Jean Demannez passed away

Jean Demannez, founder and president of the Jazz Station, passed away yesterday evening, after long months of fighting disease, with courage and dignity.
His will and his daring have helped shape two of the major cultural events of Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, first the Saint Jazz Festival, 35 years ago, then the Jazz Station, 16 years ago. The bet was daring, it was brilliantly accomplished, and it leaves us a strong and rich heritage.

Jean Demannez led our town from 1999 to 2012, without ceasing to support and share his love for music. Himself a drummer, his energy, his good humor and his camaraderie will be missed.

The entire Jazz Station team expresses its sadness and condolences to his loved ones and family, especially his son, Dimitri.