Doors open at 15h30.
Stéphane Galland & Adriaan Van de Velde (Pomrad): 21h50
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In the past, Stéphane Galland worked with big names like Ibrahim Maalouf, Zap Mama and Ozark Henry, and he also made it his business of working with the best musicians from different cultures – from India across the Balkans to Africa. But the drummer is without a doubt most famous as a founding member of Aka Moon, one of the most talked-about jazz bands in Belgian music history. Galland is celebrating his fiftieth birthday this year, but his sound is still ageless. Over the years he has developed his own unique rhythmic approach by connecting the different musical traditions in which he has worked. At Gent Jazz Festival, he will demonstrate that with three different sets under the name Rhythmology: one with his project (the mystery of) KEM, one with Malcolm Braff and one with Adriaan Van de Velde (Pomrad).
The latter promises to be the most swinging. The Antwerp jazz keyboard player Adriaan Van de Velde is one of the best kept secrets of the Belgian electronic music scene, and he is also one of the greatest aficionados of the – look, nobody is perfect – keytar. His project Pomrad was once called the love child of Hudson Mohawke and Herbie Hancock, and apart from a few biological objections, there’s really no denying that. With Stéphane Galland, Van de Velde will present a new project called Yhi. Galland found in him the perfect daredevil to start this new adventure, exploring a limitless, enjoyable, fun, crazy, creative, avant-garde, groovy, virtuoso, colourful and extremely musical project – using electronics as a medium to explore new paths and bring new light to his Rhythmology. Yhi (the name of the Goddess of Light and Creation, and a solar deity in Australian Aboriginal mythology) will be presented for the first time at Gent Jazz Festival.