Ready? Set? Go!


And so it begins. SCHNTZL have brought out their outstanding debut album and have launched their first big release tour. Last week they made a start on conquering the Netherlands, with shows at the International Jazz Festival Rotterdam and the Paradox in Tilburg. Yesterday Aartselaar was the place to be for the first concert of the tour around Flanders and Wallonia, a double bill with Nathalie Loriers Trio organised by JazzLab Series and Les Lundis d’Hortence. For a chance to see your favourite…

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SCHNTZL: believe the hype


Today SCHNTZL is presenting their debut album schntzl in avant-première at the W.E.R.F. Label Night, in the amazing Concertgebouw in Bruges. On November 4 the album will be properly released, both digitally and in music stores all around. The music will be available on cd and on vinyl! Jazzenzo Magazine already had a listen and here is their verdict: “SCHNTZL dares go their own way with their debut album schntzl. The references to GoGo Penguin, Brad Mehldau, Steve Reich and Philip Glass…

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SCHNTZL, getting ready for take-off


Exciting times for SCHNTZL: last month they took up residency in De Brakke Grond, the Flemish Arts Center in Amsterdam, to thoroughly prepare for their full album. At the end of June, the duo went to the studio of La Patrie (Ghent), to record the result of their time in Amsterdam. The match between SCHNTZL and producer Koen Gisen was remarkable; the tracks that they produced together are exactly what Hendrik and Casper had in mind, and the album ‘schntzl’ is sure…

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Jazz in the summertime


Admittedly, the weather is not in full summer mode just yet, but that doesn’t stop our bands from firing up your festivals! Here’s an overview of the summer jazz you can seek out the next coming weeks:   11 July – Skordatura / 4AD (Diksmuide) 15 July – John Ghost / Vrijstaat O (Oostende) 20 July – Altertape / Spiegeltent (Gentse Feesten) 30 July – Alfredo / Jazzenede (Assenede) 30 July – Bestiaal / Jazzenede (Assenede) 30 July – Skordatura /…

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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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