Jazz#Forum: on 8 March, jazz will be hotter than hot


On 8 March, the entire jazz community of Belgium will unite at Flagey (Brussels) for the fourth edition of Jazz#Forum. Jazz#Forum is a network day for the professional jazz sector, organised by several partners in the field to offer support to musicians, programmers and manager alike, stimulate contacts and spark off discussions about the future of jazz in Belgium and beyond. On the programme: round table discussions and workshops revolving around the sustainable career of musicians. The full programme can be found…

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Bis Bookings is a Jazz in ‘t Park Jazzfriend

JIP dag 2 Rudy Carlier

Jazz in ‘t Park, the 3rd biggest jazz festival in Flanders, is on to its 22nd edition this year. This cosy family-friendly jazz happening plants the best of Belgian contemporary jazz in the Ghent Zuidpark every first weekend of September, but this year is extra special for us: Jazz in ‘t Park has appointed 4 Ghent jazz organisations as its “Jazzfriends” to help put together the programme, and Bis Bookings is one of them. The other Jazzfriends are El Negocito Records, Inside…

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Backback up close

Backback is winning you over, playing excellent concerts across Flanders. Last week they played at Kinky Star (Ghent) and got quite the review. Three days later they blew away Het Manuscript (Ostend) during the Storm! festival (thanks to Maarten Geukens for the great pictures!). This coming weekend, on Saturday 28 February, this energetic trio can be spotted at De Kleine Kunst. Don’t miss out!   ****   Backback laat zich overal ten lande bewonderen tegenwoordig. Vorige week speelden ze een…

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Backback is back!

Backback, another bird to join the Bis Bookings nest, is a Belgian jazz trio with Filip Wauters on guitar, Marc De Maeseneer on sax and Giovanni Barcella on drums. “An unusual line-up” you might think, or “no bass player, isn’t that a handicap?” Not so with Backback. Through years of rehearsing, gigging, and recording the trio has forged their own impressive sound and they also seem to have a magic formula that keeps their music fresh, ingenious, yet accessible. Wauters’ original compositions…

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New year, new bands

For Bis Bookings, 2014 has surely been the year of expansion: a few months ago Liselotte Vantrappen joined the agency, bringing along three new bands, namely Nightshift, Wim Toucour and Humble Grumble. Let us kick off 2015 in the same vein, with three more newcomers! We are proud to announce that Bis Bookings will now also be serving up jazz bands Sweet Defeat, Backback and John Ghost. Stay tuned to see what the rest of the year has in store, and a very inspiring 2015…

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