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SO WHAT’S NEW!?

For this second season of the new Sounds, we have heaps of new innovations, loads of concerts of all sorts, youngsters, veterans, jazz, jazz and more jazz, plus a dash of rhythm and blues, funk and music that defies classification!

In addition to the usual concerts on offer, we are unveiling a series of new regular features and many exceptional surprises – brace yourselves and get ready to be swept away!

SOUNDS LATE SESSION:

First of all there will be a new late night jam session in addition to the famous Wednesday SOUNDS GOOD SESSION. The Sounds Late Sessions will take place every Saturday after the regular concert, from around 11pm (depending on when the concert finishes) until 3am in the morning! With free entrance.

SOUNDS MIX SESSION :

Every Friday, on the same basis, the evening’s entertainment will continue after the regular concert with cutting edge DJ sets, guaranteed to feature non-commercial, good taste music. So that the party carries on after the concerts – with free entrance!

BIG BAND BRUNCH :

On the second Sunday of each month as of October, there will be a rendez-vous with Sounds’ new big band, the “Sunday Brunch Big Band”. For young and old, a brunch will be served (reservation required) from 11:30am and the band will offer two sets from 12:30, playing delightful classics but also offering an opportunity for young, local arrangers to experiment!

LAST MINUTE DEALS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:

From now on, young people under 26 will be able to buy a non-nominative book of tickets for 25 euros that can be used for any five concerts on condition that places are still available on the day of the concert! Jazz must be available to everyone!

A TOP QUALITY AGENDA AND REGULAR RENDEZ-VOUS

The first quarter of the Sounds season will bring numerous concerts worthy of the best jazz clubs in the world. Let’s highlight the concert of Kurt Rosenwinkel, the greatest guitarist of the last 20 years, with his trio on November 4; the most creative pianist of the New York scene Aaron Parks with his famous “Little Big” on (exceptionally) Tuesday 1st November; two days in the company of the giant of European pianists Baptiste Trotignon on 14-15 October; drummer Jas Kayser, the rising star of British jazz, on 10 November; inspirational singers Camille Bertault (10 September), Emily Alison (30 September) and Ana Rocha (5 November); swing with our houseband Sounds Swing Machine every last Thursday of the month but also with the dazzling Laurent Vigneron presenting his new album (28 October) and the joyful Morning Call Jazz Band (16 September); a Gypsy jazz concert one Thursday every month; the Brussels Rhythm and Blues Club launching its twentieth season in Sounds (don’t miss the amazing Bai Kamara Jr with his trio at the BRBC on 1st October); we’ll also be hosting hugely talented and unmissable musicians that are rarely seen in Brussels such as the French saxophonist Baptiste Herbin (7 October) and the Siberian saxophonist Olga Amelchanko 26 November); the mad keen swingers Danger Zone (21 October); and guitar virtuoso Romain Pilon with his American trio (18 November). And the local jazz scene will also be presenting its latest projects, including inter alia Wajdi Riahi’s trio (9 September), Fabrice Alleman celebrating his 25th anniversary (23-24 September), Pierre Vaiana’s new project; No Steam featuring Igor Gehenot and Fabrizio Gracefa, the poetic ensemble of Tom Bourgeois, the new all star group of Wouter Van Den Broeck, Alex Koo’s trio, Guillaume Vierset’s Harvest Group, Manu Hermia’s Orchestra Nazionale della Luna and Martin Salemi’s quartet. This season’s artist in residence will be Basile Rahola and of course the regular Wednesday Sounds Good jam sessions are open to the cream of Brussels’ musicians…. Further details of all concerts are available on this website!