Fire Up That Big Band!

On Sunday 28 April 2024, Brussels Jazz Orchestra will once again share its experience and know-how built up over the past 30 years with the big band community. Three big bands will be coached for a whole day by three BJO musicians. Orchestras and musicians complementing each other, that's what we're going for.

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.


Fire Up That Big Band! takes place at Destelheide, Destelheidestraat 66, 1653 Dworp (Belgium). At the end of the day, we organise a concert during which each big band will perform their chosen repertoire.

Registrations for this workshop day are already closed: Fire Up That Big Band! 2024 is full.