On the Place du luxembourg, in front of the building of the European Parliament, is the second edition of the Brussels Jazz Weekend starts, the successor of the Brussels Jazz Marathon, with an Apero evening. But the real violence of the free city festival breaks only today and lasts until Sunday. Each year the free festival 300,000 music lovers to the Belgian capital. Edition two wants to be a “musical reflection” of Brussels and the diversity of the capital.
The Brussels Jazz Weekend is a festival for every lover of jazz. The festival offers a varied program for young and old: of Swing from the 30’s to the trendy beats of now, of openluchtoptredens on different squares, the Grand place, place St Catherine – up to previously intimate gigs in numerous clubs and bars. The jazz range is very wide: from swing about free jazz, hip-hop and bebop to jazz influenced by blues, rock or world music.
The event is spread over three large zones: Uptown, Downtown, and a European District.
Big Belgian names on the endlessly long bill BJ Scott and Philip Catherine. BJ Scott performs on the main Market with ‘The Southern Blues-Jazz Revue” a tribute to legendary singers like Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Also on the Grote Markt, Philip Cathérine Saturday night with DELV! S.