Open Air Concert Sunday 7 September

The Brussels Jazz Orchestra performs live at Sint-Jansplein, Antwerp, on Sunday 7 September. De Filharmonie, conducted by Dirk Brossé, invites BJO to perform with them at their annual free open air concert.

On the playlist:
Dangerous Liaison and Alone at last (composed by Bert Joris), Bluesette (composed by Toots Thielemans). Frank Vaganée will perform a saxophone solo in Taxi Driver (composed by Bernard Herrmann).
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Transit Side by Enrico Pieranunzi, Bert Joris and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra


Three European jazz giants—BJO, Pieranunzi and Joris—will meet up in the Transit Side project. Italian jazz pianist Enrico Pieranunzi is coming to Belgium at the invitation of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra. Together with trumpeter and arranger Bert Joris, they will perform a selection of Pieranunzi’s repertoire.

The live recordings for the CD “Transit Side” will take place on 22 and 23 August 2014 in De Werf in Bruges. Tickets are available at (In Dutch.) Please note: There are only 100 tickets available for each recording session, so don’t delay!

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Our full website will not be available for a while. We’re constructing a new one that will be ready for you in September. In the meantiume there will be a light version of our website online. If you are looking for some BJO info that you can’t find here, please contact us by e-mail and we will send you the information asap.

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New York. City of Jazz


New York has always attracted jazz musicians and lovers of the genre. There is no big name in the history of American jazz that hasn’t at one time or another, lived and worked in New York. In short: New York is the City of Jazz! With singer Tutu Puoane, graphic novelist Philip Paquet and composer Bert Joris, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra created a contemporary project about the City of New York. The mood of the early 20th century as well as today’s New York, is evoked with a combination of music and imagery.

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Changing Faces remixed en remastered

BJO’s sound engineer Gyuri Spies maakte een remix en remastering van het album Changing Faces van David Linx en Brussels Jazz Orchestra. Het originele album kwam uit in 2007 en werd enthousiast onthaald door pers en publiek. De Standaard schreef toen: “een wervelend resultaat, met een kolkende bigband en Linx die zich de ziel uit het lijf scat.”

Changing Faces, remixed and remastered, is verkrijgbaar via iTunes.