The next BJO ICC was supposed to be held next year (2015). Due to recent budget cuts by the Flemish government, we are forced to postpone this next edition until 2016. Details will be published later on. It gives you, young composers, all the more time to prepare! See you in 2016.
All good songs must come to an end, and after reccording a CD and playing 16 concerts in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Singapore, we’ll bring this fantastic project to a close on 3 October in Compiègne (80 km north of Paris). So hurry to Espace Jean Lejendre for an evening with Maria João and David Linx in A Different Porgy & Another Bess. More info.
Summer lingers on in Lisbon, where BJO will play an open-air concert on 11 September at the fabulous Com’ Out Lisbon festival, with stages spread out over the city’s squares and parks. BJO is one of five large jazz orchestras in a concert series entitled The art of big band. More info.
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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