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While researching the Jack Sels anthology ‘Minor Works’, I compiled this timeline that helped me to reconstruct his career. I’m publishing it here as I think that it gives a nice insight in his parcours as well as a nice view on (a part of) the Belgian jazz scene of that era. I’m well aware that this list contains only a fraction of all the concerts, let alone jam sessions, that Sels did during his career (for example I haven’t found any exact dates for concerts at jazz bars in Antwerp such as De Mok, De Stal, Gard Sivik or De Muze, even though it’s known that Jack played there many times). I’ll keep on adding to the list whenever any new information surfaces. If you have any additions or corrections, please contact me.

1945

Debut as semi-pro with Mickey Bunner at the ‘Cascade’, later ‘The G.I. Club’ and the ’13th Port’, and at the Belgian Coast.

1949

13 May: In Paris, The Bob Shots record ‘Jack The Hipster’, a composition by Jack Sels, titled that way by Bobby Jaspar.

20 May: Debut concert of the All Stars Bop Orchestra in Artes, Antwerp

23 & 24 May: International Jazz Festival in Knokke, at the Belgian coast.

4 August: Hot Club All Star Band (Jack Sels (ts), Gunther Hazelburg (as, cl), Johnny Hot (p), Paul Karthy (g), René Goldstein (b), Dick Kaulian (perc), Georg Meus (d)) at the Jazz festival Scheveningen, The Netherlands

27-28 August: Jazz festival at the Bellevue, Amsterdam, The Netherlands with the same personnel as 4 August.

24 September: Jam Session at the Onyx Club, Rogierplein Antwerp. Newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws called the Jack Sels orchestra the “revelation of the night”. (HLN, 25 September 1949)

29 September: All Stars Bop Orchestra concert organized by the Onyx-club in Artes, Antwerp.

28 December: Jack Sels orchestra (including Jay Cameron) at the opening of the Exi-Club, Antwerp. From this day on the Jack Sels band played every Wednesday and Saturday at the Exi-Club.

31 December: New year’s eve at the Exi-Club. The Jack Sels orchestra including Jay Cameron.

1950

24 February: Jack Sels Orchestra at Exi-Club

29 April: Jack Sels and his All Stars Boppers at the Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussel, for the occasion of the 10th birthday of the ‘Jeunesses Musicales de Belgique’. According to newspaper La Lanterne, the orchestra was “a remarkable ensemble from every viewpoint (instrumentalists, arrangements).”

3 June: Jam session at the Exi-Club with Roy Eldridge, who played two concerts with Benny Goodman for the Hot Club de Belgique in Antwerp that day.

9 June: Opening night of the Antwerp section of the Hot Club de Belgique, including a closing jam session with Jack Sels and his Bop Men.

22 October: Warm-up concert for Nat King Cole at the Cercle Royal Artistique. Personnel unknown.

13 November: Recording for the ‘Jazz Vivant’ series at the INR-studios for Albert Bettonville. With Jean Fanis (p), René Thomas (g), Benoît Quersin (b) and Rudy Frankel (d). A private acetate includes ‘Easy Going’ and ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’. Other tracks performed were ‘Scrapple From The Apple’, ’Hot House’, ‘Lover Man’, ‘Just You, Just Me’, ‘Ice Freeze Red’, but are lost or destroyed. *

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1951

23 February: Concert with Jack Sels and his Chamber Music at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. The Personnel consisted of Alex Scorier (ts), Herman Sandy, Charlie Knegtel (tp), Christian Kellens (tb), Francy Boland (cor), Alphonse Dillen (tuba), Louis Coel (as), Roger Asselberghs (bs), François Van den Bogaert (hobo), Jérôme De Meirleir (bassoon), Hubert Vennesoen (cello), Jean Fanis (p), Rudy Frankel (d), Benoît Quersin (b). Robert Pernet mentions a private acetate and a tape with recordings of the concert.*

9 March: Concert with Jack Sels and his Chamber Music at ‘Salle des Marbres’, Zoologie Antwerp. Robert Pernet mentions a private acetate and a tape with recordings of the concert.*

Unkown date, 1951: Session with Herman Sandy (tp), Toots Thielemans (g), Johnny Hot (p), Paul Dubois (b), Jean Delange (d). Robert Pernet lists an acetate with recordings of ‘Blues For Carlos’ and ‘Rosetta’.*

In the 1950-1951 referendum of the Hot Club de Belgique, the Jack Sels band is voted n°4 in the category of ‘small orchestras’.

1952

22 January: Jack Sels and his Orchestra (Fissette, Kellens, Cameron, Asselberghs, Fanis, Quersin, Frankel) at l’Etoile du Sud, Charleroi. Concert organized by the Hot Club de Belgique. Guy Stevens mentions a private acetate.*

1 February: Jack Sels and his Orchestra (Rudy Frankel (d), Benoît Quersin (b), Jean Fanis (p), Jay Cameron (as), Roger Asselberghs (bs), Christian Kellens (b), Herman Sandy (tp)) at the Onyx-Club, Brussels.

28 March: Two concerts with Dizzy Gillespie in Brussels. Same personnel as February 1.

12 June: Concert at the Versailles, Brussels. With Jean Fanis (p), Paul Dubois (b), Jack Sels (ts), Chris Kellens (tb), Rudy Frankel (d), Herman Sandy (tp), Jay Cameron (as), Roger Asselberghs (bs)

From September 1952 onwards Jack is found in Germany, playing in various line-ups in various locations such as Darmstadt, Heidelberg, Frankfurt (café Hippodrome), Baumholder, etc. In Frankfurt he participates in jam sessions with Jutta Hipp and Hans Koller. Exact dates unknown.

ca. December 1952: According to newspaper Expressen of 27 November 1952, Swedish singer Britt-Inger Dreilick will play for two months at Rockers Club (for American soldiers) in Wiesbaden, Germany with a Belgian octet led by Jack Sels.

??? 1952: Jack Sels band at a club called ‘Harlem’ (Antwerp) (according to Jean Groener/Guy Stevens)*

In the 1951-1952 referendum of the Hot Club de Belgique, the Jack Sels band is voted n°3 in the category of ‘small orchestras’.

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1953

Germany (see 1952)

1953: In the 1952-1953 referendum of the Hot Club de Belgique, the Jack Sels band is voted n°4 in the category of ‘small orchestras’.

1954                       

4 October: Opening evening of the 1954-1955 season of the Hot Club de Belgique (Antwerp section) at Billiard Palace, Antwerp. Jack Sels performs with a large orchestra called ‘Modern Jazz Society’, including Jeff Derwey (tp), Georges Mox (ts), and with a quartet.

22 October: concert at Modern Music Society (Kulturele Beweging De Nevelvlek), Meir 75, Antwerp (with the Georges Mox Combo and The Peanuts).

1955

21 February: Jack Sels’s ‘Kansas City Group’ (Jack Sels (ts), Herman Sandy (tp), Paul Van Hecke (p), René Goldstein (b), Jean Carnin (d)) performs at a concert by Mezz Mezzrow, organized by the Antwerpse Jazz Club at the Apollo in Antwerp.

31 March: Jack Sels and his Modern Music at Jazz at the Gruter’s, Antwerp. Line-up included, among others, Christian Kellens (tb), Henri Carels (tp), Jean Warland (b) and Eddie Busnello (as).

12 October: Concert at the Stadswaag, Antwerp for the NIR. Possibly the first broadcast for the radio/TV. Rehearsals on 10 and 11 October.

27 October: Modern Jazz Sextet, including Johnny Evans, Frans Sans, Carlo Bauwens, Eddy Johnson, Remy Caseur at Bloemenhof Aarschot.

October/November (unconfirmed): recording of the soundtrack for ‘Meeuwen Sterven In De Haven’ with a.o. Herman Sandy, Freddy Rottier etc.

7 May: NIR broadcast: jam session with Toots Thielemans and René Goldstein

1956

12 January: Concert at Le Nouveau Colombier, Brussels

17 March: Broadcast by the NIR for BBC London at the Stadswaag in Antwerp

19 March: Concert at ‘L’Escholier-Ten-Noodois’, Brussels, with Lucky Thompson (ts), Jack Sels (ts), Jean Fanis (p), Jean Warland (b), and Léon ‘Bodache’ Demeuldre (d)

Summer: Residency at La Rose Noire Du Zoute, the seaside version of La Rose Noire in Brussels. With Dick Mills (tp), Benoit Quersin (b), Jean Fanis (p) and Wessel Ilcken (d).

September: Residency at La Rose Noire (Brussels) with Jean Fanis (p), Jean Warland (b), Nick Kletschowsky (g), Capart(?) (d)

1957

31 March: Jack Sels and his Modern Music at Gruter, Antwerp. Big band with partly unknown personnel. According to Guy Stevens, the personnel included with certainty Eddie Busnello (as), Christian Kellens (tb), Jean Carnin (d) and Willy Albimoor (p). Stevens also mentions a private acetate.*

8 May: ‘Jazz Goes to University’ concert with Kenny Clare (d), Jack Sels (ts), Martial Solal (p) and Jean Warland (b) at Gruter, Antwerp

June: Jazz Magazine, one of the leading French jazz publications, publishes a photo of Jack Sels, whose quartet is currently playing at La Rose Noire in Brussels. Jazz Magazine calls Jacky (sic) Sels “un des principaux jazzmen Européens” and an excellent and brilliant arranger. The magazine also notes that he is one of the rare Belgian jazzmen who have not moved to Paris.

Summer of 1957: Jam sessions at ‘Fierens’, Antwerp. Jack Sels (ts), Benoît Quersin (b), Johnny Renard (vib) and Rudy Frankel (dr). (According to l’Actualité Musicale nov-dec 1957).

22 September: ‘Radio and TV salon’ by the NIR on the rooftop of Parking 58, Brussels.

18 October: First broadcast of ‘Levende Jazz’, Jack’s radio broadcast. From this period onwards, Jack works for the NIR and later BRT on a weekly basis, and sometimes for the French speaking counterpart INR.

31 October: A concert with Brother John Sellers in Antwerp, organized by the Antwerpse Jazz Club, above cinema Roxy (Meir, Antwerp), with Charlie Knegtel (tp), Rudy Frankel (d), Benoît Quersin (p) and René Goldstein (b).

17 November: Concert at Bergola, Heist-op-den-Berg, with Roland Gohy, Paul Dumont, Eddy Johnson and Vivi Mardens.

Unknown date: Jack writes the film music for ‘Rupelmonde’ (dir. Roland Verhavert)

1958

April 1958: Recording in Brussels of two tracks for the Jazz In Little Belgium 10”: ‘Rain On The Grand’ Place’ and ‘Lady Of Spain’. With Jean Fanis (p), Jean Warland (b) and Rudy Frankel (d)

4 May: Jack participates in the Festival National De Jazz during the World Expo in Brussels.

5 July: Jack Sels leads a ‘Belgian All Stars’ formation for the opening night of the Festival Mondial Du Jazz Knokke Le Zoute organized by the Hot Club de Belgique. The orchestra includes Willy Albimoor (p), Benoit Quersin (b), Milou Struvay (tp), Jacques Pelzer (as), Daniel Humair (d).

12 July: Jack Sels leads a ‘Belgian All Stars’ formation during the Festival Mondial Du Jazz Knokke Le Zoute organized by the Hot Club de Belgique. The orchestra includes Willy Albimoor (p), Benoit Quersin (b), Milou Struvay (tp), Jacques Pelzer (as), Daniel Humair (d).

23 juli 1958: Radio broadcast with Sonny Grey for the NIR.

1959

7 February: Recording session in Cologne with Lucky Thompson (ts), Ado Broodboom (tp), Jean Fanis (p), Sadi (vib), Benoit Quersin (b) and Rudy Frankel (d) for the ‘Bongo Jazz’ EP (Bertelsmann). In the Ado Broodboom biography ‘Trompet’ by Bert Vuijsje, Broodboom mentions that the recording took place during a residency the band had at Café Campi during the carnival weeks.

Somewhere between January and March, Jack participates in a jam session with Lester Young, who was in Brussels for a concert.

29 October: De Nieuwe Gazet, the newspaper for which Jack writes a jazz column, organizes a ‘Jazz From Newport’ concert with Buck Clayton, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Tate, etc. Jack takes a solo during the final jam. The concert was filmed by the NIR.

4 December: Jack Sels soloists at Hessenhuis, Antwerp.

26 December: Jack Sels (ts), Eddy Murlot (p), André Metten (b), Butch Peleman (d) at the Jewish Cultural Center of Antwerp. Guy Stevens mentions a private acetate ‘EM-1’.*

1960

10 January: Jack is the international guest at the second AMVJ-jazzfestival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He plays with a quartet and a quintet that includes Dutch trumpet player Ado Broodboom. The other headline of the festival is Rita Reys.

19 May: Jack Sels Quartet (Jean Fanis, Rudy Frankel, Benoît Quersin) at the Blue Note, Brussels.

11 October: Jack participates in a BRT broadcast called ‘Jam en Jazz met Toots Thielemans’. The musicians are Toots Thielemans (g, harmonica), Jack Sels (ts), Christian Kellens (tb), Christian Renard (p), Joan Leslie (voc), an unidentified trumpet player and an unidentified bass player and drummer. The songs performed are ‘Groovin’ High’, ‘The Blues’, ‘It’s A Most Unusual Day’, ‘Yes I Do’, ‘These Foolish Things’, ‘I Remember April’, ‘The Blues And I’, ‘Whisper Not’, ‘Mack The Knife’, ‘Honeysuckle Rose’. *

21/22/23 October: The Christian Kellens Quintet with Jack Sels, Jean Fanis (p), Peter Trunk (b) and Robert Pernet (d) at the Blue Note, Brussels, as support for the Martial Solal Trio. (unconfirmed, from a stamped Blue Note flyer).

12 November: Concert at l’Escale in Soignies, organized by the Club Du Casoar. Don Byas Orchestra All Stars with Jack Sels, Roger Asselberghs, Christian Kellens, Jean Fanis, Benoît Quersin and Henri Castiau.

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1961

Early March: concert at ‘Zaal Nemrod’ (home of the Swingville Jazz Club).

20 April: Jack Sels (ts,vc), Franz André (p), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b), Rudy Frankel (dm) at dancing The Van’s, Oostende.

May: Recording of the ‘Sax Appeal’ LP in Brussels. With Lou Bennett (org), Philip Catherine (g) and Oliver Jackson (d). Date is unconfirmed. Most discographies list September 1961, but Oliver Jackson was in Brussels in April 1961 with Buck Clayton. Philip Catherine thinks the session was in May, as Jack Sels asked them to play on the LP when they were playing at the Blue Note in Brussels (18 & 19 May).*

15 June: Jack Sels (ts), Jean Fanis (p), Nicholas Kletchkovsky (gt), Roger Vanhaverbeke (cb), Rudy Frankel (dm) at The Van’s, Oostende.

9 July: Concert at the International Jazz Festival Oostende. The concert program of the festival is not really clear, but it is sure that Jack Sels lead a Belgian orchestra, with participation of Jack Van Poll (p), Willy Albimoor (p), Linda Kirby (Kerby, vocals), Jacques Pelzer (as), Leo Delannoit (tb), Benoit Quersin (b).

13 July: Jazz At The Van’s, Oostende. Band probably the same as 15 June, without Kletchkovsky

17 August: Jazz At The Van’s, Oostende. Band probably the same as 15 June, without Kletchkovsky

7 September: Jazz At The Van’s, Oostende. Band probably the same as 15 June, without Kletchkovsky

21 September: Jazz At The Van’s, Oostende. Band probably the same as 15 June, without Kletchkovsky

19 October: Jazz At The Van’s, Oostende. Band probably the same as 15 June, without Kletchkovsky

26 October: Jack Sels quartet at the Blue Note, Brussels

27 October: Jack Sels quartet at the Blue Note, Brussels

28 October: Jack Sels quartet at the Blue Note, Brussels

29 October: Jack Sels quartet at the Blue Note, Brussels

2 November: Jazz At The Van’s, Oostende. Band probably the same as 15 June, without Kletchkovsky

16 November: Jazz At The Van’s, Oostende. Band probably the same as 15 June, without Kletchkovsky

14 December: Jazz At The Van’s, Oostende. Band probably the same as 15 June, without Kletchkovsky

1962

10 January: Jack Sels Quartet at Hessenhuis, Antwerp

14 January: Jack Sels Quartet at ‘Jazz Rue Rouge’ at the cultural centre of Ukkel. The other performing bands were Henri Carels and his Feetwarmers, Philip’s Jazz Quartet and the Babs Robert Quartet.

4 August: Jack Sels Quartet (Al Jones (d), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b), possibly Francy Boland (p)) at Comblain-La-Tour Festival.

1963

5 January: International Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. Another headline is the International Jazz Quartet of Bobby Jaspar and René Thomas.

13 May: First ‘Jazzpanorama’ concert of the Belgian Radio & TV, at the Antwerp Arenberg.

7 or 8 September: Golden River City Festival in Kortrijk with Al Jones & Sadi.

9 November: Jack Sels Quintet at Lunatheater, Hoboken. Organized by C.A.O.

22 November: Concert in Ronse: Jack Sels with Al Jones (d), and Sadi (p). Nic Fissette played bass because Roger Vanhaverbeke had an accident on his way to the concert.

25 November: Jack Sels Quintet at Zaal De Hert, Kalfort-Puurs. Organized by Kunstkring het Vierkant.

2 December: Jack Sels Quintet at Zaal Harmonie, Halle. Organized by August-Vermeylenkring.

1964

20 January: Jack Sels (ts), Nic Fissette (tp), Fats Sadi (p), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b), Al Jones (d) in Huizingen (with Juul Anthonissen)

4 February: Fifth Jazzpanorama concert for BRT at the Stadsschouwburg Leuven. (2 & 3 February: rehearsals for this concert)

6 September: Concert at the Stadsschouwburg in Kortrijk with Jean Fanis (p), George Wellens (b), Al Jones (d), Leo Delannoit (tb or trumpet), Nick Kletchkovsky (vocals, unconfirmed), Philip Catherine (g).

27 May: Jack Sels (ts), Frans l’Eglise (as), Jean Fanis (p), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b), Al Jones (d), Francy Boland (arr) at the 7thJazz Panorama (BRT) in Kortrijk. Guy Stevens mentions a private acetate.*

17 November: Eleventh Jazzpanorama concert of the Belgian Radio & TV, Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp. With the Al Jones quartet and Sadi.

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1965

18 January: Jack Sels Quintet in Dendermonde, location unknown. Organized by VTB.

22 January: Jack Sels Quintet at feestzaal De Noordstar, Oostende. Organized by Cultureel Centrum voor Jonge Arbeiders.

13 February: Jack Sels Quintet in Kortrijk, location unknown. Organized by Jong-Davindsfonds.

28 February: Jack Sels Quintet in Stadsschouwburg, Leuven. Organized by Jong-Davindsfonds.

22 March: Jack Sels quintet, Gildenhuis Feestzaal, Duffel. Organized by Davidsfonds.

5 May: Jack Sels and Al Jones quintet at Koningin Elizabethzaal, Antwerp.

21 May: Jack Sels Quintet in Schoten, location unknown. Organized by VORIS-Vriendenkring van het Koninklijk Atheneum.

5 September: Jazz Bilzen Festival

?? November: Concert at De Muze, Antwerp

Unknown date: Possibly a concert in Alma, Leuven, with Jean Fanis and Roger Vanhaverbeke

1966

23 July: Jack Sels Quintet at the Ostend Jazz Festival 1966. The quintet consisted of Jack Sels, the Al Jones Trio and Christian Kellens (tb).

21 August: Jazz Festival in Rienne

27 August: Jack Sels Quintet at the Jazz Bilzen Festival 1966, together with the American (or British?) trumpeter Jack Cross.

17 September: Jack Sels Quintet at R.S.M. Wevelgem. ‘Geschiedenis en Essentie van de Jazz’ (‘History and Essence of Jazz’). With Nic Fissette (tp), Fats Sadi (p), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b), Al Jones (d).

10 November: Jack Sels, Roger Vanhaverbeke, Al Jones, Nic Fissette and Jean Fanis illustrate a reading of Juul Anthonissen in Merksem.

Unknown date: Jack Sels plays the soundtrack of the movie ‘Het Afscheid’, in which he appears as an actor too.

1967

20 January: Jazz Quintet Jack Sels (Jack Sels (ts), Nic Fissette (tp), Fats Sadi (p), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b), Al Jones (d)) in Feestzaal Quellinstraat Antwerp (with Juul Anthonissen).

25 January: Jack Sels quintet at youth club Non-Stop, Ostend (Philip Catherine (g), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b), Jean Fanis (p), Al Jones (d). Support by and jam session with the Lightning Jazz Quartet (Eddy Masschalck (ts), Eddy Lagae (tp), Ronny Dewulf (b), Jean-Pierre Pitteljon (d)).

26 January: Jack Sels (ts), Nic Fissette (tp), Fats Sadi (p), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b), Al Jones (d) at Intellectueel Centrum, Anderlecht (with Juul Anthonissen). Organized by Culturele Kring Anderlecht.

8 February: Jack Sels Ensemble with Juul Anthonissen in ‘Feestzaal Het College’ Menen.

8 April: Jack Sels Quintet (Sadi, Jean Fanis, Roger Vanhaverbeke, Al Jones) at Hnita-zolder, Heist-op-den-Berg.

11 April: Al Jones Trio (Jean Fanis, Roger Vanhaverbeke, Al Jones) with Jack Sels, Cecily Forde and Sadi at Cinéma Opera Reims. Organized by the Jelly Roll Jazz Club.

30 July: Concert at the Bot-Sing festival in Sint-Amands-aan-de-Schelde with Jon Eardley (tp), Jean Fanis (p), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b) and Al Jones (d), also featuring Nathan Davis (ts), Freddy Sunder (g), Sadi (vib). Recorded by the BRT.

1&2 September: V.I.P. Jazzfestival at Openluchttheater Rivierenhof, Deurne, Antwerp.

10 September: Jack Sels Quintet at Cultureel en Ontspanningscentrum Ronse. Organized by C.O.C. Jongeren-Clubhuis.

4 November: Jack Sels Quintet at Vakantiecentrum Sandeshoved, Nieuwpoort. Organized by Cultuurdienst voor de Middengroep.

1968

14 January: Jack Sels Quintet (Sels, Fissette, Vanhaverbeke, Fanis, Jones), Ons Parochiehuis, Sint-Genesius-Rode.

9 February: Jack Sels with the Al Jones Trio at Babylon, Bruges.

1 March: Jack Sels Quintet at Jeugdclub Kimba, Deurne-Noord.

16 March: Jack Sels Quintet at Jazz-Labo, Cercle Saint-Victor, Turnhout.

18 April: Jack Sels Quintet at ‘zaal van het Hooghuis’, Bosvoorde. Organized by Davidsfonds.

17 May: Jack Sels Quartet at the Blue Note, Brussels.

22 May: Jack Sels (ts), Nic Fissette (tp), Fats Sadi (p), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b), Al Jones (d) at Bloemenhof, Aarschot (with Juul Anthonissen)

24 May: Jack Sels and Al Jones Trio at Pol’s Jazz Club, Brussels. On the flyer he’s announced as ‘The best tenor sax of Belgium’

30 June: Jack Sels quintet at the ‘Florida’ Jazz-Festival in Willebroek. With Al Jones (d), Roger Vanhaverbeke (b), Jean Fanis (p) and unidentified trumpet player.

3 November: Jack Sels Quartet at Torengebouw Heist-op-den-Berg with Jean Fanis, Roger Vanhaverbeke and Al Jones.

23 November: Jazz Festival Turnhout

1969

?? March: Pete Grimston quartet featuring Jack Sels (Johnny Hot, Robert Pernet, Terje Jensen & Jack Sels) at De Zolder, Willebroek.

20 April: Concert with Milt Buckner and Charlie Pauwels (Tony Dynamite) at Café De Kaasboerin, Deurne.

8 August: Jazz Bilzen Festival with singer Hildy (or Hilda) Woode. Rest of personnel unidentified.

*The discographic information comes from two sources. ‘Robert Pernet’ refers to Pernet’s ‘Jazz In Little Belgium’ (1967) and ‘Belgian Jazz Discography’ (2001). ‘Guy Stevens’ refers to a discography that was printed in the catalogue for an exhibition about Jack Sels during the Middelheim Jazz Festival in 1980. A lot of extra information was provided by Jazzarchief Juul Anthonissen (www.juulanthonissen.be).

2 thoughts on “Jack Sels chronology

  1. in de zomer van 1957 zijn er jam sessions in Antwerpen bij “Fierens” met Jack op ts, Benoit Quersin (b), Johnny Renard (vib) en Rudy Frankel (dr) (ref.l’actualité musicale nov-dec 1957)

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