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Line up: Jean Atohoun (vox) – Willem Ardui (vox) – Jarno Verheyen (keys) – Bram Vanhove (drums) – David Idrisov (bass) – Dries Henderickx (guitar) – Egor Doubay (saxophone) – Luuk Hof (trumpet)

Blackwave (Willem Ardui & Jaywalker) is a hiphop duo from Antwerp. They distinguish themselves with old school hiphop which, in terms of sound, refers to the large hiphop groups from the nineties, such as Arrested Development, Outkast and De La Soul. In 2018 they decided to tour with a live band consisting mainly of jazz musicians. This summer they played a.o. North Sea Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival. Not your usual suspects at Mondriaan, but an absolute must-see!

”The fast flows contrast joyfully with the melodic, soul-infused chorus that’ll have you wearing Jazzy Jeff attire in no time.”
The Line of Best Fit – 2018

Panel talks with Nate Chinen (USA)

Panel talks with Nate Chinen The ‘talk’ is a recurring tradition at Mondriaan Jazz. This year Nate Chinen will host the two panel talks during the festival. Chinen is a journalist who wrote about contemporary jazz in the New York Times for many years. Last...

Phronesis (UK/DK/SWE)

Phronesis Opening concert Friday 11th of October (in collaboration with ProJazz) Line up: Jasper Høiby – double bass - Ivo Neame – piano - Anton Eger – drums We have the honour to start Mondriaan Jazz with an opening concert of Phronesis on Friday the...

Ayanna Witter-Johnson (UK)

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Doppler Trio (NL)

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