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New collaboration project : 1 2 3 4

1 2 3 4 ” is a new collaboration project between 3 organizations and 3 brilliant artists from Belgium, Portugal and Slovenia:
AUBERGINE ARTIST MANAGEMENT
(BE) presenting DE BEREN GIEREN with Fulco Ottervanger piano, Lieven Van Pee double-bass, Simon Segers drums (BE), CLEAN FEED RECORDS (PT) presenting SUSANA SANTOS SILVA trumpet (PT), DRUGA GODBA (SI)  presenting KAJA DRAKSLER piano (SI)

We propose the best upcoming Indie Jazz talents in Europe in one night :
1  Kaja Draksler solo
2  Kaja Draksler and Susana Santos Silva duo
De Beren Gieren trio
De Beren Gieren and Susana Santos Silva quartet

4 important facts

1  All of the artists where selected at 12 points between 2011 and 2012.
2  In 2013, De Beren Gieren showcased at Jazzahead!, in 2014, it’s the turn of Kaja Draksler to be in the official showcase program.
3  Kaja Draksler played at Ljubljana Jazz festival (SLO) in 2012 and released “The Life of many others” on Clean Feed in 2013
De Beren Gieren and Susana Santos Silva will play at Ljubljana Jazz festival in 2014 and will release an album together on Clean Feed records.

More information here

Welcome to MannGold de Cobre!

MannGold De Cobre is a very unconventonial big band. It is the rock band MannGold (Rodrigo Fuentealba  and Philipp Weies on guitar;  Karel de Backer and Matthias Standaert on drums; and Martin Standaert on bass) extended with a unique brass section (8 horns) led by Peter Vermeersch (also known from Flat Earth Society). The result is a powerful sound, which floats, swirls, rages and rumbles between jazz, psychedelic rock 'n roll, kraut, noise, film noir, Sun Ra and trance.

MannGold De Cobre will release their first vinyl on Vynilla and CD on El Negocito Records this 19th of april 2014 during Record Store Day. At this occasion they play at Vinylla records store in Gent at 3pm. Later you will see them on some great Belgian summerfestivals... so keep tuned!

Video clip here

Jazz#Forum - 11th of March in Brussels

Jazz#Forum will take place on the 11th of March in Flagey Brussels for it's third edition.

Jazz#Forum is the opportunity for Belgian jazz professionals to gather. The aim of the Jazz#Forum is to create a networking space for musicians, organizers and press to meet, exchange information, create debates and think about the future of Jazz in Belgium and beyond. You will find a detailed program of the day here in french and here in flemish.

When : 11th of March between 10am and 5pm.
Where : Flagey, Place Sainte Croix, 1050 Brussels
Price :10€ for the whole day /5€ for students / 15€ for the Jazz#Forum + concert Steven Delannoye New York Trio featuring Jozef Dumoulin.

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New band : LABtrio

Aubergine Artist Management welcomes a new band: LABtrio!
They have just released their first album "Fluxus" on Outhere records. The album already received the "Revelation" title from Frank Bergerot on Jazz Magazine (nov. 2013).

"Halfway between a telluric Supersilent, a tortured E.S.T. or an acoustic Flying Lotus, the music of LABtrio has still very little to do with the cosmopolitan world of it's mentor's trio [Aka Moon]. But they have one thing in common: the status of charming ambassadors of Belgian jazz" Mathieu Durand - Jazz news, december 2013

They are playing at the Glimps showcase festival in Gent on the 13th of december.

We are preparing LABtrio's 2014 tour: available between july and october.
Please sent us your request on zoe@aubergineartistmanagement.com

Teun Verbruggen won the Jazzmozaïek Award 2013

Teun Verbruggen is the winner of this year’s international competition Jazz Hoeilaart.

The purpose of this annual Jazzmozaïek Award is to highlight the Belgian jazz scene and to distinguish one Belgian jazz musician who - in the spirit of Jazz Hoeilaart – encourages, stimulates and sets an example for the younger generation of Belgian jazz musicians.

This price is handed out by the editorial of Jazzmozaïek, the jazz magazine of Flanders, published by supporting organization Muziekmozaïek.

The award price consists of a concert project and a work of art made by musician Chris Joris.

Aubergine invited to coordinate the Belgian Jazz Meeting!

Aubergine has been invited to coordinate this year's Belgian Jazz Meeting. It is a professional showcase event that aims to promote Belgian jazz internationally. 
It takes place in Liège, Belgium from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th of September 2013.

An initiative of Museact (Gaume Jazz Festival, Jazz 04/Les Chiroux, Jazz Station, Maison du Jazz/Jazz à Liège, Les Lundis d'Hortense, Collectif du Lion, Sowarex/Igloo, Ecoutez-Voir), Jazz Brugge, Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques and Flanders Music Centre. With the support of Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Vlaamse Gemeenschap, the city and the provence of Liège and the city of Bruges.

more info here

Aka Moon 20 years movie premieres on Mezzo tv

The movie "20 YEARS OF AKA MOON INVITES MAGIC MALIK LIVE AT JAZZ STATION (BRUXELLES)" shot last december is now ready and will be broadcasted on Mezzo tv. You can watch it on these dates:
25/06/2013 @ 9h20 and 23h20
26/06/2013 @ 19h50 
30/06/2013 @ 12h05
01/07/2013 @ 16h00
06/07/2013 @ 17h00
24/07/2013 @ 23h30

More info here

AlefBa (Aka Moon) premieres @ Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

AlefBa is the combination of the two first letters of the arabic alphabet. After the Tahrir Square events, Aka Moon had the need to explore the arab world new musical expressions. For this journey they've gathered a group of amazing musicians from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Belgium and France.

Premieres July, 10th @ Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France)


more info here

DE BEREN GIEREN release second album in the fall

De Beren Gieren's second album entitled a raveling is coming up! You can already listen to two songs here.
The official release concert will take place @ Handelsbeurs, Bruges on October 3rd and will be followed by a Belgian tour in September and October. Dates to be announced soon.
 

AKA MOON wins belgian jazz award!

On the International Jazz Day, we are happy to announce that Aka Moon have won the belgian award Octaves de la musique 2013 in the Jazz category.
Congrats to the trio!!!
(the ceremony will be broadcasted on the 6th of May in local belgian tv's)

Showcase DE BEREN GIEREN @ JAZZAHEAD

DE BEREN GIEREN have been selected for an official showcase at Jazzahead in Bremen.
Come and discover them in BORGWARD SAAL on Saturday 27th of April at 17h00.

You can also find us at the Belgian Stand (F04) from thursday to sunday. Come and meet us there...

We would also advise you to come on Friday at 17h, since we'll be serving real Belgian beer and cheese!