Happy New Year from the Aubergine team!
It's the LAST DAY OF 2018...
We want to thank everyone who was a part of it.
What a year it was!
First of all... our team expanded.
We welcomed 2 NEW COLLEAGUES to our team:
Martin Vernier & Paméla Malempré.
We started 5 NEW COLLABORATIONS:
we proudly added Antoine Pierre, Echoes of Zoo, ESINAM, Jean-Paul Estiévenart
& N∆BOU to our artist roster this year.
We facilitated 4 ALBUM & EP RELEASES this year:
NOW by Aka Moon (Outhere Records), Sketches of Nowhere by Antoine Pierre URBEX (IGLOO Records), Imaginary Band by Lynn Cassiers (Clean Feed) and ESINAM's self-titled debut EP
Our bands played 102 CONCERTS in 9 COUNTRIES worldwide:
They played during 12 SUMMER FESTIVALS & BARS and at 10 OF THE BIGGEST GLOBAL JAZZ FESTIVALS like Jazz Middelheim, Amersfoort Jazz, Novara Jazz and Green Hours Jazz Festival.
We attended 8 CONFERENCES in total this year:
it was great to meet so many jazz friends at Winterjazz (New York), BIS (Nantes), Jazz#Forum (Leuven), World Jazz Conference (Amersfoort), Jazzahead (Bremen), EJC (Lisbon), Visa for Music (Rabat) & WOMEX (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).
We're sure 2019 WILL BE AS AWESOME as 2018!
Let's have a look at what the upcoming year will bring you, us and our artists...
and of course we hope all of you will be a part of it again:
Echoes of Zoo, Next.Ape & N∆BOU will release their DEBUT EP's in 2019.
Jean-Paul Estiévenart Trio will have a big UK TOUR next February.
We'll have De Beren Gieren, ESINAM, Lynn Cassiers Imaginary Band &
Jean-Paul Estiévenart Trio + Fabian Fiorini playing SHOWCASES
during ESNS, the Belgian Jazz Meeting and Propulse!
De Beren Gieren will celebrate their 10TH ANNIVERSARY with some great special projects this year. ESINAM is ARTIST IN RESIDENCE at Botanique (Brussels).
Keep an eye on their socials for more info.
We already marked 2 BELGIAN FOCUSES in our calendar: Firstly Aka Moon, Echoes of Zoo, ESINAM & Antoine Pierre URBEX at Thrill Festival this February and secondly De Beren Gieren & Lynn Cassiers Imaginary Band at Jazzdor this May.
Last but not least: we already have 66 CONFIRMED CONCERTS in 9 COUNTRIES in 2019!
And we're still counting!
In short: 2018 WAS AWESOME, 2019 WILL BE AMAZING!
Thanks for those who were a part of it. Join us on our future journey!