Gent Jazz Festival (July 5th – 14th, Bijlokesite) announces new names for the 11th edition of the festival: Paco de Lucia, D’Angelo, Melody Gardot, Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A., Jim Hall – Scott Colley Duo, Gabriel Rios Solo, …
With artists like Brad Mehldau, The Bad Plus feat. Joshua Redman, Miguel Zenón, Ninety Miles, Ifa y Xango, Igor Gehenot, Liesa Van der Aa, … Gent Jazz Festival shows it also pays attention to a new generation. Behind the scenes, Gent Jazz Festival is working on coaching projects for both Belgian and international top talents and has added therefore Robin Verheyen and Gretchen Parlato to its lineup.
The festival already announced a ‘special night’ on Wednesday July 11th with Antony and the Johnsons and Metropole Orchestra and Liesa Van der Aa, as well as a Wayne Shorter-tribute on Saturday July 7th with the Wayne Shorter Quartet, Dave Douglas & Joe Lovano Sound Prints Quintet and Fabrice Alleman. Students of the Royal Conservatory in Ghent (KASK – School of Arts) will work out a project named Combo 42, in which they will focus on the music of Shorter. More names will soon be announced.
Gent Jazz Festival is also proud to present the tastiest and healthiest catering ever served on a festival. We pay more attention to vegetarian and gluten-free meals.