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Leuven Jazz makes line-up familiar with Ron Carter and many Belgians

Leuven Jazz has the full program of the fifth edition published. Bassist Ron Carter and accordionist Richard Galliano are the biggest names to new names.

Ron Carter and Richard Galliano © Christoph Less

From 18 to 26 march, the fifth edition of Leuven Jazz place. Previously announced the organization of all the Israeli topbassist Avishai Cohen, Sun Ra Arkestra, pianovirtuoos Shai Maestro and double bassistJasper Hoiby . There is now Ron Carter . The now 80-year-old bassist is best known as a member of Miles Davis’ second Great Quintet, with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams.

Further, if the poster of the particular Belgian. Pianist Bram De Looze is two times along, with his solo-cd Piano e Forte, and with his new duoproject with Robin Verheyen (TaxiWars). Still on the program: BeraadGeslagen, the crazy improproject of drummer Lander Gyselinck (STUFF.) and pianist Fulco Ottervanger (De Beren Gieren), a Moondog tribute of Condor Gruppe and a dj set from LeFtO and The Gaslamp Killer.

The festival also pays attention to the thirtieth anniversary of LUCA School of Arts, ever the lemmens institute. Alumni and teachers, pianist Jef Neve on trumpeter Bert Joris to saxophonist Frank Vaganée, for the opportunity to have a allstarband for a unique concert.

In addition to the concerts, there are also film screenings by Cinema ZED, a jazzquiz, an expo and huiskameroptredens under the guardianship of 30CC. More info and tickets, can be found on www.leuvenjazz.be.

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