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Bis Bookings @ Gentse Feesten

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This coming weekend it’s festivities all around in Ghent, as the Ghent Festival kicks in for ten days. Of course the Bis Bookings bands could not be absent! You’ll find our lovely musicians here: – 18/7: Wim Toucour – Beguinage Lange Violettestraat, 19h00 (Feest in de Pastorij) – 18/7: Skordatura – Spiegeltent, 01h00 – 20/7: Sweet Defeat – Spiegeltent, 01h00 – 22/7: Wim Toucour – Muzikantenhuis, 21h00 – 24/7: Nightshift – Parnassus, 12h00 – 24:7: Altertape – Spiegeltent, 19h30 (Jonge…

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Bis Bookings is a Jazz in ‘t Park Jazzfriend

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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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John Ghost caught on tape

Last weekend was John Ghost-weekend: on Friday these fine musicians gave it their very best at the Storm! Jazz Contest at Vrijstaat O (Ostend) and the day after they treated their audience to an exquisite set at Trefpunt Concertzaal (Ghent). Now that deserves a John Ghost Flickr account, don’t you agree?   *****   Vorig weekend was John Ghost-weekend: op vrijdag speelden deze rasmuzikanten de pannen van het dak tijdens de Storm!-contest in Vrijstaat O (Oostende) en de dag erna…

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Watch out for John Ghost!

The third band to join Bis Bookings in this new year is John Ghost, a musical project by guitarist-composer Jo De Geest (RaDaR) together with Elias Devoldere (B.Y.J.O., Nordmann, Kabas) on drums, Karel Cuelenaere (B.Y.J.O., Trioxide) on piano, Rob Banken (4tet, Bravo Big Band, Kleptomatics, 8 o’clock Shadows) on saxophones, clarinet and flute, Wim Segers (Compro Oro, An Pierlé, Sh.tg.n) on the vibraphone and Lieven Van Pee (De Beren Gieren, Moker) on the double bass. Their music shows influences from…

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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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