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CPE Festival and MGConcerts present

 

MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM

CHAMBERTONES TRIO

Sunday April 16, 2023 - 12 p.m.

MIM, Rue Montagne de la Cour 2, 1000 Brussels
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CHANBERTONES TRIO

Lorenzo Di Maio - Guitar

Sam Gerstmans - double bass

Jean-Paul Estiévenart - trumpet

Program:

SLAM (J. Hall)

Waltz new (J.Hall)

Zara and Carlos (L. Di Maio)

Without a song (W. Rose)

All across the city (J. Hall)

Mela (L. Di Maio)

I hear a rhapsody ( G. Fragos, J. Backer)

Two's blues (J. Hall) 

Chambertones Trio

Born from the complicity that has linked its three musicians for many years, the Chambertones trio will come together around a repertoire that will honor the music of the great Jim Hall.
Embellished with the poetry of its performers, this trio will offer a chamber jazz with contrasting atmospheres that creates a bridge between the tradition of jazz and a certain idea of European jazz.

Lorenzo Di Maio - guitar

"Lorenzo Di Maio's music oscillates between contemplation and vivacity, and always exudes humanity and unfeigned feelings"

Jacques Prouvost, Jazzaround

​Lorenzo Di Maio is an eclectic musician who is curious about new sounds. This is how he began learning music and the guitar at the age of 9. In 2009, he graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. 

Since then, Lorenzo Di Maio has participated in various projects, including the group 4in1 (in the company of Jean-Paul Estiévenart) with whom he recorded a first album in 2008, which was awarded an octave of music, but also Sal La Rocca Quintet. , Fabrice Alleman quintet, Chrystel Wautier and the group Next.Ape with Antoine Pierre, Veronika Harcsa and Jérôme Klein.

In 2016 he released his first album as a leader  "Black Rainbow" on the Igloo records label for which he received the Octave for best jazz album in 2017. Through these different experiences, Lorenzo Di Maio has the opportunity to skim most of the Belgian and European stages and to play with musicians such as Salvatore La Rocca, Thomas Bramerie, Philippe Aerts, Eric Legnini, Nathalie Loriers, Pascal Mohy, Nicola Andrioli, Ben Wendel, Nicolas Kummert, Jacques Swartz Bart, Fabrice Alleman, Hans Van Oosterhout, Karl Jannuska, Antoine Pierre, Jean Paul Estiévenart,...

In 2019, he received the Sabam jazz awards as a young talent.

Sam Gerstmans - double bass

Coming from a family of musicians, he began music at a very young age. When he came of age, he played the violin, the trumpet, the electric bass, a little guitar and a little piano. He has already played Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Shostakovich, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix,... There, he discovered jazz... He enrolled in the jazz studio for a year then returned to the Royal Conservatory of Brussels for 5 year. During his studies, he began playing the double bass in the play "La Maître et Marguerite" at the Théâtre des Martyrs in Brussels and integrated it into his curriculum at the Conservatoire. He has been accompanying various musical forms for 15 years now; jazz, world music, Pop... His current groups are Jean-Paul Estiévenart Trio, Les Violons de Bruxelles, Mohy/ Liégeois/Gerstmans trio, Steve Houben Trio/Quartet, "Jazz For Kids" with Manu Hermia and Pascal Mohy, NINA (tribute to Nina Simone), Olivier Colette Trio.

Jean-Paul Estiévenart - trumpet

Frequently sharing the stage with Logan Richardson, Eric Legnini, Jozef Dumouli Fabian Fiorini, Philip Catherine, or even Géraud Portal, Jean-Paul Estiévenart is one of the trumpeters to follow on the Belgian scene.

Jean-Paul Estiévenart (1985) began playing the trumpet in the fanfare of his village M Belgique, under the watchful and benevolent gaze of his grandfather. Bitten, he continued the complex study at the Academy of St Ghislain for ten years. It was there that he became acquainted with it instantly.

By settling in Brussels in 2004, Jean-Paul quickly became an essential figure, performing concerts at a frantic pace which has not diminished since then.
In 2013, he started a new musical adventure by creating his trio with Sam Gers on bass and Antoine Pierre on drums. Their first album, “Wanted” (WERF R a unique setting in the landscape of Belgian jazz and marks the beginning of a history q today. The trio is deeply steeped in tradition but plays constantly has expanded its borders, while while retaining the elegance and authenticity of its heritage... “Behind The Darkness” (Igloo Records, 2016) is an autobiographical opus that plays a trumpeter in coal heaps.It also represents moments of darkness in its The title of the album announces however a positive outcome, whereas J of his 30 years.

In more than 10 years of career, Jean-Paul Estiévenart has had the opportunity to rub shoulders with international jazz greats (Enrico Pieranuzzi, Nathalie Loriers, Avishai Cohen - trumpet, Dré Pallemaerts, Joe Lovano, Noel Gallagher, the Brussels jazz orchestra, Perico Sambe Schneider,...). He also plays in a dozen Belgian groups as a side Urbex, Lorenzo Di Maio quintet, LG Jazz Collective, Manolo Cabras 4tet, Manu Hermia Big Band, Mik Maak and many others), which makes him the trumpeter the more soll more than 40 albums to his credit.

In September 2018, Jean-Paul Estiévenart will launch his new project as a quintet with pilon (guitar), Nicola Andrioli (piano), Nic thys (double bass) and his accomplice Antoine This is an opportunity for the trumpeter to be at the controls of a project with 2 instruments unlike his trio which has none. The repertoire, still being written, is lyrical and energetic and will leave plenty of room for the improvisation of each performer. Jean-Paul is also preparing a third album with his trio.

His career as a leader is probably just beginning...
AWARDS • Django D'Or in 2006
• Represents Belgium in the European big band European Youth Jazz Orchestra

• Prix des Octaves de la Musique in 2009 with his first quartet album, 4in1.

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