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‘Toots Thielemans 100th Anniversary Official Concert’

29 Apr.'22
- 20:00

The concert will be recorded live and broadcast on the radio. We kindly ask you to be on time, as the concert will start at the announced time.  ​​​​​​​

The life of Toots Thielemans, from his debut in the cafés of Marolles to the jazz clubs of New York, is the tale of a dizzying rise to stardom. Renowned for his unparalleled whistling, his talent on the guitar and the harmonica, the Brussels-born artist has rubbed shoulders with some of the world’s greats, including Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet and Elis Regina. To celebrate his 100th birthday, and to honour his memory and legacy, a stage performance by a select few outstanding musicians who knew him well, will focus on the milestones of Toots’ career, from his debuts to his famous American performances, via his Brazilian period. The unique voices of Tutu Puoane, and Brazilian artists Claudio and Ivan Lins, the American duo of Grégoire Maret (harmonica) and Kenny Werner (pianist and composer who will dedicate a new suite to Toots), and our very own Belgian star Philip Catherine, will join Frank Vaganée and Vince Mendoza, directors of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra and the Metropole Orkest respectively, to pay tribute to this legendary ket (street slang for "kid").

20:00
Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Frank Vaganée

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Brussels Jazz Orchestra
orchestra
Frank Vaganée
conductor
Philip Catherine
guitar
Tutu Puoane
vocals
Grégoire Maret
harmonica
21:10
Metropole Orkest, Vince Mendoza

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Metropole Orkest
orchestra
Vince Mendoza
conductor
Kenny Werner
composition, piano
Tutu Puoane
vocals
Ivan Lins
vocals
Claudio Lins
vocals
Philip Catherine
guitar

Practical information

Location

Henry Le Boeuf Hall

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS

Sound level

Level 2 ≤ 95 db

Rates

Standard

62 - 52 - 40 - 28 -

Co-production

  • Bozar
  • The Legacy of Toots Thielemans vzw

Support

  • Private Stichting Toots Thielemans