About Gratitude Trio


Gratitude Trio - Jeroen Van Herzeele (sax, EWI, effects), Louis Favre (drums and vocals) and Alfred Vilayleck (electric bass) – is a Belgian/French band based in Brussels known for their strength and sensitivity that opens people's hearts.
The music of this power trio is tinged with spacy sounds, african rhythms, sexy grooves, endless trances, sensitive ballads, crazy free jazz and a large dose of unpredictable.
Gratitude exists since 2010 and has performed in prestigious venues in Europe such as Jazz Middelheim, La Fête de la Musique in Liege, Handelsbeurs, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Tournée des Lundis d'Hortense, Jazz Station, Pelzer Jazz Club, Zottegem Jazz Festival, Porgy and Bess in Vienna, Belgian embassies in Amman and Berlin, Ham Sessions in Ghent, Het STUK, Jazz In het Park Festival, AJMI in Avignon, Koa Jazz Festival, Jazzèbre Festival in Perpignan, Jazzdor in Strasbourg ...

Their two first albums « Gratitude » and « Alive » released in 2012 and 2015 under the label El Negocito Records have been very well received by the critics (Le Soir, De Standaard, Jazzaround ...) and the enthusiastic audience.

The 3rd album Gratitude III was released in April 2018 : new sound, new approach, but same soul. Gratitude Trio impressed !
Indeed, the voice and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) enrich the sound palette while the musicians have developed a new way to create together.

Here is an energetic album, extremely produced and worked, with atmospheric layers due to Van Herzeele's EWI and Favre's voices. Sexy bass lines and dancing drums as background, the adventurous music develops, with coltranian memories, power, madness, groove, but also reverie and spatio-psychedelic journeys.
A rich and adventurous album to listen in loop.”  
Jean-Claude Vantroyen, Le Soir

Gratitude Trio is a member of the Koa Collectif (Montpellier, France).


They wrote about Gratitude...

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"Music with an authentic strength"
Karel Van Keymeulen (De Standaard)
"A saxophonist with huge potential , capable of lyrical melodies and libertarian outbursts with a truly personal sound"
Claude Loxhay (jazzhalo.be)
"the majestic Favre' cymbal sound ( ...) a shadowy mystery with a fragile, almost pastoral serenity(...) warm-blooded , complex interplay, sly grooves and passionate and ( still ) underrated play of Van Herzeele"
Guy Peters (cobra.be)

Gratitude Trio On Tour

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    March
    @ Roskam Café
20:15
16
    May
    @ La Machine
20:30
18
    May
    @ Jazz à Liège Mithra Festival
22:00
19
    May
    @ STUK Café
21:00

GRATITUDE'S News

WHAT HAPPENS NOW ?

MERCI à LA FéDéRATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES INTERNATIONAL (WBI)

  • 11 October 2018
  • Pour leur soutien financier lors de nos concerts à l'étranger.
  • GRATITUDE III "DISQUE DE LA SEMAINE" PAR LE SOIR

  • 11 October 2018
  • "Un album riche et aventureux à écouter en boucle"
  • 3RD ALBUM "GRATITUDE III" AVAILABLE !

  • 30 May 2018
  • New album out on vinyl and cd.
    Listen to it and buy it on BandCamp
  • 3RD ALBUM RECORDED !!

  • 12 October 2017

  • Il sortira début 2018.
    Gratitude à tous ceux qui nous aident et nous soutiennent.
  • LES LUNDIS D'HORTENSE JAZZ TOUR !!!

  • 19 September 2017
  • Gratitude Trio was selected by Les Lundis d'Hortense for a Jazz Tour in April/May 2018.
  • BACK HOME

  • 05 February 2017
  • Gratitude jouera à Perpignan le 28 mars, la ville dans laquelle ont grandi Louis et Alfred.
     
  • 2 DAYS IN BERLIN

  • 19 January 2016
  • Gratitude played in Berlin !
    We were invited to perform at the Belgian Embassy in January.

  • LE SOIR NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

  • 29 October 2015
  • "Le Soir " newspaper article - 30/09/15



  • OUR NEW ALBUM "ALIVE" IS OUT

  • 01 September 2015
  • Our new album "ALIVE" is out with label El Negocito Records.
     
  • PROGRAMMED AT JAZZ MIDDELHEIM

  • 19 July 2015
  • It's an honor to be programmed at Jazz Middelheim en some others nice venues the next months. Check out our agenda above for more details.
  • OUR NEW WEBSITE IS ONLINE

  • 22 June 2015
  • Thanks to Patrice for his great job !
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    Brussels, BELGIUM

    info@gratitudetrio.com
    32 486 75 99 54
    32 496 40 84 52

    www.collectifkoa.com

     

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