The Jazz Tour

Tours of 9 different groups each year in many jazz clubs and venues in Brussels and Wallonia

The cream of the blue note in Belgium


Nine good reasons to hop along.
You’d like to go on a jazz discovery tour?
Stay there, the Tour is coming to you.
Jazz is about to resound across all of Wallonia and Brussels, in over twenty clubs and cultural centers. Come vibrate, dance and be moved.
Les Lundis d’Hortense and their precious partners have selected nine incredible groups among a hundred applications! Needless to say, Belgian jazz is full of talent.
From bop to bossa, chamber jazz to funk, traditional to contemporary, in duos, trios, quartets and more, seasoned and emerging jazz musicians won’t leave you bored.
Enjoy this opportunity to discover or rediscover these bands under ideal conditions. If jazz is truly and well alive, it’s also thanks to you. Check out the program and book without further ado.

From September 2023 to May 2024

More than 60 concerts

Tour information

Phone : 02 219 58 51

Email : info@leslundisdhortense.be

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Les Soirs d’Hortense

Around 30 jazz concerts across Brussels, all year round

The Jazz Tour

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

Jazz au Vert

From July 21 to 27, 2024, enjoy a unique week-long musical experience in a green setting

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 showcase for the jazz community in Belgium

International Jazz Day

A day to celebrate jazz, its roots and influence!

Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend

Free concerts throughout Brussels!


Les Soirs d’Hortense

Around 30 jazz concerts per season, all year round. At the Jazz Station, Flagey, Senghor, Sounds Jazz Club and Théâtre Marni

Upcoming jazz events in Brussels


Concert venues

Concerts during 2023-2024 season will take place in several areas of Brussels: at the Jazz Station in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, in Flagey, at Sounds Jazz Club and Théâtre Marni in Ixelles and at Senghor in Etterbeek.

 

Rates and tickets

Each concert has its own specific price and discount. To find out the price of a ticket to a concert, click on the date of the event below.

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About our concerts in Brussels


Every year from October to May, Les Lundis d’Hortense organises jazz concerts in Brussels at various cultural venues around the capital. In the north-east of Brussels, in the smallest commune in the Brussels region (Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode), Les Lundis d’Hortense welcomes you every Wednesday evening at the Jazz Station, a living centre for jazz in Brussels opened in 2006. In the upmarket district of Ixelles, the association occasionally joins forces with Flagey, Sounds Jazz Club and the Théâtre Marni. Last but not least, the concerts programmed by Les Lundis d’Hortense also take place at the Senghor, the cultural centre of Etterbeek.
As always, the programming of our concerts is entrusted to our administrators: professional musicians and well-informed music lovers. They listen to and blindly select their favourite artists and groups to be presented during the 2023-2024 season. From traditional jazz to avant-garde, Les Soirs d’Hortense offers a highly eclectic programme of concerts, showcasing jazz artists and groups from every generation.
In all, around 30 concerts to savour without moderation!

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Les Soirs d’Hortense

Around 30 jazz concerts across Brussels, all year round

The Jazz Tour

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

Jazz au Vert

From July 21 to 27, 2024, enjoy a unique week-long musical experience in a green setting

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 showcase for the jazz community in Belgium

International Jazz Day

A day to celebrate jazz, its roots and influence!

Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend

Free concerts throughout Brussels!


International Jazz Day

A day to celebrate jazz, its roots and influence

On 30 April, the whole world celebrates jazz


In November 2011, legendary pianist Herbie Hancock and Unesco launched the International Jazz Day. This day aims to bring together communities, schools, musicians of all styles and ages from around the world to celebrate jazz, its roots and influence. Recognized as one of the key aspects of humankind’s cultural heritage, this music promotes peace, respect for human rights and human dignity. In its various forms, jazz embodies cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue between artists and communities.

Our programme

April 30 is a great opportunity for us to promote Belgian jazz and defend music synonymous with freedom, sharing and adventure. From the start, we have been celebrating International Jazz Day by organizing different original activities in Brussels every year.

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Concerts and events in Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders

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Les Soirs d’Hortense

Around 30 jazz concerts across Brussels, all year round

The Jazz Tour

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

Jazz au Vert

From July 21 to 27, 2024, enjoy a unique week-long musical experience in a green setting

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 showcase for the jazz community in Belgium

International Jazz Day

A day to celebrate jazz, its roots and influence!

Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend

Free concerts throughout Brussels!


The Jazz in Belgium website

A free collaborative and participative platform, available in three languages (Eng, Fr, Nl)

For all the jazz makers in Belgium and the jazz lovers around the world.


Jazzinbelgium.be is a platform aimed at bringing together Belgium-based jazz actors, doing so by providing audiences with daily information about the Belgian jazz scene. Since its inception in 1996, this website has been managed by Les Lundis d’Hortense, a jazz musicians’ association promoting and distributing Belgian jazz.
Jazzinbelgium.be’s main goal is gathering contents created and published by various jazz operators based in Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia and framing them through a national and international perspective.
The platform is open to all sorts of styles (mainstream, modern jazz, post bop, free jazz, swing, manouche, crossover, world jazz, Nu-jazz…) and its calendar to all sorts of jazz-related activities (concerts, jam sessions, festivals, conferences, masterclasses, films…).

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Jazzinbelgium.be is the free collaborative platform for all the jazz makers in Belgium and the jazz lovers around the world.

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Les Soirs d’Hortense

Around 30 jazz concerts across Brussels, all year round

The Jazz Tour

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

Jazz au Vert

From July 21 to 27, 2024, enjoy a unique week-long musical experience in a green setting

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 showcase for the jazz community in Belgium

International Jazz Day

A day to celebrate jazz, its roots and influence!

Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend

Free concerts throughout Brussels!


Jazz au Vert

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

A unique spirit, a camp open to all instruments!


For more than 30 years, curious musicians, future stars and everything in-between have been meeting for the summer Jazz au Vert camp. Thanks to a team of eclectic teachers sharing their knowledge and conducting ensembles in preparation of a marathon concert at the end of the workshop, this week sums up what this music represents: conviviality, rigour, excitement, short nights as well as human and musical encounters … In addition to the main classes, various workshops and activities are proposed as well as the creation of an ephemeral Big Band that swings like no other! All this in a unique atmosphere that is both studious and festive!  

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Discover the practical information about the camp, the teachers and all the activities on offer

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July 21 to 27, 2024

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

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Les Soirs d’Hortense

Around 30 jazz concerts across Brussels, all year round

The Jazz Tour

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

Jazz au Vert

From July 21 to 27, 2024, enjoy a unique week-long musical experience in a green setting

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 showcase for the jazz community in Belgium

International Jazz Day

A day to celebrate jazz, its roots and influence!

Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend

Free concerts throughout Brussels!


Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend

Belgium's largest free jazz festival
From 24 to 26 May 2024 in Brussels

Over 100 free concerts at various locations in Brussels


A not-to-be-missed annual event in Brussels in May, the Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend offers a diverse programme aimed at both seasoned music lovers and curious neophytes. True to its mission, Les Lundis d’Hortense is joining the festival to showcase Belgian jazz on Sundays in the Grand-Place (only).

Access and bookings

The concerts are free of charge. No booking necessary.

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Discover our activities


Les Soirs d’Hortense

Around 30 jazz concerts across Brussels, all year round

The Jazz Tour

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

Jazz au Vert

From July 21 to 27, 2024, enjoy a unique week-long musical experience in a green setting

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 showcase for the jazz community in Belgium

International Jazz Day

A day to celebrate jazz, its roots and influence!

Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend

Free concerts throughout Brussels!


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.

A pocket format you can take with you


Every quarter, a new journal in your letter box or available online. You will be able to discover a musician through the interview and the CD releases of the quarter besides staying informed of our activities.

Read it online

All issues of the journal Le Jazz d’Hortense are available online in PDF format.

Read it online

Receive it at home

Do you prefer the good old paper version? No problem, you can ask to receive the journal in your letter box.

Receive it at home

Discover our activities


Les Soirs d’Hortense

Around 30 jazz concerts across Brussels, all year round

The Jazz Tour

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

Jazz au Vert

From July 21 to 27, 2024, enjoy a unique week-long musical experience in a green setting

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 showcase for the jazz community in Belgium

International Jazz Day

A day to celebrate jazz, its roots and influence!

Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend

Free concerts throughout Brussels!


Propose your project

Are you a musician and would you like to submit your project for one of our activities?


Les Lundis d’Hortense organizes a whole range of activities, including more than 100 concerts per season. Almost the entire programme – with the exception of certain special events – is based on calls for applications, which are listened to blindly by the members of the Board of Directors of the non-profit association. The vast majority of the members are professional musicians, the others are aficionados who are familiar with the genre. Each group has an equal chance of being selected for the activity for which they are applying. The musicians of the Board of Directors do not have the right to vote for the projects in which they are taking part.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to programme everyone. Out of the 150 Jazz Tour  applications, only nine groups will be selected, so please be patient and put things into perspective: a rejection is not a judgement on the  artistic quality of the project. It is the sum of 16 subjective opinions that enables the most objective selection possible.

Best of luck!

Concert series taking place in different venues in Brussels.

Call for applications for one concert during the year 2025

Next deadline : 10 June 2024

The fee is €240 per musician (all charges included).
+ a contribution to the costs of 50 € per concert per musician living abroad (more than 50 km.

If the submitted audio tracks have not been recorded with the proposed musicians and/or if you have specific requests regarding your project, please note this in the ‘Remarks’ field of the registration form. Make sure you have the agreement of the musicians in your group, especially on the proposed conditions, before submitting your application.  

If your group was already scheduled during the previous year, your application will not be considered.

9 groups touring Brussels and Wallonia between October and May.

Call for applications for the 2025–2025 season6
Next deadline : 10 June 2024

The fee is 325 € par musicien, all charges included (Art&Vie and provincial interventions included).
+ a contribution to the costs of 50 € per concert per musician living abroad (more than 50 km from the Belgian border).

If the submitted audio tracks have not been recorded with the proposed musicians and/or if you have specific requests regarding your project, please note this in the ‘Remarks’ field of the registration form. Make sure you have the agreement of the musicians in your group, especially on the proposed conditions, before submitting your application.  

If your group was already scheduled during the previous season, your application will not be considered.

The Jazz Tour is organized thanks to Art & Vie funding from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. Artists or artistic groups whose artistic team is predominantly from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and/or the German-speaking community (in accordance with the cultural cooperation agreement between the two communities of 15/7/2010) may apply for Art&Vie recognition. Applications from groups that do not meet these conditions will not be considered.

Only the concerts on Sunday on the Grand-Place.

Call for applications for the 2025 edition (date to be confirmed – usually le last Sunday of May)

Next deadline : 10 June 2024

The  fee is 350 € par musicien (all charges included).
+ a contribution to the costs of 50 € per concert per musician living abroad (more than 50 km.

If the submitted audio tracks have not been recorded with the proposed musicians and/or if you have specific requests regarding your project, please note this in the ‘Remarks’ field of the registration form. Make sure you have the agreement of the musicians in your group, especially on the proposed conditions, before submitting your application.  

If you have already been programmed during one of the two previous seasons with your group, your application will not be considered.

This call is subject to the organisaziton of the event by the Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend teamhttps://www.lottobrusselsjazzweekend.be/

Our series of solo and duo concerts at Midis d’Hortense will no longer continue. Nevertheless, please continue to send us your solo and duo proposals for our other activities.

My application


Register your application via an online form (link at the bottom of the page). You will also be asked to submit three titles of your project in MP3 format to our address info@leslundisdhortense.be via the wetransfer.com website (click on ‘take me to free’ to access the free version). Do not send your extracts directly to our mailbox, we do not receive large files.

Conditions of registration

Before sending us your proposal(s), please note that :
– This call for proposals is only open to bands on the jazz scene whose members are mainly resident in Belgium. The Jazz Tour activity is organised thanks to Art & vie support and is accessible only to groups from the Wallonia-Brussels federation.
– We ask that the page of the band(s) you are proposing and that of its leader be updated on our jazzzinbelgium.be website, and that the group has adequate promotional material (quality texts and photos). If you do not yet have an account to update your information, you can request one here: https://jazzinbelgium.be/enregistrement
– We accept a maximum of two leader/co-leader projects per call (deadline date), all activities included.
– The audio material you are proposing must not be more than 5 years old and must correspond to the line-up of the proposed group. If this is not the case and/or if you have any specific comments about your project, please note them in the “Any comments” field on the form.
– Demos and recordings of rehearsals or concerts are permitted, but please ensure that the sound quality of your extracts is good and effective (no excessively long introductions or 25-minute standards without arrangements) and that they are edited correctly (discussions between band members before or after the take, false starts, long counts, etc.).
– By submitting your application, you undertake to play with the musicians who took part in the recordings sent in, and you confirm that the musicians in your project accept the conditions proposed, in particular the financial conditions: €240/musician for the Soirs, €325/musician (including Art &Vie) for the Jazz Tour, €300/musician for the BJW Lotto Podium + a contribution towards expenses of €50 per concert per musician living abroad for all activities.
– For the Soirs d’Hortense, if your group has already been programmed the previous year, your application will not be considered. For our podium at the Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend and the Jazz Tour, if your group has already been programmed during one of the two previous seasons, your proposal will not be considered.
– The Jazz Tour is organised thanks to Art&Vie grants from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. Artists or artistic groups whose artistic team is predominantly from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and/or the German-speaking community (in accordance with the cultural cooperation agreement between the two communities of 15/7/2010) may apply for Art&Vie recognition. Applications from groups that do not meet these conditions will not be considered.

We will inform all the candidates of our selection when the programme has been finalized. This can take several months, depending on the activity.

APPLY HERE UNTIL 10 JUNE 2024