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Tue 17.01 - 20:15 - Studio 4

Celebrating Bert Joris: Smooth Shake

Bert Joris, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Frank Vaganée

Belgian premiere | Best of Belgian Jazz | Jazz 100! | Brussels Jazz Festival

Smooth Shake: new production with Bert Joris 

The new CD by Bert Joris with Brussels Jazz Orchestra is called Smooth Shake. This is the fourth large-scale production with Bert in which he shines as a soloist, composer and arranger, following Signs and Signatures (2010), Dangerous Liaison (2006) and the double CD The Music of Bert Joris in 2002.

Bert Joris says: "A warm sound – that’s what I had in mind for this album. A sound that envelops you, fills you with energy, like a meaningful friendship. The result is a serene record which invites you to move nonetheless, to dance. Not too exuberantly, but smoothly."

Bert Joris
Jazz trumpeter Bert Joris (°1957) has built a solid reputation as improvisor, composer, arranger and teacher. His work is performed by musicians allover the world. Joris received several awards and prizes for his work and his most recent solo album ‘Only for the honest’ was widely acclaimed by the press. Bert Joris has published three albums with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra so far. Over the years, Joris and the BJO toured together from Sweden to the USA.

The new CD will be released in December 2016, after which the BJO and Bert Joris will go on tour.

Flagey, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, with the support of the Flemish Community

Ticket holders for this concert have free access to the screening of A song is born. Bert Joris’ Sundown!

Belgian premiere – album presentation ‘Smooth Shake’ (De Werf, 2016)


Bert Joris, trumpet

Frank Vaganée, dir.

Brussels Jazz Orchestra