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. 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!
Leo Janssen started his studies as a classical saxophone player during his time at Conservatorium Maastricht with Norbert Nozy. During the same period he played with regional bands such as Big Band ’77 and the Rick Nolov Band. After a three year stint at the Conservatory in Hilversum, during which he played with the Eef Albers Band, he couldn’t sit still and started taking Clarinet classes from Harmen de Boer. Leo has been playing with the world famous Metropole Orkest since 1986 as their standard tenorsax during which he shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Brecker Brothers, Pat Metheny, Maria Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Mcneely, Joe Lovano, John Schofield, Dave Liebmann and Mike Stern to name a few.
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.