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Norah Jones is coming to Gent Jazz

The organization let you know that on July 9, the young duo Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien and Omer Avital Quintet on the main stage.

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The New York-based jazz singer Norah Jones poses on July 9, her sixth and latest album, Day Breaks for at the Gent Jazz Festival. The last time Norah Jones in Belgium, dates back to the Gent Jazz Festival 2010. Gent Jazz Festival 2017 as the exclusive Belgian concert closes them the first part of the festival.

For her latest album, under the label Blue Note Records, he worked for Jones along with jazz greats Wayne Shorter, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Brian Blade. “The American grande dame of the jazz made her debut Come Away With Me, and the well-known single Don t Know Why music for the masses’, says organiser Bertrand Flamang. ‘Since then she has worldwide more than 45 million records sold and nine Grammy Awards to her name.’

The same evening the young duo Emile Parisien & Vincent Peirani expected. ‘Both of them as pioneers of a very strong generation of French jazz musicians seen. With the album Belle Epoque, they released a homage to the renowned tenor saxophonist Sidney Béchet.’

Also confirmed Omer Avital Quintet are coming on the 9th of July. He brings work from his new album Abutbul Music, a mix ranging from Sephardic music over funky grooves to intoxicating North African woestijnblues. “The American Downbeat calls him one of the most exciting musicians of the last twenty years and compares him with the legendary Charles Mingus.’ The second stage, the Garden Stage, the same evening, in the hands of the the Ghent drummer Yves Peeters, both with Yves Peeters Gumbo as Kleptomatics. More information on www.gentjazz.com.

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