Brussels Jazz Alert

Brussels Jazz Alert is the new platform on which you can discover upcoming talent from the Brussels jazz scene.
Every month we put the spotlight on a promising band. When you say Brussels Jazz Alert, you say free concerts, musical inspiration and podcasts! Brussels Jazz Alert promotes upcoming talent from the Brussels jazz scene. Every concert is free, but your support is welcome.
It is possible to make a small (or large) donation and allow these exciting bands to continue on their musical path.
The entire amount goes to the artists. You have a musical project of your own and would love to be part of Brussels Jazz Alert? Check the conditions via the button above!

Upcoming Alert's

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.

Alert Bands

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 jazz talent, 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 podcast, directly from the band’s rehearsal space 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 ends with LeFtO, hosting a smashing showcase of the band in a club in Brussels.

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 an initiative of the Brussels Jazz Weekend, an annual city festival that welcomes 200 000 visitors in the capital. During the last weekend of May, you're treated to more than 200 free concerts: from lively open-air performances to intimate gigs in bars, clubs and restaurants. Brussels Jazz Alert is possible thanks to our partenrs Sabam for Culture, the National Lottery and the Brussels Capital Region.