Tom McGuire at In Vino Veritas, Waterloo, Belgium

tmwithfabVery excited to have a scheduled upcoming appearance at In Vino Veritas, one of the most lively rooms on the jazz music scene in Waterloo, Belgium.

I will join leading sax player Michel Mainil on Saturday, March 9, together with his top jazz band. It’s a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Starts at 8:30 pm.

Let Audience Feel Something

Musicians UniteRecently, jazz musician and friend Peter Maguire drew my attention to Musicians Unite, created by musicians who help their fellow musicians of all ages, styles and skill levels to achieve their musical goals. This community is positive, fun and inspiring. Indeed, what Musicians Unite says about musical performance strikes a chord !!!

The Jazztette plus Tom McGuire at the Felix

felixThe Jazztette band is led by legendary musician Peter Maguire (trombone), performing frequently at Felix, a cozy space for appreciating jazz music, which is in Tervuren, a suburb of Brussels. I love singing at Felix along with The Jazztette as we delight our audience with some of our favorites from the Great American Songbook.

Jazz Duo at Halles Saint-Géry in Brussels

Café des Halles Saint-Géry is a wonderfully convivial space in centrageryl Brussels where Robin Bollada (piano) and Tom McGuire (vocals) sometimes perform their jazz music entertainment.  Fun fact: over 100 years old, les Halles Saint-Géry is an architectural monument, including a fountain with an obelisk from Grimbergen Abbey – the point from which all distances in Belgium are measured.

Tom McGuire and The New Yorkers at The Music Village

mvoctbbThe axiom 'The Great American Songbook' hath charm, once again proved to be without dispute at The Music Village on Sunday the twenty eighth of October.

'The New Yorkers' delighted a packed house for three song filled sets. During the second set, classical pianist Ania Semkina, dazzled with her rendition of the song 'La Soledad'.


Both myself and 'The New Yorkers' are looking forward to retuning to The Music Village sometime in the near future.

Practice. Practice. Practice

tompdc01Having fun doing regular rehearsals with my jazz band “The New Yorkers” and always learning something. Rehersals are - at best - not a committee but a conversation.

Singing with “The Jazztette” led by Peter Maguire at our recent gig at Felix in Tervuren, Belgium, with an attentive audience and a musically fulfilling evening.  

Now getting ready for the next gigs in and around Brussels. Check out my schedule on the Gigs Page.

Tom McGuire at The Hotel Amigo, Brussels

Tom McGuire at The Hotel Amigo, Brussels

amigoReally excited to have scheduled upcoming appearances at the prestigious Hotel Amigo, located in central Brussels a step or two distant from the 'Grand Place'.

If you love songs from 'The Great American Songbook' these are the dates to note in your diary.

Starts at 18.30 hrs.


 

 

 

 

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Hotel Amigo
Rue de l’Amigo 1,
1000, Brussels,
Belgium

Tel: (0032) 02 547 47 47

Jazz At Felix.

Jazz At  Felix.
14/09/2018.

Looking forward to the upcoming gig at Felix, Tervuren. The Jazztette plus myself with the best of "The Great American Songbook".

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What a Wonderful World Strikes A Chord

wonderful world"What a Wonderful World" Bob Thiele (as "George Douglas") and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967.

This is one of those few, of this particular genre  of songs,  that always evokes a response even from an audience at straight ahead jazz sessions.

Summer Nights in Brussels

musicvillage01Brussels tends to a quietish place during the summer, excluding tourists that is. Parking the car is less of a hassle. Tuesday night The Music Village was packed to capacity. Great night with a distinct Coltrane vibe.

Looking forward to September and October with upcoming gigs scheduled. More about this later.

Concert for Brussels Diplomatic Community

Diplomatic engagementRecently, gave a concert at a special event hosted by the U.S. embassy to the European Union. Performed "The Great American Songbook" with Ania Semkina on piano. Big fun to entertain with jazz music amid the top of the Brussels diplomatic community!

Jazzy Jam Sessions

tom10Very excitied about jazzy jam sessions! Tuesday evenings at the Music Village in Brussels, rated among Top 3 jazz clubs in Europe by CNN TV. Enjoyed another lively jam recently at Vino Veritas in Waterloo, Belgium.

Rehearsal for Special Gig in Brussels

duo1Having musical fun together with Ania Semkina on piano. We are in rehearsal to perform at an upcoming special and prestigious event, which will be attended by many in the Brussels diplomatic community.

New Audio Recordings

duo2aAnia Semkina on piano. Tom McGuire vocals. Lots of fun making these new audio recordings. Check them out in AUDIO section of this website. Available on SoundCloud too.

Two New Music Videos

themusicvillagebrusselsTwo new music videos now released: “Smile” as well as “Fly Me To The Moon” from The Great American Songbook. Special thanks to The Music Village jazz club in central Brussels.

Video Shoot at The Music Village

anjatomsessionmvAudio recording and video session at The Music Village in central Brussels. Studio Ubik providing first-class production support. Looking forward to new music videos for two great jazzy songs.

Jazz Jam Sessions

peterblogimageBig fun participating in weekly Jazz Jam session on Tuesday evenings at the Music Village in central Brussels. Many great musicians, including Peter Maguire on valve trombone and flugelhorn.

Audio Recording

anjatomsession Audio recording session in Brussels with pianist Ania Semkina. Performed several songs together. Looking forward to finished result.

Tom McGuire - My Way

Welcome to my informal blog recording and noting some of the events and thoughts about my vocal world.

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