LAUGHING
BASTARDS

+32 477 47 35 82
laughingbastards@gmail.com

Born of the countless, tumultuous and unlawful love affairs that jazz had with all the music in the world … Bastard music as a manifesto, the lyrical as a common denominator, the interlaced interplay as the starting point.

Laughing Bastards stands for the alchemy between the youngest generation from the b(l)ooming Ghent jazz and impro scene, and the experience and hunger for innovation of an old hand in the profession. Not only they proclaim their love for the Jazz tradition, together they bring a new sound to the world with original compositions.

Our latest album FETISH is released on the 19th of April 2024, as a co-production between W.E.R.F. records (Belgium) and BMC Records (Hungary).
It is available on CD and vinyl and digitally released on all platforms.

After playing a successful tour, we are happy to present this album the 11th of July at GENT JAZZ festival.

Jan-Sebastiaan Degeyter: guitar
Michel Mast: tenor sax
Eline Duerinck: cello
Cyrille Obermüller: double bass
Marcos Della Rocha: drums

On their latest album, Laughing Bastards prove they are a quintessential Belgian band - soaking up sounds and influences from all over the place while maintaining a tight unity - with an international appeal. Combining jazz and chamber music with ideas from pop music and multi-colored strains does not only give their music an iridescent edge, but also keeps the interplay fresh and inspired, something to return to while waiting to see them live on stage. - Guy Peters

MUSIC
VIDEO

Tigraman

Composition by Jan-Sebastiaan Degeyter
Recorded at home of Mimi & Willy
Audio recorded and mixed by Cyrille Obermüller
Video by Gert-Jan Dreessen & Jan-Sebastiaan Degeyter
Video editing, typography and illustration by Jan-Sebastiaan Degeyter

FETISH

Composition by Michel Mast
Recorded at home of Mimi & Willy
Audio recorded and mixed by Cyrille Obermüller
Video by Gert-Jan Dreessen & Jan-Sebastiaan Degeyter
Video editing, typography and illustration by Jan-Sebastiaan Degeyter

DISCO
GRA
PHY


CD. 2015

UNANIMAL

Vinyl. 2019


Available on demand.


Available on demand.

OLD MASTERPLANS
FETISH


CD & Vinyl. 2024. W.E.R.F. records / BMC
With the support of Flanders, State of the Art.

23 NOV 2023
Open Music Jazz Club - Komen
14 APR 2024
Kaap - Oostende
19 APR 2024
De Ververij - Ronse

TOUR
DATES

20 APR 2024
De Centrale - Gent
25 APR 2024
04 MAY 2024
05 MAY 2024
18 MAY 2024
20 MAR 2025
BMC - Boedapest
De Singer - Rijkevorsel
De Casino - Sint-Niklaas
Pelt Jazz - Pelt
Ham Sessions - Gent
11 JULY 2024
GENT JAZZ festival - Gent
27 SEPT 2024
Permeke Museum (JazzLab) - Jabbeke

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