Daniel Lanois, STIKSTOF, Gogo Penguin, Black Flower, De Beren Gieren, Theon Cross, Lady BlackBird, Steven De Bruyn & Jasper Hautekiet, Emmy d’Arc, Oscar Jerome, Camille Camille, Smerz, Nabou Trombone Ensemble, Bram De Looze, Bex Burch & Leafcutter John: Boing! and Dishwasher_ complete the line-up.
Gent Jazz is announcing a new festival day – Friday 8 July – which promises to be a journey of discovery in a music lovers’ paradise. With GoGo Penguin, Lady Blackbird, Oscar Jerome, Theon Cross, Bex Burch & Leafcutter John: Boing! and Dishwasher_, the festival will bring the cream of the latest crop of musicians to Ghent’s Bijloke site. Expect a day filled with innovative young groups, edgy and eager, of whom great things are expected over the next few years. “With day tickets costing just 29 euros, Gent Jazz wants to give as many people as possible the chance to discover these groups,” say the festival organisers. “This programme fits squarely into our mission to showcase young artists and boost their careers. This day is aimed at music lovers who like to keep their fingers on the pulse and anyone looking forward to a fantastic festival day full of musical discoveries. We always aim to keep our ticket prices fair, taking the cost into account. When we are able to present a programme with music of this standard for a lower ticket price, we are both delighted and proud to do so.”
On the days already announced, Daniel Lanois, STIKSTOF, Black Flower, De Beren Gieren, Steven De Bruyn & Jasper Hautekiet, Emmy d’Arc, Camille Camille, Smerz, Nabou Trombone Ensemble and Bram Delooze will be added to the programme. “Thanks to Belgium’s exceptionally strong and creative music scene, we can present a wealth of home-grown artists.” say the festival organisers. “To stimulate and challenge the next generation of jazz musicians, we’re also adding two student projects from Ghent Conservatory to make the programme complete.”
STIKSTOF and Smerz complete the line-up on 15 July. The result is a day fully focused on the contemporary urban scene, also featuring two of today’s most striking and celebrated performers, Kae Tempest and Sylvie Kreusch, with all the pulsing beats you need for a steaming party. Daniel Lanois will be performing with a small line-up on 10 July, the day that also features Van Morrison and Judi Jackson. As always, he’ll play an unpredictable, bluesy set replete with musical adventure. Steven De Bruyn & Jasper Hautekiet’s performance will probably veer even further into the blues. The programme for Thursday 14 July is a veritable ode to unique female voices, with Agnes Obel, Meskerem Mees and Sohnarr being joined by Camille Camille. Four fabulous musicians, all women, prove straight off that when it comes to music, it’s not who you are, but what you do that matters.
Tickets are on sale at www.gentjazz.com/en/– the only official sales channel. Prices vary per day (29-46 euros). Children’s tickets (for under 12s) cost 8 euros. Gent Jazz 2022 will be held on the Bijloke site from 7 to 16 July.
Tickets of festival editions postponed by corona will not be refunded, but were mailed to ticket buyers in the form of vouchers. Those who have vouchers from previous years are urged to exchange them. However, the vouchers will remain valid until the summer of 2023, according to the Ministerial Decree of 25 May 2022. Tickets can be redeemed via ticketswap.com.
Gent Jazz 2022
7-16 July 2022
De Bijloke, Ghent
Info & tickets: www.gentjazz.com
Thursday 07 July 2022
Maisha + Gary Bartz
Nabou Trombone Ensemble
Friday 08 July 2022
Bex Burch & Leafcutter John: Boing!
Saturday 9 July 2022
Archie Shepp & Jason Moran feat. Marion Rampal
Charles Lloyd With Bill Frisell
De Beren Gieren
SoundPrints: Dave Douglas & Joe Lovano quintet
Sunday 10 July 2022
Steven De Bruyn & Jasper Hautekiet
Tuesdag 12 July 2022
Charlotte Dos Santos
Wednesday 13 July 2022
Thursday 14 July 2022
Friday 15 July 2022
Saturday 15 July 2022
Avishai Cohen Trio
Christian McBride Inside Straight
Youn Sun Nah
Bram De Looze ‘Vice Versa’