Music festival, Gent Jazz, David Byrne on his poster added. That involves not Talking Heads, but a twelve piece band. Also, Selah Sue and Blackwave bags this summer off to Ghent.
In addition to a huge load of jazz book Gent Jazz every summer, also a place for pop music. This year, among others, David Byrne and Selah Sue, the face detect.
The ex-frontman of new wave band Talking Heads, will close on June 29, the first day of the festival. He presents, supported by a twelve piece band, his latest album American Utopia . That is Byrnes first solo album in fourteen years.
Furthermore, the festival also includes a stage on Belgian talent. On 29 June Soulwax-indication Wwwater and the funkateers of Jtothec the audience warm-up for Byrne. On July 8, close hiphop group Blackwave, and singer Selah Sue the festival.
Gent Jazz runs from 29 June to 8 July at the Bijloke in Ghent. Were already announced: Melanie De Biasio (1 July); Tom Jones, Lady Linn (July 3); Hudson, Chico Freeman Plus+tet, Brad Mehldau Trio, Nathalie Loriers Trio, Too Noisy Fish, Sal La Rocca Quartet (July 5); Paolo Conte, Kandace Springs, Jef Neve, Igor Gehenot’s Delta, Isolde XL, Bart Defoort Quintet (July 6); Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Vijay Iyer Sextet, Jason Moran and the Bandwagon, Foundation, Weiss Starebaby, Ambrose Akinmusire (7 July); The Roots (8 July).