Kiss My Jazz

Kiss My Jazz

Kiss My Jazz (1992-2000) was a collective of musicians based in Antwerp, Belgium. Their music brought together rock, jazz and experimental in a lo-fi kind of way. They released three albums before shutting down the band in early 2000.
The main object of Kiss My Jazz was to make "jazz-crooners" in the style of Chet Baker and Nat King Cole. Soon the music became more experimental and rough with lots of improvisations, and influences from bands like Rip Rag & Panic, Marc Ribot, Louis Neefs, James White, Pavement and Chet Baker became more obvious.

The origin of the band can be found around the beginning of 1992, with Rudy Trouvé, Heyme Langbroek, Elko Blijweert and Jacki Billet. Soon afterwards Aarich Jespers & Stef Kamil Carlens of Moondog Jr (later Zita Swoon) joined the band. Craig Ward (later with dEUS) and Mark Meyers (earlier with dEUS) came in 1994.

A lot of musicians were part of the band and often came around to play and sing: Dirk de Hooghe, Mauro Pawlowski, Simon & Buni Lenski (DAAU), Piet Jorens, Dave Robertson, etc.


Kiss My Jazz Discography Tracks


KFW 196, 87654321 Kiss My Jazz In Doc's Place Friday Evening(CD, Album) Knitting Factory Works, Heavenhotel KFW 196, 87654321 Benelux 1996 Sell This Version
HH97005 Kiss My Jazz In The Lost Souls Convention(CD, Album) Heavenhotel HH97005 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
HH99021 Kiss My Jazz In A Service Station(CD, Album) Heavenhotel HH99021 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KFW 301 Kiss My Jazz In Coffee We Trust(10", Ltd) Knitting Factory Works KFW 301 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
HH97004 Kiss My Jazz In Stained Glass(CD, Single) Heavenhotel HH97004 Benelux 1997 Sell This Version
HH99018 Kiss My Jazz / Mitsoobishy Jacson Kiss My Jazz / Mitsoobishy Jacson - Heavenhotel Presents(7") Heavenhotel HH99018 Belgium 1999 Sell This Version