B-Jazz International Contest 2019

Stefano Minder Quintet (IT), Aishinka (BE), Anders Fjelsted Sextet (DK), Obradovic-Tixier Duo (FR), Trio de Lucs (DE) and Xavi Torres Trio (ES)
Fri 22/03/2019 - 20:00
Sat 23/03/2019 - 20:00

Ticket prices

  • PRESALE: € 7 - € 5 with Culture Card KU Leuven
  • VENUE: € 10- € 8 with Culture Card KU Leuven 
  • no UiTPAS reduction rate

The B-Jazz International Contest is a prestigious international competition for jazz musicians under the age of 30. In 2019 the Contest celebrates its 40th birthday!

The aim of the Contest is to discover, promote and support the upcoming and ambitious jazz talents by offering them the possibility to present themselves (in perfect conditions) to an international jury and a live audience. B-Jazz does not present (inter)national big shots, but focuses on giving rising stars an international experience and interesting contacts. A daunting but well-considered mission!

The preselection jury chose four finalists, to which the international network of B-Jazz added two more finalists. This year's finalists are Aishinka (Belgium), Obradovic-Tixier Duo (France), Trio de Lucs (Germany), Xavi Torres Trio (Spain), Anders Fjelsted Sextet (Danmark - through Getxo Jazz Festival) and Stefano Minder Quintet (Italy - via Saint Louis College of Music in Rome). These six finalists will be judged by an internation jury, in two finals. 

Both evenings are concluded with a (free) Late Night Jam in Café Entrepot, where a rhythm section of the Lemmensinstituut is joined on stage by the complaisant finalists.

Exclusive! Only 200 seats per evening!

  • Line-up Friday March 22nd 2019
    20.00 h: first finalist
    21.00 h: second finalist
    22.00 h: third finalist
    23.00 h: Late Night Jam
  • Line-up Saturday March 23rd 2019
    20.00 h: fourth finalist 
    21.00 h: fifth finalist
    22.00 h: sixth finalist
    23.00 h: Late Night Jam

Extra

The results of the Contest will be announced on Sunday, March 24 (13.15 h) in 30CC/Schouwburg.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Contest, a selection of unique images and archives (posters, photos ...) will presented in an expo on the 1st floor in OPEK. 

More info

with Stefano Minder Quintet (IT), Aishinka (BE), Anders Fjelsted Sextet (DK), Obradovic-Tixier Duo (FR), Trio de Lucs (DE) and Xavi Torres Trio (ES) organisation Muziekmozaïek Folk & Jazz vzw in collaboration with 30CC and Café Entrepot

www.b-jazz.be

Ticket prices

  • PRESALE: € 7 - € 5 with Culture Card KU Leuven
  • VENUE: € 10- € 8 with Culture Card KU Leuven 
  • no UiTPAS reduction rate