Tours of 11 different groups each year in many jazz clubs and venues in Brussels and Wallonia

The cream of the blue note in Belgium

Warning: exceptional vintage! Somewhat of necessity, let’s admit it, 20-21 Jazz Tour will present not less than 11 bands across Brussels and Wallonia. It is true that this is a consequence of postponements related to the coronavirus crisis, but we should make the most of it ! It is the occasion to satisfy your thirst of concerts after months of silence for the cultural sector. Always eclectic, handpicked according to the principle of blindfold listening by 18 administrators, you will travel from  the most classic piano-trios to cutting edge quartets and quintets, including chamber music and almost already legendary musicians from the Belgian scene.

Throughout francophone Belgium, you’ll be able to enjoy an intergenerational line-up — the youngest musician of this vintage was born in 1995, the oldest in 1950 — original compositions written just for you, eternal standards, bands with or without drums and a good beer to top everything off ! In these troubled and uncertain times, it is important more than ever to enjoy the poetry of a concert, to support the artists who were muzzled for too long and to appreciate the joy of a made in Belgium jazz !

From September 2020 to June 2021

More than 70 concerts

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The Jazz Tour artists

Jean-Paul Estiévenart quintet

As an essential trumpeter of the Belgian scene, Jean-Paul Estiévenart has earned a heck of a reputation. Insatiable and eternal dissatisfied, he never hesitates to question himself. With his new quintet, he recorded a fabulous album, "Strange Bird", praised by all the international press (he also received the Music Octave) which he presents on stage this year. Unmissable!

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Ben Sluijs quartet

Saxophonist Ben Sluijs is one of the important figures of jazz in Belgium. We heard him in Octurn, Act Big Band and as a leader alongside Erik Vermeulen, Jereon Van Herzeele, Christian Mendoza and Manolo Cabras, among others. With his new quartet, he has brought together two rising musicians from the Belgian scene: Bram de Looze and Lennart Heyndels, as well as his old accomplice Dré Pallemaerts. Their first album, "Particles", was awarded the 2019 Klara Prize.

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Mohy Gerstmans Liégeois trio

Friends in life, Pascal Mohy, Sam Gerstmans and Quentin Liégeois never stopped working together on their instruments while listening to the greatest jazz musicians. They have soaked up all of its history. Each month at L’An Vert in Liège, they formalize their jams and organize "Slow session" concerts based on well-chosen standards. This is what they present today.

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Steve Houben – Jan de Haas – Diederik Wissels « Arkhane »

Steve Houben, Diederik Wissels et Jan de Haas nous replongent au cœur d’un projet qui avait ravi les oreilles d’amateurs de belles mélodies ciselées et raffinées, il y a plus de trente ans. Le temps a passé et la musique n’a fait que bonifier.

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L’Âme des Poètes

L’Âme des Poètes, a trio formed in the 1990s, specializes in instrumental interpretation and improvisation of the classics of French song. The collaboration between Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Pierre Vaiana and Fabien Degryse makes their concerts a unique moment, full of humor and emotion.

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Loriers Postma Thys “Le temps retrouvé”

Undisputed reference in Belgian jazz and sought-after sidewoman among the best bands in the country, pianist Nathalie Loriers formed in 2016 a trio with the equally renowned Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma (Terri Lyne Carrington, Greg Osby…) and the excellent Nic Thys. Refined jazz with strong and swinging melodies, the trio presents their third album "Le temps retrouvé".

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When two trios become a quartet, music can only get better. Free Four is the name of this ensemble that beautifully summarizes the spirit of the jazz they offer.

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Joachim Caffonnette trio [POSTPONED]

After a first record and dozens of concerts as a quintet, pianist Joachim Caffonnette returned to the trio with whom he released, in 2019, a highly noticed album ("Vers l'Azur Noir").

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Martin Salemi trio [POSTPONED]

Martin Salemi surprised everyone when he released his first record "Short Stories". With his new trio (Boris Schmidt and Daniel Jonkers) and before the recording of a next album, the pianist offers us intense music with catchy melodies ranging from swing to ballads, while combining the influences of a resolutely jazz modern.

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Félix Zurstrassen Quartet [POSTPONED]

After playing as a sideman for ten years in numerous projects (Urbex, LG Jazz Collective, Fabrizio Cassol Conference of the Birds or Typh Barrow, among others), bassist Félix Zurstrassen has finally released his first album, "Nova", under his own name. Surrounded by Nelson Veras, Antoine Pierre and Ben van Gelder, he delivers a music full of sincerity and humanism.

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Mathieu Robert / Mario Ganau duo [POSTPONED]

The duo was born out of the desire to explore common interests: the music of Ellington, Monk, free improvisation, counterpoint and other sound paintings. Concretized by a first album in 2018, "Prima Scena", Mathieu Robert and Mario Ganau come back to share their new repertoire, always full of soothing music, emotions and poetry.

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Discover our activities

Les Midis d’Hortense

A unique opportunity to discover artists in an intimate setting.

Les Soirs d’Hortense

Jazz concerts across Brussels, all year round.

La Jam d’Hortense

Convivial evening sessions are essential to create and improvise around the repertoire of standards.

Jazz au Vert

A week-long camp in a green setting to introduce you to jazz or to perfect your skills.

Le Jazz d’Hortense

Concerts, album releases, interviews … Le Jazz d'Hortense keeps you informed about the activities of Le Lundis d’Hortense and the latest news on Belgian jazz.

The Jazz in Belgium website

The bible of Belgian jazz available online!

International Jazz Day

A day to celebrate jazz, its roots and influence!

Brussels Jazz Weekend

More than 100 free concerts throughout Brussels!