In the context of Black History Month the LUCA Bigband will cooperate with Tutu Puoane. With this South-African singer LUCA Bigband again invites an international top soloist. Both Africa and Black History Month will take a central place in this repertoire that will be a compilation of former productions of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra and soloist Tutu Puoane.
Tutu Puoane is one of the exciting voices on the international jazz scene today. Born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1979, she studied at the Music College of the University of Cape Town (UCT) before moving to Europe in 2002. She spent two years at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (Netherlands) and eventually moved to Antwerp, Belgium in 2004.
Tutu’s music is a mix of African, European, American traditions.
Her repertoire consists of own compositions, songs from the Great American Songbook and arrangements of South African originals.
LUCA organizes about 25 concerts every year. Solo recitals, chamber music, choral and orchestral works as well as the large symphonic repertoire from a period spanning more than four centuries are alternately discussed.
In addition to these concerts, you can also regularly see students at work during bachelor's and master's theses and on concert theses. These are freely accessible to the public.