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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.  

Please contact lobke@kunsten.be if you want us to add a certain jazz venue to the map.

See also http://jazzinbelgium.com/ldh/live_jazz/live_jazz for more jazz spots in Belgium, or www.jazz.brussels for jazz placs specific for Brussels.

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

arsVitha Kulturforum VoG

Bahnhofstraße 14-16
4780 Saint-Vith
Belgium

Béguin

Weekly jam sessions on Thursdays and regular live (jazz) concerts on other days
Zaterdagplein 12
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Blue Flamingo Jazz Festival

Avenue Jean de la Hoese, 3
1080 Brussels
Belgium

Boabop Théâtre

rue du Fraignat, 18
1325 Vieusart
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

Brosella / Djangofolllies

Rue des Chrysanthèmes 28
1020 Brussels
Belgium

Brussels Jazz Weekend

A huge jazz party which makes the capital of Europe swing for one weekend. The festival offers a very varied program for young and old on the main squares of Brussels as well as in many venues and bars. Immerse yourself in jazz in the broadest sense of the word. Discover different neighbourhoods in Brussels and above all: enjoy this ultimate city celebration with friends and family! Dates for 2018: Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 MAY 2018
Grote Markt
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

Café Floréo

Weekly jam sessions on Wednesdays and regular live (jazz) concerts on other days
Rue des Riches Claires 19
1000 Brussels
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

Cellule 133a

Av. Ducpétiaux 133a
1060 Brussels
Belgium

Centre Armillaire - Centre Culturel de Jette - Jazz Jette June

Bld de Smet de Nayer 145/2
1090 Brussels
Belgium

Centre Culturel "Les Chiroux"

Les Chiroux, the Liège Cultural Center, programs concerts within its own theatre-stage or in other locations nearby, of local, national or foreign artists. In the programming, a special attention is paid to young audiences and families. The theater at Les Chiroux is intimate and cozy, the perfect place for acoustic concerts or concerts with lower sound level, in various sectors: jazz, folk, "world" music, classical, electro-acoustic… It’s the perfect place for programming «listening music »!
Place des Carmes, 8
4000 Liège
Belgium

Centre Culturel d'Amay

Rue Entre Deux Tours 3
4540 Amay
Belgium

Centre Culturel d'Ans

Rue de la Vallée, 62
4432 Ans-Alleur
Belgium

Centre Culturel d'Etterbeek - Espace Senghor

Situated in the European district of Brussels, le Senghor is a cultural centre taking care of an amazing hall from the early 20th century with a capacity of 230 seats. Each year, we set up about 20 World Music and 4 Jazz concerts; we also have a yearly jazz festival called River Jazz, being held in three venues of the city in January.
Avenue du Maelbeek 18
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Centre Culturel de l'Arrondissement de Huy

Avenue Delchambre 7 A
4500 Huy
Belgium

Centre Culturel de Mouscron

Place Charles De Gaulle
7700 Mouscron
Belgium

Centre Culturel de Saint-Georges

Rue Albert 1, 18
4470 Saint-Georges-sur-Meuse
Belgium

Centre Culturel de Spa

Rue Servais 8
4900 Spa
Belgium

Centre culturel de Verviers - Espace Duesberg / Festival de la guitare

Boulevard de Gérarchamps 7c
4800 Verviers
Belgium

Centre Culturel de Wanze

Place Faniel, 8
4520 Wanze (Bas-Oha)
Belgium

Centre Culturel de Waremme

Place de l’Ecole Moyenne, 9
4300 Waremme
Belgium

Centre Culturel René Magritte - Lessines

Rue des 4 Fils Aymon 21
7860 Lessines
Belgium

Cercle du Jazz Hot Verviers

Haut Vinâve 41
4845 Jalhay
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

Confluent Jazz Festival / La Bourse

Located in the heart of the Walloon capital, the former "Renaissance Louis XIII" style trade exchange is today an ultra modern event center "La Bourse". The infrastructure includes an audience of 312 seats
Place d'Armes 1
5000 Namur
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

Dinant Jazz / D'Jazz

Rue Sax 48
5500 Dinant
Belgium

Ferme de la Dîme

Rue du Baron d’Obin 248
4219 Wasseiges
Belgium

Ferme de la Madelonne / Gouvy Jazz & Blues Festival

"An old barn turned into a fantastic jazz club since 1981 that has now become internationally famous."
Sterpigny, 4
6670 Gouvy
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

Foyer Culturel de Sprimont

Rue du Centre 79-81
4140 Sprimont
Belgium

Gaume Jazz Festival / Jeunesses Musicales du Lux.

Rue Camille Joset, 1/C
6730 Rossignol
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

Heptone

Heptone is a jazz club in Ittre about a hundred seats. This association organises concerts every Sunday (except during public holidays) between 5 and 7 pm.
Rue Haute 7
1460 Ittre
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 au Stade

Rue Grinfaux, 49
7181 Petit-Roeulx-lez-Nivelles
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

Jazz4you

Rue Dodonée 75A / 6
1180 Brussels
Belgium

Jazz9

rue de l'Usine, 9 A
5032 Mazy
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

Jazzgeno(o)tschap Op-Weule

Jazz society gathering twice a month for lectures on jazz, with concerts twice a year.
Sint-Lambertusstraat 91
1210 Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe
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

Kulturzentrum "Jünglingshaus"

Neustrasse 86
4700 Eupen
Belgium

Kunstencentrum NONA

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

L'Aquilone

Boulevard Saucy 25
4020 Liège
Belgium

L'Archiduc

Known for their 5pm jazz after-shopping on Saturdays as well as last-minute live announced concerts.
Antoine Dansaertstraat 6
1000 Brussels
Belgium

La Chapelle de Verre

Rue Arthur Brancart 100
7090 Ronquières
Belgium

La Ferme du Biéreau

Ferme du Biéreau is recognised as one of Wallonia’s finest venues. The superb renovated barn (capacity: 500) sounds just great according to the many artists who played there in the last 10 years. Ferme du Biéreau sits in Louvain-la-Neuve, 30kms away from Leuven, Brussels and Namen.
Scavée du Biéreau, 3/101
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium

La Ferme Rose Uccle

Every month Jazz4you organises jazz concerts in this beautiful renovated farmhouse.
Avenue de Fré 44
1180 Brussels
Belgium

La Machine

They have regular live concerts and bring jazz to the stage once or twice a week.
Sint-Goriksplein 2
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Le Bouillon Blanc

A unique and welcoming place where you will have the pleasure to discover superb musicians and artists. Whether you enjoy blues, world music, jazz, ... you will get an eclectic choice filled with positive vibes.
Rue Saint-Lambert, 65
6832 Sensenruth
Belgium

Le Caveau du Max

This Italian restaurant puts on concerts in their vaulted cellar since 20 years already! Once a month you can enjoy a self-served cold and warm Italian buffet full of colours and flavours followed by 2 sets of jazz music. Mainly swing, mainstream, hard bop or classical jazz.
Avenue Emile Max 87
1030 Brussels
Belgium

Le Cercle des Voyageurs

Rue des Grands Carmes 18
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Le Rideau Rouge - Ferme de la Brire

Cultural, corporate and private events venues and services.
Route de Renipont 70
1380 Lasne (Ohain)
Belgium

Le Salon / Silly Concerts

Place Communale 18
7830 Silly
Belgium

Les Lundis d'Hortense

Les Lundis d'Hortense asbl is an association of Belgian jazz musicians. Its main purpose is to promote the Belgian jazz scene as well as its musicians. The organisation has managed to fulfil its ambitions since more than 40 years organising numerous activities (concerts, tours, publications, websites, summer workshop….) and collaborating with many partners. See also: www.jazzinbelgium.com
Chaussée de Louvain 193a-195
1210 Brussels
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

Maison Culturelle d’Ath - Le Palace

Grand Place
7800 Ath
Belgium

Maison du Jazz

Rue sur les Foulons, 11
4000 Liège
Belgium

Mithra Jazz à Liège

Palais des Congrès, Esplanade de l'Europe
4020 Liège
Belgium

Mon Café

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

Monk

They have swing dance sessions on Sundays and occasional live jazz concerts
Sint-Katelijnestraat 42
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Musée Charlier

The Charliermuseum, a 19th century mansion remodelled by Victor Horta, has something of the atmosphere of an opulent private gallery.
Avenue des Arts 16
1210 Brussels
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

Open Music

Rue du Faubourg 1
7780 Comines
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

Salle Columban

Chemin de Vieusart 162
1300 Wavre (Louvranges)
Belgium

Sazz'n Jazz

Weekly jam sessions on Tuesdays and regular live (jazz) concerts on other days.
Boulevard Bischoffsheim 38
1000 Brussels
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

Sounds Jazz Club

A legendary place in Ixelles where different generations of local jazz musicians present new work before hitting the bigger stages.
Tulpstraat 28
1050 Brussels
Belgium

STUKcafé

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

Talia / Théâtre Des Deux Marronniers

Rue des Marronniers 7
5032 Corroy-le-Château
Belgium

The Music Village

The most central and traditional jazz club that has a diverse programme and offers meals and cocktails during concerts.
Steenstraat 50
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Théâtre 140

Avenue Plasky 140
1030 Brussels
Belgium

Théâtre Marni

A cosy theatre which regularly brings jazz to the stage in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Rue de Vergnies 25
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Tournai Jazz Festival

Maison de la Culture de Tournai
7500 Tournai
Belgium

Travers Emotion / Les Sentiers de Sart-Risbart

Travers Emotion has been programming concert since 1978 from Jazz, blues as well as classic. The most important event are two festivals : Les Sentiers de Sart-Risbart.be (4 days of cosy concerts during August and fewer more during the year) Royal Park Music Festival.be (takes place on the 4 first Sundays of July under the Brussels Park's kiosk, just in front of the King's Palace) Throughout the season, Travers Emotion organizes concerts in Sart-Risbart in different venues.
Esplanade George-Grard - Boulevard des Frères-Rimbaut 2
1315 Sart-Risbart
Belgium

Wilde Westen

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