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CHAMBER
JAZZ
CONSORT

We are Chamber Jazz Consort, a mesmerizing and dynamic ensemble, skillfully blending the richness and elegance of classical string music with the intricate rhythms and melodic complexities of jazz.

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About us

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This ensemble is part of the Brussels Muzieque platform, a versatile collaborative music platform based in the capital of Europe, which works with artists carefully selected from international prize winners, including participants of the esteemed Queen Elisabeth competition, as well as concertmasters and soloists from renowned Belgian and European orchestras.

The ensemble operates as a collective, showcasing various formations such as trios, quintets, and even larger ensembles. The group features accomplished musicians who excel in both classical and jazz music. Oene van Geel, an award-winning jazz violinist, infuses the ensemble with his distinct style and approach. Eduardo Tonietto, a solo cellist and artistic director of Brussels Muzieque, contributes his exceptional skills and his Brazilian music heritage to the ensemble's composition. Anton Jakimenko brings forth his own influences from both the classical and jazz genres. Sarah Oates, concertmaster of the Ballet Orchestra Amsterdam. In the realm of high classical violin playing, elevates the music with her exceptional expressiveness and virtuosity. 

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Opera meets Jazz with 
MIKE DEL FERRO

Opera meets Jazz is an fusion of jazz with the beloved Italian Belcanto and other repertoire: Neapolitan songs and famous arias. Performed by jazz pianist Mike del Ferro and the Chamber Jazz Consort. Originaly arranged for the Grammy winning Metropole Orchestra with jazz pianist Mike del Ferro and vocalist Claron McFadden.

 

Mike del Ferro is an internationally renowned, enormously versatile pianist. With appearances so far in 116 countries throughout the world, his performances vary from solo recitals to crossovers with traditional music, the latter taking him all over the world. 

He has collaborated with great musicians such as Toots Thielemans, Branford Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette, Randy Brecker, Oscar Castro Neves, Deborah Brown, Erik Truffaz, Jorge Rossy, Scott Hamilton and Richard Galliano.

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Opera meets Jazz

This project is a unique fusion of opera and jazz, seamlessly blending the grandeur of classical opera with the improvisational flair of jazz. It's a captivating journey where the rich melodies and emotional depth of traditional opera meet the vibrant rhythms and harmonic explorations of jazz. Throughout the performance, you'll be treated to a diverse repertoire that spans across genres and eras.

 

Among the highlights are exquisite arias by renowned composers such as Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo Puccini, Luigi Denza and George Gershwin. These timeless pieces, known for their stirring melodies and dramatic intensity, will resonate deeply with audiences of all backgrounds.

In addition to these classics, the program also features compositions by modern jazz masters like Tom Jobim, whose innovative approach to rhythm and harmony has left an indelible mark on the genre. Expect to be transported by the infectious grooves and soulful melodies of Jobim's music, as the ensemble breathes new life into his iconic works.

Furthermore, the performance will showcase original compositions by Oene van Geel, a trailblazing composer and virtuoso musician known for pushing the boundaries of musical expression. His compositions seamlessly blend elements of opera and jazz, creating a rich tapestry of sound that is both captivating and thought-provoking.

Overall, this project offers a truly immersive experience that celebrates the diversity and dynamism of both opera and jazz. Whether you're a seasoned opera aficionado or a jazz enthusiast, there's something in this performance that will captivate and inspire you. Get ready to embark on a musical journey like no other, where tradition meets innovation and the boundaries between genres blur into beautiful harmony.

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