Heineken Jazzaldia





Mattias De Craene (saxo tenor), Edmund Laurent (guitarra), Dries Geusens (bajo), Elias Devoldere (batería)

Ghent based Nordmann want to turn heads. Esta banda formada en 2012 ha tenido un recorrido meteórico en los últimos tres años, debido en gran medida a su mezcla sin concesiones de jazz progresivo y rock. El enfoque musical de Nordmann le permite tender puentes entre los circuitos del jazz y del rock, como ocurre con sus colegas belgas Dans Dans. Much like fellow Belgians Dans Dans, Nordmann’s musical approach bridges audiences across the jazz and rock circuits. Winners of the Belgian Muziekmozaïek Jazz Contest in 2012, and Storm! Jazz contest the following year, 2014 saw them runners up in Humo’s Rock Rally proving that contemporary audiences across the board have an appetite for complex saxophone driven, anthemic music that refuses to be pigeonholed into one or other genre. To galvanize this, their successful 2015 debut “Alarm!” was released simultaneously on both renowned Belgian jazz label W.E.R.F. and the more avant garde rock label, 9000 records, so that Nordmanns music could reach as wide an audience as possible. Replete with guitarist Edmund Lauret’s catchy riffs, abetted by Mattias De Craene’s plaintive tenor saxophone and a driving rhythm section in Dries Geusens (bass) and Elias Devoldere (drums), Nordmann draw the listener in, building intensity, turning sharply, tight as nails, letting the music crumble, exposing the framework for a brief second before ramping up to their inevitable crescendo. One thing is clear, Nordmann lead the way on this rollercoaster ride. Hold onto your seats.”