Gent Jazz Festival / Line-up

 

Friday – 12/07/2013 Tickets >

UNNUMBERED SEATS + STANDING

22:30

Joe Lovano with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra

The Brussels Jazz Orchestra (BJO) celebrates its twentieth birthday with a series of concerts at a variety of European festivals, for which they have employed the talents of none other than American saxophonist Joe Lovano.

20:30-21:45

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Ramsey Lewis

Ever since the early 1970s, flamboyant singer and stage actress Dee Dee Bridgewater has been hailed as the successor to Ella Fitzgerald, not least because of her unmistakable sense of swing and impressive vocal talent. omposer, pianist, three-time Grammy Award winner and radio personality Ramsey Lewis combines dynamic piano playing with hints of soul and funk.

18:30-19:45

Jacky Terrasson ‘Gouache’

With the album ‘Gouache’, Jacky Terrasson celebrates his 20-year career with a joyful, creative and profound album that comprises 14 solid tracks of Latin-inspired jazz, straight-ahead jazz and more experimental work; an album that seamlessly blends technicality with passion.

16:30

The Unrevealed Society

The Unrevealed Society won last year's Young Jazz Talent Ghent contest. The jury was full of praise for the irresistible lightness of their rich and complex music.

GARDENSTAGE

23:45

Sal La Rocca Band

Initially briefly interested in guitar rock, Sal La Rocca discovered the jazz genre in the early 1980s. He traded the guitar for the bass and taught himself the jazz idiom, inspired by the model of Paul Chambers. La Rocca tirelessly built on his abilities as a musician, and it did not take long before he was noticed playing alongside Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Nathalie Loriers, and Dani Klein (Vaya Con Dios).

21:45

Cécile McLorin Salvant

At barely 23, Miami-born singer Cécile McLorin Salvant is steadily conquering international audiences with her expressive interpretations and phenomenal vocal technique. In 2010 she won the Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington D.C. and since has performed with renowned artists such as Rodney Whitaker, Jacky Terrasson and Wynton Marsalis.

19:45

Cécile McLorin Salvant

At barely 23, Miami-born singer Cécile McLorin Salvant is steadily conquering international audiences with her expressive interpretations and phenomenal vocal technique. In 2010 she won the Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington D.C. and since has performed with renowned artists such as Rodney Whitaker, Jacky Terrasson and Wynton Marsalis.

17:45

Sal La Rocca Band

Initially briefly interested in guitar rock, Sal La Rocca discovered the jazz genre in the early 1980s. He traded the guitar for the bass and taught himself the jazz idiom, inspired by the model of Paul Chambers. La Rocca tirelessly built on his abilities as a musician, and it did not take long before he was noticed playing alongside Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Nathalie Loriers, and Dani Klein (Vaya Con Dios)

 

Saturday – 13/07/2013 SPECIAL NIGHT Tickets >

UNNUMBERED SEATS + STANDING

22:30

Diana Krall

The release of her album ‘When I Look in Your Eyes’ in 1999 turned jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall into a true jazz superstar. A Grammy Award winner, Krall is widely recognised as one of the leading jazz pianists of her generation. Her romantic songs, jazz standards and excellent originals appeal to both wide audiences as well as to jazz purists.

20:30-21:45

Kurt Elling ‘1619 Broadway – The Brill Building Project’

With his rich baritone voice spanning four octaves, master vocalist and Grammy award winner Kurt Elling delivers soft and refined ballads. Known as a vocal acrobat, Elling makes unexpected leaps and takes dazzling turns with the greatest ease. He effortlessly combines rhythm, texture, phrasing and dynamics, approaching every word with pinpoint precision. He captures both the cool of Frank Sinatra and the virtuosity of an instrumentalist. It comes as no surprise then that Elling has been voted Best Male Vocalist for several consecutive years by the critics, and in 2012 for the eighth time by the readers of Downbeat magazine.

18:30-19:45

Phronesis

This London-based British-Danish jazz trio distinguishes itself through catchy themes, solid compositions and swinging grooves. Their second album ‘Green Delay’ (2009) received wide critical acclaim and ‘Alive’ (2010) was named album of the year by Mojo. With ‘Walking Dark’ (2012), Phronesis have confirmed their status as one of the most exciting bands on the British jazz scene today.

GARDENSTAGE

23:45

Nicolas Thys trio

(Nl) De Belgische bassist Nicolas Thys studeerde in 1993 af aan het Hilversum Conservatorium met complimenten van de jury. (Het jaar nadien deed hij die stunt nog eens over, maar dan voor gitaar.) Hij volgde les bij Dave Holland, Mark Helias en Marc Johnson, en verhuisde in 1999 naar New York, op zoek naar nieuwe ervaringen en uitdagingen. Hij bleef er zo'n acht jaar wonen en werd een veel gevraagde sideman bij een verscheidenheid van muzikanten zoals Bill Carrothers, Lee Konitz en Toots Thielemans.

21:45

LABtrio

It seems that LABtrio have been collecting prizes from their very beginnings. They had only just been established in 2007 when the trio won the Dexia Classics (2008), were voted best group at the Brussels Jazz Marathon in 2009 and they won both the jury and the public prizes at the Tremplin Jazz d'Avignon Festival in 2011. In the same year they played an extensive tour with the JazzLab Series.

19:45

LABtrio

It seems that LABtrio have been collecting prizes from their very beginnings. They had only just been established in 2007 when the trio won the Dexia Classics (2008), were voted best group at the Brussels Jazz Marathon in 2009 and they won both the jury and the public prizes at the Tremplin Jazz d'Avignon Festival in 2011. In the same year they played an extensive tour with the JazzLab Series.

17:45

Nicolas Thys trio

(Nl) De Belgische bassist Nicolas Thys studeerde in 1993 af aan het Hilversum Conservatorium met complimenten van de jury. (Het jaar nadien deed hij die stunt nog eens over, maar dan voor gitaar.) Hij volgde les bij Dave Holland, Mark Helias en Marc Johnson, en verhuisde in 1999 naar New York, op zoek naar nieuwe ervaringen en uitdagingen. Hij bleef er zo'n acht jaar wonen en werd een veel gevraagde sideman bij een verscheidenheid van muzikanten zoals Bill Carrothers, Lee Konitz en Toots Thielemans.

 

Sunday – 14/07/2013 – ZORN AT 60 Tickets >

UNNUMBERED SEATS + STANDING

22:30

The Dreamers / Electric Masada

The Dreamers is one of Zorn's most recent and popular ensembles. With The Dreamers, Zorn has made music that fuses exoticism, surf and world music, Latin jazz, rock, film music and other kinds into an entirely seductive new musical world. With the launch of Electric Masada, Zorn’s Masada project took a new turn and was pushed more into the direction of noise rock and jazz fusion. This downtown super group combines the raw power of Naked City with the improvisational madness of Cobra and the lyrical soul of the Masada songbook. It's an exciting band in which Zorn plays along and conducts the group with hand gestures, allowing him to develop new compositions on the spot.

20:30-21:45

Moonchild: Templars – In Sacred Blood

A year was spent working on this, the sixth CD in John Zorn’s Moonchild series, and it is a testimonial homage to the poor soldier followers of Christ and the temple of Salomon, the legendary, crusading warrior monks or Templars whose two-century ascent to power abruptly ended in 1307 due to accusations of heresy. With texts that open a new world of possibilities, the music exudes a powerful emotional intensity. Mike Patton’s versatility is fully utilised; he sings everything, ranging from Gregorian chants and atonal melodies to ominous hard-core screams and passionate whispers. The evocative organ of John Medeski adds a deeply religious tone to the drama, and the Dunn-Baron rhythm section meanders masterfully.

18:30-19:45

Illuminations / The Holy Visions / The Alchemist

The radical 19th-century French poet, Arthur Rimbaud, was the inspiration for a wild piano piece. Rimbaud’s quest to become a genuine visionary by way of a complete disorganisation of the senses led to the creation of the most personal and intense literature in history. This piece is performed by a trio, with an improvising free jazz rhythm section comprising bass and drums.

16:30-17:45

Song Project

To celebrate his sixtieth birthday, Zorn asked a number of his favourite songwriters such as Mike Patton, Jesse Harris, Sean Lennon and Laurie Anderson to create texts for the compositions from his catalogue. They are performed by an all-star ensemble comprising companions from over the many years and are sung by Mike Patton and Jesse Harris. The programme includes music from Naked City, Masada, The Dreamers, Moonchild, Nova Express and others. In their midst Zorn serves up his stunning instrumental pieces. This project is a very special retrospective that performs some of his most lyrical and memorable compositions from the past thirty years.

GARDENSTAGE

23:45

John Zorn DJ-set

(Nl) John Zorn (1953) saxofonist, componist, orkestleider en producer wordt op 2 september zestig. Om die verjaardag te vieren, werkte hij met bevriende muzikanten een volledig programma uit onder de noemer “Zorn at 60”. Met dit project brengt hij op 14 juli op het Gent Jazz Festival een prikkelende keuze uit zijn projecten, een unieke muzikale beleving die een beeld geeft van de diversiteit en gedrevenheid van een van de meest getalenteerde muzikanten van zijn generatie.

21:45

James Moore: the Book of Heads

(Nl) John Zorn componeerde The Book of Heads oorspronkelijk voor Eugene Chadbourne, met de bedoeling zijn reeds imposante arsenaal aan extended techniques op de gitaar nog verder uit te breiden. Uit zo'n 80 composities werden er uiteindelijk 35 etudes weerhouden. De heads of thema's dienen als basis waarop door de muzikant verder kan geïmproviseerd worden; sommige werden heel gedetailleerd in noten uitgeschreven, andere staan vol grafische verwijzingen.

19:45

Tirzah-Quartet plays Filmworks

This project took off when Jan Van de Perre took parts from John Zorn’s extensive Filmworks collection and used them as teaching material for his guitar students. Encouraged by Zorn, the pieces were further developed for a variety of instruments and ensembles, but it was only when Van de Perre wrote the arrangements for a chamber orchestra, that the compositions really came to life. In 2001, when John Zorn was awarded the title of Magister Artium Gandensis, they were invited to play during the ceremony.

17:45

Koby Israelite Band plays ‘Orobas’

ccording to Koby Israelite, accordion is the new guitar. The multi-instrumentalist (specialising in accordion and drums) plays multi-genre music and has worked with some of the biggest names from different genres, from Madonna to... John Zorn.. He signed with Zorn’s Tzadik label, and went on to release four albums, including Orabas: Book of Angels Volume 4 from Zorn’s Masada cycle. Israelite draws from his diverse background of metal, jazz, gypsy and klezmer to create a colourful interpretation of the delicate and complex lyrical compositions.

 

Monday – 15/07/2013 SPECIAL NIGHT Tickets >

STANDINGDJ: THE BORN TO JAZZ MOVEMENT

22:30-23:45

Bryan Ferry feat. The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

20:30-21:45

Bobby Womack

We moeten het toegeven: er is luid gevloekt toen Bobby Womack vorig jaar verstek moest geven voor Gent Jazz Festival. Nu kijken we dan ook reikhalzend en met zo mogelijk nog meer enthousiasme uit naar zijn concert op Gent Jazz Festival deze zomer. Zijn album ‘The Bravest Man in the Universe’ haalde zowat alle eindejaarslijstjes van 2012 en is ook bij ons inmiddels grijsgedraaid.

18:30-19:45

Eric Legnini ‘Sing Twice’

Pianist, composer and producer Eric Legnini takes us on a trip around the world on his latest album ‘Sing Twice!’. Starting in the Bronx, via the south of England, the Salisbury plain and Bamako, and after a short stop in Tokyo, we finally arrive in Rome.

 

Thursday – 18/07/2013 Tickets >

UNNUMBERED SEATS + STANDING

22:30

Madeleine Peyroux ‘The Blue Room’

On her latest album ‘The Blue Room’, Madeleine Peyroux successfully reinterprets iconic classics and makes them her own. Her dreamy, somewhat raw voice, lends depth and emotion to famous songs from Ray Charles’ classic album ‘Modern Sounds in Country & Western’.

20:30-21:45

Avishai Cohen Quartet

Last summer, bassist Avishai Cohen played yet another highly rated set at Jazz Middelheim. For the Gent Jazz Festival he will be bringing along his saxophonist Eli Degibri. Degibri played in 2011 at the Gent Jazz Festival in the quartet of drummer Al Foster and bassist George Mraz. In recent years he has made it as one of the absolutely must-follow jazz musicians.

18:30-19:45

Martial Solal/Stefano Bollani

(Nl) Met Stefano Bollani (40) haal je een pianist op het podium die zijn enorme virtuositeit graag combineert met een aanstekelijk gevoel voor slapstick. De 85-jarige pianist Martial Solal is een legende die als muzikant al zeven decennia op de teller heeft.

16:30-17:45

Oogie feat. Becca Stevens (coaching project School of Arts HoGent)

(Nl) Zoals reeds enkele jaren traditie is werken Gent Jazz Festival en Hogeschool Gent een inhoudelijke samenwerking uit. Het doel hiervan is de unieke kansen die een festival kan bieden aan studenten van het Hogeschool Gent Conservatorium Het resultaat van dit project vormt het openingsconcert op 18 juli. Dit jaar werkten de studenten samen met Becca Stevens. De New Yorkse zangeres, componiste en gitariste werkte samen met jazzgrootheden als Brad Mehldau, Kurt Elling, Esperanza Spalding en in haar eigen werk met de Becca Stevens Band vermengt ze Invloeden van jazz, klassieke gitaar en folkmuziek.

GARDENSTAGE

23:45

WOFO &

WOFO is based around Mattias Laga, Michel Mast and Xavier Verhelst. The Trio has brought out three acclaimed albums over five years, in which their distinctive sound increasingly found its form.

21:45

Raphaël Imbert Quartet

French saxophonist Raphaël Imbert is best known for the adventurous albums that he recorded with Gerald Cleaver and Joe Martin: ‘N_Y Project’ (2009) and ‘Live Au Tracteur’ (2011). His compositions are strongly influenced by research he carried out during 2003 in New York on the influence of sacred music in jazz. His music is laced with references to Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Pharoah Sanders.

19:45

Raphaël Imbert Quartet

French saxophonist Raphaël Imbert is best known for the adventurous albums that he recorded with Gerald Cleaver and Joe Martin: ‘N_Y Project’ (2009) and ‘Live Au Tracteur’ (2011). His compositions are strongly influenced by research he carried out during 2003 in New York on the influence of sacred music in jazz. His music is laced with references to Sun Ra, John Coltrane, Albert Ayler and Pharoah Sanders.

17:45

WOFO &

WOFO is based around Mattias Laga, Michel Mast and Xavier Verhelst. The Trio has brought out three acclaimed albums over five years, in which their distinctive sound increasingly found its form.

 

Friday – 19/07/2013 Tickets >

STANDINGDJ : SQUADRA BOSSA FEAT. BUSCEMI

22:30

Jamie Cullum

(Nl) Jamie Cullum kan je op 19 juli 2013 aan het werk zien op Gent Jazz Festival. Dit zal mede door zijn jazz, pop en rock combinaties ongetwijfeld weer een onvergetelijke avond worden vol energie en passie!

20:30-21:45

José James

(Nl) José James - de jazzzanger van de hiphopgeneratie noemen ze hem - is niet voor één gat te vangen. Met zijn prachtige stem en enorme inleving klinkt hij altijd elegant, ingehouden en verleidelijk. Een sensuele gentleman die met zijn stijlvolle voorkomen even goed past in een jazzclub van de jaren ’50 als in een gepolijste videoclip in HD. Na zijn concert met pianist Jef Neve op het Gent Jazz Festival in 2009 brachten ze samen het schitterende album 'For All We Know' uit. Een heerlijke, complexloze plaat als ode aan een mooie selectie iconische jazznummers.

18:30-19:45

Valerie June

Valerie June makes ‘organic moonshine roots music’, or a blend of country, delta blues, folk, roots and gospel. Born and raised somewhere between Memphis and Nashville, June’s music reflects the rich tradition of Southern music. The singer accompanies herself on the guitar, banjo or ukulele, and to top that off, she is blessed with a beautiful and unique voice that will grab you by the throat.

 

Saturday – 20/07/2013 Tickets >

STANDINGDJ : GODEVILLE

22:30

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

(Nl) Elvis Costello is een van de witte raven die zich staande houdt, meer nog, bovendrijft, in zowat alle muzikale wateren. Van angry Young man in de punk en New Wave scene van de jaren zeventig ontpopte hij zich als veelzijdig muzikant in country, soul, jazz, pop, rock, filmmuziek…

20:30-21:45

Trixie Whitley

Trixie Whitley est née à Gand mais a grandi à New York et en Belgique. Après une existence de nomade moderne, elle est aujourd'hui retournée s'installer à Brooklyn. Au printemps, elle présentera « Fourth Corner », son premier album tant attendu. Sur « Fourth Corner », Trixie Whitley alterne de solides morceaux de guitare avec des airs de piano plus doux. Avec sa voix blues émotionnelle désormais familière, elle impressionne d'un bout à l'autre de l'album. Trixie a formulé elle-même les thèmes de son œuvre comme : « Amour débordant, haine, joie enfantine et solitude. Tels sont les thèmes auxquels je semble toujours me raccrocher, tant sur le plan personnel que musical. »

18:30-19:45

Kat Edmonson

(Nl) Kat Edmonson is een gedreven muzikante die brandt van ambitie. Haar debuutplaat 'Take to the Sky' waarmee ze bleef evolueren bleef niet onopgemerkt. Iets dat te horen is op haar nieuwe plaat 'Way Down Low' waarmee ze deze zomer naar Gent Jazz Festival komt.

16:30-17:45

MannGold De Cobre

(Nl) Gitarist Rodrigo Fuentealba en Peter Vermeersch, de vermaarde voortrekker van Flat Earth Society en tal van andere creatieve projecten, bundelden hun krachten, obsessies en inspiratie en vormen met MannGold de Cobre een 13-koppige bigband.

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