Fresh Fish

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Anything fresher is still swimming

There are some powerful waves in the jazz sea. New ensembles pop up then slip away again. Sometimes there is even so much wave that you can no longer see the sea. Which is why the Handelbeurs has hooked four fresh fish.

These four young bands are tomorrow’s starfish and what’s more you can have them with a portion of Fish ‘n Chips (veggie too). The names of these fresh fish: Donder, Marie Kruttli Trio, Post K and Bardo.


  • a Belgian piano trio 
  • Cinematic, atmospheric music
  • Debut album Still (2016), second album with Danish reed blower Lars Greve in May 2018
  • Winner of the Storm! competition in 2017
  • Influences: The Jackson 5, The Beatles, J.S. Bach, D'Angelo

Marie Kruttli Trio

  • Piano trio of the Swiss pianist Marie Kruttli 
  • Sounds lively and fresh, mature and virtuoso, no hipster minimalism
  • Debut album Kartapousse (2015), second album Running After The Sun (2017)
  • Influences: Stravinski, Debussy and Ravel

Post K

  • French jazz quartet
  • Eclectic, contemporary takes on stride piano, New Orleans meets Europe
  • Influences: post-apocalyptic cinema, New Orleans jazz of Fats Waller and Willie “The Lion” Smith, free jazz of the 60's-70's

This is fun, and at the same time it shows mastery; just how far it stands apart is equal to the quartet's control over the playing codes and language that belonged to the originals.

Vincent Cotro, Jazz Magazine

Bardo (release debut album)

  • Belgian jazz kwintet
  • Extreme contrasts in instrumentation, acoustic versus electrical/electronic
  • Debut album out at RAT records (label of drummer Teun Verbruggen)
  • Influences: jazz, rock, impro 

photo © Gregor Moser


17h Donder
Harrison Steingueldoir (piano), Stan Callewaert (double bass), Casper Van De Velde (drums, glockenspiel)
18h15 Marie Kruttli Trio​
Marie Kruttli (piano), Lukas Traxel (bass), Martin Perret (drums)
19h break with (veggie) Fish 'n' Chips
20h Post K
Jean Dousteyssier (clarinets), Benjamin Dousteyssier (saxes), Matthieu Naulleau (piano), Elie Duris (drums)
21h15 Bardo
Gilles Vandecaveye-Pinoy (Steiger/Peenoise/PJDS): (keys, voice), Cesar De Sutter-Pinoy (Peenoise): (guitar, voice), Rob Banken (Hast/Kleptomatics/…): (sax, bass clarinet), Lieven Van Pée (De Beren Gieren/ John Ghost/…): (bass), Elias Devoldere (Nordmann/Hypochristmutreefuzz/Kabas/…): (drums)

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