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Jazz In Brussels

Jazz In Brussels and Belgium

Chet Baker at Brussels Jazz ClubmapofbelgiumWhen I arrived in late nineteen eighty-nine Brussels was a truly dynamic scene. In fact, I thought I had died and gone to a jazz heaven. The amazing 'Jazz Rally'.  'Brussels Jazz Club' one of the most beautifully appointed jazz clubs in the world located on the Grand Place. Overlooking the Place Fernand Coq the wonderful "Bierodrome'. 'Preservation Hall' home of traditional jazz,  and much, more. A jazz scene where international names performed on a regular basis and who would drop in on a session and blow. A number of jazz luminaries made their home in Brussels including the late Mal Waldron.

Though Brussels is central, also included is material from other cities and regions of Belgium.

Over the years I have accumulated an  archive of jazz related material. This site celebrates former days and more recent times.  If you feel inclined to contribute just register and upload your: Photographs. Videos (including YouTube links) Press cuttings. Audio files. In fact any related and uploadable items. 

Feedback and comments are most welcome.

 
Music (1924–1939): A History of Belgium’s First Jazz Journal

Music (1924–1939): A History of Belgium’s First Jazz Journal Matthias Heyman Introduction Peter De Greef’s jazzy covers helped transform Music into a specialized jazz magazine by...

Félix Simtaine

Félix Simtaine He discovered music during his childhood. He began by trying his hand at the trombone, a discipline that he quickly abandoned for the drums. Self-taught, he began an amateur career...

René Thomas

René Thomas René Thomas (Liège, February 25, 1926 - Santander (Spain), January 3, 1975) was a Belgian jazz guitarist. Although little known to the general public, he enjoyed a strong live...

Paul Dubois

Paul Dubois Paul Dubois (January 24, 1924 - September 1, 2016 was a Belgian jazz musician. He played double bass and was a singer in mainstream jazz. Dubois was self-taught as a bass...

Jazz In Brussels

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Jazz In Brussels - History Of Jazz In Belgium 1930-1940

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Jazz In Brusssels - Clubs - Page 2

Jazz In Brussels - Clubs - Page 2   Marcus Mingus  Opened by Alan and Sally, French and English respectively. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac adjacent to the 'Jeanneke Piss' was an...

Jacques Pelzer

Jacques Pelzer Jacques Pelzer was a saxophonist (alto and, more rarely, soprano) and Belgian jazz flautist born June 24, 1924 in Liège and died August 6, 1994 in the same city. He is the...

Bobby Jasper

Bobby Jasper Born in Liège, Belgium, Jaspar learned to play piano and clarinet at a young age. Later, he took up the tenor saxophone and flute. With the "Bop Shots" band, he took his first...

Jean-Pierre Gebler

Jean-Pierre Gebler Baritone saxophone, Composer 1938 - Uccle - December 27, 2006 Linkebeek A close friend of Chet baker, Dexter Gordon, Bud Powell and Gerry Mulligan since the late ’50s,...

Jazz In Brussels - Festivals

Jazz In Brussels - Festivals Jazz Rally  Starting in the nineteen-eighties and ending in nineteen ninety-seven the 'Jazz Rally' was a major event on the Brussels jazz calendar....

Jazz In Brussels - Print

Jazz In Brussels - Print Jazz Streets Jazz Streets September 1990   Jazz Streets   A remarkable monthly magazine and 'What's On' that ran from the eighties...

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Jazz In Brussels - History Of Jazz In Belgium1940-1960

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Jazz In Brussels - History Of Jazz In Belgium 1990-

19th Century | 1900-1918 | 1918-1930 | 1930-1940 | 1940-1960 | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990 Jazz In Brussels - History Of Jazz In Belgium 1990- BJO   Belgium has yielded a...

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