Editor's Choice

February 22 at 21:00 CET

In recent years, Belgium and Brussels have developed very distinctive jazz scenes. Artists such as Melanie De Biasio, Jef Neve, Selah Sue, and Stuff have been growing the music style like never before. The vocalist David Linx is one of the leading figures in this movement. His original compositions incorporate various elements from different musical cultures around the world. Perhaps more than anything else, Linx’s voice has a unique blend of softness and grittiness. Together with Brussels’ Jazz Orchestra, Linx’s program “Changing Faces” is broadcasted on Friday at 21:00 CET.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 AT 21:00 | FRIDAY, BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA: CHANGING FACES

This might come unexpected, but the Brussels Jazz Orchestra (BJO) is not the kind of jazz orchestra that sticks to standards. They prefer to achieve the highest level by composing original music, creating unique arrangements, and playing inventively as well as passionately. In fact, it really is jazz with a dynamic orchestral sound, with a classic strength in which each musician is also a brilliant soloist. Call it an ‘orchestrated passion for jazz’ that incites BJO to create world-class music. Founded in 1993 by Frank Vaganée, Serge Plume and Marc Godfroid, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra is recognised and has been subsidised by the Flemish Government since. Brussels Jazz Orchestra is an orchestra in residence at Flagey in Brussels. During this project, the BJO performs with David Linx. The Belgian jazz singer will resort to any idiom, any language, any time signature. Occasionally he seems to dispense with bar lines altogether, or he will go beyond lyrics, as he abandons his own words for some free-wheeling scat.