Jazz Around the World – 15 April – Belgium

джаз филармония холл - © Stan Thomas/Kanale Creations

 

Welcome to Belgium. We have a special guest playing for us today; none other than the great Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans, better known as “Toots” Thielemans. His signature style of whistling along while playing his guitar is legendary. He is just as well-known and sought after for his skills on the harmonica. Let’s enjoy a few musical offerings by Toots:

 

Le Trottoir

 

The Shadow of Your Smile

 

Stardust

 

Bluesette

 

Before we leave, I’ve asked Toots if he will play something he recorded for a popular children’s television show. You’ve probably heard this theme song hundreds, if not, thousands of times but I’d bet you did not know that it was Toots playing it:

 

 

 

Map of BelgiumThank you for joining us here in Belgium. I hope you enjoyed the concert. We’ll meet at the Port of the Internet Airport to continue our cruise along the North Sea. Next stop on our Jazz Around the World tour: England.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Support the artists. Buy their music. Go out and see some live Jazz today.

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