Mâäk Quintet

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Mâäk Quintet Short Info

The Belgian jazz collective Mâäk (formerly known as Mâäk's Spirit) is known for his never ending appetite for musical experimentation. Ideally, the group browses through folk traditions from around the world and mixes influences in his famous contemporary jazz cocktail. The Quintet formation is very unique: a trumpet, two saxes, a tuba and a drummer. All 5 musicians are in Europe's top five of (jazz) musicians. Mâäk plays acoustic, so they could play anywhere and that's exactly what they like to do. From book shops to churches till thermic baths in Budapest, Mâäk plays literally everywhere!

Since its inception, Mâäk always renews 'jazz' and has various unique projects that elevate jazz to other levels. The collective was born at the end of the 1990's and this fact is very innovative in the jazz scene. Creations such as MikMâäk, an all-star big band, bring new breath into the jazz scene, which is really needed nowadays. All of Mâäk's projects are greatly appreciated by the jazz public who is in need to experience this beside the 'classic' jazz experience.

Mâäk's Spirit existed of many different formations and a lot of different guest musicians, the actual Quintet has now released their first cd 'Nine' (October 2014). Below only the dates of the past gigs of the actual formation (starting from November 2013). Upcoming gigs are with other projects of Mâäk for the time being (Until May), since the collective has just finished a release tour.

The Belgian jazz collective Mâäk (formerly known as Mâäk's Spirit) is known for his never ending appetite for musical experimentation. Ideally, the group browses through folk traditions from around the world and mixes influences in his famous contemporary jazz cocktail. The Quintet formation is very unique: a trumpet, two saxes, a tuba and a drummer. All 5 musicians are in Europe's top five of (jazz) musicians. Mâäk plays acoustic, so they could play anywhere and that's exactly what they like to do. From book shops to churches till thermic baths in Budapest, Mâäk plays literally everywhere!

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Past Gigs Mâäk Quintet

  • 05 | 2015 Brussels Brussels Jazz Marathon
  • 10 | 2014 Brussels Sounds Jazz Club
  • 10 | 2014 Torhout The Roots
  • 10 | 2014 Leuven STUK
  • 10 | 2014 Liège Jacques Pelzer
  • 10 | 2014 Brussels Sounds Jazz Club
  • 10 | 2014 Bruges Jazz Brugge Festival
  • 10 | 2014 Lasne Le Rideau Rouge
  • 10 | 2014 Mechelen Jazzzolder
  • 09 | 2014 Brussels Théâtre Marni
  • 07 | 2014 Narbonne Festival Musiques au Présent
  • 06 | 2014 Brussels Bravo
  • 06 | 2014 Brussels Monk
  • 06 | 2014 Bruges Museumplein
  • 05 | 2014 Brussels MET-X
  • 01 | 2014 Brussels Jazz Station
  • 11 | 2013 Ghent Hot Club de Gand
  • 11 | 2013 Liège Jacques Pelze Club

Discography Mâäk Quintet

  • 2014 Nine Album | W.E.R.F.

Media

  • Video Mâäk Quintet
  • Video Mâäk Quintet playing at Fla...
  • Sound Nine (Laurent Blondiau)
  • Sound Propiac (Michel Massot)

Origin

  • Brussels BE

Founded

  • 1997

Members

  • Laurent Blondiau trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Michel Massot tuba, euphonium
  • Jeroen Van Herzeele soprano sax, tenor sax
  • Guillaume Orti alto sax, soprano sax
  • João Lobo drums