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
Reto Weber hang and percussion
Heiri Känzig bass
Andreas Gabriel violin
Marcel Oetiker Schwyzerörgeli
Rodrigo Rodriguez percussion
Walti Sigrist, special guest with SWISSMAD
He is playing the biggest alphorn of the world, 14 Meter long.
Also available in Duo, Trio, 4tet, plying blues, reggae, folk, rock
for further information please contact:
Worldwide Tourbooking & Management
Ms. Ilse Weinmann
CH-8132 Egg b. Zürich
phone: +41-44-984 44 01