BJO invites Aka Moon

After Aka Moon blew out thirty candles in 2022, the same honour will fall to the Brussels Jazz Orchestra in 2023. The ideal occasion to bring both bands together for the first time, after three impressive decades, both at home and abroad. 

Aka Moon and Brussels Jazz Orchestra have been part of the (inter)national jazz landscape for ages, but have never joined forces together. Throughout the years, they’ve both developed a strong identity and unique musical idiom. Their musical worlds may seem far apart at first, but this surprising and inspiring collaboration will undoubtedly create new musical common ground. 

Fabrizio Cassol (saxophone), Michel Hatzigeorgiou (bass) en Stéphane Galland (drums) are known as Aka Moon for their unparalleled freedom, while the dynamic of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra is based on an orchestrated approach, rooted in the jazz tradition. A combination that challenges both bands to wonder off the beaten track and use their imagination to the fullest. Fireworks guaranteed.  

A talk with Frank Vaganée & Fabrizio Cassol