The reputation and quality of Brussels Jazz is undeniable: Brussels is home to musicians with an international reputation and the city is brimming with young talent. Almost every day, you can attend a lively jazz concert in one of the many jazz clubs. Moreover, there are numerous organizations that organize annual jazz festivals with very high quality programming.
With over 200 concerts, the Brussels Jazz Marathon is a unique opportunity for exploring the city as well as (re)discovering new and established names from the current Belgian and international jazz scene.
Down through the centuries, Brussels has always been a hub, and that applies in the field of jazz too. From the very beginning, with the minstrel shows about big bands and bebop to free jazz, and the latest tendencies, everything has always happened here, and still does.
The adjective "living jazz legend" fits Toots perfectly. When he began his music career, there was no bebop, free and fusion had yet to be invented and nobody had any idea that electronics would lead to a new offshoot of jazz.
All year round, Brussels offers a host of festivals where both jazz lovers and those who are new to jazz can find something for them.
Yes! Brussels has that swing! As a matter of fact, our city was one of jazz' hot spots in the roaring thirties.