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Gent Jazz Festival Finalizes 2017 Lineup

Submitted by Filip Degroote on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:35 am

After previously announcing headliners Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, Trixie Whitley, Wayne Shorter, Einstürzende Neubauten, and Norah Jones, Gent Jazz Festival released the final names for its sixteenth edition today. The first day of the festival on 6 July is a day of celebration thanks to the arrival of the icon of pop herself and diva par excellence, Grace Jones. GoGo Penguin, Miles Mosley, Kadhja Bonet, and United Vibrations have also confirmed their attendance for the same day.

Gent Jazz Festival Adds Pat Metheny, John Scofield & More!

Submitted by Phibo Press on Wed, 03/23/2016 - 2:09 pm

The Gent Jazz Festival is announcing new names for its 15th year. On Friday 8 July, Pat Metheny & Ron Carter, John Scofield – Brad Mehldau – Mark Guiliana and De Beren Gieren are coming to the Bijloke Site in Ghent. Saturday 9 July sees concerts performed by Max Richter: from Sleep & The Blue Notebook and Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra, with Jill Scott, Lianne La Havas and The James Hunter Six on Sunday 14 July. Closing the festival on Saturday 16th July is dEUS ‘Soft Electric’, among others.

Gent Jazz Festival Announces Initial Lineup

Submitted by Phibo Press on Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:42 am

Gent Jazz Festival is running from 7 to 16 July, and is today announcing the first names of the 15th summer edition at the Bijloke site. Thursday 7 July sees performances from Ibrahim Maalouf ‘Kalthoum’, Kamasi Washington, Wout Gooris Trio + Chisolm/Vann (Jong Jazztalent Gent winners) and Terence Blanchard feat. The E-Collective.

Diana Krall, Trixie Whitley, Kurt Elling & Phronesis @ Gent Jazz Festival

Submitted by Phibo Press on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 6:49 pm

Gent Jazz Festival (11-21 July) announces new names today. Against the backdrop of music centre De Bijloke in Ghent, the summer festival will feature among others Diana Krall, Kurt Elling, Phronesis and Trixie Whitley (high res visuals of artists disposable).

Ghent Jazz Festival 2013 is a tribute to John Zorn

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 11/22/2012 - 11:17 am

On Sunday, 14 July 2013 the Ghent Jazz Festival will be presenting “Zorn at 60”, a project by John Zorn in the theme of his sixtieth birthday. John Zorn (1953) saxophonist, composer, conductor and producer will turn sixty on 2 September. To celebrate that birthday, he developed a complete programme, together with musician friends, under the name “Zorn at 60”.

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