room
> 760 € / 745 € (members), of which 50 € (deposit) will be returned at the end of the week, for resident participants for a single room – FULL
> 490 € / 475 € (members) for non-resident participants
> 450 € / 435 € (members) for non-resident participants (-26)

On our Belfius account : BE23 0680 7040 9091
IBAN : BE23 0680 7040 9091 / Bic : GKCCBEBB.
Please note that your enrollment will be considered only after received payment.

For more information

Coordinator: Laurent Poncin
If you would like to receive more information about Jazz au Vert, please contact Laurent PONCIN by phone +32 (2) 219 58 51 or email