6 good reasons to visit Leuven Jazz 2018

  • 1.    Leuven, a city full of jazz. 
    Walk through the city and soak up the jazz: from concert halls to cafés, from the library and to the movie theatre, and just right out there in the streets. You can discover six young international ensembles during the ‘B-Jazz Contest’ in the vibrant OPEK. 
  • 2.    International headliners
    The coolest American drummer, Mark Guiliana, clashing head to head with the British Binker&Moses (22 March), an evening of girl power with Zara McFarlane and Nubya Garcia (23 March), a triple drummers’ night with Sons of Kemet XL (24 March), among others, or a dance party into the early hours with dubstep legends Digital Mystikz (24 March), and the list of international stars doesn’t stop there.
  • 3.   The Belgians.
    The blossoming Belgian jazz scene is showing off its diversity once again, from guitarist Philip Catherine and vocalist Melanie De Biasio to the eccentric drummer duo Pierre-Gyselinck-Schilders. From Rebirth::Collective and steamy DJ LeFtO to a lie-down concert by Vvolk or the adventurous Pentadox with three sax players!
  • 4.    Save your wallet. 
    Enjoy free concerts by the themed ensembles from the LUCA, the Jazz on Sunday concerts in the STUK Café, the Sunday Night Live at de Libertad cafe… or the Late Night Jams during the ‘B-Jazz Contest’.
  • 5.    Cosy Proximity
    On the final Sunday (25 March), Appeltuinjazz and 30CC will head into a few living rooms for a series of intimate concerts. Enjoy Belgian greats like Mazzle, Brice Soniano & Natascha Kelly, Ewout Pierreux Trio, Dree Permans Trio, and many others,
    completely for free.
  • 6.    More then music
    Interested in something more than just 20 concerts? Then opt for an awesome series of jazz films in Cinema ZED, the annual jazz quiz in de Libertad, or a jazz expo in Bib Leuven.