MikMâäk is anything but your average bigband: 16 top musicians with astonishing personalities, a repertoire composed by different band members and a savoury mix of sheet music and improvisations. The artistic direction lies in the hands of Laurent Blondiau and Fabian Fiorini. After their debut album in 2015, the band released the live album MikMâäk #2 in 2019.
Ever since the creation of the project in 2014, MikMâäk has performed at the most renowned jazz festivals in Belgium: the Brussels Jazz Festival, Jazz Middelheim, Gaume Jazz and Mithra Jazz in Liège. The group has also been resident band at Recyclart and Théâtre Marni.
Their sound, energy & podium presence is simply fascinating. Organised chaos is altered with sharp individual interventions that flow organically into liberating compositions… with Mâäk’s typically disarming touch of humour!
Laurent Blondiau & Fabian Fiorini
Bart Maris, Jean Paul Estiévenart, Laurent Blondiau: trumpets
Michel Massot, Pascal Rousseau, Adrien Lambinet: tubas, trombones
Guillaume Orti, Jeroen Van Herzeele, Bo Van der Werf, Grégoire Tirtiaux: saxophones
Pierre Bernard, Quentin Manfroy: flutes
Yann Lecollaire: clarinet
Fabian Fiorini: piano
Nathan Wouters: double bass
Samuel Ber: drums