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
13-02-2019 CC De Kimpel - JazzLab OTTLA Bilzen TICKETS
14-02-2019 Flagey - JazzLab OTTLA Brussel TICKETS
17-02-2019 KAAP / Vrijstaat O - JazzLab OTTLA Oostende TICKETS
20-02-2019 Rataplan - JazzLab OTTLA Antwerpen TICKETS
21-02-2019 Het Perron - JazzLab OTTLA Ieper TICKETS
22-02-2019 De Werf - JazzLab OTTLA Aalst TICKETS
23-02-2019 N9 - JazzLab OTTLA Eeklo TICKETS
28-02-2019 De Casino - JazzLab OTTLA Sint-Niklaas TICKETS

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