Open to all instrumentsJuly 21-27, 2024Wépion, 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 39th edition, the internship offers a multitude of activities: instrument lessons, ensemble classes, harmony but also workshops, jam sessions and public concerts open to all.

Courses and teachers

  • Instruments

Double bass: Jean-Louis Rassinfosse (FULL)
Drums: Bruno Castellucci, Gert-Jan Dreessen
Electric bass: Théo De Jong
Guitar: Peter Hertmans, Benjamin Sauzereau (FULL – on waiting list)
Piano: Vincent Bruyninckx, Nathalie Loriers, Pascal Mohy (FULL)
Saxophones, flutes, clarinets: Fabrice Alleman, Sylvain Debaisieux, Nicolas Kummert (FULL)
Trumpet: Jean-Paul Estiévenart (FULL – on waiting list)
Trombone: Phil Abraham (FULL – on waiting list)
Voice: Kristina Fuchs (FULL)
Violin: Alexandre Cavaliere (FULL – on waiting list)

  • Workshops

African music (work on a repertoire of African music + concert): Désiré Somé
Big band: Richard Rousselet
Blues workshop (practice of melodies, chords, lyrics, interpretation, improvisation + concert): Marc Lelangue       
Harmony (beginner’s, intermediary and advanced level): Peter Hertmans, Alexandre Furnelle
Improvisation workshop (The different parameters of free improvisation and improvisation on standards / per level): Nicolas Kummert
Listening and blues/jazz history (listening as closely as possible to the original versions, lyrics, music, context,..): Marc Lelangue     
Rhythm (working on rhythm without an instrument) : Alexandre Furnelle
Workshop vocal (gospel ensemble + concert): Kristina Fuchs

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 21/07
14h > 15h – welcome & setup
16h > 18h – auditions
20h > Jam session (open to the public)

Monday 22/07 > Friday 26/07
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 +  jam sessions (open to the public)

Thursday 25/07 
9.45pm to midnight : public concerts by teachers (free admission)

Friday  26/07 
10pm to 1am : public concerts by workshops African music and workshop vocal (free admission)

Saturday 27/07
Morning : instrument lessons (9am-12pm)
Afternoon : ensemble classes (2pm-3.30pm)
Evening : public concerts by the ensemble and the big band concert starting from 6:45pm (free admission)


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 28/07, 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
495 € (-26) + 50 € deposit returned at the end of the week
Single room (FULL)
710 € + 50 € deposit returned at the end of the week

Non-resident participant (classes and meals included)
490 € (standard)
425 € (-26)
No deposit

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

Signing up

Registrations for the 39th edition of Jazz au Vert are now officially open.
To register, please fill in the registration form

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