With philip Catherine, Eric Legnini, Craig Taborn, Vijay Iyer, and Julian Lage serves Leuven Jazz for his sixth edition, which in 2019 from 15 to 24 march, will take place, again some of the international top names in. Leuven Jazz is an initiative of the city of Leuven in collaboration with a group of fifteen cultural organisations. The festival received this year to 6,500 spectators on the floor.
The Belgian jazz label Igloo Records celebrates during the festival, his 40th anniversary with a concert of philip Catherine, who is only in for the second time, together with the Belgian pianist Legnini, the band leader of The Afro Jazz Beat Eric Legnini Trio. Drummer Antoine Pierre, trumpeter Jean-Paul Estiévenart and double bassist Thomas Bramerie of the party.
In addition, there is an evening with a joint concert by Craig Taborn and Vijay Iyer (US), two of the most influential jazz pianists of their generation. Both Craig Taborns ‘Daylight Ghosts’ as, ‘Far From Over’ by the Vijay Iyer Sextet were last year worldwide hailed as the best jazzreleases of the year.
Among the other first names of the organizers revealed: The Breath (UK) orchestral jazzpop brings, the Belgian DansDans with Bert Dockx, Frederic Jacques and Steven Cassiers and guitarist Julian Lage (USA), who on his tenth with Carlos Santana stood at the podium and, so far, already has two Grammy nominations in the awards.