Jelle Van Giel Group

CD release "Third Story"

Jelle Van Giel - drums, compositions / Thomas Mayade - trumpet, bugle / Tom Bourgeois - alto sax, bass clarinet / Egor Doubay - tenor sax / Tim Finoulst - guitar / Bram Weijters - piano, keyboards / Janos Bruneel - double bass

JELLE VAN GIEL GROUP is an Antwerp based instrumental band, established in 2012, with a classical jazz format that partly builds on that rich tradition, but also looks for new timbres and more modern, contemporary influences. Consider Miles Davis’ line-up for Kind Of Blue, with the addition of an electric guitar to create even more effects and colors. With Third Story (Hevhetia), Jelle continues to develop his previous repertoire, even more colorous thanks to the expansion of the instrumental range, using bass clarinet, pedal steel and synths. As always, the songs come from the urge to grasp fascinating aspects of life: the increasing digitalisation, the current pandemic and even the restricted freedom of human beings and animals are converted into music. Undoubtedly unique on this album are the six duo intermezzos that Jelle improvises together with each of his musicians. This way he does not only place each of them in the spotlight, he lets everyone contribute to the story. Jelle’s strength is arranging a visual story around lyrical themes that touch you. This makes the music accessible to a wide audience. The first two albums were well received. The numerous great reviews and a lot of airplay at home and abroad support this.

€ 12 full price / € 9 members, students, job seekers.
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