Pieter Koten (Belgium)

pieter koten Vrijstaat O.

 Pieter Koten works as a music programmer for Vrijstaat O., an exciting arts centre in Ostend (Belgium). In his small, intimate club (with seaview, 120 seats) he organizes 2 jazz concerts each month with both national and international artists such as The Bad Plus, Phronesis, Avishai Cohen Triveni etc… In April 2013 he organized the first edition of STORM! – (The next big thing in jazz), a jazz festival with an emphasis on ‘young talent’. The festival lasted for one week (with a contest for young talent, free concerts in the city,…). The absolute climax of STORM! was a 2-day festival in a new concert venue in Ostend (De Grote Post) with international artists such as Shai Maestro, Yaron Herman,…