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Lynn Cassiers &
De Haagse Groove

24 October 2021   E 20:00

Lynn Cassiers -  voice

Giovanni Di Domenico - fender rhodes

Manolo Cabras -  bass

Joao Lobo -  drums

YouTube

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Vansina Trio

31 October 2021   E 20:00

Bruno Vansina - alto saxophone

Louise Van den Heuvel - electric bass

Teun Verbruggen - drums

YouTube

Bruno Vansina grasduint door zijn repertoire met vaste waarde en alttime drum buddy Teun Verbuggen + de recent ontketende oerkrachten van de avontuurlijke "groove lady” Louise Van den Heuvel. 

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Ramon van Merkenstein Trio

7 November 2021   E 20:30

Ramon van Merkenstein - Double bass

Gabriele di Franco - Guitar and effects

Lieven Venken – drums

Web Site

The Ramon van Merkenstein Trio conveys their love for performing jazz music and adores connecting with their audience. These are jazz players who can make their music dance deviously or swell like ocean waves. The Ramon van Merkenstein Trio takes command of their music and they take it on a journey. Adventurous, with creative freedom and beyond what’s comfortable.

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Serendip Quartet

14 November 2021   E 20:00

Arnaud Guichard - saxophone, compo

Florent Jeunieaux - guitar

Matthias De Waele - drums

Jasper De Roeck - double bass

YouTube

Serendip Quartet est un groupe de jazz contemporain influencé par la musique électronique, le rock et la musique spirituelle africaine. Leurs compositions s’inspirent d’éléments narratifs leur permettant de créer un univers bien à eux tantôt très énergique, tantôt plus calme et atmosphérique.
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Abstract INC.

21 November 2021   E 20:00

Machiel Heremans - guitar, compo

Abel Jednak - alto saxophone 

Joos Vandueren - tenor saxophone 

Leonard Steigerwald – piano, keys 

Otto Kint – double bass 

Daniel Jonkers – drums

YouTube

Is a sextet that plays the compositions of guitarist Machiel Heremans. Despite the rather traditional jazz line-up, the sextet creates an original sound. They do this by focusing on new possibilities to let the two saxophonists play together. For example, by giving them the role of accompanist, or making them use counterpoint. This combined with rich colours, guitar effects and expressive dynamics produces narrative music with a rough edge. At the beginning of October 2020, their debut EP was released on the Zennezrecords label.
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Gaspard Sicx Trio

28 November 2021   E 20:00

Sylvain Debaisieux - tenor saxophone

Manolo Cabras - double bass

Gaspard Sicx - drums

YouTube

The trio focuses around the compositions of Gaspard Sicx. The music that comes out from the trio is an energetic blend of free jazz, unstable grooves, delicate swing and cute melodies. The first album got recorded during summer '21 and will (hopefully) be out soon.
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Ben Sluijs Trio

5 December 2021   E 20:00

Ben Sluijs - sax, flute

Lennart Heyndels - double bass 

Marek Patrman - drums

Web Site

Marek Patrman en Lennart Heyndels spelen reeds lang samen met Ben Sluijs in verschillende formaties. Ook werkten beide heren mee aan de cd's van het eerste en of tweede- Ben Sluijs Quartet, dat steeds kon rekenen op het enthousiasme van pers en publiek. In Roskam spelen ze in trio met een repertoire van eigen composities, originals en standards in een eigenzinnige Jazz-stijl beinvloed door zowel traditie als free.

Een waar avontuur om niet te missen.

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SYNESTET

12 December 2021   E 20:00

Hélène Duret - clarinet, compo

Benjamin Sauzereau - guitar, compo

Sylvain Debaisieux - tenor sax

Fil Caporali - double bass

Maxime Rouayroux - drums

Web Site

Synestet est un appel aux sens, où la perception de la musique devient un mélange de couleurs, de formes, d'odeurs. Cinq musiciens fous d'improvisation, assoiffés de jeux et d'expressions musicales, offrent une musique ouverte, prônent la simplicité, l’inventivité et laissent la part belle à l’improvisation. Entre jazz et musique contemporaine, on retrouve ici l'esprit de Jimmy Giuffre, Ornette Colemann, Duke Ellington, Jakob Bro, Paul Motian.

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Toine Thys
Josaphat Valley

19 December 2021   E 20:00

Toine Thys (BE) - saxes

Martin Salemi (BE) - piano/rhodes

Jasen Weaver (USA) - bass

Noam Israeli (IL) - drums

Yuu Tube

Le saxophoniste Schaerbeekois Toine Thys est un musicien intense qui aime créer la surprise. Avec ses projets et ses collaborations, Thys repousse chaque fois plus loin les limites. Lauréat de l’Octave de la Musique 2021,  c’est une figure centrale du saxophone et de la clarinette basse en Belgique, et on peut l’entendre régulièrement en Europe, en Afrique de l’Ouest, et en Asie. Il présente ici une réunion d’excellents musiciens pour explorer des standards et des compositions personnelles : Toine Thys’ Josaphat Valley, ou comment lier local et international.

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Roskam
New Year's Jam

2 January 2022  E 20:00

Cancelled

Line Daenen - flute

Lara Humbert - piano

Benjamin Sauzereau - guitar

Fil Caporali - double bass

Gaspard Sicx - drums

Yuu Tube

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Jordi Grognard Trio

9 January 2022 E 20:00

Jordi Grognard - sax, clarinet & compositions

Manolo Cabras - double bass

Gaspard Sicx - drums

SoundCloud

Time flies! And so does music when musicians are connected. This trio has been playing together since many years -in and around the city's jazz venues- therefore the music they share has constantly been evolving, from (and back to) jazz standards, Ornette Coleman originals and own personal compositions. Generous, free-spirited and contagious music; they have just recorded an album, out in 2022!

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Sitardust
Indo-Jazz Quintet

16 January 2022 E 20:00

Grégoire Tirtiaux - alto and baritone saxophone

Frédéric Becker - alto and soprano saxophone

Balakumar Paramalingam - mridangam and konnakol

Carlo Strazzante - percussions and konnakol

Joachim Lacrosse - sitar and compositions

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4 CIRCLES

23 January 2022 E 20:00

Audrey Lauro - alto saxophone

Philippe Lemoine (FR) - saxophone

Emmanuel Cremer (FR) - cello

Nico Chkifi - drums

You Tube

Because it includes a part of unexplained in its manifestations, like telepathy or presentiment, intuition confronts us with a vision of the world, oscillating between rational and irrational, logical and mysterious, determined
and moving. It is with these concepts that 4 CIRCLES present fresh and exciting music combining compositions and improvisations.

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Terpsichore

30 January 2022  E 20:00

Geoffrey Fiorese - piano
Sylvain Debaisieux - tenor saxophone

Jordi Cassagne - double bass

Théo Lanau - drums

Web Site

Leading pianist and composer Geoffrey Fiorese has decided to build his Quartet project around the myth of "Terpsichore", the muse of dance. This close relationship between music and dance invites us to receive a sound, a melody, not by simple listening, but through the prism of a global perception, where the whole body serves as a receptacle for sound harmony. A large amount of improvisation is left to the musicians who are thus able to react in the moment to an impulse, a feeling, like an imaginary dance that one would build continuously from impressions left by the senses. This project is about living the music, feeling it to the depths of your being, taking the spectator through a unique experience. Between long meditative musical poems and surging improvisations bordering free jazz, this project transcends the frontiers of jazz and thus gradually brings the listener to unknown
territories where listening results in self-forgetfulness.

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JSS with special guest
Lukas Somers

6 February 2022  E 20:00

Leonard Steigerwald - Piano

Federico Stocchi - Double Bass

Daniel Jonkers - Drums

Web Site

For this concert guitarist Lukas Somers (aka. SOLAK) will join the band.

 

JSS sets out to explore the musical possibilities of the compositions by each of the 3 band members. 

Circular structures and open forms with catchy melodies. In short: Just Some Songs

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Anemic Cinema 

13 February 2022  E 20:00

Artan Buleshkaj - guitar, compositions
Rob Banken - alto saxophone, clarinet

Steven Delannoye - saxofoon, clarinet

Matthias de Waele - drums

Web Site

Anemic Cinema is a quartet led by guitarist Artan Buleshkaj. The band features some of Belgium’s most adventurous young improvisers: Rob Banken (alto saxophone, clarinet), Steven Delannoye (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet) and Matthias de Waele (drums). Combining jagged sonorities and riff-based passages from heavy metal, metric structures and (freely) improvised sections inspired by (avant-)jazz, and harmonies reminiscent of modern classical composers, the band creates an eerie atmosphere featuring intensely nervous and volatile passages that coexist with moments of disquieting reverie.

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Haunted Polliwog

20 February 2022  E 20:00

Bruno Grollet - sax, compositions

Marco Giongrandi - guitar

Pierre Hurty - drums

Manolo Cabras - double bass

Web Site

Le nom est un peu absurde comme le monde qui nous entoure. Insouciance, métamorphose, adaptation, chance et dextérité aideront le têtard à bondir un jour comme une joyeuse mélodie.

 

« Haunted Polliwog » est libre et respire autrement, il invite l'auditeur vers une forme de temporalité naturelle inspirée du rythme des saisons. Les compositions, comme des cartes simplifiées, guident notre voyage dans un paysage toujours changeant et formé d’improvisations collectives permanentes. Sans prise de tête, certains morceaux invitent à rire devant l’absurdité du monde et d’autres à gouter sa beauté dans toutes ses contradictions.

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Bart Defoort 
Victor Da Costa Quartet

27 February 2022  E 20:00

Bart Defoort - tenor sax

Victor Da Costa - guitar

Victor Foulon - double bass

Armando Luongo - drums

Web Site

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Punk Kong

6 March 2022  E 20:00

Viktor Perdieus - sax
Grégoire Tirtiaux - sax
Ruben Verbruggen - sax
Giotis Damianidis - guitar
João Lobo - drums

Web Site

Edgy guitar, powerful drums and three hyper dynamic saxophones, a special instrumentation that creates a unique sound with songs that blend Jazz, Psychedelic rock, African Blues and improvised music into a remarkable amalgam

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Raf Vertessen Quartet (NY)

13 March 2022  E 20:00

Adam O’Farrill - trumpet

Anna Webber - tenor saxophone 

Raf Vertessen - drums

Nick Dunston - bass

Web Site

Eindelijk kan Raf nu zijn geprezen debuut op plaat aan het publiek deftig voorstellen met deze Europese ‘LOI’ tour. De muziek van LOI is sterk beïnvloed door de progressieve jazz van the New Thing van de jaren '60 tot de inspirerende free-improv scene uit Europa, tot de vruchtbare creatieve muziekgemeenschap uit het Amerika van nu. Die smeltpot verraadt een muzikale trip vol energie met heel wat sonische mogelijkheden maar heeft ook een los, aanlokkelijk after hours kantje

Roskam jazz concerts

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Robbie and the Pastrami family (NY/BE)

20 March 2022  E 20:00

Robbie Pastrami - saxophones

Nicky Pastrami - double bass

Tony Pastrami - drums

Web Site

Meaty NYC jazz with a bite on a hero sandwich! (vegetarian alternatives available)

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Bodies

27 March 2022  E 20:00

Alejandra Borzyk - saxophone

Lara Humbert - keys

Mateusz Malcharek - bass

Elie Gouleme - drums

Web Site

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MATTS 4et

3 April 2022  E 20:00

Giovanni Di Carlo - guitar
Filippo Bianchini - tenor sax
Victor Foulon - double bass
Armando Luongo - drums

You Tube

New 4et made by some of the best musicians of the international scene. The repertoire is a mix of original music and new standards from contemporary jazz composers as Mark Turner, Seamus Blake, Kurt Rosenwinkel and others. Contemporary Jazz with a lot of swing and energy.

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Martin Salemi Quartet

10 April 2022  E 20:00

Sylvain Debaisieux - saxophone

Martin Salemi - keyboards

Boris Schmidt - double bass

Daniel Jonkers - drums

SoundCloud

After releasing his second album in trio with Boris Schmidt on double bass and Daniel Jonkers on drums, Martin Salemi invites Sylvain Debaisieux on saxophone to play a new set of tunes, for a music based on freedom, hypnotic grooves, intricate melodies and cinematic atmospheres.

Influenced by the music of Keith Jarrett, Gerald Clayton, Ben Wendel, Esbjorn Svensson and ADHD...

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Bodem

17 April 2022  E 20:00

Adia Vanheerentals - soprano saxophone

Willem Malfliet - gitaar

Anke Verslype - drums

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'Bodem is een nieuw trio dat eigen muziek speelt geïnspireerd door onder andere jazz. De band bestaat uit Anke Verslype op drums, Willem Malfliet op gitaar en Adia Vanheerentals op sax en compositie. De lyrische composities zijn een vertrekpunt om verschillende klanken te exploreren.'

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Moanin’ Birds

24 April 2022  E 20:00

Tom Bourgeois - sax, bass clarinet

Fil Caporali - double bass 

Guests:

Dorian Dumont - piano

Lionel Beuvens - drums

You Tube

In this lavishly singular album, Tom Bourgeois (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet) and Fil Caporali (upright bass) use all of their melodic and rhythmic freedom to create a rich musical discussion with a wide range of sound textures, harmonic colour and counterpoint. This spirited duo delivers an authentic experience of rich acoustic virtuosity. Quirky, raw and completely mesmerising.

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Méandres(Fr)
International Jazz Day

30 April 2022  E 20:00

Fabien Genais – Alto sax, voice

Emmanuel Cremer - cello, FX
Uli Wolters - Tenor sax, keys, laptop

You Tube

Three musicians with the same desire and pleasure to share their creations. Méandres is part of a musical current expressing itself without cleavage, mixing the electonic with the acoustic. He easily combines genres to create a contemporary eclecticism  style. A rich, intense and sincere music develops then. Sweet intoxicating melodies and angry cries follow one another.

The original compositions reflect an era and a state of mind always in movement.

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Lara Humbert Quartet

1 May 2022  E 20:00

Lara Humbert - piano, compositions

Amèle Metlini - violin

Benjamin Sauzereau - guitar

Gaspard Sicx - drums

You Tube

«Autour d’un répertoire de compositions originales de la pianiste Lara Humbert, ce quartet de musique improvisée vous emmène dans une atmosphère à la croisée du jazz, de la pop et de la musique classique. L’alliage atypique des sons du violon (Amèle Metlini),de la guitare électrique (Benjamin Sauzereau), de la batterie (Gaspard Sicx), et du piano ( Lara Humbert), nous fait voyager dans leur premier répertoire intitulé « Pinède », faisant référence au nom d’une plage semées de pins, et aux airs du sud, dans les Alpes françaises. »

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Hi Hawaii

8 May 2022  E 20:00

Jens Bouttery - vocals, drums, keys
Lennart Heyndels - vocals, bass, modular

Web Site

2 musical epicureans present popsongs with delirious outbursts. Hi Hawaii’s Jens Bouttery & Lennart Heyndels bring an homage to everyday life by means of self-irony, honesty and grandiose household drama. Their live performances have a wild reputation with a crazy sauce of modular analogue synths, spicy samples and untamed vocals on top of their interlocked bass & drum-vaganza.

For their debut album “The List” released in March 2020 on W.E.R.F.-records, they extended their sound with horns, flutes and strings to blend in with the modular synths they joyfully tweak. The result is an unrestrained personal voyage with the aura of a pinball machine that might make you dance, laugh and cry at the same time.

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Suura

15 May 2022  E 20:00

Benjamin Hermans - clarinet, sax

Stan Maris - accordion, compositions

Nicolas Van Belle - guitar, compositions

Emanuel Van Mieghem - double Bass, composition

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Suura is an acoustic quartet that was created by the musical wanderings of Nicolas Van Belle. For quite some time Suura has been exploring the borders of 

improvisation, free improvisations, textures, silence and acoustic reverberations. As a band they focussed on developing their own group sound. In this process throughout the years, were they assisted by Brice Soniano, Joachim Badenhorst, Bert Cools and Frederik Leroux.

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Gratitude Trio

22 May 2022  E 20:00

Jeroen Van Herzeele - tenor sax,

EWI, modular synth

Alfred Vilayleck - electric bass

Louis Favre - drums, vocals

Web Site

Sur fond de lignes de basse sexy et de percus dansantes, la musique se développe, aventureuse, avec ses souvenirs coltraniens, sa puissance, sa folie, son groove, mais aussi sa rêverie et ses voyages spatio-psychédéliques. Une musique riche et aventureuse à écouter en boucle.

Après 12 ans d'existence, le trio bruxellois sortira son 4ème album en septembre prochain !

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Bbung
Brussels Jazz Weekend

27 May 2022  E 22:00

Jérôme Castin - guitar, compositions  
Pierre-Antoine Savoyat - trumpet

Dylan Marey - piano 

Joos Vandueren - saxophone tenor

Felix De Clerck - bass 

Davy Palumbo - percussion

Thomas Dimmers - drums

You Tube

Oscillant entre jazz-fusion, funk, hip-hop, et world music, BBUNG est un groupe de 7 musiciens wallons et flamands qui aspire à allier une musique à la fois sincère et viscérale. Avec son univers mêlant arrangements léchés et improvisations furieuses, il s’adresse aux amateurs de jazz et de groove tant bien qu’à un public néophyte qui souhaite s’immerger dans cette musique et danser.

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Bestiaal
Brussels Jazz Weekend

28 May 2022  E 22:00

Sebastiaan Vekeman - drums & compositions
Jakob Haghebaert - guitar
Cyrille Obermüller - double bass

Web Site

De jazz van Bestiaal kan behoorlijk potent uit de hoek komen. Originaliteit en eigenzinnigheid waren altijd al kernwaarden voor jazzmuzikanten, maar hier zijn ze vanzelfsprekende onderdelen van een frappant koppig karakter. De ongrijpbaarheid van Bestiaal is grotendeels te danken aan de composities van drummer Sebastiaan Vekeman, die wel nog verankerd zijn in de klassieke jazztaal, maar een loopje nemen met de conventies. Zo waren de composities op ‘Absoluut’ (2016) en ‘Inenen’ (2018) ook geen klassieke structuren met een vertrouwde kop en een staart als uitroepteken, maar een vrijgeleide om verhalen te vertellen die enkel hun eigen, dwarse logica volgen. Net zoals dat bij het nieuwe album ‘Het Deert’ het geval is.

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Max Johnson Trio (NY)
Brussels Jazz Weekend

29 May 2022  E 20:00

Max Johnson - double bass

Anna Webber - tenor saxophone

Michael Sarin - drums

Web Site

Virtuoso Double Bassist and Composer Max Johnson presents his newest trio with Anna Webber (saxophone, flute), and Michael Sarin (drumset), performing music from their new forthcoming album "Orbit of Sound". Between the three of them, they have worked with artists such as John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Mark Dresser, Jen Shyu, William Parker, Simon Nabatov, and this project highlights the individual sounds and experiences of these three unique voices, as they interpret this breathtaking music in a singular way that is truly their own.

"Bassist Max Johnson is one of the most prolific and versatile musician/composers in music today" (Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz)

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Trio Electric Bongo

5 June 2022  E 20:00

Peter Jacquemyn - double bass

Guiom Vanespen - drums

Grégoire Tirtiaux - saxophone + fx

Web Site

"Trio electric bongo est la version électrique du trio bongo, composé de Guiom Vanespen à la batterie (Gong Extensions, Ocean voices), Peter Jacquemyn, contrebassiste improvisateur dont les aventures musicales ont croisé la route de nombreux musiciens improvisateurs(Evan Parker, Peter Kowald,...) et Grégoire Tirtiaux, saxophoniste tout-terrain (Mâäk, Belgistan, Red Desert orchestra...)"

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Bodem

12 June 2022  E 20:00

Adia Vanheerentals - soprano saxophone

Willem Malfliet - gitaar

Anke Verslype - drums

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'Bodem is een nieuw trio dat eigen muziek speelt geïnspireerd door onder andere jazz. De band bestaat uit Anke Verslype op drums, Willem Malfliet op gitaar en Adia Vanheerentals op sax en compositie. De lyrische composities zijn een vertrekpunt om verschillende klanken te exploreren.'

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Julien Tassin Duos

19 June 2022  E 20:00

Duo 1:

Julien Tassin - guitar

Patrick Steenaerts - guitar

Duo 2:

Julien Tassin - guitar

Nico Chkifi - drums

You Tube

Even without using words, Julien Tassin is an outstanding storyteller. He’s the kind of musician who has obviously spent time acquiring technique and skill on the guitar, but who values the expressive power and potential of music above all else. This is not only background music, but it transports the listener, interpreting compositions that shape their own little universes. It is obvious that Julien has immersed himself in a wide variety of influences - blues, soul, rock, roots music - but it all comes together to create a rich and very coherent identity at the same time. During this evening, the guitarist will offer us two very different duos and will resonate with Patrick Steenaerts (guitar) then with Nico Chkifi (drums) to explore new territories in the duo formula. Musical dialogues made of colors and chaotic sounds in the service of a music at the border of jazz, experimental, soundscape and noise.

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Nouroog

26 June 2022  E 20:00

Nabou Claerhout - trombone
Yann Lecollaire - clarinet, bass clarinet
Sylvain Debaisieux - tenor sax

Samuel Ber - drums
Jordi Cassagne - double bass

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Nouroog communicates through "songs" consisting of chirps, rumbles and growls.

These sound emissions are formed by a repetition of clearly discernible melodic sequences.

The songs vary according to the seasons, but they remain understandable by all.