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Jazztronaut Entertainment files for bankruptcy

The Brussels-based promoter/agency was declared bankrupt on 20 December, leaving the future of its festivals unclear

By Jon Chapple on 31 Jan 2017

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Brussels Jazz Festival, Jazztronaut Entertainment, Johan Van Eycken

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood at Brussels Jazz Festival 2014

image © Johan Van Eycken

Belgian promoter and booking agency Jazztronaut Entertainment has been declared bankrupt.

The Brussels-based company, which promotes the Hello Jazz, VW Spring Sessions, VW Campus Tour and Brussels Jazz Marathon festivals, was declared insolvent on 20 December by the Commercial Court of Brussels.

Jazztronaut’s managing director, Marc Klein, died in July, although it is not known whether his passing is connected to the demise of the company. IQ has been unable to reach any representatives of Jazztronaut, as phones have apparently been disconnected and its website, www.jazztronaut.be, taken offline.

Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reported in August 2015 the company was allegedly owed €80,000 by jazz pianist Jef Neve.


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