Toots 100

Birthday Celebration

In 2022 we celebrate the 100th birthday of Toots Thielemans, famous jazz musician & Brussels ketje, with a series of tribute concerts, expos and other events. 

Activities

DatumStadHourLocatie InfoLink

November

13-11-2022Kortrijk20.30HJazzkaffee DamastVanessa Matthys, vocal - Marc Matthys, piano - Bart De Nolf, bass - Luc Vanden Bosch, drums.LINK
17-11-2022Brugge20.00HStadsschouwburg te BruggeKoninklijke Muziekkapel van de Marine olv kapelmeesterB. VerschooreLINK
25-11-2022La HulpeL’Eglise st Nicolas
L’Académie de musiqueLINK
26-11-2022Berlin
Germany
15.00HCentre Manouche Liebigstraße 25 - BerlinMasterclass with Steven De Bruyn
Collaboration between Harmonica School Berlin, The Legacy of Toots Thielemans and Brussels-Capital Region.
Participation is free. Please register by mail: contact@harmonica-school-berlin.com
26-11-2022Berlin
Germany
21.00HZigZag JazzClub Berlin - GermanyBert Joris Quartet with special guests celebration Toots 100th BirthdayLINK

December

16-12-2022La Hulpe20.00HL’Eglise st Nicolas
Philip Catherine Quartet invites Grégoire Maret (Harmonica) LINK

News

Anniversary Concert

Anniversary Concert

TOOTS THIELEMANS 100th Official Anniversary Concert

Friday April 29, 2022 at 8 PM

Musicians of international renown will be playing homage to this Brussels born ket who became a worldwide jazz legend and who we lost in 2016.

Call for papers

Call for papers

Call for papers for the international conference “Toots Thielemans
(1922-2016). A Century of Music across Europe and America”

Past Events

DatumStadHourLocatie InfoLink
17-03-2022Leuven12.15HBibliotheekToots 100 lezing door Marc Van den HoofLINK
19-03-2022Leuven20HCC30LUCA Bigband ft Hermine Deurloo - rebirth collectieve ft Tutu PuoaneLINK
26-03-2022Oudenaarde HarmonieDuoconcert Jef Neve - Teus NobleLINK
31-03-2022

Brussel

Goudblommeke in papier“Ket Talks” stories about TootsLINK
10-04-2022JetteBibliotheek“Ket Talks” stories about TootsLINK
17-04-2022Austerlitz
The Netherlands
BeauforthuisMike del Ferro - Frans Van der Hoeven - Roy Dackus en Tollak OllestadLINK
22-04-2022Bilzen20HCC De KimpelThank you TootsLINK
23-04-2022

Brussel

CC BruegelExpo Pictures of Toots on the Brosella festivalLINK
23-04-2022

Brussel

13HCC BruegelRebirth ceremony with festivities of the giant doll Toots LINK
24-04-2022Amsterdam
The Netherlands
BimhuisMike del Ferro Trio FT. Luca Ciarla & Max De AloeLINK
27-04-2022Anderlecht19HCC BeeldenstormMarc Matthys + guests plays Burt Bacharach meets Toots ThielemansLINK
29-04-2022

Brussel

20HBOZARToots Thielemans 100th Anniversary official concertLINK
29-04-2022Mol15HBeiaardconcertToots on BellsLINK
29-04-2022Mol20HPodiumzaal SJB - CollegeMols accordeonensemble cond. Ludo Mariën with Steph Van Uytvanck - harmonica LINK
30-04-2022Mol20HPodiumzaal SJB - CollegeMols accordeonensemble cond. Ludo Mariën with Steph Van Uytvanck - harmonica LINK
30-04-2022

Brussel

14HWarandepark Kunstberg Beursplein Grote MarktMusic on several locations in Brussel with several amateur music organizations of Flanders
30-04-2022

Brussel

20HJazz StationInternational Jazz Day- Toots Thielemans revisitedLINK
30-04-2022’s Hertogenbosch

The Netherlands
21HVerkadefabriekJef neve- Teus Nobel duoLINK
01-05-2022Tournai20.30HJazz FestivalBrussels Jazz Orchestra with Kenny Werner - Grégoire Maret - Philip CatherineLINK
01-05-2022

Brussel

16HBrussels ConservatoriumBrussels Philharmonic Orchestra cond. David Navarro Turres -Toots concerto Olivier Poumay:harmonicaLINK
01-05-2022Sint Martens LatemLeiebochtDuoconcert Jef Neve - Teus NobleLINK
02-05-2022Heerlen
The Netherlands
20HParkstad Limburg.
Theater Heerlen RABOzaal
The sound of a Belgian Legend - Metropole Orkest and guestsLINK
04-05-2022Enschede
The Netherlands
20.30HWilminktheaterThe sound of a Belgian Legend - Metropole Orkest and guestsLINK
04-05-2022Merksem20.30HConcertzaal De VolkslustBen Vanderweyden QuartetLINK
05-05-2022

Brussel

19HKBR - EXPOMatthias Heyman : Toots Tourbillon. Toots’ early years in BelgiumLINK
05-05-2022Essen
Germany
20.30HPhilharmonie Alfried KruppThe sound of a Belgian Legend - Metropole Orkest and guestsLINK
06-05-2022

Brussel

12.30HRoyal Library Belgium concertzaalConcert with Nathalie Loriers - Bart De Nolf - Grégoire MaretSOLD OUT
06-05-2022Ardooie20.30HDe SchaduwDuoconcert Jef Neve - Teus NobleLINK
07-05-2022Stabroek20HZaal MoorlandDuoconcert Jef Neve - Teus NobleLINK
07-05-2022Utrecht
The Netherlands
20.15HTivoli VredenburgThe sound of a Belgian Legend - Metropole Orkest and guestsLINK
08-05-2022Amsterdam
The Netherlands
15HTheater CarréThe sound of a Belgian Legend - Metropole Orkest and guestsLINK
10-05-2022

Brussel

20HBOZAR - zaal MToots 100 & Beyond Toots Thielemans AwardLINK
10-05-2022

Brussel

20H6 rue de l'Argonne NaPraça feat Marylène Corro - Nova EraLINK
Van 09-05-2022
tot 21-05-2022

Brussel

FlageyPhoto exhibition Foyer I in Flagey : Toots through the eyes of the photographerJos KnaepenLINK
Van 09-05-2022
tot 11-05-2022

Brussel

11HRoyal Library Belgium Colloqiuim: "Toots Thielemans (1922-2016). A Century of music across Europe and America"LINK
19-05-2022

Brussel

19HKBR - EXPO
Frederik Goossens
20-05-2022

Brussel

Blue Flamingo Festival“Ket Talks” stories about TootsLINK
22-05-2022

Brussel

12.30HMuziek instrumenten museumConcert with Ivan Paduard en Olivier Ker OurioLINK
22-05-2022UkkelGC Het Huys“Ket Talks” stories about TootsLINK
22-05-2022Kalmthout14.45HMimuzeDuoconcert Jef Neve - Teus NobleLINK
23-05-2022La HulpeTBAL’Académie de musique Harmonica concertTBA
25-05-2022La HulpeTBAOli-Wood guest houseFrédéric VialeTBA
27-05-2022

Brussel

19HMaison Jamaer
Avenue de Stalingrad 62
Yassir Bousselam QuartetLINK
Van 27-05
tot 29-05-2022

Brussel

Jazz WeekendSeveral locations in BrusselsLINK
29-05-2022

Marollen (Brussels) - Molenbeek

WalkFanfakids in the footsteps of TootsLINK
02-06-2022

Brussel

17H-22HKBR - EXPO NocturneMeet the legend lecture and behind the scene LINK
04-06-2022

Brussel

11HKoninklijke Bibliotheek Belgie Bibliothèque RoyalBart Cornand (NL) - In de sporen van Django - Toots op gitaarLINK
04-06-2022Antwerpen20HLove2Arts GalleryDuo Marc en Vanessa MatthysLINK
05-06-2022Holsbeek20.45HKasteel Van Horst Duoconcert Jef Neve - Teus NobleLINK
06-06-2022Kortrijk11HOpenlucht concert Schouwburgplein KortrijkConcorde Jazz Ensemble cond. J. Deryckere en gasten Marc en Vanessa MatthysLINK
From 28-04-2022
until 09-06-2022

Brussel

Royal Library Belgium Nocturnes in KBR every Thursday evening from 17H until 22H with special eventsLINK
11-06-2022Laken19HAtomium
Atomiumplein 1 - Laken
Toots Tribe Musicians: Stéphane Mercier – alto sax
Jeanfrançois Prins – gitaar
Christophe Devisscher - contrabass
Bruno Castellucci - drums
LINK NL
LINK FR
11-06-2022Terneuzen
The Netherlands
Zeeland Jazz Fest.Mike del Ferro
LINK
14-06-2022San Francisco

The United States
SF Jazz Festival
Kenny Werner - Grégoire Maret :duo
15-06-2022La Jolla
The United States
The AthrnaeumKenny Werner - Grégoire Maret :duo
16-06-2022New Mexico

The United States
The Outpost
Kenny Werner - Grégoire Maret :duo
16-06-2022

Brussel

19HKoninklijke Bibliotheek Belgie Bibliothèque RoyalHugues Warin ( FR) - La posture de Toots face à uneLINK
17-06-2022KoekelbergBaseliekYoung “ Toots” Quintet and What a Wonderful TootsLINK
18-06-2022Molenbeek - KoekelbergWalkFanfakids in the footsteps of TootsLINK
23-06-2022

Brussel

19HKoninklijke Bibliotheek Belgie Bibliothèque RoyalGéry Dumoulin (FR) Harmonicas et anches libres: questions de principeLINK
Van 24-06
tot 26-06-2022
La HulpeTBAJazz Village TourSmall concerts on 8 locations in La HulpeLINK
25-06-2022Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Mike del Ferro
LINK
26-06-2022Feerwerd
The Netherlands
14.30HKerkJef Neve- Teus Nobel duo
LINK
26-06-2022

Brussel

19HKBR - EXPOGéry Dumoulin: Harmonicas and free reeds: a question of principleLINK
26-06-2022La HulpeL’Académie de musiqueOpendoor concertsLINK
26-06-2022La Hulpe17.30HGrand PlaceWest Music ClubLINK
26-06-2022Zutphen
The Netherlands
Mike del FerroLINK
26-06-2022Kortrijk22HJazzkaffee Damast
Duo Marc en Vanessa Matthys
LINK
28-06-2022

Brussel

20HT'chabola, Stalingradlaan 25 (Stalingrad Village)Aleph quintetLINK
30-06-2022

Brussel

20HL'Antartique, Stalingradlaan 67Aleph quintetLINK
Van 01-07
tot 03-07-2022

Brussel

Groentheater Brosella FestivalLINK
05-07-2022

Brussel

20HTBANaPraça & Marylène CorroLINK
10-07-2022

Brussel

11HKoninklijke Bibliotheek Belgie Bibliothèque RoyalMarc Danval ( FR) toots Bruxelles et la BelgiqueLINK
20-07-2022

Brussel

Marollen- Vossenplein- Place du Jeu de BalleBal NationalLINK
21-07-2022

Brussel

Marollen- Vossenplein- Place du Jeu de BalleResto NationalLINK
21-07-2022Tienen16.45HJazz Tienen Festival - “Thank you Toots”Ben Vanderweyden QuartetLINK
04-08-2022Place Communale de La Hulpe16.30H« Mon plus beau village »La Hulpe needs 100 persons to whistle or sing Bluesette Inscrivez-vous ici
12-08-2022RosignolGaume Jazz Festival Tootsology with Antonio Serrano QuartetLINK
14-08-2022AntwerpenJazz Middelheim
Park Den Brand
Toots Thielemans 100th Anniversary official concertLINK
27-08-2022

Brussel

12HKoninklijke Bibliotheek Belgie Bibliothèque RoyalJacques Onan avec Michel Herr, Michel Hatzigeorgiu et Bruno Castellucci (FR) - Toots chef de Band(e)LINK
31-08-2022

Brussel

Koninklijke Bibliotheek BelgieAfsluiting Expo The sound of a Belgian Legend”
Till 31-08-2022

Brussel

Subway construction site Metro 3 (Marollen)Exposition " The live of Toots Thielemans
from his early years in the Marollen until his
career as musicians all over the world.
LINK
Till 31-08-2022

Brussel

Koninklijke Bibliotheek BelgieExposition “ The sound of a Belgian Legend”LINK
25-09-2022GrimbergenBaseliekBeiaardconcertLINK
Till 30-09-2022

Brussel

Royal Library of Belgium ( KBR)Group offer” Toots 100 - The sound of a Belgian Legend” A guide shows you around in the exhibition “Toots 100. The Sound of a Belgian Legend”. Through images and music, you will learn all about Toots as a musician and a human being, but above all about his “sound”. Discover what makes Toots’ sound so special and how he used it in various domains of music.LINK
02-10-2022

Brussel

14HIn front of the Cathedral Saint Michael and GuduleFree open air concert with 2 carillon. One of the Cathedral and one on a truck. LINK
02-10-2022

Brussel

14HMusical Instrument Museum - MIM
Free entrance
Duo Szabadsag : Ariane Cohen-Adad : violin, viola, 5-string fiddle, vocals
Jefferson Louvat : mandolin, mandola, mandocello
LINK
30-10-2022Geel14HCC De WerftTribute to Toots Thielemans 2440 Big Band met Ben Vanderweyden
02-11-2022Amsterdam

The Netherlands
20.15HConcertgebouw - Kleine zaalDutch Jazz Heritage : Toots 100 celebration with the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw special guests: Cor Bakker (piano) and Hermine Deurloo (Harmonica) LINK
From 4 till 6-11-2022NYC
The United States
Dizzy’s JALC
Kenny Werner - Grégoire Maret :duo

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