"It's rocking" night !
SONGS BETWEEN TWO LANDS
Flavio Spampinato (voc) • Matteo di Leonardo (gt) • Willem Suilen (pn) Pierre Antoine Savoyart (flgh,tp) Ramon Van Merkenstein • (cb) Pierre Hurty (dms)
Born in Brussels, the sextet Songs Between Two Lands is a vast collection of travel notes, taken in collaboration between the Italian singer Flavio Spampinato and the Italian guitarist Matteo di Leonardo. The French musicians Pierre-Antoine Savoyat on trumpet and Pierre Hurty on drums, Willem Suilen on piano and Ramon van Merkenstein on double bass are from the Netherlands. The group mainly plays original compositions using different combinations of timbres and atmospheres, they follow a practice of arrangement and improvisation derived from jazz, associated with a strong contemporary European character and a Mediterranean touch.
Joel Rabesolo (gt) • Julien Marga (gt) Nicolas Puma (cb) • Lucas Vanderputten (dms)
Nola is the meeting of Joel Rabesolo and Julien Marga, two guitarists with different but complementary roots. Their fluid and complementary guitar playing is strongly supported by an unstoppable rhythmic, Nicolas Puma on double bass and Lucas Vanderputten on drums, lead the group towards a perfect collective symbiosis.
And if the heritage of Jazz is most present in the original game using different combinations of timbres and atmospheres, they follow a practice of arrangement and improvisation derived from jazz, associated with a strong contemporary European character and quartet, there are also elements of rock, African music, or contemporary music. A lyrical and poetic music served by four excellent musicians.
Alexandre Lesage Trio
Alexandre Lesage (pn) Wolf Van Gemert (cb) John Wolter (dms)
Alexandre Lesage is a passionate composer and pianist who revisits the works of great classical composers such as Rachmaninoff and Chopin as well as the repertoire of Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell. This group, founded in 2016 by three students from the Maastricht Conservatory, likes to play Cuban themes and pay tribute to the great trios in the history of jazz.
Their main objective is to improvise on structures influenced by a multitude of musical genres in order to create different contemporary colours. Between tradition, modernity and free improvisation, they stand out with a colourful music full of multiple influences.