STEVE HOUBEN Quartet @ The Music Village (B)
STEVE HOUBEN 4TET
TOP BELGIAN SAX JAZZMAN
Steve Houben (saxophones, flutes), Pascal Mohy (piano), Sal La Rocca (bass), Mimi Verderame (drums)
About Steve Houben : Family member and celebrity saxophonist Jacques Pelzer introduces Steve Houben to jazz. Back from the Berklee College of Music in Boston he creates, with Henri POUSSEUR, the Jazz Seminar at the Liège Conservatory, one of the first jazz courses in Europe. In the course of his career, Steve has accumulated the most diverse musical experiments and experiences, becoming a mainstay of today’s music in Europe. in 2000, he received the Django d’or (Belgium).As a jazz playerfrom the most orthodox bop to the most electric fusion, as a composer for cinema, television and theatre.He played with some legendary names like Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Joe Newman, Lee Konitz, Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine…During several years, he was in charge of the saxophone class at the jazz department of the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and he was director at the Royal Conservatory of Liège (2012-2015). Steve Houben, an open, cultivated and curious mind, has approached many musical contexts and styles (jazz, fusion, classical music, world music,…) with considerable talent and conviction. He is our top jazz sax ambassador. Do not miss him, in the company of a top rhythm section.
THE MUSIC VILLAGE
Rue des Pierres, 50, Steenstraat – 1000 Brussels – (BEL)
T : +32 (0)2 513 13 45 – E : firstname.lastname@example.org
JAZZ AT THE MUSIC VILLAGE
The Music Village is a private Jazz Club founded 14 years ago
and located at the very heart of Brussels. The Club offers some 100 seats. Though the Club offers the possibility of wining and dining, it is in the first place a concert hall and not “a restaurant with good music”… We guarantee the musicians (all true professionals) an attentive audience.The public is composed of both jazz connoisseurs and non-connoisseurs.The Music Village is happy to have brought back to Jazz music a large number of spectators who had been alienated from it by 2 frequently mentioned obstacles:
“jazz music is for connoisseurs only” – “jazz is free and incomprehensible”.
We expect musicians who wish to perform at the Club to respect this general concept and to choose the more accessible (to a large audience) songs from their repertoire, without denying their art and creativity, obviously. Besides Jazz music (mainly), the Village also schedules BLUES, LATIN MUSIC and CHANSON.