© Julie Charland
The trumpeter comes down from his pedestal to have fun with the audience in this uninhibited jazz show featuring three virtuoso musicians who really know how to swing! A kinetic experience that sweeps us into the beat, with Miles Davis everywhere.

Warning: Jazz rhythms ahead!

It’s raining notes. The trumpet is laughing, the piano is crying. Three laid-back virtuosos mix music like dough. Their instruments spout all the colours of the great Miles Davis, while hypnotic videos draw you into the mix. You may even be invited to jump on stage to become a conductor or beatboxer.

This is the third visit from our Belgian friends Zonzo, after Slumberland and Listen to the Silence. Don’t give them a hard time for forgetting (again!) to pack boredom in their luggage!

This show is part of the Big Bang Festival, two days of fun musicolourful experiments for the whole family, big and small ears alike. At the NAC, Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18, 2019 (full program to be announced).

*Musical show without words 

Only 160 seats available!

Press clipping excerpts

“It's a performance that really invites you to be a part of it, and also with no taboos or fear in experimenting. The interactions are so interesting that you know that you can't fail because everything that you might do is really adding something to the performance and you can't make anything wrong. And then you have this balance between the interactive parts and the performance parts that are really catching and allow you to enjoy the music and the musicians in two different ways.”
Rita Gracio – Concertos para bebés (Portugal)

“Regarding Mile(s)tones, what can I say ? I loved it so much ! I listen to a lot of jazz, maybe it´s what I love the most, but strangely I never was a big fan of Miles Davis. But even if I´m not a child I´ll surely listen to him in another way after seeing your show. It was amazing to see the kids’s reaction to all this complexity, you reached to create all these different kinds of atmospheres, happiness, anxiety, deep loneliness, and the kids where there with you in every second !”
Alessandra Costa – Projeto Guri - Sao Paulo (Brazil)

video: Mile(s)tones
Mile(s)tones
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Artists

  • With With Bert Bernaerts (trumpet and double bass), Fulco Ottervanger (piano) et Simon Segers (drums)
  • Video Johan Cosijns
  • Costumes Evelyn Demaertelaere
  • Technical Director and Stage Manager Pieter Nys
  • Set Construction Luc Cools
  • Produced by Zonzo Compagnie
  • Coproduced by De Beren vzw, Centre culturel de Belém, De Werf, Rataplan Arts Centre (Antwerp) and Jeunesses Musicales Flandre (Belgium)
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