No matter what language you speak, Disney songs are engraved in our collective memory and passed on from generation to generation. The project Jazz Loves Disney by The Amazing Keystone Big Band honours the most beautiful Disney classics. The stunning vocals of Selah Sue, Ben l’Oncle Soul, Hugh Coltman, China Moses (daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater!), Myles Sanko will join the big band. Fred Hersch, teacher of Brad Mehldau and Ethan Iverson (Bad Plus), among others, was once described by colleague Jason Moran as the piano version of Lebron James: “Pure perfection”. In 2006, Belgium’s best-known saxophonist Robin Verheyen swapped our country for New York. Together with Marc Copland on piano, Drew Gress on bass and legendary Billy Hart on drums, he returns to Antwerp as the Robin Verheyen Quartet. In his new quartet, Ben Sluijs is assisted by expert drummer Dré Pallemaerts and young wolves Bram De Looze and Lennart Heyndels on piano and double bass. Poetic and sometimes mysterious and meditative jazz ensues. On the Club Stage, French saxophonist and composer Sylvain Rifflet showcases his impressive oeuvre in four enthralling sets.
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Your festival ticket gives you access to ALL these concerts on the 11th of August. Doors open at 14:00, Simon Rentner starts his jazz talk on the Club Stage at 14:15 and the first concert on the Main Stage kicks off at 15:30!