First names Gent Jazz Festival!

First names Gent Jazz Festival!
19 December

Gent Jazz Festival takes place from the 6th untill the 15th of July 2017 at Bijlokesite Ghent! We are very excited to share the first names with you.

Norah Jones, the American Grande Dame of jazz, confirms her performance at the Gent Jazz Festival on the 9th of July! The jazz singer’s sixth and newest album, Day Breaks is a new and not-to-be-missed record of the Blue Note label. Her concert schedule is packed to the brim, but Gent Jazz Festival will be her only concert in Belgium and promises to be a night to remember, so don’t miss out! 

Before this jazzsinger takes the Main Stage, we are happy to present you the musical duo Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien. Both are considered to be pioneers in a formidable generation of French jazz musicians. Further the virtuoso contrabassist and composer Omer Avital confirms he's coming to Gent Jazz Festival with Omer Avital Quintet. He is able to mix his own culture with that of modern Western jazz like no other. The result is an atmospheric sound with a Middle Eastern groove that continues to reverberate in your head along with subtle jazz melodies and Sephardic compositions. Ghent drummer Yves Peeters gets the full control of the Garden Stage, the second stage of the festival, where he first takes you on a trip with Yves Peeters Gumbo and then closes the festival with his brass band Kleptomatics