All-Star JAM! Is back in town! Jazz Maastricht, Motives for Jazz (BE) & Conservatorium Maastricht present a swinging evening of jazz in Café Charlemagne with the most talented musicians from Limburg, Flanders and beyond. Rising talent and established jazz cats alike will be led by trumpetist Carlo Nardozza and the All-Star house band. Special guest this evening is the briljant saxophone player and Oscar-winner Frank Vaganée. Anyone can join for a night of improvisation, exploration, and enjoyment, all with a good glass of Belgian beer in hand. Jazz as it should be!
Special guest: Frank Vaganée
Frank Vaganée is a Belgian saxophonist and composer. He is artistic director of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra and teaches at the LUCA School of arts department of the Lemmens Institute in Leuven. Frank Vaganée won several prizes, including an Oscar for his music contribution to the ‘silent’ film The Artist.
Born in Genk (BE), graduated cum laude from the Maastricht Academy of Music, and known for his groups as the Carlo Nardozza Quintet (two albums) and the Jeff Herr Corporation (two albums). For years he was also part of the Henri Texier Red Route Quintet, led by the bassist Henri Texier. He also plays frequently in ‘the Muse Jazz Orchestra’, ‘OTO-Machine’, and with his new project ‘Bocca al Lupo’.
All-Star House Band
Mathias Nowak – Double bass (DE)
Arnaud Gerritse – Drums (NL)
Joachim Schönecker – Guitar (DE)
Joachim Junghanss – Piano (DE)
This initiative is made possible in part by Grensverleggers, a scheme to support regional collaborations between parties in Flanders, the Province of Noord-Brabant, the Province of Limburg and the Province of Zeeland.