International Jazz Day : "Toots Thielemans Revisited"

Eve Beuvens - piano, arrangements / Fabian Fiorini - piano, arrangements / Thomas Mayade - trumpet, arrangements / Vincent Brijs - saxophone, arrangements / Margaux Vranken - arrangements / Bruno Vansina - alto saxophone / Jordi Cassagne - double bass / Pierre Hurty - drums

Proclaimed in November 2011 by UNESCO, International Jazz Day takes place every April 30 throughout the world, in order to promote jazz as an element of universal dialogue and a factor of peace between peoples. Beyond this symbolic date, the month of April is designated as the "Jazz Appreciation Month", a way of opening the eyes and ears of the general public to a vast music with a rich DNA.
With nearly 100 concerts per week, more than 70 albums each year, numerous festivals and emblematic places, Belgium and the city of Brussels in particular, assert themselves worldwide as a high place of jazz. Driven by very high-level musicians, the Belgian and Brussels scene is striking in its dynamism and richness.
April 30 is a great opportunity for us to promote Belgian jazz and defend a music synonymous with freedom, sharing and adventure.
This year, jazz legend Toots Thielemans would have turned 100. Guitarist and harmonica player known all over the world, this "ket" from Brussels has marked the history of Belgium and inspired many generations of jazz musicians all over the world. The Jazz Station and Les Lundis d’Hortense are joining forces to make April 30, 2022 a day dedicated to the enormous legacy that Toots Thielemans left us. One of the best ways to celebrate International Jazz Day !
Five musicians, women and men from different generations have been invited to revisit Toots’ repertoire in their own way, to bring his music back to the essence of jazz : in the explosive and joyful intimacy of a jazz club, and in the purest Brussels tradition. On the menu, unknown compositions, found by Michel Herr, ex-pianist of Toots, and arranged by artists with diverse influences and sensitivities. Past and future come together for an evening to highlight our musical heritage : that which is already well anchored in our memories and that, still fresh, of generations to come. A tribute, but also a window open to the future.

Co-produced by the Jazz Station and Les Lundis d’Hortense.

Broadcast live on RTBF MUSIQ’3.

€ 15 full price / € 12 members, students, job seekers.
Reservations via our online ticket office.