A fixture on the national and international scene, Jazz Station Big Band has become an integral part of Brussels' heritage over the years, a veritable mythical group of passionate professionals. Acclaimed by the press and recognised by its peers, several albums have been released on the Igloo and Hypnote Records labels, and soon on Step By Records. Supporting a monthly residency in a club (the Jazz Station) for almost twenty years has never been done before in Belgium. The sound of this Big Band is immediately recognisable, not only because of the unique chemistry between some of the musicians considered to be the cream of the European crop, but also because of the touch of their arrangers. Make no mistake: even if this big band gives the impression of Belgian-style lightness, sophistication and deep emotion are always inherent in their music.
For this special concert, part of the River Jazz Festival programme, the Big Band is inviting an exceptional singer whose reputation and career have spread far beyond our borders. David Linx has built up a singular and demanding repertoire. Whether he's singing, scatting, whispering, or just blubbering, David Linx always finds the right tone and the perfect tempo. This unique encounter with the Jazz Station Big Band is an obvious choice, given the Belgian singer's many collaborations with major ensembles. Over the years, David Linx has recorded 3 albums with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, and another with the WDR Big Band in Cologne. He is also regularly invited to collaborate with prestigious Big Bands around the world!
At this concert, discover this brand new project, whose tracks have been specially arranged by the great Luigi Giannatempo.
From September 2023, the Jazz Station Big Band will be offering a new "2 venues - 2 concerts" formula. From 7pm to 7.45pm, a Big Band musician will introduce you to his or her instrument(s), their specificities and/or their unsuspected uses during a short "CARTE BLANCHE EN SOLO ACOUSTIQUE" concert to be held in the salons of the Maison Autrique, 266 chaussée de Haecht in Schaerbeek. Doors : 18h45
On 7 December, Vincent Bruyninckx will do us the honour of introducing us to his splendid instrument, the piano!