CITADELIC is highly commited to music, jazz, improvisation and performance...
    with a summer in the park festival
    and other programs at different locations like SMAK, Atelier, HISK Institute, Gravensteen, St-Anna, El Negocito!!!


CITADELIC FESTIVAL 29 MAY - 2 JUNE, Five Days of Adventorous & Uncompromising Music in a beautiful Park

A month has passed, thus a great moment to reflect about the 12th edition. Musically it was a monster... great concerts, great encounters. The audience was omni present, full heartedly listening and happy to adept to the wonderful circumstances of the park. We couldn't wish for more.

We wish to especially thank all the people closely involved with the festival. They are the core, the throbbing heart of the happening and without their enthusiasm this 'confuse the cat' musical endeavor would not be possible. Chear chear!

And of course we cannot pass the help we get. First of all from the City of Gent especially for the opportunities and logistics, and for the first time from the Flemish Government, a very needed and appreciated partner. But also the firm hand of Cultural partners De Bijloke, Jazzmozaiek and SMAK, but also de Handelsbeurs and the ICC. A special mention to Duvel is also on our cards...

However we still have a little financial pit to fill due to some material lost or stolen. And we would like to thank the volunteers by inviting them to a dinner and some drinks. That's why in the very near future we want to start with a tombola to regain our financial strenght and look towards a lucky thirtheenth edition.

the Citadelic team



      Stad Gent, S.M.A.K. Museum, S.M.A.K. café, Q'Onda? vzw en el NEGOCITO Records present

5 september 2019 from 20H
- Dirk Serries (guitars), Colin Webster (saxophones)

Welcome to the experimental collaboration between London-based sax player Colin Webster and Belgian electric guitarist Dirk Serries.
ticket = entrance to 'Nocturne' and exhibition SMAK 20 jaar: De Collectie (1) | Highlights for a Future
ticket concerts + entrance 20 years SMAK expo

3 October 2019 from 20H
- Giovanni Barcella (drums)
tour afgelast MICHAEL ATTIAS QUARTET (US) - Michael Attias (alto saxophone), Aruan Ortiz (piano), John Hebert (double bass), Nasheet Waits (drums)

Drummer and local hero Gio'pantzer' Barcella plays first solo.

ticket = entrance to 'Nocturne' and exhibition SMAK

7 November 2019 from 20H
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ticket = entrance to 'Nocturne' and exhibition SMAK

6 December 2019 from 20H
- Frans Vermeerssen (saxes), Alex Coke (saxes, flut), Bo van de Graaf (saxes) Michiel Braam (piano), Arjen Gorter (double bass), Makki van Engelen (drums)

Reeds & Deeds play a tribute to the great Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Rahsaan Roland Kirk (August 7, 1935 - December 5, 1977) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played tenor saxophone, flute and many other instruments. He was renowned for his onstage vitality, during which virtuoso improvisation was accompanied by comic banter, political ranting, and the ability to play several instruments simultaneously. He became blind at an early age as a result of poor medical treatment. In 1970, Kirk added "Rahsaan" to his name after hearing it in a dream. Rahsaan's work reveals a timelessness and yearning for freedom and exploration. Like the AACM, Jimi Hendrix, Charles Mingus and Archie Shepp, Rahsaan had a way of capturing the spirit of the times without feeling dated. There's a melding of tradition with eclecticism and iconoclastic irreverence that informs both Rahsaan's compositions and the Dutch mindset.

The six Reeds & Deeds members are from The Netherlands and the US and have their roots in the (post-) freejazz era and played all over the world with, just to mention a few, the Willem Breuker Kollektief, Mal Waldron, Theo Loevendie, I Compani, Bik Bent Braam, and many many others. The project refers to a 1963 album recorded by Kirk and honoring one of the great American jazz musicians. Every performance finds the music going a bit further and the roots becoming a bit deeper. There is a joy of discovery between band members, an awareness of structures and tonalities, and letting the music rip. Rahsaan's music gives the freedom to create a palimpsest that celebrates and honors his influence on us as artists, musicians and human beings.
Museumnight at SMAK Museum


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