EDITO

SPRING IS HERE!

EDITO

As of now, and in the coming weeks, Sounds can offer you an Italian ambience, lots of jazz and heaps of happiness!

Our recent intense activity at the club has meant that we are a little late writing this editorial, but of overriding importance is that you are continuing to come to enjoy live music at Sounds! Thank you, because it’s you that keeps the club alive!

By coincidence, this week’s concerts are totally Italian. The 20th April jam session is hosted by Manolo Cabras from Sardinia, and that’s followed by two evenings in the company of two musicians at the heart of the European jazz scene for the last 20 years, namely saxophonist Rosario Giuliani and trumpetist Fabrizio Bosso with their kick-ass Hammond-led quartet.
We finish the month of April with drummer Antoine Pierre hosting the Sounds Good jam session and artists in residence the Sounds Swing Machine for their monthly shindig featuring great dancers and a fantastic atmosphere! The Brussels music academy’s Big Band will present the next generation of talented musicians under the direction of Fabrice Alleman and Sounds will be celebrating UNESCO’s International Jazz Day (as it does throughout the year) with Alexandre Cavalière’s modern manouche jazz, followed by an ‘after hours’ jam session.
Joachim Caffonnette will be hosting the May the 4th be with you Sounds Good jam session, after which you can discover the talented Chilean singer Marylène Corro, accompanied by the superb Madagascan guitarist Joël Rabesolo. Sounds will then be welcoming back the mythical trio “L’âme des poètes” with their delightful cocktail of jazz, humour and ‘chanson française’, featuring Belgian jazz giants Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Pierre Vaiana and Fabien Degryse. Trumpetist Antoine Pierre’s all star electrifying group Urbex will then be paying a tasteful tribute to the legendary Miles Davis without trying to be a carbon copy – not to be missed!
Pianist Martin Salemi will host the 11th May jam session, followed by Sounds’ group in residency ”Le Monde Merveilleux de Pepito”, featuring special guest guitarist Teis Semey, the young Danish prodigy. Sounds is then delighted to welcome the very talented New York singer Lauren Henderson to its stage – “somewhere between a comforting whisper and a cogent declaration” to quote the New York Times. The Brussels Rhythm & Blues Club will finish the week with an evening of dancing and Jakimo Fi Na Hay featuring Dom Pipkin, “One of the world’s greatest exponents of New Orleans piano” according to Blues in Britain magazine, plus BRBC houseband Zinneke Roadrunners.
Notable guest musicians will be hosting the 18th May jam session in the form of double bass player Géraud Portaland talented British drummer Kai Craig. We then have the pleasure to welcome guitar superstar Gilad Hekselman for two nights, accompanied by Orlando Le Flemming and Amir Bresler – it will be amazing, so book early to avoid disappointment! We’ll finish the week with the superb Bart Defoort quartet featuring Victor Da Costa – always a great night out!
The final May jam will be hosted by drummer Armando Luongo, followed by the regular dancers’ rendez-vous with the Sounds Swing Machine. To celebrate the first Brussels Jazz Weekend in three years, Sounds will be hosting two special non-stop jam sessions – from 5pm to 3am on Friday 27th May and from 3pm to 3am on Saturday 28th May, meaning no less than 22 hours of live jazz in Sounds!
In June, there will be several musicians’ residencies to discover and high-level concerts to bring you to the holiday season in swinging style!