Skoda Jazz Festival

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The first edition of this jazz festival was in 1986, under the name “Belga Jazz Festival”, and is one of the big jazz events in Europe, with 60 concerts decentralized all over Belgium. The jazz musicians we invited are too many to mention them all. To name some :



Miles Davis, Dizzie Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Toots Thielemans, Wayne Shorter, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Diana Krall, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Cecil Taylor, Gerry Mulligan, Betty Carter, Randy Weston, Kenny Barron, The Manhattan Transfer, Roy Haynes, Al Jarreau, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Jan Garbarek, Philip Catherine, Michel Petrucciani, Ahmad Jamal, Abdullah Ibrahim, Carla Bley, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, John Zorn, Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Joshua Redman, Chris McBride, Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, David Sanchez, Chucho Valdès, …

and great artists like : Harry Belafonte, Ray Charles, Henri Salvador, Paolo Conte, Michael Nyman, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Miguel Bosé, Fats Domino, Finley Quaye, Urban Species, Galliano, Ronny Jordan, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Incognito, Us 3, Buckshot Lefonque, Youssou N’Dour, Noa, Cesaria Evora, Geoffrey Oryema, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Tito Puente, Vicente Amigo, Manuel Soler, Joaquín Grilo, Mercedes Sosa, Paolo Conte, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, …