[ Bart Maris: trumpet / Ruben Verbruggen: alto saxophone /
Thijs Troch: keys / Gonçalo Almeida: double bass / Friso Van Wijck: drums]
Sometimes they play with the punch of a quick-tempered bull, other times they sound like a spacey group of kind elephants. Bulliphant uses different musical approaches in which the common denominator is cutting-edge interaction. Bulliphant’s debut album ‘Hightailing’ is out now!
SPOKEN SAXOPHONE QUARTET
[ Stephanie Francke: Soprano saxophone / Wietse Voermans: Alto saxophone / Bruno Van Der Haegen: Tenor saxophone / Ruben Verbruggen: Baritone saxophone ]
Jazz, contemporary and classical are among the many genres this band uses to sculpture their narrative and filmic sound. Spoken presents a modern and exciting repertoire, with an interesting mixture of the many beautiful sounds of the saxophone. They execute this in a personal and original style, lightly topped with a healthy dose of humor.
[Giotis Damianidis: guitar / Viktor Perdieus: tenor sax / Gregoire Tirtiaux: alto and baritone sax / Ruben Verbruggen: alto and baritone sax / Joao Lobo: drums]
Punk Kong is a chameleon. Changes color according to the circumstances to avoid being part of any particular musical idiom. The baseless ensemble offers you a crossover among African blues, avant-garde jazz, noise rock and improvised music.
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BRAVO BIG BAND
[Reeds: Rob Banken (lead), Dieter Vaganten, Bruno Van Der Haegen, Matthias Van den Brande, Ruben Verbruggen / Trumpets: Loïc Dumoulin (lead), Antoine Dawans, Daniel Vanderhoydonks, Thomas Mayade / Trombones: Quinten De Cracker (lead), Robbe Defraye, Vincent Heirman, Bart Van Gorp / Rhythm section: Guillaume Vierset (gt), Karel Cuelenaere (p), Ruben Lamon (b), Matthias De Wales (dr) ]
The members of this energetic big band share a same passion for the larger jazz ensemble. Every individual of the band contributes in his own unique way to the fresh and transparant sound of the Bravo Big Band. Over the years of playing together, they already had the chance to work with great composers and big band members such as Michael Abene, John Rocco, Frank Vaganée, Pierre Drevet, Lode Mertens, Klas Lindquist, Johan Plomp and Michel Herr.
The ‘Antifacistische Militante Brassband’, founded by singer and trumpeter Gregor Engelen, is an Antwerp-based international collective performing music with soul, joy and a lot of charisma. From firing gipsy rhythms and charming klezmer vibes to rough beats and exploding brass sounds. Podium- and street shows, funerals, weddings and all kinds of parties: Ambrassband does it all.
JAMAICAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Jamaican Jazz Orchestra takes you on ride through their musical jungle where you can hear the sounds of reggae and ska mixed with jazz. If you listen closely to this eleven piece band you will discover a wide range of different colors and moods blending them all smoothly together.
Other projects with different bands such as Swing-O-Box, Asham Band, Slick Nick and the Casino Special, Keenroh XL