Ghent’s nightlife scene got a serious jazz injection in the 2010s. And the White Cat played an important part in it.

Drongenhof 40, Ghent

Despite its central location and popular character, the Patershol neighbourhood has never really played a significant role in Ghent’s nightlife scene. One exception is perhaps the White Cat, a cosy cellar which has gone down in history as the place where jazz drummer Lander Gyselinck brought together a few musicians for some fiery jam sessions in 2012. Afterwards they formed a band: STUFF.

White Cat in Patershol in Ghent