Gaume Jazz Festival, 7-9 August 2015

A world-beating range of flavours, new notes of Belgian jazz, the creative vibe of some new professional talents but also the best of European stages in scoop! Gaume Jazz festival, a member of the Europe Jazz Network, will take place in the heart of la « Gaume » for three days, on the bucolic spot of Rossignol. This year, this international meeting point will be held from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 August 2015.

Created in 1985 by les Jeunesses Musicales du Luxembourg Belge, Gaume Jazz Festival distinguished itself in Belgian summer’s cultural agenda by a mix of constant quality, Belgian jazz, major European productions and it’s  will to discover emerging projects brought up by a new generation of artists.

More than 25 bands (nearly 120 Belgian and international musicians) will alternate on 5 stages in a multiple range of nuances from pure jazz to more mixed projects (funk, electro, world, blues, brass band,…) but also in a variety of shaping from worldwide collaborations, spontaneous original projects to some big international names but on top of all surprising new talents. The festival will propose an original trip between big dynamic propositions and little white-hot bands, between solo versions and astonishing projects all together mixed in a big convivial party.

31h Gaume Jazz Festival Edition will be the jazz event of Jeunesses Musicales’s 75th Anniversary.

During Gaume Jazz Festival, we get out of jazz’s usual clichés to call on to a larger public open to new musical paths : a mix between poetry and joyful madness in the countryside and in an artistic atmosphere.

In Gaume, the public will find all of an « OFF » festival freshness décline in 2 versions : Gaume Jazz OFF that will promote intense musical moments to new publics in popular sites in the area and the Gaume Jazz OFF of regional tradition that will take place in unexpected spots.

At the same time, the festival will also propose a residential pedagogic training entirely dedicated to jazz for amateurs starting from 12 years old participants and a creative training (music & drawing) for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Some confirmed names:

Big names such as : Stacey Kent, Frank Tortiller («Janis the pearl», tribute to Janis Joplin)

3 cartes blanches proposed by Emmanuel Baily, Adrien Lambinet and Lionel Beuvens

Belgian Jazz renewal : LG Jazz Collective, Kind of Pink, Oak Tree, Tali Toké, Mâäk

Fresh new names of Europe : Orioxy, Donkey Monkey, Oliver’s Cinema Trio, Marco Mezquida

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