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Where to listen to jazz in Belgium

Venues

Find clubs, arts and cultural centres, concert initiatives, festivals and other organizations in Flanders and Brussels presenting and supporting jazz. Other Belgian venues will be added in the course of 2018.  

30CC

30CC is the cultural centre of Leuven, one of the oldest and most beautiful university cities of Europe. We do more than 300 productions on yearly basis. We focus on jazz, modern classical and world music, and each year in March we organise Leuven Jazz Festival. Name dropping: Fred Hersch, Bill Frisell, Phronesis, Oddarrang, Bugge Wesseltoft, Adhd, Avishai Cohen Quartet, De Beren Gieren, Melanie de Biasio, LABtrio, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Ben Sluijs Quartet, Ruben Machtelinckx, ... We have 5 venues spread out of the city centre. All seated including a church.
Bondgenotenlaan 21
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Academiezaal / CC de Bogaard

Member of Limburg network Motives For Jazz – This cultural centre organises jazz concerts in one of the most beautiful small concerthalls of Belgium: de Academiezaal.
Plankstraat 18
3800 Sint-Truiden
Belgium

ANCIENNE BELGIQUE (AB)

250 up to 2000 capacity hall presenting the best in jazz within a broad musical context.
Anspachlaan 110
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Arenberg

Cosy venue in Antwerp where you can enjoy jazz, funk, pop and rock, with a big hall (800 seated/1100 standing) and a smaller one (92 seated/170 standing)
Arenbergstraat 28
2000 Antwerp
Belgium

BOZAR / Centre for Fine Arts

BOZAR organises concerts, high profile international exhibitions, cinema, theatre, dance, literature, architecture and educational activities in the splendid Centre for Fine Arts, designed by the Belgian architect Victor Horta. Classical music, world music and jazz: productions of the very highest standard and with a cosmopolitan vision give voice to Brussels’ cultural ambiance.
Ravensteinstraat 23
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

C-Mine

From theatre to dance, pop concerts, some jazz or classical: C-Mine is the number one place for the culture enthusiast
C-Mine 10
3600 Genk
Belgium

Casino Koksijde

Culture Centre at the Flemish coast organising 4-5 jazz concerts yearly. Combine a jazz concert with a walk on the beach!
Casinoplein 11
8670 Koksijde
Belgium

CC De Kern

De Kern is a theater plus concert hall, which with its varied programme, functions as the beating cultural heart of Wilrijk.
​​​​​​​Kern 18
2610 Wilrijk
Belgium

CC De Meent

Cultural centre with a heart for jazz
Gemeenveldstraat 34
1652 Alsemberg
Belgium

CC De Schakel

Dynamic culture house in the heart of Waregem, with a classical concert hall and a cosy club.
Schakelstraat 8
8790 Waregem
Belgium

CC Het Gasthuis

Cultural centre with a heart for jazz and a seated capacity of 400, organising a jazztival each year in January
Gasthuisstraat 24
3200 Aarschot
Belgium

CC Het Spoor

Cultural centre with an ear for jazz and a biennial festival ‘Jazzontspooring’. We have a theater hall with 385 seats and a club for 300 people.
Eilandstraat 6
8530 Harelbeke
Belgium

CC Muze

Music, theatre, expos, workshops & comedy. MUZE is pure culture!
Dekenstraat 40
3550 Heusden-Zolder
Belgium

CC Zwaneberg

Cultuurplein 1
2220 Heist-op-den-Berg
Belgium

CCHA - cultural centre Hasselt

In addition to its regular broad urban cultural programme CCHA organizes two festivals with room for jazz: Nordic night(s) at the end of October and Piano day(s) at the end of March. With its two venues (cap. 870 and 350) and shows on location CCHA reaches approx. 70.000 visitors each year.
Kunstlaan 5
3500 Hasselt
Belgium

Citadelic Festival

Welcome to Citadelic Festival, an offshoot of Jazz Sur l'Herbe and a festival that is highly committed to improvisation and performance of any kind... Citadelic Summer is a free family event in one of the nicest parks in Ghent, near the museums, where you can relax, listen to music and have some refreshments or food from the El Negocito stall.
Citadelpark
9000 Ghent
Belgium

Citadelic@S.M.A.K

UNESCO City of Ghent, S.M.A.K. Museum, Q'Onda? vzw and el NEGOCITO Records have been making sure that the SMAK in Ghent does not only offer a taste of contemporary art, but also a splash of improvised music, with challenging sounds from home and abroad.
Jan Hoetplein 1
9000 Ghent
Belgium

Concertgebouw Brugge

Venue with two concert halls with a capacity of 340 + 1289 people, focussing on music and contemporary dance, with a biannual jazzfestival ‘Jazz Brugge’ in collaboration with KAAP
’t Zand 34
8000 Brugge
Belgium

Cultural Centre Belgica

Venue with different capacities and locations in the centre of Dendermonde
Kerkstraat 24
9200 Dendermonde
Belgium

Cultural Centre de Werft

Cultural Centre programming a wide variety including jazz, with cultuurcafé (capacity 120) as jazz stage.
Werft 32
2440 Geel
Belgium

De Bijloke

Concert venue for classical, contemporary and jazz.
Bijlokekaai 7
9000 Ghent
Belgium

De Casino Concertzaal

De Casino Concertzaal, the perfect venue for the perfect music night
Stationsstraat 104
9100 Sint-Niklaas
Belgium

De Jazzzolder vzw

Venue with a capacity of 70 people, presenting a wide variety of jazz groups mainly from the Benelux
Onze Lieve Vrouwestraat 52
2800 Mechelen
Belgium

De Kimpel - Bilzenjazz

Member of Limburg network Motives For Jazz - This cultural centre organises jazz concerts, jam sessions etc in their own hall and in other locations and bars in Bilzen, with a special focus on Belgian jazz and young talents. See also www.bilzenjazz.be
Eikenlaan 25
3740 Bilzen
Belgium

De Ploeg

Every ast Thursday of the month, Arne Van Coillie Trio invites a different guest from Belgium or abroad. Free entry!
Steenweg 184
3590 Diepenbeek
Belgium

De Singer

Club offering a platform for jazz, improvised and experimental music, with a seated capacity of 150.
Bavelstraat 35
2310 Rijkevorsel
Belgium

De Spil

Venue presenting concerts ranging from jazz, world to pop/rock and classical music. Aside from the big theatre, there’s a smaller second stage. De Spil also co-organises Roeselare Jazz Festival.
Hippoliet Spilleboutdreef 1
8800 Roeselare
Belgium

De Ververij

Cultural centre with club atmosphere and a capacity of 200.
Wolvestraat 37
9600 Ronse
Belgium

deSingel - international arts campus

3 different concert venues and rehearsal/production spaces in one campus (capacity Blue hall 500-940; capacity Music Studio 145; capacity Theatre Studio 240)
Desguinlei 25
2018 Antwerp
Belgium

FLAGEY

One of the leading cultural venues in Brussels, Belgium. Jazz, classical music, daily cinema, conferences and kids activities. In iconic art deco building.
Belvédèrestraat 27
1050 Brussel
Belgium

FLANDERS ARTS INSTITUTE

Interface organisation and expertise centre for music, performing and visual arts from Flanders & Brussels
Ravensteingalerij 38
1000 Brussels
Belgium

GC De Wildeman

Small venue with the atmosphere of a quaint pub, but with big artists on stage
Schoolstraat 15
3020 Herent
Belgium

Gent Jazz Festival

Multiday festival in the gardens of Bijloke (Ghent), with both internationally renowned names as well as upcoming talent from our jazz scene.
Godshuizenlaan 2
9000 Ghent
Belgium

HAM / AchterHAM Sessions

Three days of living, handmade music + 4 intimate house concerts in spring and fall
Ham 12
9000 Gent
Belgium

HANDELSBEURS

Concert venue programming Jazz, world music and classical music, which can host seated (400), standing (800) as well as cosy club concerts. Open for adventure and experiment.
Kouter 29
9000 Ghent
Belgium

Hnita-Jazz Club

Live jazz since 1955, from Slim Gaillard to Vijay Iyer, from Jack Sels to TaxiWars
Lostraat 106
2220 Heist-op-den-Berg
Belgium

Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk is an international reference for jazz, in particular old style jazz, but also roots oriented music in general.
Leopold II laan,12
9200 Dendermonde
Belgium

Jazz Centrum Vlaanderen

Centre for conservation, documentation and promotion of jazz and blues
Leopold II laan 12
9200 Dendermonde
Belgium

Jazz in 't Park

Jazz in ’t Park is a free jazz festival exclusively dedicated to promote Belgian jazz and is one of the biggest Belgian jazzfestivals with over 10.000 visitors each year.
Koning Albertpark
9000 Ghent
Belgium

Jazz Jam (Café De Werft)

LET'S PLAY SOME JAZZ! ​Jam sessions for jazz musicians, enthusiasts and pros, young and old.
Werft 34
2440 Geel
Belgium

Jazz Middelheim

One of the oldest jazz festivals in Belgium, originated as broadcasting festival of the then BRT, that doesn't only cater for the real jazz addicts, but positions itself as a broad family event in a cosy atmosphere.
Beukenlaan 12
2020 Antwerp
Belgium

Jazz Station

The Jazz Station is a lot more than a jazz club: we offer concerts, artistic residencies, exhibitions, public rehearsals, courses, workshops, in this real living center of jazz in Brussels
Chaussée de Louvain 195
1210 Brussels
Belgium

JAZZ4A

JAZZ4A wants to support and promote jazz music to a wider audience by organising concerts and jam sessions with both established names and upcoming talents, and by offering workshops and lectures on jazz.
Kaasrui 1
2000 Antwerp
Belgium

JAZZ@RELAX (org. CC 't Getouw)

Monthly jazz date in the foyer of Schouwburg Rex (RelaX), club atmosphere with a capacity of 150, with break and drinks on little tables
Molenhoekstraat 2
2400 Mol
Belgium

JazzCase

JazzCase is a stage which focuses on the experiment in jazz, the adventure, the avant-garde, without neglecting the rich tradition of ‘classical’ jazz.
Toekomstlaan 5
3910 Neerpelt
Belgium

JazzCircuit

Jazzcircuit is a high quality series of concerts, films, jamsessions and masterclasses in the heart of West-Flanders organised bij UiTinMidwest. Jazzcircuit is held in 7 communities: Roeselare, Hooglede, Staden, Lichtervelde, Moorslede, Izegem and Ingelmunster
Grote Markt
8800 Roeselare
Belgium

JAZZLAB SERIES

Professional network for Belgian jazz. Keep in touch with the best of Belgian jazz with the tours of JazzLab Series!
J. Kluyskensstraat 2
9000 Ghent
Belgium

JazzMo'

THE Flemish magazine for jazz, appearing 4 times a year.
Wijngaardstraat 5
1755 Gooik
Belgium

Jenevermuseum

Four to five times a year, you can enjoy a Belgian top jazz band in the courtyard or distillery room.
Witte Nonnenstraat 19
3500 Hasselt
Belgium

KAAP (Bruges)

Arts Centre active in 2 cities (Bruges, Ostend). Focus on creation, presentation and production (W.E.R.F.-label).
Werfstraat 108
8000 Bruges
Belgium

KAAP (Ostend)

Arts Centre active in 2 cities (Bruges, Ostend). Focus on creation, presentation and production (W.E.R.F.-label).
Zeedijk 10
8400 Oostende
Belgium

Kunstencentrum NONA

Art centre with a focus on contemporary jazz & improvised music
Begijnenstraat 19-21
2800 Mechelen
Belgium

Leuven Jazz

Each year in March 30CC organises Leuven Jazz Festival. In 2018 we celebrate the 6th edition already: plenty of international stars, local talent and a wide range of jazz-related activities from jazz movies and expo’s to spoken word performances. Name dropping: Archie Shepp, Plaistow, Stefano Bollani, Chris Potter, Robin Verheyen NY Quartet, Shai Maestro, Logan Richardson, STUFF., Drifter, Dave Holland, Sons of Kemet XL, Mark Guiliana Quartet, Nasheet Waits, Rebirth Collective, ...
Bondgenotenlaan 21
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Lokerse Jazzklub

Small club, driven by volunteers, organising concerts with local and international bands
Sportlaan
9160 Lokeren
Belgium

Mon Café

Every last Sunday of the month live jazz in one of the quaintest pubs in Hasselt.
Lombaardstraat 8
3500 Hasselt
Belgium

muziekclub N9

Belgian alternative music club since 1979!
Molenstraat 165
9900 Eeklo
Belgium

Muziekodroom

Multi-genre music centre since 1993.
Bootstraat 9
3500 Hasselt
Belgium

OLT Rivierenhof

Open air theatre with a capacity of 2000 programming international and local artists in all genes: jazz, hip hop, funk, pop, rock and blues
Turnhoutsebaan 233
2100 Deurne
Belgium

Parkjazz

Biennial jazzfestival in Kortrijk
Sint-Sebastiaanslaan 10
8500 Kortrijk
Belgium

Rataplan

Venue for theatre & concerts with a big heart for (young & Belgian) jazz, club atmosphere, up to 185 people seated
Wijnegemstraat 27
2140 Borgerhout
Belgium

Roskam

A cosy jazz bar in Brussels centre. Jazz concerts every Sunday night at 20h00. Free entrance!
Vlaamsesteenweg 9
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

To immerse every student in the international professional practice, the Jazz Department of the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp organizes every year more or less 25 high-profile artistic projects. These may or may not be in collaboration with other disciplines, with international partner institutions or with professional organizations
Desguinlei 25
2018 Antwerp
Belgium

School of Arts of University College Ghent, Royal Conservatory Jazz

The jazz programme’s name says it all: it offers the opportunity to study jazz and it stands for creativity, inventiveness, originality and innovation, dynamism, intensity, passion, integrity, honesty and respect.
Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2
9000 Ghent
Belgium

STUKcafé

Every Sunday we organize a free jazz concert in the café of STUK.
Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven
Belgium

Wilde Westen

Multi-genre concert and festival organisation
Conservatoriumplein 1
8500 Kortrijk
Belgium
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