After headliner Paolo Conte (6 July), Gent Jazz Festival announces a new name right before the holiday break. The 17th festival edition takes place from 29 June to 8 July 2018 on the historical Bijloke site in Ghent. On Sunday July 1st 2018, the audience favourite Melanie De Biasio will have the whole tent gasp in awe. It will also be an exclusive opportunity to see the jazz musician in Flanders this summer. Tickets are available immediately.
Melanie De Biasio: jazz, but also blues, soul, light and darkness
The increasingly popular Melanie De Biasio sold out the AB no less than three times this autumn. The laudatory reviews following these three concerts make it clear once and for all: seeing De Biasio live is a chance you should seize without hesitation. Her talent has always been indisputable for Gent Jazz Festival. In 2014 and 2015, she took over the Ghent Main Stage and moved her audience like no other. Whereas her EP ‘Blackened Cities’ delighted with its grandness, her new album ‘Lilies’ is a lot more intimate. In addition, she is greatly appreciated internationally: besides Zap Mama in 1994, she is the only Belgian artist to ever have graced the screen on Later… with Jools Holland. On Sunday July 1st, her artistic finesse will make the festival tent go quiet once again.
More names for Gent Jazz Festival will be announced soon.