Jazzman ~ Simon Gronowski & Woody Allen ~ Aftermovie


Aftermovie of that swinging Saturday night June 22th 2019 when Woody Allen invites the Brussels Jazzman – holocaust survivor – Simon Gronowski to play with him and The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band in the Bozar theater in front of some 2200 people in Brussels, Belgium.

Simon Gronowski was only 11 years old when he jumped from the XXth death train to Auschwitz , and an orphan after the war … jazz helped Simon find his way – watch Simon’s story in the documentary film “Transport XX to Auschwitz” – online here http://bit.ly/1fqFdOb

Many thanks to Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band | Simon Gronowski | Sarah Ehrlich | BOZAR | Greenhouse Talent. Film JAZZMAN (20190715) Michel van der Burg | Miracles.Media

Sim’s BBQ ~ Woody Allen , Simon Gronowski & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band


Swinging Saturday night June 22th when Woody Allen invites the Brussels Jazzman – and a holocaust survivor – Simon Gronowski to play with Woody and his band in Brussels Bozar theater in front of some 2200 people … after playing “Ole Miss” here Sim once again now with “Struttin with some Barbeque”.
Simon Gronowski was only 11 years old when he jumped from the XXth death train to Auschwitz were his mother and sister were murdered. After the war, an orphan, Jazz helped Sim (his artist name from early postwar times) find his way – watch his story in the documentary film “Transport XX to Auschwitz” – full film online here http://bit.ly/1fqFdOb
Another clip from Sim the Jazzman and Woody last week in ‘Simon & Woody’s Swing’ , here https://youtu.be/qGAs2YRxK-o , and yesterday this one https://youtu.be/oslTbWAEZN0
Note please , that I had not planned at all to record an entire song during the show – just some seconds sometime at the start , the end or whenever possible of Simon with Woody, just a scene together with applause perhaps , for use in the non-profit educational documentary ‘Miracles’ on Simon’s life that I am making – so , that’s why the camera wasn’t always pointing to the performance, and I had to edit and cut away lengthy applause (sorry) – but these are magical moments I like to share all rightaway. I initially had even thought of just using an iphone – keeping a low profile – luckily I used that excellent small camera , the Sony a7s2 , with a small external mic that worked OK except with that loud applause 😉
Here the whole song for Simon, his family, Woody, the Eddy Davis Band and fans. Wow , what a flow!
Woody Allen , Simon Gronowski & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band, Saturday night June 22, 2019 at the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels , Belgium.
Many thanks to Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band | BOZAR | Greenhouse Talent. Film Sim’s BBQ (20190630) Michel van der Burg | Miracles.Media

Sim’s Solo ~ Woody Allen & holocaust survivor Simon Gronowski


Saturday night fever June 22th when Woody Allen invites the Brussels Jazzman and holocaust survivor Simon Gronowski to play with Woody and his band in Brussels Bozar theater in front of some 2200 people … here Woody wathing Sim’s ‘solo’ – well…not really solo..with great help by the band 😉
Simon Gronowski was only 11 years old when he jumped from the XXth death train to Auschwitz were his mother and sister were murdered. After the war, an orphan, Jazz helped him find his way – watch his story in the documentary film “Transport XX to Auschwitz” – full film online here http://bit.ly/1fqFdOb
Another clip from Sim the Jazzman and Woody last week in ‘Simon & Woody’s Swing’ , here https://youtu.be/qGAs2YRxK-o

Simon Gronowski & Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band, Saturday night June 22, 2019 at the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels , Belgium.
Many thanks to Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band | BOZAR | Greenhouse Talent.
Film Sim’s solo (20190629) Michel van der Burg | Miracles.Media
More soon…

Viviane’s Story eBook

Viviane’s Story
Escape from Transport XX…Born 6 Months Later

Today 76 years ago – on the night of the 19th of April in 1943 – Viviane escaped in the womb of her pregnant mother from the Twentieth Train heading for Auschwitz.
Isabella Weinreb-Castegnier was three-months pregnant when she jumped that night in Belgium from the fast moving 20th Death Train to Auschwitz. It was Passover eve and full moon , just like today.

Isabella escaped with a broken wrist and bruises all over her body, but no other major injuries.
Her daughter Viviane – meaning “full of life”, and named so for her will to live and hold tight in her mother’s womb – was born six months later on October 30, 1943 in Brussels, Belgium.

This e-booklet presents Viviane’s story with amazing new insights discovered together with the Dutch-Belgian author-reporter Simone Korkus of the man that helped Isabella jump to freedom – Elias Gnazik.

Published today April 19, 2019 by Miracles•Media together with co-publisher Richard Bloom Productions – ISBN 9789493147003

With a foreword by Simone Korkus.

Viviane Yarom-Castegnier & Michel van der Burg
April 19, 2019

Note
The e-book contains several video’s – and is designed specifically for Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, Mac.

Available for download (200 MB zip file) here https://miracles.media/vivianesstory/

Watch the first pages flipping in this video today 😉

Album Didier Jans Presentation


FR – Le chanteur Didier Jans et Béatrice Dethy, auteur de ses chansons, ont présenté ensemble leur dernier album “Remettre à zéro les compteurs” à Simon Gronowski, après avoir été témoin du témoignage de Simon devant les élèves du Centre d’enseignement libre S2J, mardi 19 février 2019 à l’Institut Saint-Sépulcre , Liège, Belgique.

LIBÉRÉS – en hommage à l’amitié entre Simon Gronowski et Koenraad Tinel
L’album comprend la chanson LIBÉRÉS – réalisée en hommage à l’extraordinaire amitié entre Simon Gronowski et Koenraad Tinel – et inspirée du télé documentaire belge ‘Enfants de guerre’ (de la réalisatrice flamande Marianne Soetewey – VRT, 2012) et du livre ENFIN LIBÉRÉS (2013, Renaissance du Livre) que Simon et Koenraad ensemble fait sur leur amitié.
Didier et Béatrice ont présenté leur album à Koenraad Tinel il y a deux semaines (lien ci-dessous).

LIBÉRÉS – Didier Jans – album Remettre à zéro les compteurs

EN – Singer Didier Jans and Béatrice Dethy, author of his songs, together presented their latest album ‘Remettre à zéro les compteurs’ (Push The Reset Button) to Simon Gronowski , after witnessing Simon’s testimony for students of the S2J school center (Centre d’enseignement libre S2J) last tuesday Feb. 19 , 2019 in the Saint-Sépulcre Institute in Liège , Belgium.

LIBERATED – tribute to the friendship between Simon Gronowski and Koenraad Tinel
The album includes the chanson ‘Liberated’ (LIBÉRÉS)- made in tribute to the extraordinary friendship between Simon Gronowski and Koenraad Tinel – was inspired by the belgian tv documentary War Children (flemish director Marianne Soetewey- VRT, 2012) , and the book Liberated at Last (ENFIN LIBÉRÉS – 2013, Renaissance du Livre) that Simon and Koenraad together made on their friendship .
Didier and Béatrice presented Koenraad Tinel their album two weeks ago (link below).

① memo 20190224 ~ Album Didier Jans Presentation

Links :

Didier Jans
http://www.didierjans.com

Push The Reset Button – Album Didier Jans
(presentation to Koenraad Tinel)
https://michelvanderburg.com/2019/02/12/push-the-reset-button-album-didier-jans/

LIBERES chanson Liberated , Didier Jans
https://michelvanderburg.com/2018/11/20/liberes-chanson-didier-jans-2/

Finally liberated after 70 years
https://michelvanderburg.com/2013/03/13/finally-liberated-fr/

Liberated at Last – book presentation
https://michelvanderburg.com/2013/05/10/finally-liberatated-no-blame-no-victim-book-presentation-30-april-2013-in-brussels/mvdb20130430-165947_frames01/