"A raveling is very exciting, often funny and heartwarming, from the beginning till the end." De Morgen
"They often make great music full of self-questioning, humor and edge." De Standaard
"[...] often the experimental genre just irritates, but this is completely different in case of de Beren Gieren." De Wereld Morgen
"[...] on the second official album we mostly hear rock-solid compositions. [...] De Beren Gieren makes jazz that makes us cheerful: high level and with a cool openmindedness." De Volkskrant
The Bears are to be seen across Europe this summer.
First of all a continuation of our collaboration with Susana Santos Silva, recording a live full album at the Ljubljana Jazz Festival on friday 4 July. Right afterwards, taking Susana along, we're going to play 3 times during the Avignon Theatre festival.
The week afterwards, on July 11th, we can be heard at North Sea Jazz in Rotterdam, followed by a triple performance in our home base at GentJazz. On August 8th we'll play at Bezaubeats, in the midst of Austria's highlands.
The Bears were invited to come play at two jazz festivals in Norway: Trondheim Jazz en Hamar Jazz. The dates are May 8th en 9th. Looking forward to celebrate this Norwegian spring!
Our residence in Vooruit ends this year. We look back on two wonderful years.
Click here for a chronicle (with a lot of videos etc...)
De Beren Gieren are coming to Brussels again! On Friday January 24th we play the Winterjazz festival, together with two other bands frome the Low Countries: Kapok and Rembrandt Frerichs Trio.
Knack Focus has put our album on the 9th place of their best of 2012 list. Thanks for the support!
Other Belgian artists in the list: Ben Sluijs, Jef Neve, Joachim Badenhorst