From here on it’s all about our first curated event at jazzclub PlusEtage on October 22nd, 2021.

For a few years we’ve been scouting Belgium for a venue to unleash our vision, to share our passion for the musicians we representing on A New Wave Of Jazz. Our label isn’t just a label but a modus operandi to support the free improvisation and avantgarde, pure from the heart, beyond hype and commercialization, and bring our label’s affiliated musicians home to a venue that already breathes adventure. PlusEtage is a genuine jazz club, since 1972, based in this pittoresque border town Baarle-Nassau/Baarle-Hertog in The Netherlands and Belgium, and it’s here we’ll start our two-monthly curated series on October 22nd.

The opening concert will be a trio consisting of MARTINA VERHOEVEN on piano, GEORGE HADOW on drums and PATRICK DE GROOTE on trumpet. Martina already played with both of them but this line-up is exclusive to this premiere of our series. It will be beautiful. Tickets you can book through PlusEtage by mail (info@plusetage.nl). See you there.

Just two days later, on October 24th, 2021, MARTINA VERHOEVEN en PATRICK DE GROOTE are teaming up with KRIS VANDERSTRAETEN (percussion), JEAN DEMEY (double bass) and DIRK SERRIES (guitar) for a matinee concert at Leuven’s Oratoriënhof. Starts at 2.30pm. Not to be missed either.