David Shire, Joe Kraemer & Terence Blanchard at World Soundtrack Awards 2017

As it was already confirmed in March in the news announcing the 17th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards for 18 and 19 October 2017 (read news), this week the first names of guests to the festival have come out, which under the motto Jazz@The Movies, will focus on Jazz music, on the occasion of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this genre.


The festival, which has two concerts as main events, will also include workshops and conferences that will be announced in the coming months, as well as additional guests. Meanwhile, this is the detail of the two concerts available:

World Soundtrack Awards Gala & Concert – Wednesday October 18th – 8:00 p.m.

Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé will perform compelling classical and contemporary jazz scores, accompanied by film clips on the big screen at Capitole Ghent theatre (Ghent, Belgium).


The prestigious Award Ceremony of the World Soundtrack Awards will take place in the presence of many composers and film music professionals, with Joe Kraemer (WSA Discovery 2016) in attendance, and veteran composer David Shire being this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, who has an impressive career with more than 140 soundtracks for movies & TV shows.


After the Award Ceremony, world-renowned trumpeter/composer/band leader and Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard will be the central guest of the evening, playing his music for Spike Lee’s movies, and also his work for other directors.


Tickets, with prices ranging from 23€ to 128€ (VIP) are available in:


VIP tickets include reception dinner after the gala & concert

WSA 2016 - Jeff Beal - House of Cards


Symphonic Jazz Concert – Classics Night – Thursday October 19th – 8:00 p.m.

Once more, the concert will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Dirk Brossé at Capitole Ghent theatre (Ghent, Belgium), with a program looking back at the thrilling scores and tunes from legendary jazz scores of the past.


The public can expect some of the best instrumental tunes by Henry Mancini; clever and inventive themes by Lalo Schifrin for his TV scores such as Mission Impossible and Mannix; Elmer Bernstein’s striking jazz score for The Man With the Golden Arm; or the jazzy score by Alan Silvestri for Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, among others.


Tickets, with prices ranging from 18€ to 43€ are available in:


WSA 2016 - Mission Impossible


The promotional video of the festival can be found here: