Thrill Sextet + Mâäk Quintet
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Thrill Sextet are a new band packed with super-talented young musicians from both Brussels and Scotland, led by Tom Bourgeois and Mark Hendry, and featuring the extraordinary Brussels-raised, but recent young star of the Scottish jazz scene, vocalist, Irini Arabatzi. Along with Sylvain Debaisieux , Lorenzo Di Maio and Stephen Henderson They’ll make their debut at the Brussels jazz Festival in January.
Mâäk Quintet are a unique grouping of four horns and percussion that create an uplifting and exciting sound, all their own, exploring folk traditions from all over the world, and seamlessly blending brass arrangements with rhythmic groove, often hymn like melodies with virtuosic and soulful bop inspired soloing, plus a twist of Mingus. No-one sounds like this! Music rich in invention, surprise and adventure. One of the most important groups in European jazz right now.