SPACE IS THE PLACE: Thunderblender + Geroezemoes
Thursday, January 4, music starts 21:00, €8 / students €5
Awarded the “Toots Thielemans Award”, Thunderblender is a Brussels based jazz/improv trio led by Sam Comerford. It combines adventurous free improvisation, beautiful moments and heavy grooves, tied together in long-form compositions inspired by artists like Tim Berne and Henry Threadgill. It features three of the most exciting young musicians on the European scene. After playing at the Concours Tremplin d’Avignon 2017, Sam was awarded the prize for best instrumentalist. Thunderblender will release their debut EP on Italian label Honolulu Records in October 2017.
Sam Comerford (IE) – tenor and bass saxophone, compositions | Hendrik Lasure (BE) – piano | Jens Maurits Bouttery (BE) – drums, bass synth
GeroezemoesBand is the BrusselsExperimentalFizzPopExplosion-duo of musical wolverines Jens Maurits Bouttery (drums, keys, vocals) & Lennart Heyndels (bass, keys, vocals). They both thrive on their multi-linguistic experience with Free Jazz, Contemporary Music, Pop Music, Theatre & Film Music. The gentlemen are known for their work with How Town, Wunderbaum, Kaja Draksler & Jens Maurits Orchestra. Thus their habitat sits between catchy pop songs and weird borderless improvisations. Sing-along-able as hell, their lyrics refer to the absurdism, joy & sadness of everyday life. “With the aura of a pinball machine, the duo flips between playful funk and jazz, appealing melancholy and the determined willpower to put a smile on every face. Songs, disguised as absurd little pieces of art, driven by 2 scatterbrains creating order with melody & sound.” (Ewoud Vermote, Theater Aan Zee 2017)
http://grzms.be/ | https://geroezemoes.bandcamp.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/GeroezemoesBand | https://youtu.be/EqHoIcFBMek