Okon & The Movement

Live Act Jazz
Okon & The Movement - Jazz Live Act in Antwerpen

Okon & The Movement Short Info

6 Jazzmusicstudents started Okon & The Movement because of their common love for groove in September 2011. Concerts were following soon and in may 2012 they won the second prize in the Brussels Jazz Marathon Jazz Concours. In February 2012 released their first EP.

"Live the band creates a recognizable yet unique sound, melting together their three main influences: hip-hop, soul and jazz."

When Judith Okon arrived at the conservatory in 2009 she was greeted by a variety of talent. She soon met Lukas Somers and Louis. They all share a common interest & love for groove music as in old Soul, Gospel, Funk, HipHop, and Nu-Soul. Powerful as this trio already was they were looking to broaden there musical horizon and sound. This is where David came in on keys, boris on bass and Sep on percussion .They started playing alot and together with their background of Jazz, a personal sound evolved and a new band was created "Okon & The Movement".The no bullshit beats of Louis intertwined perfectly with the colourfull inspiring rythms of sep, while the musical interplay of lukas on guitar and Boris on bass, is given a sweet twist with david on keys. This all feeds a great energy to Judith and allows her to explore new heights with her soulful voice. The focus of the band consists out of hip hop and soul while the root of the music is still supported by their knowledge of jazz, this allows a deep groove to be set while they still maintain the ability and mobility to hover up in space with harmonic and melodic seasoning on top.

6 Jazzmusicstudents started Okon & The Movement because of their common love for groove in September 2011. Concerts were following soon and in may 2012 they won the second prize in the Brussels Jazz Marathon Jazz Concours. In February 2012 released their first EP.

"Live the band creates a recognizable yet unique sound, melting together their three main influences: hip-hop, soul and jazz."

When Judith Okon arrived at the conservatory in 2009 she was greeted by a variety of talent. She soon met Lukas Somers and Louis. They all share a common interest & love for groove music as in old Soul, Gospel, Funk, HipHop, and Nu-Soul. Powerful a...

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Past Gigs Okon & The Movement

  • 06 | 2014 Ghent OTM @ Copacobana Festival
  • 06 | 2014 Charleroi OTM @ Rockerill
  • 06 | 2014 Roosdaal OTM @ kalmkunstfestival
  • 05 | 2014 Rijkevorsel OTM @ de Singer
  • 04 | 2014 Antwerp OTM @ Anthem Festival
  • 04 | 2014 Antwerp OTM @ 2018 Festival
  • 04 | 2014 Kessel Lo OTM @ Lo Rock Festival
  • 03 | 2014 Brussels OTM @ Bonnefooi
  • 03 | 2014 Leuven OTM @ Leuven Jazz Festival
  • 03 | 2014 Stuttgart OTM @ Jazzclub Kiste
  • 03 | 2014 Lûnen OTM @ Jazzclub Lûnen
  • 03 | 2014 Berlin OTM @ Bar Tausend
  • 03 | 2014 Karlsruhe OTM @ Jazzclub Karlsruhe
  • 03 | 2014 Mûnchen OTM @ Milla Club
  • 02 | 2014 Eeklo OTM @ N9
  • 02 | 2014 Brussels OTM @ Marni
  • 02 | 2014 Antwerp OTM @ Kavka
  • 12 | 2013 Brussels Private Event
  • 11 | 2013 Antwerp Monty Party

Discography Okon & The Movement

  • 2013 OTM EP EP | Ind.

Media

  • Video Okon & the Movement - Black...
  • Sound Train Of Thoughts
  • Sound Panaeng Neua
  • Sound One For God
  • Video Okon & The Movement - DRIVIN

Origin

  • Antwerpen BE

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Judith Okon Vocals
  • Lukas Somers Guitar
  • David Thomaere Keys
  • Boris Van Overschee Bass
  • Louis Evrard Drums
  • Sep François Percussion