top of page
Misturado.jpg

Trio Misturado

17 September 2023  E 20:00

Renato Martins - percussions, compositions

Benoît Minon - guitare, compositions

Line Daenen - flutes

Web Site

Trio Misturado is the encounter of three musicians in love with Brazilian music, improvisation and rhythmic explorations. Carried by the dense, yet light magic flow of percussionist Renato Martins and the warm, enveloping tones of Benoît Minon’s 7 string guitar, Line Daenen on the flute unfolds the aerial and acrobatic melodies of their repertoire, a mixture of compositions and gems of brazilian and latin music.

Filled with diversity, finesse and freedom, their playing oscillates in osmosis between improvisation, counterpoint and written music. A breath of fresh air in perspective !

Hint of Berlin.jpg

Hint of Berlin

24 September 2023  E 20:00

Gregor Siedl - tenor sax

Frans van Isacker - alto sax

Benjamin Sauzereau - guitar

Lennart Heyndels - el. bass

Nico Chkifi - drums

Web Site

HINT OF BERLIN is the happy reunion of 5 long-time collaborators and friends to celebrate the joy of adventurous and spontaneous instant compositions. Gregor Siedl and Nico Chkifi have made an impact on the improv scene with their duo called DOKO. Benjamin Sauzereau is leading a brilliant group Les Chroniques de l'Inutile with Gregor Siedl and Lennart Heyndels. Frans van Isacker is an all-around improviser and the first choice of many groups including Ginger Black Ginger the last group of bass player Yannick Peeters. Those 5 musicians will perform a unique concert playing their hearts out for the love of Music. 

Mojo Jojo.jpg

Mojo Jojo 

1 October 2023  E 20:00

Roeland Celis - electric guitar
Warre Van De Putte - tenor saxophone
Umberto Odone - drums
Emanuel Van Mieghem - double bass

You Tube

Mojo Jojo is a Brussels based quartet founded by Emanuel Van Mieghem that invites lyrical melodies that are driven by deeply rooted pulsations.

They discovered that they have a very strong and dynamic connection that translates itself both on a personal and a musical level.

Roskam jazz concerts

Gaspard Sicx invites.jpg

Gaspard Sicx invites

8 October 2023  E 20:00

Jeroen Van Herzeele - saxophone

Lara Humbert - piano

Matteo Mazzu - electric bass

Gaspard Sicx - drums

You Tube

Come and enjoy this one time only band, they'll play tunes by Ornette Coleman, Paul Motian, Thelonious Monk and, among others, original compositions by the drummer Gaspard Sicx.

Tao Yu.jpg

Tao Yu 

15 October 2023  E 20:00

Simon Groppe - keyboards

Diogo Alexandre - drums

Jim Monneau - bass

Tao Yu - Saxophone 

SoundCloud

‘Tao Yu’ ( same as the project name ) she’s a saxophonist and composer from south China. she graduated from Koninklijk conservatory of Brussel in 2023, she met her band members in Brussel and after a perfect corporation in her MIM, they decided to develop this project together. 

She has a different kind of inspiration from her depth understood to the life, the certain style will not be define on her music, ‘Tao Yu’ is the sound of herself.

Alejandra2.jpg

Alejandra Borzyk
acoustic quartet

22 October 2023  E 20:00

Alejandra Borzyk - saxophones, compositions
Leonard Steigerwald - piano
Federico Stocchi - doublebass
Gaspard Sicx - drums

SoundCloud

Under the influence of artists from the contemporary jazz scene, such as Aaron Parks, Mark Turner or Harmen Fraanje, the  bandleader of this quartet writes her music playing with colorful harmonies, floating within a large sonic spectrum of acoustic textures. When performing together, these four musicians navigate between strong melodies full of character and freely improvised sounds.

Dancing With Don copy.jpg

Dancing With Don

29 October 2023  E 20:00

Lynn Cassiers - treated voice

Manolo Cabras - electric bass

João Lobo - drums

Web Site

This is a jazz trio that improvises and plays songs in a very original way. Besides being three excellent musicians, Lynn, Manolo and João have been collaborating for about 20 years in various constellations. They have their own unique improvisational language, carved and polished over the years. From a home session, recorded without pretension, came an album, released in 2022 by Robalo. 'Live' the trio comes in different shapes, sometimes acoustic and totally improvised, sometimes electric and playing songs from its members original repertoire.

SALEMI.jpg

Salemi / Savoyat
Caporali / Aurand

5 November 2023  E 20:00

Pierre-Antoine Savoyat - trumpet/flugelhorn

Fil Caporali - double bass

Martin Salemi - piano

Raphaël Aurand - drums, compositions

Web Site

Raphaël Aurand est un batteur français basé à Bruxelles depuis 2020 ou il étudie au Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, aujourd'hui étudiant à la Zürcher Hochschule der Künste à Zürich il est de passage à Bruxelles pour un concert au Roskam. Pour cette occasion il s'entoure de quelques uns de ses musiciens préférés :

Pierre-Antoine Savoyat (trompette) qu'il a rencontré au Koninklijk Conservatorium ainsi que de Martin Salemi (pianiste) et de Fil Caporali (contrebasse). 

Tous les quatre ils joueront de la musique originale signée du batteur, ainsi que de nouveaux arrangements de musique diverses.

Stéphane.jpg

Stéphane Payen (fr)

Tom Rainey (us) 

Sylvain Debaisieux (be)

12 November 2023  E 20:00

Stéphane Payen - alto saxophone
Tom Rainey - drums
Sylvain Debaisieux - tenor saxophone

Web Site

Voilà 15 ans que ces deux improvisateurs passionnés se retrouvent régulièrement pour de nouvelles aventures. Après le quintet « Progressive Patriots » de Hasse Poulsen, le groupe « All Set » (codirigé par le saxophoniste et Ingrid Laubrock) ou encore le trio avec Marc Ducret, c’est aujourd’hui en duo (ou plutôt en trio) que nous les retrouverons dans le cadre de leur tournée d'automne ; ils nous proposeront une musique totalement improvisée, nourrie par toutes les formes de jeux qu’ils ont expérimenté au travers de leurs différentes collaborations. Pour cette soirée, ils ont aussi décidé d'inviter Sylvain Debaisieux !

Ben Sluijs.jpg

Ben Sluijs Trio

19 November 2023  E 20:00

Ben Sluijs - sax, flute
Manolo Cabras - double bass 
Marek Patrman - drums

Web Site

*

Motian.jpg

MOTIAN LOVE

26 November 2023  E 20:00

Erwin Vann - tenor saxophone

Nicolas Kummert - tenor saxophone

Vitja Pauwels - guitar

Artan Buleskaj - guitar

Nico Chkifi - drums

Web Site

MOTIAN LOVE is a brand new quintet that plays compositions by Paul Motian.

The band will soon record an album. Come catch them live before their sound will be captured for the eternity!

Popdragon 2023 2.jpg

Popdragon

3 December 2023  E 20:00

Manuel Roland - electric guitar

Jérémie Mosseray - drums

Emmanuel Loriaux - electric bass

Grégoire Tirtiaux - saxophone, effects

YouTube

Popdragon est le nouveau groupe des créateurs de Orange Kazoo, de Applause et de la fanfare du Belgistan
.Des rythmiques hypnotiques où batteries kraut et percussions orientales tournent autour de basses électriques saturées. Des contre-chants de guitares en échos. Des saxophones transformés par des effets électroniques.Un déluge de saxophone baryton.

Quatre musiciens tout en transe électrique et en danses organiques.

Grounds.jpg

Grounds

10 December 2023  E 20:00

Maxime Dereux - sax, flute, composition

Robin Couderc - contrebasse

Marius Rabbe - trombone

Paolo Rezze - guitare, violoncelle

Elie Goulème - batterie

Sound Cloud

Influencé par le rock progressif, le jazz moderne et les musiques du mondes, GROUNDS est le résultat d’une rencontre unique entre des musiciens provenant d’horizons très divers. Entre grooves entraînant , mélodies léchées et improvisations, le groupe propose une musique originale et organique portée par les compositions du saxophoniste Maxime Dereux.

Ee_Collective.jpg

Ee_Collective

17 December 2023  E 20:00

Ee - sax & EWI

Chaeyeon Lee - keys & synths

Diogo Alexandre - drums

Robin Lisandru Couderc - bass

Sound Cloud

Ee_Collective is a jazz improv-based quartet comprised of four musicians who pursue avant-garde music in a somewhat wild and intense yet still artistic manner. The saxophonist Hyung Jin Lee, drummer Diogo Alexandre, pianist Chae Yeon Lee, and bassist Robin Lisandru Couderc form this Brussels-based project. Through composition and performance, they express various styles with new interpretations that highlight their individual differences and similarities, all while sharing a common passion. They are capable of delivering a performance that is never dull.

Trio Defoort.jpg

TRIO Bart Defoort

7 January 2024  E 20:00

Bart Defoort- tenor saxophone
Jos Machtel - double bass
Lieven Venken - drums

Web Site

Dit trio brengt een mix van Standards en eigen composities 

Natasha Vew.jpg

Natasha Vew Quartet

14 January 2024  E 20:00

Natasha Vew - piano, voice, compositions

Elly Brouckmans - alto saxophone

Jim Monneau - double bass

Pierre Hurty - drums

Web Site

Belgian pianist Natasha Vew invites you to discover her creative universe through her lyrical neo-hardbop compositions. After completing the recording of an album set to be released in 2024, her team will take you on a journey through shared influences, including Sean Jones, Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter or Avishai Cohen. Her music is open and puts improvisation and interaction between musicians at the forefront. Natasha's deep and warm touch will transport you to a realm where each note unfolds a story, and emotions resonate in fascinating harmony.

Macondo trio.jpg

Macondo Trio

21 January 2024  E 20:00

Sylvain Debaisieux - saxophone
Federico Stocchi - bass
Angelo Moustapha - drums

Web Site

MACONDO takes the audience to a place where time is relative, where cycles intertwine and melodies remain anchored in bodies and minds. Musicians come together to share, dialogue and connect. The fusion of energies is transmitted through captivating grooves, repetitive motifs and boundless improvisations. History repeats itself, and is never the same. And things take on their full meaning when the listener, open-minded and attentive, lets himself be carried away by the surging wave of music.

Ola Tunji.jpg

Ola Tunji

28 January 2024  E 20:00

Ornella Noulet - saxophone
Roman Raynaud - guitar
Loic Lengagne - piano
Scott Cizhou Huang - double bass
Egon Wolfson - drums

YouTube

"The music speaks for itself", said John Coltrane.
The new Ola Tunji quintet is moving in this direction, where musical interplay becomes a powerful and expressive whole.
Its members started playing together before summer 2023 and then united in the passion that each feels towards the spiritual and musical life of Coltrane. A path to follow seemed to form itself, like a vision shared through every feeling.
What they play bring them back to a deeper humanity in the music.

Pastrami6.jpg

The Return of the Pastramies 2 (NY/FR/BE)

4 February 2024  E 20:00

Robby Pastrami - saxophones
Nicky Pastrami - double bass
Tony Pastrami - drums

YouTube

The notorious Pastrami family will be back again at café Roskam. Come listen to this mysterious though familiar sounding band! Let yourself be carried away on the wings of the beautiful saxophone (playing) of tenor and soprano saxophonist Robby Pastrami. (Fellow saxophone gear nerds know which type of saxophone and which player comes with this).
Meaty (but vegan!) NYC jazz with a bite on a hero sandwich! 

Transfiguring Photograms .jpeg

Transfiguring Photograms

11 February 2024  E 20:00

Andrej Thompson - saxophone
Samuel Ber - drums
Piergiorgio Pirro - piano 

Nathan Wouters - double bass

Web Site

For this ensemble one body of work has been created thus far called Embracing Asymmetry which will be recorded in December 2023. The work focuses on the transitional process of improvising between two sound objects. Here the performer is improvising variations of a composed object whilst simultaneously seeking to slowly introduce a new composed element. A photogram is photographic technique that produces a negative shadow image. The transformation of a real object into a shadow is analogous to the transformation from a composed sound object into an improvised variation. Embracing Asymmetry also explores post-colonial identity through the intersection of reality, delusion and the incomprehensible.

Forest3io.jpg

Forest3io

18 February 2024  E 20:00

Jeroen Van Herzeele - saxophone
Lieven Venken - drums
Géraud Portal - double bass

Web Site

“Forest3io ” is the result of the meeting of three extremely active musicians on the European jazz scene. Lieven Venken, an inspired drummer of great musicality, perfected his art in the United States for nearly 20 years, notably alongside the master Billy Hart. Jeroen Van Herzeele, a saxophonist with a powerful and lyrical sound, masters his instrument perfectly, moving the listener to the depths of his soul. Géraud Portal, a double bassist who built his reputation alongside Jacky Terrasson's trio, and more recently alongside the American saxophone legend Gary Bartz. Forest3io creates unique music, composed of original pieces and rearrangements of standards, with each  performance."

Sicx-Sacalxot quartet.jpg

Sicx-Sacalxot quartet

25 February 2024  E 20:00

André Sacalxot (US) - saxophone
Lara Humbert - piano
Jim Monneau - double bass
Gaspard Sicx - drums

Web Site

Gaspard and André met in the United States working together in the band Fievel is Glauque. They became good pals and now André came down to visit. 
They will play some of their tunes alongside the French pianist Lara Humbert and the French bass player Jim Monneau.

Just Another Foundry 2024.jpg

Just Another Foundry (DE)
feat. Alberto///Uranes

3 March 2024  E 20:00

Jonas Engel - sax
Florian Herzog - bass
Anthony Greminger - drums
Marc Alberto - live processing
Jonatan Uranes - live processing

Web Site

“Courage for the edge and the non-lovely in the intensity-filled performance of the trio and its excellent interplay” 
- Roland Spiegel, Bavarian public radio (BR)

“This is what the future of German Jazz looks like.” 
- Oliver Hochkeppel, South German public newspaper (SZ)

“Their confident playing with melodic finesse and rustic violence both, won the band several prices” 
- Uli Lemke, JazzThing

Umami 2024.jpg

Umami Quartet 

10 March 2024  E 20:00

Our music ranges from dreamy ballads to raw grooves, experimenting with opening up the fixed song structures. Through improvisation and the use of electronics and effects, we try to deconstruct the compositions and thus keep challenging ourselves. This creates a very tactile and delicate interaction between the musicians that results in a unique sound, where the written score becomes just a vague outline of the song.

IBIYEWA.jpg

IBIYEWA

17 March 2024  E 20:00

Angelo Moustapha - drums

Toine Thys : saxophones

Joël Rabesolo - guitar

You Tube

Born in the corners of Brussels, this band is the brainchild of Angelo Moustapha. Beninese drummer recently arrived in the Belgian capital, Angelo is already a cornerstone of the creative scene, and a protégé of Philip Catherine and Lionel Loueke.

Think of the rhythms of a Beninese master drummer, the dancing harmonies of a Madagascan guitarist, and the melodic improvisations of a Jazz saxophonist in love with the equator. "Here we are" in Yoruba, IBIYEWA is a laboratory born of
encounters in Brussels, at the crossroads of traditional music and creative innovation.

I’m not done cooking.jpg

I’m not done cooking

24 March 2024  E 20:00

Matteo Mazzu - electric bass

Lucia Pires - flute

João Lobo - drums

Lara Humbert - piano

You Tube

I’m not done cooking » est le nouveau projet de la pianiste Lara Humbert. Ce groupe à pour but de faire évoluer pour chaque concert sa formation. Après une première représentation en Octet, les musiciens vous interpréterons pour ce concert une version pour quartet du répertoire. Une musique très personnelle, à venir découvrir en live. 

Massot.jpg

Massot/Florizoone/
Horbaczewski

31 March 2024  E 20:00

Marine Horbaczewski - cello

Michel Massot - tuba, euphonium, trombone

Tuur Florizoone - accordion

You Tube

Lovers of orchestras, brass bands and carnivals, come and see! In preparation for an upcoming CD recording and an extensive tour, the ever-mature and legendary Massot/Florizoone/horbaczewski will stop by to provide your favorite Sunday evening flight with style, pitfalls and some depth.

On the repertoire: shiningly new compositions and improvisations, balancing between contemporary classical and jazz. In thought, elephants and mice, princes and princesses and overworked civil servants pass the catwalk. Schol!

Léa Chiechelski.jpg

Léa Chiechelski/Stan Maris/Lara Humbert

7 April 2024  E 20:00

Lara humbert - piano

Léa Chiechelski - saxophone

Stan Maris - accordion

Web Site

Après une semaine de résidence, ces trois musiciens vous proposerons le résultat de leur recherche sur la limite entre musique écrite et musique improvisée. Le répertoire proposé est un mélange de leur différents univers respectifs.

The Miracle copy.jpg

The Miracle

14 April 2024  E 20:00

Giovanni Di Domenico - Hohner Pianet
Giotis Damianidis - bass, guitar
João Lobo - drums

Web Site

The Miracle" is a holy trio that brings out a pure magma of an ecclesiastical free funk!

Erwin Vann Trio.jpg

Erwin Vann Trio

21 April 2024  E 20:00

Michel Hatzigeorgiou - bass
Dré Pallemaerts - drums
Erwin Vann - saxophone

Web Site

Erwin Vann Trio feat. Michel Hatzigeorgiou and Dré Pallemaerts
The Erwin Vann Trio traces its origins back to 1989. Over the years, they performed on numerous stages in Belgium and abroad. Their collaboration has yielded the albums ‘Some Sounds’ (1990) and ‘Eleven’ (1995). Their live performance will feature a selection of original compositions, offering a nostalgic glimpse into their musical journey. This is a rare opportunity to witness the synergy of these three master musicians.

ALBANI copy.jpg

Albani/ Luppi/
Groppe/ Patrman

28 April 2024  E 20:00

Eleonora Albani - voice
Riccardo Luppi - sax and flute
Simon Groppe - piano
Marek Patrman - drums

Web Site

Interactive instinctive Quartet playing modern jazz, originals, and the best of jazz Standards.

Jordi Grognard Trio invites Lynn Cassiers 2024 copy.jpg

Jordi Grognard Trio
invites Lynn Cassiers

5 May 2024  E 20:00

Manolo Cabras - bass
Gaspard Sicx - drums
Jordi Grognard - sax, reeds
Lynn Cassiers - voice, FX

Web Site

New directions in music!
The original unit of the trio can already count on many years of sessioning and playing together. Jordi's compositions, originals -mostly by Monk and Ornette Coleman- standards, free impro, the band's repertoire is quite broad, always adapting to the vibe and to the acoustic space of venues. To spice things up, I (as Jordi the leader)/we are delighted to invite another partner-in-crime, the talented Lynn Cassiers, who will add her pristine voice and spaced-out electronic set to the mix!

AVA Trio 2024.jpg

AVA Trio (IT/TR/NL)

24 May 2024  E 22:00

Brussels Jazz Weekend

Giuseppe Doronzo - sax, bagpipes, flutes
Esat Ekincioglu - double bass
Pino Basile - tamburello, framedrums, cupaphon

Web Site

After successful past years with more than 120 concerts throughout China and Europe, three critically acclaimed albums and a highly praised showcase at Jazzahead 2023; AVA Trio sets sail back in time in the Mediterranean. Their fourth album "The Great Green" released on March 8, 2024 on Tora Records - takes us to Ancient Greece; an era in which the colour "blue" did not exist. AVA Trio stretches the boundaries of jazz, improvised and maqam music, creating a unique approach we define as "Mediterranean Avantgarde".

YuTing Li copy.jpg

VIVA - The Soil

26 May 2024  E 20:30

Brussels Jazz Weekend

Pierre Hurty - drums

Daniel Jonkers - drums

YuTing Li - keys + efx

Sound Cloud

‘VIVA’ is a double-instrument ensemble formed by YuTing Li experiencing sound design and sonic textures, with touches of delicate melodies floating on the immense sound palette. 

‘VIVA - The Soil’ is a variation of the ensemble researching the sonic spectrum of percussion and its interaction with the colors of harmony.

bottom of page