Discover the electro jazz sound of The Gallands, the duo formed by Stéphane and Elvin Galland, a meeting between two generations of musicians.

TheMerode Music Club is back with its first musical conference. Diane Marois and TheMerode welcome Stéphane and Elvin Galland for a conversation about their brand-new musical project, The Gallands.

For the first time, due to the confinement measures in their country, father (drums) and son (keyboard) found the time and the ideal opportunity to create and record music together. The result is a blend of two vast, wide and rich musical worlds that merge into a unique sound result that mixes Hip-Hop, Jazz, R’n’B, Electro, Pop, Breakbeat and Funk.

As symbolic as the meeting between two generations of musicians is, the fusion of genres is in the air today. The boundaries between styles have become porous, and genre definitions and labels obsolete.

Why this evolution?  Is it still possible to see a major musical trend emerging? Have all the notes and harmonies been created? What does the merging of genres and the disappearance of labels tell us about our times?

Join us on March 20 and hear what The Gallands have to say on musical collaborations and the fusion of genres.

After the conference, the father and son duo will play part of their repertoire during a jam session mixing groove, trippy chord progressions, a mix of acoustic and electronic sounds, some blazing, punchy and energetic rhythms, and cinematic atmospheres.


Stéphane Galland is a drummer and the co-founder of the Belgium based trio, Aka Moon, who is now considered as one of the most influential jazz band in Europe of the last decades. Together, they and collaborated with artists from all horizons such as Oumou Sangare (Mali), Meshell Ndégéocello (USA), Toots Thielemans (Belgium) Doudou Ndiaye Rose (Senegal), Umaylapuram K. Sivaraman (India), Arno (Belgium), Mark Turner (USA), Alain Platel (BE), Anne-teresa de Keersmaeker (BE), Zap Mama (BE), Philippe Boesmans (BE), to name only a few. Stéphane played on many Jazz albums, from traditional music to the most avant-garde jazz, from abstract contemporary to groove. He’s teaching drums, rhythm and ensemble at the same conservatory as well as the Music Conservatory of Antwerp and gives masterclasses worldwide.

Elvin Galland is a Keyboard player and producer. Together with his twin sister Kayla, they won few competitions and had the opportunity to give live performances in prestigious venues such as Couleur Café, Esperanzah, Brussels Summer Festival, Jazz Marathon, Francofolies, Botanique, Studio 4 Flagey. Elvin also deepened his love for Electronic Music under the name of Jim Henderson and released 3 EPs on “Mood family” for the first, Playlabel for the second and the latest on Atmosphere Records with Stereoclip as producer. Elvin signed with two renowned editors in Paris: Anteprima Productions and Alter-K. Lately, he has been working with artists such as Cats on Tress, Mustii, Manu Katché, Alice on the Roof, Juicy, Isadora, Le 77, Damso, Jean Jass, Peet Morgan.


  • 18:30 > Welcome
  • 19:00 > Conference and Q&A
  • 20:00 > Jam Session


Due to personal reasons, The Gallands have to postpone their coming to TheMerode. A new date will be communicated as soon as it has been scheduled.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

TheMerode, is a private social members club, where comfort, glamour and intimacy coexist through and for our members. They are at the heart of everything we do and we strive to make them feel home. That’s why all our events are exclusively organized for our members and their guests.


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