FIRST NAMES and TICKETS available !
After a record 2018 edition, MITHRA JAZZ in LIEGE will be back for 4 days from 16 to 19 May in the best venues in the city centre!
For even closer proximity around the VILLAGE of Place Xavier Neujean, the TROCADERO room joins the FORUM, the REFLEKTOR, the CITE MIROIR, the BRASSERIE SAUVENIERE and LA HALTE to host the concerts this year.
Discover the first names on display below and don't miss the PREMIUM EARLY BIRD PASS PREMIUM which will go on sale on November 9 at 10:00 am on www.jazzaliege.be
This PREMIUM PASS gives access to all concerts, in all venues and every day!
Thursday, May 16th
Stephane Galland Mystery of Kem
A new project orchestrated by one of the best Belgian drummers. An event that every good festival must host. A positive music made of multicultural encounters and sophisticated rhythms.
Vincent Peirani quintet feat Emile Parisien
Winner of the prestigious Django Reinhardt Prize 2013, Vincent Peirani has made the accordion a real rock instrument. A unique combination of instruments for young virtuoso musicians, a group of friends, a real collective project, this is Vincent Peirani's art.
The Wrong Object
Since its creation in 2002, the Belgian jazz fusion sextet has paid tribute to the immense Frank Zappa. For the 25th anniversary of his death, The Wrong Object revisits his work, subtly merging different musical styles to create a varied, original and unpredictable music.
FRIDAY 17 MAY
Fabien Mary Octet
Fabien Mary updates the elegance and melodic lines of some of the great trumpeters such as Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown. For his last album, which he will present in Liege, his quartet is transformed into a byte with four excellent blowers Pierrick Pedron, David Sauzay, Thomas Savy and Jerry Edwards. Class!
A newcomer to the jazz landscape to discover urgently! This Israeli-American trumpeter conquered the audience with his lyricism and well-positioned virtuosity, his jazz oscillates between Brooklyn and the Middle East.
Hailey Tuck's universe is made of dreams, passion and swing. Its vintage look and velvety voice make it unique. If you don't know this English swinger yet... come'on!
For its great comeback since the death of its leader, the former rhythmic Esbjorn Svensson trio meets the pioneer of Nu Jazz, Bugge Wesseltoft. A new Scandinavian formation to be discovered urgently
SAMEDI 18 MAY
Youn Sun Nah
For the tour of her new opus, the Korean diva returns to the essentials, a duo of voice and guitar strings with her long-time accompanist Ulf Wakenius. Walks and nostalgic melodies are on the program.
Shai Maestro is today the leading pianist of his generation. His trio offers us a music that is both romantic and dynamic, carefully avoiding immature virtuosity.
Moses Boyd Exodus
This essential drummer of London's nu-Jazz has more than one wand in his bag. A big fan of Tony Allen, Moses Boyd surprises with his maturity and mastery. A tireless sideman, he is undertaking an ambitious project here as a leader.
The Bad Plus
Yes We Can! We are very happy to welcome for the first time at the Mithra Jazz in Liège, one of the most emblematic trios of the current jazz scene. Since its creation, The Bad Plus has challenged the boundaries that connect musical genres.
THE MIRROR CITY
The most surprising and inventive Anglo-Danish trio of the last ten years is back with its eighth opus. The osmosis and interaction between the musicians earned him the unanimity of the international press and many awards.
Oscillating between film music and jazzy atmosphere, Condor Gruppe is a UFO from Antwerp. Seven musicians with overflowing creativity, fans of Sun Ra, Moondog and Ennio Morricone among others. Get ready for an exciting journey.
This Franco-Belgian power trio is a real stage phenomenon. Generous and powerful, it combines the libertarian breath of free jazz with the energy of rock, all with a hint of strolls and groove. The perfect recipe that he shares with his ever-growing audience.
Grégoire Tirtiaux solo
It is the fascinating story of a great musician who is one with his saxophone. You will witness the continuous breath, the trance and a state of advanced meditation with this true guru of Jazz and improvised music.
SUNDAY 19 MAY
Cecile McLorin Salvant
The emotion of Billie Holiday, the swing of Ella Fitzgerald, the timbre of Sarah Vaughan, the originality of Anita O'Day, the sweet gravity of Carmen mcRae, the audacity of Betty Carter, the modernity of Jeanne Lee. Cecil McLorin Salvant is the greatest jazz singer of the 21st century. Period.
The underground scene made in UK is definitely full of talent. Nubya Garcia is the saxophonist of the year, she bewitches with her mixed playing of her Caribbean origins, her passion for modal jazz and her love for groove and hip hop.
Attention talent! This duo comes from the talented projects of the collective eye. These high potentials of improvised music travel the world with their sound mainly influenced by noise and odours. For this concert they invite Pavel Tchikov and his explosive theremin.