GINGERBLACKGINGER + Julien Tassin Quartet

EJC Showcase

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

Early bird

€ 10 Basic

For the two showcases of
and Stéphane Galland & the Rhythm Hunters


standing places

20:30 Doors
22:15 Julien Tassin Quartet
22:45 End


Elsewhere in the city (free):
23:00 MDCIII - Club Telex
23:00 Vitja Pauwels' Early Life Forms - Trefpunt Concertzaal
23:00 Under The Reefs Orchestra - Hot Club Gent
23:30 Nabou - Missy Sippy
23:30 Aleph Quintet - Bar Lume
Be on time because full is full


Overview full public program 
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.

To the full public program

At Ha Concerts


Bassist Yannick Peeters is a household name in the Belgian jazz scene, best known as a strong voice in other people's projects. She is now launching her own music, with a sound as daring as it is authentic. To do this, she went in search of a more spiritual sound that could take on different forms and strong contrasts, with elements of jazz, rock, avant-garde and improvisation. Ruggedness, fragility, lyricism, originality and integrity all coexist.

The musicians she has invited are all personalities with a vision; creative, stubborn artists who won't settle for mediocrity. Frans Van Isacker and guitarist Frederik Leroux are among the most idiosyncratic representatives of Belgian jazz and improvisation. Master drummer Tom Rainey is a player who navigates between avant-garde notions and mainstream sensibilities. The band released their debut album GingerBlackGinger in January 2024 on the Belgian label W.E.R.F. Records. 

Line-up: Yannick Peeters (double bass), Frederik Leroux (guitar), Frans Van Isacker (saxophone, clarinet), Samuel Ber replacing Tom Rainey (drums).

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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