BRAND! 2018 Jazz Festival
For adventurous listeners: the excitement starts here. For the fourth edition of BRAND! nona arts centre and Mechelen Cultural Centre will focus once again on a country with a vibrant musical scene: Portugal. There is so much more to Portuguese music than fado alone. Particularly since the millennium, the scene has been swept up by the musical equivalent of the Gulf Stream. Jazz ao Centro (Coimbra) and Jazz em Agosto (Lisbon) have matured into festivals with an international allure. And the Clean Feed Records label has developed into one of the world’s greatest trendsetters on the jazz scene’s adventurous flank.
Guest of honour: Susana Santos Silva
This year’s guest of honour is Susana Santos Silva. The trumpet player from Porto has become the quintessential ambassador for Portuguese jazz and improvisation in no time at all. She has her curiosity, versatility and preference for working with many foreign artists to thank for her newfound status.