“Stunningly original” (Downbeat). Belgian-Japanese piano wizard Alex Koo seemed destined for a career as a classical concert pianist, but in his teens he became completely enamored with jazz. His album ‘Appleblueseagreen’ with Ralph Alessi and Mark Turner was included by Downbeat in its list of best albums of 2019. With his brand new ‘Etudes for Piano’, composed for and commissioned by BOZAR Brussels, he shows how his passion for jazz and classical music merge perfectly, like a marriage between Debussy, Chopin, Reich, Rachmaninov on the one hand and Keith Jarrett, Craig Taborn, Brian Eno and Philip Glass on the other. Alex Koo is a conjuring natural born storyteller on piano.
Alex Koo (p)
Events on the trade fair programme can only be attended with prior registration for the trade fair.
Tickets can be purchased for the events and concerts of the festival – including the showcases.
There are no individual tickets for the opening ceremony on Thursday, 27 April at 1 p.m. The event is open to registered trade visitors and holders of a regular festival ticket.