Leuven Jazz once more presents several big names. The headliners of the 2019 edition are:
- 40 years Igloo Records (Sun 17.03): 40 years of this Belgian jazz label! Party time with keyboardist Éric Legnini & friends! With an exciting tribute to iconic saxophonist Jacques Pelzer, some brand new re-releases and support concert Elina Duni & Rob Luft. Unfortunately, guitarist Philip Catherine is unable to play, due to an injury.
- Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn (US) + Julian Lage Trio (US) (Wed 20.03): Two leading piano virtuosos present their brand new duo-album (ECM), followed by guitar phenomenon Julian Lage in an exclusive gig!
- Dans Dans (Thu 21.03): The exciting Dans Dans re-releases its phenomenal debut album. Support Echoes of Zoo combines psychedelic jazz with a punk attitude
- Double Bill: LUCA Bigband ft. Jesse van Ruller (NL) & conservatoium Antwerpen ft. Jakob Bro (DK) (Fri 22.03): Two international top guitarists, supported by two big bands packed with Belgian talents ... an absolute delight!
- B-Jazz International Contest (Fri 22 + Sat 23.03): the 40th edition of this prestigious international competition for young jazz talents
- Double Bill: The Breath (UK) & Vegir ft. Hindi Zahra (MA) (Sat 23.03): A double bill with some exceptional female voices: enjoy this mini Cinematic Orchestra and a mix of fusion jazz with enchanting melodies
- Incognito (UK) & Placenta plays Placebo (Sat 23.03): party time British jazzfunk band Incognito and a tribute to legendary jazzband Placebo (Marc Moulin).