The Sounds Good Session #63

29 Mar. 2023 – 20:30


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The Hang! Our Weekly Jam Session Around Jazz Standards
Igor Gehenot Trio : Igor Gehenot (p), Sal La Rocca (db) & Umberto Odone (dr).


Mainstream / Jam Session (Jazz)



About Igor Gehenot

Igor Gehenot (Liège 27.11.1989) started classical piano studies from an early age. At 13 he enters the jazz section of the royal academy of Liège and at 19 the conservatory of Maastricht. When 17 he met drummer Antoine Pierre with whom he started the Metropolitan Quartet and perfom many concerts in Belgium and abroad. The Quartet wins the “Young talent” Prize at the Comblain-La-Tour Festival. He enters the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2009 for two years, where he studies among others with Eric Legnini, and starts his own trio with Sam Gerstmans on double bass and drummer Antoine Pierre. One of the main jazzclubs in Brussels The “Sounds”, realizing his great talent, proposes a residence fot two years. This opportunity has been essential in developing the cohesion of his trio and has also gave the opportunity to play with many guests like Félix Zurstrassen, Lionel Beuvens, Martin Méréau, Pat Cleaver, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Lorenzo Di Maio, Sal La rocca, Jens Bouttery, Daniele Cappucci, Vincent Thékal.
In 2011 Igor Gehenot receives the ” Sabam Jeunesses Musicales Jazz Awards “. The Label IGLOO Records decides to produced his first trio album and ‘Road Story’ is released in April 2012. The album receives great acclaim in the national and international press, sells many copies and reaches 1st place in the Diskunion charts in Tokyo and is elected Top Title and Top Album on Deezer Music & album of the year in Jazzwise magazine’s critics Poll. JazzWise Magazine writes : ” it takes just a few bars of ‘Promenade”, the opening track of pianist Igor Gehenot’s debutalbum Road Story, to realise it is the work of a rare talent who will surely number among the great names in jazz in the years to come. His touch, his articulation, his harmonic sense, his ideas and his perfectly balance sense of time are gifts of a magnitude that occur maybe once in a generation.” Igor Gehenot is preparing his second trio album, as well as a project for his trio with strings, in collaboration with the Atom Strings Quartet from Poland for the summer 2014.


About The Sounds Jazz Club

When Sergio Duvaloni and Rosy Merlini arrived in Bruxelles in the summer of 1985, they only planned to stay a few months. But a chance conversation with a taxi driver alerted Sergio to the fact that a business was for sale at 28 rue de la Tulipe. He fell in love with the place and decided to buy it for his wife Rosy’s birthday. What started as a rock and rhythm and blues café soon evolved into a jazz club, following advice from Brussels jazz club legend Pol Lenders, whose own Bierodrome was a stone’s throw away at the corner of the street.
Since then, Sounds has not only hosted the pick of the Belgian modern jazz scene, including Philip Catherine, Aka Moon and Steve Houben, but also served as a stepping stone for many jazz musicians who would go on to become pillars of Belgian jazz over the years: Eric Legnini, the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, Octurn, Nathalie Loriers, Melanie De Biaso, Daniel Romeo, Jef Neve, Greg Houben, Pascal Mohy, Jean-Paul Estievenart, Antoine Pierre, Igor Gehenot and Margaux Vranken, to name but a few… The club’s reputation has spread worldwide and since the 1990s it has welcomed such internationally-famous artists as Charlie Mariano, Joe LaBarbera, John Abercrombie, Paolo Fresu, Mark Turner, John Scofield, Rosario Giuliani, Jonathan Kreisberg and Jacky Terrasson.
Sounds overcame every crisis as it arose, organising its famous jam sessions and offering the possibility for groups to play regularly, and so develop their repertoire, under the beady eye of its legendary boss.





The Sounds Jazz Club runs its activities from Wednesdays to Saturdays. (07pm-01am)
Shows start at 8:30pm (2 sets of 45 minutes) from 7:30 pm there is an admission fees (btw 5 and 30 euros, depending of the act)
Jam Session on Wednesday starts at 8:30pm and last until 02am maximum, free of charge.

Rue de la tulipe 28, 1050 Ixelles







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