Brosella Folk & Jazz

Brosella Folk & Jazz started as a folk festival in 1977 and became Folk & Jazz Festival since 1982 to promote both genres that you don't hear enough on our radios. It was a free Festival until 2012 and now tickets are sold at the spot at 5 Euro. Djangofollies was created to honour the great Django Reinhardt who was born in Belgium (Liberchies) on 23rd January 1910. It's not the usual kind of Festival.

From their first edition Brosella Folk & Jazz as well as Djangofollies have invited bands and artists from Europe and all over the world. Just a few examples:
1981 - Chico Freeman Quintet
1982 - Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big Band
1983 - Biréli Lagrène Ensemble / Baden Powell
1984 - The New Prague Big Band & Milan Svoboda (the wall still stood there between East and West and it wasn’t easy, but we did it !) / Feso Trombone
1985 - Julius Arthur  Hemphill Band
1986 - Joe Henderson Quartet
1987 - Toots Thielemans & Philip Catherine
1989 - Eric Legnini Trio (now a big name, but here he was only 19 !)
1991 - Emil Viklicky & East-West Connection
1992 - Orhpy Robinson @ Annavas
1993 - Krzysztof Scieransky Trio & Marek Balata & Patricia Beysens / Julian Joseph Quartet / Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination
1994 - Richard Galliano - Ivan Paduart Quartet / Arturo Sandoval “Danzon” tour
1995 - Elvin Jones Jazz Machine
1996 - Carla Bley Big Band / Michel Godard & Pierre Charrial Quartet
1997 - Johnny Griffin & New Look Trio International / David Murray “Fo Deuk Revue” (feat. Doudou N’Diaye Rosel)
1998 - Clark Terry & New Look Trio International
1999 - Scott Hamilton - Dany Doriz & New Look Trio / Bobo Stenson & Tomasz Stanko (100 years Duke)
2000 - Nigel Hitchcock - Phil Abraham & New Look Trio / David Sanchez Quartet
2001 - Toots Thielemans & Jenny Werner (presentation of their first duo CD)
2002 - Brussels Jazz Orchestra & Bert Joris & Kenny Werner & Philip Catherine
2003 - Maria Joao / Miroslav Vitous Quartet
2004 - Jaco Pastorius Big Band
2005 - Deborah Brown & New Look Trio / Bohuslän Big Band / Three Guitars (Larry Coryell, Badi Assad, John Abercrombe)
2006 - Richard Galliano / Amina Figarova Septet / Bart Quartier & Mike Mainieri / Brussels Jazz Orchestra & Gianluigi Trovesi
2007 - Ivo Papasov Group / Chirs Joris - Bob Stewart Band / Karl Seglem Band
2008 - Maria Schneider Orchestra / Rabih Abou Khalil / Paul Bley (solo) / Flat Earth Society & Zumo del Scumos
2009 - Anouar Brahem Trio / Henri Texier Quartet & Carlo Nardozza / David Linx Sextet with Maria Joao
2010 - Avishai Cohen Quintet / Roy Hargrove Quintet
2011 - Andrzey Jagodzinski Trio / Lander Gyselinck (was only 24 then) / Renaud Garcia-Fons “Linea del Sur”
2012 - Lighthouse (Gwilym Simcock) / Jon Irabagon & Barry Alschul / Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet / European Jazz Trumpets
2013 - UMO Jazz Orchestra & Verneri Pohjola / Elina Duni Quartet / Bill Frisell’s Big Sur Sextet / Jon Batiste & The Stay Human
2014 - Aarhus Jazz Orchestra / Omar Sosa Quarteto Afrocubano / Kenny Garrett Quintet
2015 - JM Jazz World Orchestra (dir. Luis Bonilla) / Antoine Pierre Urbex (young 22 Belgian jazz drummer) / Guillaume Perret & The Electric Epic / Ulf Wakenius Quartet / Junan Garia-Herreros “Snow Owl"
When:
July
Artistic Director:
Henri Vandenberghe
Co-producers:
28, rue des Chrysanthèmes
1020 Brussels
Belgium

News

Brosella Folk & Jazz 40!

by Brosella Folk & Jazz on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 12:47
A celebration, a tribute, a new chapter. A tribute to all those who have made their musical contribution to the festival. Hearty encouragement to all those who will continue along the road or take things over. A tribute to its leader, Henri Vandenberghe, real spearhead of the festival, who passes on the baton to the next... read more

BROSELLA FOLK & JAZZ FESTIVAL coming up!

by Brosella Folk & Jazz on Mon, 09/05/2016 - 16:39
A few weeks ago we had the pleasure to announce Sharon Shannon, The Unthanks, Richard Galliano & Philip Catherine and B.J. Scott & Bruno Castellucci.   Brosella Folk & Jazz 2016 (9-10 July 2016) now adds another SIX NAMES to its line-up:    ON... read more

40th edition of Brosella Folk & Jazz

by Brosella Folk & Jazz on Wed, 09/03/2016 - 17:22
9 & 10 July 2016= 40th edition of Brosella Folk & Jazz So, let’s have a party!!! 18 May: “Ceci n’est pas une conférence de presse” at the most beautiful Brussels City Hall presentation of the programme and of a BROSELLA-40-BOOK 1 June: opening exposition photographies "Brosella 40" 29 June: opening exposition posters... read more

22nd edition of the DJANGOFOLLLIES jazz festival 2016

by Brosella Folk & Jazz on Tue, 12/01/2016 - 11:34
The legendary Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt would have been 116 years old on the 23rdof January 2016. Djangofolllies will pay him tribute again by featuring headliners, new discoveries and new projects.   Roby Lakatos & Biréli Lagrène (HU/FR), Koen De Cauter & Fapy Lafertin (BE), Christine Tassan et... read more