With his new band Ottla, Bert Dockx (Flying Horseman, Dans Dans, Strand) is declaring his love for jazz.

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The group – each member is firmly rooted in jazz but also active in other genres - has an invigorating lineup: guitar, two saxes, double bass and two drummers (one of whom does double duty on a whole array of synths and electronics). Together, this crew sets sail for adventure in a colourful and diverse body of work: compositions by eccentric masters (Thelonious Monk, Sun Ra, Herbie Nichols, Duke Ellington, Alice Coltrane), along with original work of their own. In their explorations, they intuitively and organically blend jazz tradition with free improvisation, blues, soul, ambient, rock and noise. The keywords are spontaneity, intensity, interaction, the joy of playing. Also on the menu: intense, at times whisper-soft, nocturnal moods; sultry, exotic grooves; sporadic outbursts of musical frenzy.

Bert Dockx (guitar)
Frans Van Isacker (alto sax)
Thomas Jillings (tenor sax)
Nicolas Rombouts (bass)
Louis Evrard (drums, percussion)
Yannick Dupont (drums, percussion, electronics)

OTTLA - January/February 2019 tour in co-production with JAZZLAB


Date Band Location Tickets
01-09-2018 Deurnroosje (Try-Out) OTTLA Antwerpen TICKETS
30-09-2018 Achterham (Try-Out) OTTLA Gent TICKETS
01-11-2018 Café Café (Try-Out) OTTLA Hasselt TICKETS
28-12-2018 De Singer (Try-Out) OTTLA Rijkevorsel TICKETS
31-01-2019 CC Casino - JazzLab OTTLA Koksijde TICKETS
01-02-2019 Handelsbeurs - JazzLab OTTLA Gent TICKETS
02-02-2019 30CC - JazzLab OTTLA Leuven TICKETS
06-02-2019 Track - JazzLab OTTLA Kortrijk TICKETS
09-02-2019 Nona - JazzLab OTTLA Mechelen TICKETS
13-02-2019 CC De Kimpel - JazzLab OTTLA Bilzen TICKETS

Tour History

Date Band Location
27-06-2018 Bar Mirwaar (Try-Out) OTTLA Gent
21-06-2018 Volta (Try-Out) OTTLA Brussel
19-06-2018 Madam Fortuna (Try-Out) OTTLA Antwerpen


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