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Jazz Op Zondag: Karen Willems - Terre Sol Four • Studio STUK

Percussionist and musical cross-thinker Karen Willems presents her new project inviting three saxophonists

➤ Sun 23.11 - 19:30 (doors)
➤ Studio Manhattan - Address: Kolonel Begaultlaan 21, Leuven
➤ Free


19:30 doors + bar
20:30 Karen Willems - Terre Sol Four


Drummer and percussionist Karen Willems built up a career with bands such as Zita Swoon Group, Yuko, Jan Swerts and her own project Inwolves. With hare playful attitude and adventurous style she easily moves between pop, experimental rock and free improv. Since 202 Willems wants to purify the essence of her practice. Helped by the pandemic she released four solo tapes: introvert explorations with unusual instrumentation, field recordings and a combination of electronic and acoustic sound sources. Her new double LP Grichte (2022) continues that investigation. The first part of the album is an organic solo exploration recorded in the Dunk!studio in the middle of the fields of Zottegem. For the second half, Willems invited three sax players: Vincent Brijs, Marc De Maeseneer and John Snauwaert, resulting in a louder, punchier and more ecstatic sound, with strong references to jazz and rock. Expect a Jazz op Zondag night that is quite different from the others.

Karen Willems: drums, percussion, vocals
John Snauwaert: tenor and soprano sax
Marc De Maeseneer: bariton sax
Vincent Brijs: bariton sax

Studio STUK
Dance, Image & Sound in the iconic Manhattan
with De Hoorn

➤ GETTING THERE: The Manhattan is situated next to the Vaart Leuven-Mechelen. / On foot : 20 min from Leuven train station / By bike: Cycle highway F8 and F3 / Public transport: Take the Outer ring road bus (line 600) and get of at stop Engels Plein / By car : parking Vaartkom.

➤ ACCESSIBILITY: The venue is accessible for wheelchair users. The regular sanitary facilities are accessible by elevator. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet.

➤ STUDIO CAFÉ: Our café opens at 19:30. Come early, stay late.

➤ SAFER SPACE: Studio STUK aims to be an inclusive space for everyone. We take every form of intimidation seriously. Don't hesitate to talk to a STUK colleague or a person behind the bar.

Sun 23 Oct 2022 19:30


  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven