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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 was awarded a scholarship to study a master's degree in Jazz Performance. 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. She has a degree in Pedagogy of Arts from the University of Buenos Aires. She worked as a teacher in art schools and wrote about contemporary Argentine theater and cinema in specialized magazines and websites

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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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Article: Live Review

Montreux Jazz Artists Autumn of Music

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The Montreux Palace Autumn of Music Montreux Switzerland 12-17 October 2020 The obvious, burning question for Montreux Jazz Festival press officer Marc Zendrini, concerned plans for the Festival in 2021. He replied “We have safe possibilities for outside performance next summer, all along the lakefront. But for which artists, on what ...

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Luca Lo Bianco

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Luca Lo Bianco was born in Palermo on June, 13th 1974. He started playing electric bass when he was thirteen and after a few years he approached the double bass. He graduated with the maximum grade in double bass in 1999 under the guide of Mo. Franco Muzzi. In 2010 he obtained the Master degree in Jazz Music with Magna Cum Laude at the State Music Conservatory 'Vincenzo Bellini' of Palermo with a thesis entitled 'Musical syncretism in contemporary Jazz’. From 2010 until 2015 he taught electric bass at the 'V. Bellini' State Conservatory’s Jazz Department of Palermo and from 2011 until 2013 at the 'A

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2020 Cancelled

"This year's Montreux Jazz Festival, which was set to take place from July 3 to 18, has been cancelled" announced Press Officer Marc Zendrini. Montreux Jazz Festival has regretfully announced that this year's event, which was due to be held between July 3—18th 2020, will not take place. The program planned for this summer will be ...

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Article: Live Review

Montreux Jazz Festival 2019

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Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland June 28 to July 13, 2019 Montreux Jazz festival began in 1967, driven by the vision of Claude Nobs in collaboration with Geo Voumard, Rene Langel, and the Office of Tourism in their hometown Montreux, on Lake Geneva. This year 2019, was the 53rd edition. ...

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Silvan Zingg

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The international press calls him: "The Boogie Woogie ambassador from Switzerland". “Silvan plays as if he were from St. Louis – he could be my blues brother!” said Rock 'n' Roll legend Chuck Berry enthusiastically about his pianist. Influenced by vintage recordings, Silvan Zingg started to play the piano in early childhood. He studied piano and trombone (each 6 years). After his graphic designer studies he started a professional musician career. Already at the age of 18 he performed at the Masters of Boogie Woogie Night in Charleston, South Carolina. Today he is one of the most successful jazz and blues pianists in his country and he is the promoter and organizator of the annual International Boogie Woogie Festival in Lugano, Switzerland, where he presents world-class artists during 3 days. Silvan Zingg appeared and performed on stage with legends like Chuck Berry and B


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