KARI ANTILA & PETER HERTMANS “Guitar Stories” Quartet

Kari Antila & Peter Hertmans 4tet

kari Sounds Jazz Club, Brussels, (Be)

May 12 @ 9:30 pm

Kari ANTILA & Peter HERTMANS “GUITAR STORIES” – Kari Antila (guit.), Peter Hertmans (guit.), Sal La Rocca (d.bass), Lionel Beuvens (drums)

LATEST NEWS: “GUITAR STORIES” receives raving reviews: JAZZWISE, ( United Kingdom) ” The Belgian-based Finnish guitarist Kari Antila brings mentor Peter Hertmans along for the ride in an impressive quartet session, the pairing combining effortlessly on a wide spectrum of guitar jazz from chamber classical, bebop through to contemporary fusion !”

JAZZMOZAIEK, (Belgium): ” Brilliant album ! 5/5 stars” – JAZZ PODIUM, (Germany): “Congratulations ! Great duo debut !” – JAZZRYTMIT (Finland): ” Tasteful album and great interplay! Masterful jazz guitar duo. In this album Kari Antila proves to be part of  European jazz guitar elite !”


ABOUT KARI ANTILA : Born in Laitila, Finland, Kari started studying classical piano at the age of 7. At the age of 12, he got his first guitar, and since then started to concentrate on playing guitar. Kari was autodidact until the age of 23, when he entered in Pop/Jazz Conservatory in Helsinki, Finland.  Later Kari continued on a degree program of pop/jazz music pedagogue in Stadia, Helsinki, Finland. In Stadia Kari studied with a well-known Finnish jazz guitar player Pekka Luukka.


ABOUT PETER HERTMANS : He is a self-taught jazz guitar player. He’s played with Janice Lakers, Phil Abraham, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Bert Joris, John Ruocco, Dave Pike, Slide Hampton, Philip Catherine, Toots Thielemans…Leads his own groups with John Ruocco (CD “Waiting” with also Billy HART) or “ODE FOR JOE”. Peter Hertmans teaches guitar, ensemble and musical theory at the Royal Brussels Conservatory and at the Lemmens Instituut in Leuven.



Sounds Jazz Club

Rue de la tulipe, 28
1050 Brussels
Tel: + 32 2 512 92 50 (after 6pm)
Fax: + 32 2 503 23 82
Email: info@soundsjazzclub.be


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Lines 54 and 71 -> Fernand Cocq
Lines 34,38,80 and 95 -> Idalie

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Open Monday to Friday from 7am until 1am
Open 10am until 1am on Saturdays
Closed on Sundays and bank holidays
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The Sounds Jazz Club

Open Monday to Saturday from 8pm until 4am
Closed on Sundays
The kitchen (italian cuisine) opens at 8pm

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