September-October

Six months. Six months without music, without feeling the vibration of our walls and the swinging of our chairs. Six months particularly difficult to live for us, music theatres, but especially for those who work hard every year in purpose to give life to what we call the Culture. Artists, technicians, managment and booking agencies, labels, theater workers… Everyone has found a way to move on and find new concepts, solutions, new ideas to go forward. At the Jazz Station we tried, as we couldn’t welcome our public in the usual conditions, to continue to defend our artists work, support and allow them to work, create and evolve in a warming place. The residencies, repetitions and workshops went back this summer, and we found sufficient funds to offer you ten filmed concerts, sorts of free creations from the artists. A cycle of videos loyal to our program, recalling the true DNA of our place and representing in its own way the History of our scenes.

History, this is not a random word. On September the 30th, the Jazz Station will celebrate its fifteenth birthday. Fifteen rich, happy and constructive years. A particular anniversary that we decided to spread all over the season with those strange circumstances. Usual recipes, but also new concepts and partnerships, always in a positive and optimistic energy ! The beggining of the season’s schedule is subtly lighter than usual due to our public restrictions, so we will organize our best to welcome you in good conditions : you can already enjoy this delicious program !

The Saint-Jazz Festival will be back for its 34th edition. The recipe didn’t change : a first evening at the Jazz Station, and another one at the Botanique. This festival will dive this week end into the world of evasion. In the club’s side, we will be pleased to welcome the trombonist Nabou Claerhout’s quartet, and the Jean-Paul Estiévenart’s quintet.

From October, our season will hit the road with a running start. Lorenzo Di Maio will officialy open the festivities with his new project, a trio that will be sublimed by a wonderful string quatuor, « UFO ». On the international level, the greec pianist Tania Giannouli’s trio will interprete a subtle association of occidental and oriental sonorities. The french bassist Stéphane Kerecki will please us with the drop of his brand new album « French Touch », a bet to turn some electro famous musics into jazz jams on his own way. On our belgian section, the free looking trio « Orange Moon » will presents to us its brand new album ! We will also welcome the drop of the Baz Trio’s second album for the Young Talents resumption. Finally, Major Tunes and the Vincent Thekal’s quintet will subtly close this month !

After this difficult period, it is a true pleasure to feel this place vibrate, and our glasses collide again !

The Jazz Station.