He’s an established name in the international and domestic jazz scene, she has a voice as clear as a bell, one of the most striking of the contemporary music scene. Yet the professional paths of renowned double bass player Heiri Känzig and his successful niece, popular musician Anna Känzig, didn’t meet for a long time. Recently, however, a music promotor encouraged the jazz musician to perform with his niece. The gig was enthusiastically received by the audience, and the performers clearly enjoyed it tremendously too, so – now accompanied by pianist and percussionist the quartet is very successful. The repertoire, after a couple of intensive songwriting sessions, has been increased by several original compositions

Känzig & Känzig are not just related by blood, they are kindred spirits. Both professional musicians enjoy trying out new things and are free in their approaches and creativity. Heiri Känzig is convinced: “Good musicians are able to respond to every kind of music.” And Anna also enjoys experimenting with different music styles and feels at home in several genres.

At Känzig & Känzig’s joint performances jazzy elements and popular passages fuse seamlessy and when the artists step out of their established domains the resulting magic is too good to miss.

Line up:

Anna Känzig voc
Heiri Känzig bass
Jean Paul Brodbeck piano
Dominik Burkhalter drums

https://youtu.be/u5Y1RYyA28c

Milton y Romina TangoArt & Tangos Amores present:
Emoción Argentina

A music and dance show with Tango, Rhythm and Passion

 

The ensemble with members from Milton y Romina TangoArt and Amores Tangos presents a music and dance show with Tango, Rhythm and Passion. The show invites us to a musical and emotional journey throughout the universe of Argentinian music and dance. Elements from folk melt into tango music and dance, creating a new tango feeling beyond the tradition.

Structured into four parts, music and dance plunge us into emotions such as joy, love and hatred. 15 musical pieces are presented in a way that go far beyond expectations. All six members of the ensemble play music instruments and dance – like in a small version of a "Big band". Virtuosity meets rhythm, passion leads to fury, dedication to poetry. Unlike most tango shows Argentina Emoción unites the deepnees of Argentinian tango with fun and "joie de vivre"

line up:

Romina dance, drums
Milton dance, drums
Jose Teixido guit & direction
Nico Perrone bandéon
Juan Tarsia piano
Tom Auffarth bass

more information:
about Milton y Romina TangoArt: http://www.miltonyromina-tangoart.eu
about Amores Tango: http://www.amorestangos.com/

Emil Viklicky Trio

An emotional depth rooted in Moravian folk music has led Emil to be called "the Janacek of Jazz". Dynamic and textural subtlety lie at the heart of Emil Viklicky´s greatness. /Chris Parker - The Times, London. Trio is affectingly lyrical when addressing their speciality material, Moravian folk songs. /Euan Dixon, Cheltenham. Emil Viklicky Trio has the same collective energy of Esbjorn Svensson trio, though without the electronics and rock input. /Jon Fordham, The Guardian, London www.viklicky.com

Line up:
Emil Viklicky piano
 Peter Dvorsky bass
 with Ernie Adams - drums

with Lenny Robinson - drums

Emil’s new chart for Wynton:

Wynton Marsalis invited Emil as a guest soloist with his Lincoln Center Orchestra on June 21st, 2018, Dvorak Hall, Rudolfinum, Prague.

A day before Wynton and Marcus Printup plaid at Reduta Jazz Club with Emil’s Trio



A first video impression. Professional video footage will follow soon.

Five well-known Swiss musicians joined forces to create some-thing new, something extraordinary. Part of the line-up are two typical Swiss instruments, the Schwyzerörgeli* and the Hang. Together with violin, bass, and percussion a unique sound has come into existence. This is unheard-of. At any rate, it is purely Swiss!

Reto Weber has already played all over the world with his own formations, as well as with countless jazz greats. Reto can be heard on 45 recordings.

Heiri Känzig is an extraordinary bassist, who excites his audiences all over the world in different groups and keeps being part of exciting projects.

Andreas Gabriel is well versed at crossing musical boundaries with his virtuosic playing. With his passion to experiment and improvise, and his unbelievable diversity, Andreas simply fits this project perfectly.

Marcel Oetiker is the first Swiss to have completed formal studies on the Schwyzerörgeli*. He is masterful at transferring the traditional approaches and patterns of playing this instrument to other styles and compositions.

Rodrigo Rodriguez is a highly respected musician, who has studied at the renowned School Escuela de Bellas Artes in Cartegena, Colombia. He has shared the stage with George Benson, Carlos Santana, and many other stars. In the meantime he is a very busy musician, based in Switzerland.

* The Schwyzerörgeli is a type of diatonic button accordion used in Swiss folk music. The name derives from the town/canton of Schwyz where it was developed. “Oergeli” is the diminutive form of the word Orgel (organ). Outside of Switzerland the instrument is not well known and hard to find.

Line up:

Reto Weber hang and percussion
Heiri Känzig bass
Andreas Gabriel violin
Marcel Oetiker Schwyzerörgeli
Rodrigo Rodriguez percussion

A professional video will follow soon

Sakesho

With its roots deep in the Caribbean and with the heart of a classic jazz 4tet, Sakésho brings sophistication, spontaneity, and soulful energy to the stage - four musicians who have come together as one voice. All four are composing for the group. Mario Canonge, Michel Alibo, and Jean Philippe Fanfant are masters of the traditional music of Martinique and Guadeloupe, add to that the spice of Andy Narell’s steel pans, and you have a unique blend of jazz and groove. Like their name says – ‘It’s gonna be hot!’
Sakésho recorded two albums for Heads Up International – the self titled ‘Sakésho – It’s Gonna Be Hot,’ and ‘We Want You to Say,’ and has played concerts and festivals throughout the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Line up:
Andy Narell - Steel Pan, Mario Canonge – p; Michel Alibo – e-bass;
Jean-Philippe Fanfant – dm
With guest: Paquito D’Rivera


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