This week, the Aubergine team is heading to Leuven, multiple times. Starting today, since 30CC is hosting Jazz#Forum this year. For those who don't know Jazz#Forum: at this conference (organized every two years) jazz musicians, programmers, managers, labels, press and other jazz enthousiasts gather to talk about the current state and issues of the Belgian jazz scene. The audience gets informed and sensitized via several info sessions and panels. Both Maaike & Lize participate in these panels and sessions.
Jazz#Forum is part of the Leuven Jazz Festival. This exciting festival took off last week and continues 'till March 25th. It programs amazing bands like Sons of Kemet, MDC III, Binker & Moses, Zara McFarlane, Nubya Garcia & Melanie De Biasio.
We especially want to highlight two concerts with drummer & composer Antoine Pierre, two concerts that we are really looking forward to. First, he will be playing a special 'triple bill', together with two other drummers:
Lander Gyselinck (LABtrio) & Mark Schilders (24/03). Second, he will perform a living room concert with trumpet player Jean-Paul Estiévenart (25.03). We hope to all see you there!
More info on the concerts here and here.