Aka Moon

Category:groep / artiest
Actual/previous members:Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Fabrizio Cassol, Stephane Galland

Short description

Since their debut in 1992, it has been hard to imagine the Belgian jazz scene without the original and innovative trio Aka Moon. Their refreshing approach to jazz and other musical genres such as funk and rock gives the trio a highly distinctive sound.


The unique place Aka Moon occupies in todays music scene is down to the fact that they combine art with inspired musical craftsmanship. This allows saxophonist and composer Fabrizio Cassol, electric bassist Michel Hatzigeorgiou and drummer Stéphane Galland to explore all kinds of musical traditions and merge them into their own musical universe. Since their first encounter with the Aka Pygmées in 1992, Aka Moon’s focus has shifted towards various different African, Indian, Maghrebian, Cuban, Arab, Afro-Amercican and European traditions. Aka Moon juggles with polyrhythms and polyphonies like mad DJ’s. They slide from one phrase to another, opening up new harmonic and rhythmic paths. As a trio or in larger ensembles they cross over in a kaleidoscopic and elusive way creating a whirlwind of unclassifiable, transcending and cosmic music.

Selective discography

UnisonUnison (2012)
Aka Moon
DJ Grazzhoppa's DJ Bigband + Aka MoonDJ Grazzhoppa's DJ Bigband + Aka Moon (2010)
hip-hop, Nu-Jazz
DJ Grazzhoppa's DJ Bigband, Aka Moon
Culture griotCulture griot (2009)
Aka Moon, Baba Sissoko, Black Machine
Jazz, European folk, 20th century
Tcha Limberger, Oltremontano, Aka Moon, Fabrizio Cassol, Fabrizio Cassol
AmazirAmazir (2006)
Aka Moon
GuitarsGuitars (2002)
Aka Moon
Boesmans Philippe - WintermärchenBoesmans Philippe - Wintermärchen (2000)
21st century / contemporary
Symfonieorkest van de Koninklijke Muntschouwburg, Aka Moon, Dale Duesing, Susan Chilcott, Cornelia Kallisch, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Franz-Josef Selig, Heinz Zednik (...)

Op compilaties van Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen

The finest in Belgian JazzThe finest in Belgian Jazz (2002)
Diverse uitvoerders