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CITADELIC is highly commited to music, jazz, improvisation and performance...

with a summer in the parc
a winter in the castle festival
and other programs in different locations !!!








Lange Violettestraat 92, Ghent

15 june / concerts 14h30 -17h
cakes - gin & tonic - jumping castle - music

Kaja Draksler piano Matiss Cudars guitar
   the Walt Disney sessions - Alice in Wonderland

De Sloveense pianiste/componiste Kaja Draksler is een opvallend talent uit het Amsterdamse jazz- en improvisatiecircuit. Ze bracht de album The Lives Of Many Others op het gerenommeerde label Clean Feed onlangs uit die door velen (bv. al één van de te ontdekken platen van het jaar (bv. door Guy Peters hier) wordt genoemd.

Kaja Draksler studeerde jazzpiano in Ljubljana en Groningen en won in 2009 de Deloitte Jazz Award. In New York kreeg ze privéles van grote muzikale vernieuwers van dit moment, Vijay Iyer en Jason Moran. Op het Conservatorium van Amsterdam volgt ze momenteel de masteropleiding klassieke compositie. Ze maakt zeer persoonlijke muziek waarin alle wegen die ze bewandelt samenkomen, van klassieke compositie tot gewaagde improvisatie.

'Draksler brings austerity, subtlety and poignancy with her fluid piano playing and rings through in bright, rich textures' (Irish Times).

'She delivered an impressive patchwork of classical and folk-infused miniatures, alternating with Cecil Taylor-esque percussive accelerations, competing left hand/right hand lines, and beautifully creative inside the piano passages, finishing with Thelonious Monk-like improvisation and a brief Bach encore' (Henning Bolte, All About Jazz).

Karl Van Deun guitar Ruben Machtelinckx guitar
    cd release eNR022 - Ask me, Don't ask me

Karl Van Deun works since the eighties as composer / guitar, banjo and bas player in different formations and genre from jazz to folk music, bluegrass, western, swing, country, bigband, fingerpicking, .... He was on stage, making music with musicians like Mal Waldron, Erwin Vann, Pierre Vandormael, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Kurt Van Herck, Dre Pallemaerts, Philip Catherine, and many others. Due to hearing problems (hyperacusis) Karl stepped back but kept on composing and playing.

In 2006 Kurt Van Herck trio dedicated the cd "Le Mariage" to himn, with some of his compositions.

Ask Me - Don't Ask is the first full album that Karl Van Deun not only has composed, but in which he also plays al the tracks himself in duo with young musician and master student Ruben Machtelinckx. All compositions on the album are representative of all the different styles and periods of Karls rich lifework.




next 29 june / concert 16h
Robin Hood starring Giovanni Barcella


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