Brussels Jazz Alert

Brussels Jazz Alert showcases and supports the most exciting new young talent steeped in jazz and way beyond since 2021.
Your best way to discover the local Belgian scene with live music, exclusive content and musical inspiration.
One month is dedicated to each selected band, with a concert, an interview with Lefto, a filmed live session and much more.



Brussels Jazz Alert is also a support programme to boost the career development of bands.
Do you have a musical project of your own and would love to be part of Brussels Jazz Alert?
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Concerts

19 march 2024, 20:00
KFK Hope
Bex
Bex
Bex is the project of singer, songwriter and producer Rebecca Driesmans and brings a mix of alt-pop, warm vocal layers and improvisation. Through her background in jazz and love for electronic music, she creates an atmosphere in which her musicians and the audience can lose themselves.

Bands

17 october 2023, 20:00
Au Bassin
Le Ministère
Le Ministère
Coming from the likes of electronic music, jazz, progressive rock, indie and many other music, Le Ministère is an electronic groove progressive oriented quintet. It's eclectic influence and style is well reflected in the first EP of the band, called also "Le Ministère". Active since 2020, Le Ministère has been playing in the Brussels and Belgium scene for a while. From the stages in the capital to open air scenarios in Fête de la Musique in Liège, sharing the stage with the likes of Echofarmer.
19 september 2023, 20:00
Guinguette de La Fonderie
Kin Gajo
Kin Gajo
Kin, meaning a group or clan. Gajo, Romani word for a person living in or very nearby a society or culture without being part of it.

Kin Gajo blends groove-based jazz and instrumental hip-hop, experimenting in an unusual formation. Consisting of saxophone, accordion and drums, this trio is characterized by their infectious rhythms and catchy melodies. Their music transcends boundaries of genre and culture, using improvisation as an element for a more free approach.
4 july 2023, 20:00   albert (rooftop KBR)
Ciao Kennedy
Ciao Kennedy
What do a theatre teacher, a lawyer, a social worker, a bicycle repairman and a kefir brewer do when they meet under the roof of a Brussels flat? The answer: jazz-electronica post-rock, dancing and uninhibited. After two groundbreaking EPs in which these childhood friends honed their style and tamed their instruments, the project settled under the benevolent and formative roof of VOLTA. Just enough time to record "the problem is", the third chapter of the band's history. Five new tracks to establish a clearer identity and a desire for dynamic post-rock storytelling. With a year 2022 full of gigs, Ciao Kennedy is now making the most noise live. With no added machinery.
13 april 2023, 20:00   Jazz Station
Echofarmer
Echofarmer
Ranging from soft and fluffy to sharp and angular, Echofarmer collages its inspirations into detailed musical labyrinths. Their intricate ecosystems are brought to life in an entanglement of grooves and sonic exploration.
7 march 2023, 20:00   Beurscafé
Mobilhome
Mobilhome
Mobilhome is a jazz quintet based in Brussels formed around pianist Camille-Alban Spreng. Following the over kitch statement: "music is where your home is", they lead the listener on a stony countryside path, full of dangerous turns and smoggy landscapes. This is avantgarde jazz music for nostalgic pop-rock boomers, or birdsongs lovers.
21 february 2023, 20:00   KFK Hope
Bodem
Bodem
Bodem's own compositions navigates between modern jazz harmonies and pop sing-along melodies, all colored by picturesque percussion.
17 january 2023, 20:00   Roskam
Black Sun and the Flowers of Evil
Black Sun and the Flowers of Evil
BSFOE plays an electro-acoustic mix of psychedelic spirit-jazz-inspired riff-rock.
13 december 2022, 20:00   Le Baixu
Wajdi Riahi Trio
Wajdi Riahi Trio
The strong bonds between these three young musicians translates to a solid, cohesive dynamic in their playing.
22 november 2022, 20:00   Monk
Casimir Liberski ReTrio
Casimir Liberski ReTrio
The ReTRio offers acoustic sounds referencing the musical nostalgia of Gen Z and its chaotic, overly-digitized subcultures.
25 october 2022, 20:00   Muntpunt Café
Bodies
Bodies
Bodies melts the sounds of modern jazz and improvisations into different danceable grooves like drum'n'bass, reggaeton or techno, using different effects to create an ambiguous but groovy soundscape.
29 may 2022, 20:00   Place de la Chapelle
Abstract INC.
Abstract INC.
Abstract INC. is a sextet that plays the compositions of guitarist Machiel Heremans. Despite the rather traditional jazz line-up, the sextet creates an original sound. They do this by focusing on new possibilities, like letting the two saxophonists play together and giving them the role of accompanist, or making them use of counterpoint. This combined with rich colours, guitar effects and expressive dynamics produces narrative music with a rough edge. In 2020, their debut EP was released on the ZenneZ Records label.
5 april 2022, 20:00   Au Bassin
Eliott Knuets
Eliott Knuets
Initially immersed in the musical world of rock, this 18 year old guitarist quickly developed a passion for jazz. When he was only 16, he had the great fortune to jam with Wynton Marsalis during a tour in Belgium. Afterwards, Eliott was invited to play with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, at the opening of the Django Folllies and for a concert at BOZAR.
15 march 2022, 20:00   Kumiko
KASSIUS
KASSIUS
KASSIUS is a brand new band from the Belgian/German border area. The driving idea behind their concept is the combination of electronica and jazz performance. Their sound is inspired by funk and hip hop, up to vaporwave, the ironic, obscure, music style, based on pop from the 80s & 90s.
15 february 2022, 20:00   KFK Hope
KAU Trio.
KAU Trio.
KAU trio. is an instrumental project based in Brussels, their music reflects the city where they were born. Taking inspiration from jazz, they create a head-bobbing atmosphere using bassy beats and catchy melodies. By implementing acoustic instruments, the trio stays true to an organic and rich sound, granting themselves the liberty for improvisation & spontaneous happenings.
1 february 2022, 20:00   VK
Kuna Maze
Kuna Maze
Kuna Maze aka Edouard Gilbert is a Brussels-based producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist. He discovered the trumpet at the age of seven, which eventually led to his future studies in jazz at the conservatories of Lyon and Chambéry. A few years ago Kuna Maze exchanged Lyon for Brussels. For his latest project, he is assisted by Dorian, Jan & Victor. Kuna Maze mixes electronica, jazz and hip hop. A cocktail that easily allows him to take over the dance floor and hypnotize the audience. Despite all the influences, jazz remains the starting point for Kuna Maze's musical creations.
11 december, 20:00   Muntpunt Grand Café
Lũpḁ Gang Gang Quartet
Lũpḁ Gang Gang Quartet
The Lũpḁ Gang Gang Quartet is a group that tries to connect extremes. Starting from a jazz-funk perspective, they want to achieve some form of "eclectism". They pay little attention to the artificial borders and together they make a road trip through the still uninhabited no man's land. Their live reputation is still intact. They always manage to find the balance between calm atmospheres and wild explosions, but what matters most is the constant enthusiasm and indomitable energy that lies between these young musicians.
16 november, 20:00   Beurscafé
ECHT!
ECHT!
ECHT! is an instrumental, futuristic four-piece inspired by the concepts absorbed in electronic music and musical production and is known for its explosive live performances. Since 2017 they have crystalized their innovative style and sound on the Brussels scene. Inspired by the DJ set format, the band proceeds from beat to beat, exploring transitions' detour, building a non-stop ascension.
12 october, 20:00   KBR
Aishinka
Aishinka
Brussels based musician Louise Andri has always been fascinated by the polyphonies of « The mystery of Bulgarian Voices ». Together with her accomplice Emmanuelle Duvillard, they launch the musical adventure Aishinka, which means « the evolution of love ». The two friends surround themselves with musicians of various profiles and origins, forming a hybrid project, between jazz and traditional music, classical and urban music. Aishinka was awarded the “B-Jazz International Contest 2019” and the “Maastricht Jazz Awards 2020”, which led them to perform on the great European stages.
14 september, 20:00   Monk
TUKAN
TUKAN
Somewhere between electronic music and jazz, TUKAN unveils a percussive sound with a heady groove. Led by four talented Brussels musicians, the band is inspired by artists such as Tortoise, BadBadNotGood or Lone. Following an analogical approach, TUKAN takes up the codes of electronic music and delivers a powerful performance on stage.
13 july, 20:00   Halles Saint Géry
M.CHUZI
M.CHUZI
Groove machine M.CHUZI makes worldwise sauce based on hodgepodge à la bruxelloise. In 2018, the band was brought to its cooking point in a Brussels é, and since then M.CHUZI is overflowing of enthusiasm to bring taste to its surroundings. To spice it up. To develop a unique melting pot of afro grooves, funk, prog jazz and the spacy soundscape of a metropole. M.CHUZI smothers every stage with catchy musical experiment in an authentic fashion.
22 june, 20:00   The Music Village
One Frame Movement
One Frame Movement
Instrumental mood-hunting trio One Frame Movement draws from an abundance of backgrounds and influences to contrive colorful and progressive compositions, only to pull them apart again in improvisation and consternation. After writing live scores for silent movies (Kunstencentrum Buda) and contemporary dance performance (Onder Stroom), the trio gained support from Lefto and Klara Radio following the release of their first EP. With piano, keys, double bass and drums, One Frame Movement combines intricate melodic and rhythmic themes with lush harmonies, and an improvisational character.
15 june, 20:00   VK
Black Flower
Black Flower
With a hybrid jazz based on African grooves, Ethio-oriental melodies and psychedelic dub this Belgian five-piece creates an atmosphere where ancient and modern sounds fuse into a powerful, hypnotic and groovy sensation. Contrast gives colour Black Flowers' music. A wildernis of intoxicating scales, harmonies & grooves gives the listeners the very feeling of being ALIVE.
11 may, 20:00   Roskam
Schroothoop
Schroothoop
Brussels-based trio Schroothoop (Dutch for 'junk yard') make music with homemade instruments built from lost and found objects like scrap wood, old metal or anything that would end up in a landfill. The band's jazz music is infused with sounds from around the world, orchestrated by PVC flute melodies, jerry can beats and washtub bass lines.

Brussels Jazz Alert - Get inspired

If you're looking for a platform to discover new, upcoming talent pushing back the boundaries of jazz, you’ve come to the right place. Every month, Brussels Jazz Alert puts the spotlight on a different band in various ways.
Listen to the interview with LeFtO and get a unique look behind the scenes. Get to know the band and their favourite places in Brussels through the pictures of Monday Jr. Discover the records that inspired the band, dive into their musical taste and find more than you were looking for. Each month includes an exciting live session of the band in a Brussels’ club. On top of that, all bands get the chance to play on one of the stages during the Lotto Brussels Jazz Weekend!

You have a musical project of your own and would love to be part of Brussels Jazz Alert? View the conditions here.

Brussels Jazz Alert is a project which aims to promote young Belgian jazz talents. The platform focuses on supporting bands and organizing events throughout the year. The project is possible thanks to our partners Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Sabam for Culture and Playright.