Double bill: Dans Dans / Julian Lage Trio (US)

Thu 21/03/2019 - 20:00
Concert

Ticket prices

  • EARLY BIRD until 31 December 2018: € 15 - € 3 with UiTPAS reduction rate
    enter/mention coupon  BIRD  in your order
  • PRESALE: € 18 - € 16 with Culture card KU Leuven - € 3,60 with UiTPAS reduction rate
  • VENUE: € 21 - € 19 with Culture card KU Leuven - € 4,20 with UiTPAS reduction rate

Often cited as one of the most exciting Belgian projects, Dans Dans – the band by Bert Dockx (Flying Horseman), Frederic Jacques (bass with Mark Lanegan and front man of Lyenn) and Steven Cassiers (multi-instrumentalist at Dez Mona and DAAU) – has already built up an international live reputation.

In 2012 the trio’s titleless debut album became an instant cult classic. It contained personal versions of Nick Drake songs (the wonderful and stripped-down River Man) and compositions by Sonny Rollins, Sun Ra and Thelonious Monk. In its peculiar approach Dans Dans tore down the walls separating Belgian jazz, pop and rock scenes.

On Discogs some copies of the debut are worth € 100. At the request of their fans, the record will be re-issued on vinyl. This festive moment is celebrated in Leuven, where the band will play the complete debut album, as well as a selection of its enormous back catalogue.

JULIAN LAGE TRIO (US)

Guitarist Julian Lage is lauded for over twenty years, which is all the more remarkable as he only just turned thirty! He appeared live with Carlos Santana at the age of ten, at twelve he played with Gary Burton at the Grammy’s and came under the care of guitar god Jim Hall and at the age of fifteen he started at Stanford University.

In recent years he lived up to the promise of his exceptional youth and has astonished the jazz guitar world. With two Grammy nominations in his guitar case, he combines his sensational play with melodic influences from pre-bebop, folk, swing and a touch of rock. His unpretentious style hides a technical aptitude that almost has no equal.

Nowadays, Lage himself is considered a leading guitarist, both in more traditional country and jazz as well as in the avant-garde circles. He plays in the band of Chris Thile (known for his work with Brad Mehldau and his Punch Brothers) in the programme Live from Here and regularly collaborates with distinctive composer John Zorn. Last June, Lage was elected Rising Star Jazz Artist in the famous Downbeat Critics Poll 2018.

Press

about Dans Dans

  • “psychedelic rock made in Belgium, sounding peculiar and refreshing: that’s enough to make us go wild.” (enola.be on the debut album)
  • “an enthralling trip guiding you from one surprise to the next. Required listening for all with ears.” (Dirk Steenhaut on ‘I/II’ – Cobra.be)

about Julian Lage

  • ‘A virtuosic swirl of twangy textures and gritty grooves that cry Americana with a postmodern twist’ (Downbeat on Modern Lore).
  • ‘He doesn’t need to hide behind effects’ (Jazz Wise).  

More info

Dans Dans Bert Dockx (guitar), Fred Lyenn Jacques (bass) and Steven Cassiers (drums)
Julian Lage Trio Julian Lage (guitar), Jorge Roeder (bass) and Eric Doob (drums)
in collaboration with Uur Kultuur KU Leuven

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Ticket prices

  • EARLY BIRD until 31 December 2018: € 15 - € 3 with UiTPAS reduction rate
    enter/mention coupon  BIRD  in your order
  • PRESALE: € 18 - € 16 with Culture card KU Leuven - € 3,60 with UiTPAS reduction rate
  • VENUE: € 21 - € 19 with Culture card KU Leuven - € 4,20 with UiTPAS reduction rate