November 6, 2023
EP recorded! In the coming weeks we'll mix and master the songs. Lay-out is being made as we speak. Keep coming back for updates!
September 2, 2023
We'll do some try-out concerts in september and october before we head into the studio to record our first EP.
Hope to see you on one of the following concerts:
- 24 September: Café Des Arts, Antwerpen
- 30 September: Jazzcafé De Muze, Antwerpen
- 14 October: De Loft, Herent
- 27 October: Minigolf Beatrijs, Linkeroever
CLOSE DISTANCE is...
Jelle Van Giel - drums/compositions
Roeland Celis - guitar
Ewout Pierreux - piano/keys
Yannick Peeters - double bass
Modern, instrumental, lyrical, improvisational poppy jazz band
Gilad Hekselman, Aaron Parks, Mike Moreno, among others
CLOSE DISTANCE is the latest project by Jelle Van Giel, who wants to follow new paths after 10 years of the Jelle Van Giel Group. He wrote new music for quartet based on piano and guitar. The music starts from three anchor points: 'mind', 'heart' & 'body'. This is also the philosophy of pianist Aaron Parks, who is Jelle's main source of inspiration for this new band. Jelle describes the music as songs rather than compositions. They have one foot in pop/rock and one foot in jazz.
Jelle's strength is arranging a visual story around lyrical themes that touch you. This makes the music accessible to a wide audience. His first three albums were well received. The numerous great reviews and a lot of airplay at home and abroad prove this: Jelle Van Giel Group