- Zondag, 1 oktober 2017, 11u
- De Bathyscaaf, Aalst
- Zondag, 1 oktober 2017, 16u
- 't Kasteeltje, Denderleeuw
- Zondag, 1 oktober 2017, 20u
- Academie MWD, Ninove
Maandag, 2 oktober 2017
11u tot 14u - Academie MWD, Ninove
Improvisatie, repetitie, vorm, samenspel,...
Petros Klampanis grew up on the Greek island of Zakynthos, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. To pursue his musical passions, he dropped out of the Polytechnic School in Athens and in 2005 he began his double bass performance studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 2008, he completed his formal studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York.
Since his relocation to New York City, Klampanis has performed alongside some of the city's renowned jazz musicians, including saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Jean-Michel Pilc, and drummer Ari Hoenig. In addition to his extensive list of appearances in USA, including the storied venues of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington DC, he has performed at the internationally acclaimed North Sea Jazz Festival and the Palatia Jazz Festival in Germany
His relationship with Greg Osby led to the release of his debut album, Contextual, on the saxophonist's Inner Circle Music label. The album was praised by acclaimed bassist Arild Andersen as 'one of the most exciting projects I have heard from a bass player in years.' Klampanis has received equal praise for his playing and composing. Fellow bassist Drew Gress notes his 'aggressive melodicism, beautiful intonation, and uniquely personal string writing.' In 2012, Klampanis was invited by the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra for a series of concerts throughout Latvia. His arrangement of the Greek folk song 'Thalassaki' was recently performed by the Greek Public Symphonic Orchestra in Athens, with whom Klampanis performed in 2013. He was recently voted as the 'Best Artist of 2015' on jazzonline.gr. His new album CHROMA has been receiving rave reviews from international press. His collaboration with pianist Shai Maestro started in 2010.
Sofia Ribeiro is one of the greatest voices from Portugal, a magnificent singer who has the ability to immediately attract the listener to her unique musical universe. With a solid background in jazz studies, a very deep connection to Portuguese traditional music, and endless hours of listening to Brazilian legendary musicians, Sofia's artistry challenges the boundaries of music labels. Well-known for her strong and emotional performances, the multi- awarded Portuguese singer has captivated audiences all over the world with her warm and charming sound.
With over 8 albums as a leader, Sofia has been touring all over the world for the past 12 years. She has won several international vocal prizes, such as the vocal jazz competitions 'Voicingers' (Poland, 2008) and the 'Crest Jazz Vocal' (France, 2010) and the second prize at the Brussels 'Young Jazz Singers' competition (Belgium, 2005). Her previous album 'Ar' has received the prize 'Révélation' from the famous magazine Jazzman (Paris, France).
'Mar Sonoro' is a journey where emotions, images and poetry interact through Sofia's splendid voice and a superb ensemble of international top musicians based in New York. Blending elements of jazz, Brazilian and Portuguese music, the new album is once again the result of the powerful combination of this exceptional singer's talent as a vocalist and composer with the brilliant arrangements and production of Colombian pianist Juan Andrés Ospina, including several original compositions, two traditional 'fados', and adaptations of poems by Portuguese writers Fernando Pessoa and Sophia de Mello Breyner, and also by the Colombian writer José Asunción Silva.
Laughing Bastards is ontstaan rond de muziek van het drummerloze en grensverleggende trio van Jimmy Giuffre uit de jaren '50. 'Blues-based folk jazz' zoals de meester het noemde. Zelf omschrijft de groep het als 'bastaardmuziek'. Op het debuutalbum 'Old Masterplans' staan maar liefst vier Giuffrestukken, waaronder de hit 'The Train and the River'. Maar er is meer... Zo is er ook plaats voor eigen composities en muziek van Randy Weston. Afsluiten doet het album met de Radioheadcover 'Exit Music (for a film)'.
Laughing Bastards zijn tenorsaxofonist Michel Mast (Flat Earth Society, WoFo, X-Legged Sally,... ), gitarist Jan-Sebastiaan DeGeyter en bassist Nils Vermeulen. Drummer Casper Van de Velde geeft de groep extra pit.