Fire Up That Big Band!

On Sunday 28 April 2024, Brussels Jazz Orchestra will once again share the experience and know-how it has built up over the past 30 years with the big band community. MOBb Big Band, New Manhattan Big Band and New Sound Big Band will be coached for a whole day by BJO musicians Nico Schepers, Kurt Van Herck and Bart De Nolf. Orchestras and musicians who fire each other up, that's what we're going for.


Fire Up That Big Band! will take place at Vormingscentrum Destelheide, Destelheidestraat 66, 1653 Dworp (B). At 5pm, everyone is welcome for the (free) show moment in Destelheide's bar (registration is not necessary). The three bands will present their repertoire at that time, led by the BJO coaches.

More about Fire Up That Big Band!

28 April 2024 is all about inspiring, fascinating and exchanging. BJO musicians welcome 3 different big bands, alternately coached by each throughout the day. Each participating band will choose 3 works for which it would like coaching. Preferably, these are songs it has rehearsed before. The BJO coaches take on one of these compositions for each orchestra, which they work on during three rehearsal sessions in rotation. This way, each big band gets to know three BJO musicians who make their experience available. The coaches conduct, provide feedback and offer insight into the working methods of a professional. Their input provides the finishing touches to each orchestra's repertoire, perfect to take to an upcoming concert.

During lunch, there will be room for exchange between the musicians of the participating big bands. At the end of the day, the 3 orchestras will perform their repertoire during a (public) concert led by their respective coaches.