De Beren Gieren + Julien Tassin Quartet

EJC Showcase

Ghent jazz city: Belgian jazz showcases and fringe throughout the city


€ 10 Basic

For the two showcases of
De Beren Gieren
and Julien Tassin Quartet


standing places

20:15 Doors
21:00 De Beren Gieren
21:45 Julien Tassin Quartet
22:15 End


Elsewhere in the city:
20:00 schntzl - Wintercircus
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on THU 12, FRI 13 and SAT 14 APR '24

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Jazz conference with showcases for you to enjoy

Ghent + jazz = … MAGIC, so the European Jazz Conference will be held in Ghent from September 12 to 15, 2024! The most important jazz organizations in Europe are coming to meet our fantastic Belgian jazz scene. VI.BE, JazzLab and Ha Concerts will transform the city of Ghent into a jazz mecca for four days for this tenth edition.

Experience the extraordinary talent of artists performing from Thursday the 12th to Saturday the 14th across diverse venues throughout the city, supported by Sabam for Culture and PlayRight.

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At Ha Concerts

De Beren Gieren

For the postmodern jazz trio De Beren Gieren, minimalism and explosive energy remain key ingredients that define their interaction. It is perhaps no coincidence that this trio is based in Belgium, the birthplace of surrealism and techno music. The trio unites three musicians who are very active in the European music scene, but it is within this band that their versatility flows freely. Their music is layered, improvised and visionary, full of whimsy and unpredictable twists and turns, always looking for uncharted territory to explore.

Looking for references? How about Visible Cloaks, Radiohead, Erik Satie and Jon Hassell? In March 2024, De Beren Gieren released their seventh full-length album What Eludes Us via Sdban Ultra to several four-star reviews throughout the Benelux.

Line-up: Fulco Ottervanger (piano, fx, synths), Lieven Van Pée (double bass, el. bass), Simon Segers (drums, fx)

Julien Tassin Quartet

Sometimes we hold high hopes and great expectations, but life has unforeseen twists and turns. That's what guitarist Julien Tassin explores on Great Expectations. Originally, American trumpeter Ron Miles was supposed to join his trio for a concert in Bozar, but unfortunately Miles died unexpectedly. Despite this great loss, Tassin continued to write music for the project. In the meantime, American trumpeter Jason Palmer joined the band. Expect a fresh and vibrant sound full of endless creativity.

The tragic circumstances led to an album where most of the tracks are composed in different parts, each with its own mood and atmosphere. The surprising twists in the music fit the overarching theme while maintaining cinematic overtones. The result is an exciting combination of blues, jazz and rock. The album was released in November 2023 on W.E.R.F. & Igloo.

Live lineup: Julien Tassin (guitar) and his trusted rhythm section - Nicolas Thys (bass), Dré Pallemaerts (drums) and with American-Eritrean Hermon Mehari (trumpet)

EJC Ghent 2024 is a collaboration between VI.BE, JazzLab, Ha Concerts and Europe Jazz Network. With the support of Creative Europe, Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Europe Jazz Network, Stad Gent, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Lotto, Sabam for Culture, PlayRight, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles Musiques, Museact, Belgium Booms, VIERNULVIER Gent, DEMOCRAZY, Gent Jazz & Omer.



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