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Samuel Blaser

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Samuel Blaser is a 21st century trombonist. Born in 1981 in the town of La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Swizterland, he emerged professionally after graduating from conservatory in 2002. During the next five years he developed associations with the Vienna Art Orchestra and the European Radio Big Band, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, pursued graduate studies at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, State University of New York, and recorded his first album as a leader, the Samuel Blaser Quartet’s 7th Heaven (Between The Lines). Since 2009 he has been based in Berlin. The foundations of Blaser’s art are the breadth of his influences, his technical fluency, and the clarity with which he applies these assets

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Silvan Joray

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Silvan Joray was born in 1996 and grew up in Switzerland. He is mainly active in Switzerland as a bandleader and composer for his own trio and as a sideman in other projects. Concerts and tours have led him to Germany, Spain, Poland, and Israel. In 2020 he released his critically acclaimed debut album "Cluster" with his trio on German label Neuklang. In February 2022 he won a special prize for the most promising semi-finalist at UNISA International Strings Competition in Pretoria, South Africa. In June 2019 he was a finalist at the International Jarek Smietana Jazz Guitar Competition in Krakow, Poland, and was awarded with a special prize. Silvan studied at Jazzcampus Basel with Wolfgang Muthspiel and Lionel Loueke and attained his master’s degree with honors.

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Shems Bendali

Shems was born in 1996 and grew up in the small city of Thonon-Les-Bains (France). He studied first with French trumpet player Jeff Baud and then went to study at Lausanne Jazz music faculty (Switzerland). There he studied with Matthieu Michel, Emil Spanyi, Robert Bonisolo, René Mosele and Banz Oester. Within the first year of studying there, he quickly made his way through the Jazz and Hip Hop scene and was playing in every major jazz venue in the country. With his band and his many prolific artistic collaborations, Shems has been playing regularly in many countries such as Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, England, Ukraine, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, and Egypt for the past few years. He has performed on stage and/or recorded in studios with Bastian Baker, Kadebostany, Charlie Winston, Fianso, Rilès, Danitsa, Lea Lu, Issam Krimi, François Jeanneau, Matthieu Michel, Pierre Drevet, Banz Oester, Emil Spanyi, Jean-Lou Treboux, Chistophe Moniot, Nils Wogram, Nik Bartch, Emmanuel Bex and many more.

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Marc Crofts

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Curious and passionate, Marc Crofts has immersed himself in a wide variety of different traditions, playing with musicians around the world, from Istanbul to Seville, developing a rich and personal musical sensibility in the process. After completing jazz studies at the Lausanne conservatoire – strengthening his musical and narrative skills – Marc has continuously striven to expand his musical outlook, always adding a personal twist to tradition. Founder of the band Gilgul (Balkan music), for who he wrote many originals, he also composes and performs regularly with a number of ensembles: Yolanda Almodovar Flamenco Band (Swiss, Spanish and Danish tours in 2018-19), Swing High, Gypson 5ive, Hotegezugt, etc. In 2020 Marc is teaming up with violinist Yardani Torres Maiani for an exciting new flamenco violin duet... ​ Since 2018 he's been focusing mainly on his own trio project, with guitarist Railo Helmstetter and bassist Blaise Hommage

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Take Five with Mareille Merck

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Meet Mareille Merck Mareille Merck is a guitarist and composer who was born in Germany and lives in jny: Zurich, Switzerland. She studied with Frank Möbus, Lionel Loueke, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Roberto Bossard and Kalle Kalima. At the young age of 25 she has already shared the stage with John McLaughlin and Michael League from Snarky Puppy. ...

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Bill Evans: Switzerland, 1975

Bill Evans: Switzerland, 1975

Before I share with you a beautiful recording by Bill Evans, my apologies for the broken links in yesterday's email blast of my Phil Schaap post. The service I use—Feedblitz—screwed up. According to a member of their trouble-shooting team, the link was incorrectly classified by the service's anti-abuse systems. What set off alarms was the use ...

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Paykuna

Earthy, knitted and deep. Paykuna's approach is the symbiosis of Bolivian folk music and modern jazz aesthetics. This band is the creation of swiss-bolivian pianist Demian Coca, who’s compositions are multi-layered soundscapes, full of rhythmic variety and vivid melodies. Paykuna's music emphasizes its folcloristic background but the cool, thoughtful Swiss side of the composer is certainly not hidden. Demian Coca grants his players space for the unplanned and performs a clever balancing act, between control and intuition. Paykuna takes the listener on to a journey – somewhere between the rainforests of Amazonia and the deep lakes of Switzerland.

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Luciana Morelli

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Luciana Morelli is an Argentine singer, performer, and composer. She currently lives in Basel, Switzerland, where she studied a master's degree in Jazz Performance at the Jazzcampus of the Musik Akademie Basel. Now she studies a second Master in Composition with Guillermo Klein and Michel Roth, and improvisation with Alfred Zimmerlin and Andrea Neumann, also at the Musik Akademie Basel. Her musical tastes range from jazz to folk, including improvised and experimental music. She is a very curious artist who likes to explore different artistic disciplines and is interested in the relationship between aesthetics and politics

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Björn Meyer

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For more than thirty years, Björn — Swedish-born and Swiss-based — has shaped a unique voice for his instrument inside the most diverse contexts. He has worked alongside Persian harpist and singer Asita Hamidi and is a long term collaborator with Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem. He has spent more than twenty years with Swedish nyckelharpa player Johan Hedin and percussionist Fredrik Gille in Bazar Blå, co-defining the sound of contemporary Swedish folk music. For more than a decade he was a member of the minimalistic, zen-funk, groove-collective Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin. His first solo-album “Provenance” was released by ECM in the fall of 2017


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