Double Bill: LUCA Bigband ft. Jesse Van Ruller (NL) & Conservatorium Antwerpen ft. Jakob Bro (DK)
LUCA Bigband ft. Jesse van Ruller (NL)
Guitarist Jesse van Ruller is one of the greatest in his generation and has performed with Pat Metheny, George Duke, Toots Thielemans, Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, Philip Catherine, Roy Hargrove and Christian McBride.
In the words of the great American guitarist Jim Hall: 'A most expressive player; he really touched me on a personal level.’
With the Big Band of the LUCA Jazz Jesse van Ruller pays tribute to the exquisite repertoire of Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's faithful wing man.
The Big Band is the 'showpiece' of the Jazz department at LUCA School of Arts. Conducted by Frank Vaganée (Brussels Jazz Orchestra) the orchestra has collaborated over the past 25 years with many international soloists, such as Peter Herbolzheimer, Bert Joris, Michel Herr and Philip Catherine.
Conservatory Antwerp ft. Jakob Bro (DK)
This spring, the graduation classes of Jazz and Word Art at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp will set up a unique collaboration with Danish master guitarist Jakob Bro (ECM). Starting from a selection of his own compositions Bro will join forces with ten young musicians.
Meanwhile six talents from the Word department will explore contemporary Danish poetry, under the direction of actor and producer Jurgen Delnaet.
Together they will create a brand new and breathtaking soundscape. Carefully crafted and set in a wide Danish horizon ...
- with Jesse van Ruller (guitar), Big Band LUCA Jazz conducted by Frank Vaganée
- with Lennert Baerts (tenor and soprano sax), Andreas Bral (piano), Frederik Leroux (musical preparation), Jakob Bro (guitar/compositions), Roeland Celis (guitar), Luna Cozijn (spoken word), Hanne de Backer (bariton sax), Jurgen Delnaet (text selection), Hans Depelchin (spoken word), Gert-Jan Dreessen (drums), Carlijne Hertog (spoken word), Soet Kempeneer (double bass), Cyrille Obermüller (double bass), Vitja Pauwels (guitar), Yelena Schmitz (spoken word), Ruben van Cauwenberghe (harmonica), Caspar Vanderschoot (spoken word), Jarno Verheyen (stage piano, laptop) and Anke Verslype (drums)
- PRESALE: € 15 - € 13 with Culture Card KU Leuven
- VENUE: € 18
- UiTPAS reduction rate: € 3,60
20.00-21.15 h: JAKOB BRO
21.40-22.50 h: JESSE VAN RULLER