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Kamasi and the Belgians: Jazz Middelheim festival expands poster solid

Young violence, but also the 25th anniversary of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra: Jazz Middelheim 2018 provides for each jazzcat tastes.

Kamasi Washington at the Gent Jazz © Bruno Bollaert

The poster of the 37th Jazz Middelheim festival will gradually form. On August 9, is the most prestigious spot in advance for Kamasi Washington, saxophonist who also far beyond the jazz success with The Epic. On the main stage gets the day he is the company of Bram Weijters’ Crazy One. Also The Club Stage color Belgian with Dijf Sanders, Scaffolding, and a double portion Mattias The Government. The talented saxophonist plays with both his main project Nordmann as the trio MDC III with drummers Simon Segers and Lennert Jacobs.

For Friday, August 10, was previously Melanie De Biasio is already announced, this summer, also to the Gent Jazz attracts. On the main stage, she along with the Philip Catherine Reunion Band and De Beren Gieren programmed.

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The Club Stage is completely occupied by the Brussels Jazz Orchestra. The big band celebrates its 25th anniversary with a staggering four projects: We Orchestrate Words (or WOW) brings rap, soul, beats and jazz together, We Have A Dream going to find the pioneers of the protestsong, Kaneelvingers brings Stefan Hertmans’ eponymous book of poetry musical to life and Footprint makes a representative walk through the BJO’s impressive recent body of work.

The rest of the line-up will later be published. Tickets are on sale at the site of Jazz Middelheim festival or at Fnac.

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