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MikMâäk

MikMâäk is anything but your average big band, it is a ambitious & wicked project of the collective Mâäk. Laurent Blondiau (trumpets) and Guillaume Orti (saxes) are artistic directors of MikMâäk, although the other musicians compose as well. This atypical crowd of 16 top artists was a resident band at Recyclart as well as Théâtre Marni and has performed on many festivals (Brussels Jazz Festival, Jazz Middelheim, Gaume Jazz, Mithra Jazz à Liège,…) ever since the birth of the project in June 2014. Their sound, energy & podium presence is simply fascinating. Organised chaos is altered with sharp individual interventions that flow organically into liberating compositions… with Mâäk’s disarming ‘touch of humour’!

Their first album “MikMâäk” was recorded in 2015 on De Werf Records. The big band also appears on the compilation album ‘Mâäk 20‘ and they’re recording a new album at the end of 2018!

Line up:
Bart Maris, Jean Paul Estiévenart, Laurent Blondiau: trumpets
Michel Massot, Pascal Rousseau, Niels Van Heertum, Adrien Lambinet: tubas, trombones
Guillaume Orti, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Bo Van der Werf, Grégoire Tirtiaux: saxes
Pierre Bernard, Quentin Manfroy: flutes
Yann Lecollaire: clarinet
Fabian Fiorini: piano
Nathan Wouters: double bass
Samuel Ber: drums

Artistic direction:
Laurent Blondiau & Guillaume Orti

Info & booking: laurent.blondiau@gmail.com

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