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Artist in residence: Andreas Tschopp
Andreas Tschopp, one of Switzerland’s most in-demand jazz trombone freelancers, will once again be on residency in Makhanda (Grahamstown), South Africa, where he‘ll play in a number of performances from 28 – 30 June during the 2019 Standard Bank Jazz Festival. Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Andreas began playing the trombone at age eleven. In 2003 …Continue reading "Andreas Tschopp"
Tschopp blows his way to SA
Zurich-born trombonist Andreas Tschopp returns to South Africa for a collaborative mini-tour with renowned bassist Carlo Mombelli and the Afrika Mkhize Big Band in Grahamstown and Johannesburg, and then participating in a countrywide tour and album launch as part of the Skyjack formation in September – all in the context also of a three-month residency …Continue reading "Tschopp blows his way to SA"
Skyjack in South Africa [Johannesburg, Cape Town, etc.]
Award winning Swiss-South African jazz collective, Skyjack, will regroup in South Africa from 9-18 December 2022 in their new configuration following a Covid hibernation. The band will be performing new music in preparation for heading into studio to develop their third album. The band comprises three members from South Africa and two from Switzerland. All critically …Continue reading "Skyjack in South Africa [Johannesburg, Cape Town, etc.]"
Announcement: Confluences successful projects
Cart Blanche by Yollande Orakle Ngoy (DRC) and Sarah Elena Müller & Matti Schulz (Switzerland). Emerging from connects established during Orakle’s residency in Basel, the artists plan to produce and give shape to a musical universe exploring ideas and synergies. Hook X Karun EP by Karungari Mungai (Kenya) and Jean Geissbühler (Switzerland). Hook and Karun have been …Continue reading "Announcement: Confluences successful projects"
Vuma Levin & Swiss musicians at National Arts Festival [Makhanda]
“The Past is Unpredictable: Only the Future is Certain” is the new project by South African guitarist and composer Vuma Levin, emerging from his receiving the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz 2021. The project brings together a complex mix of influences and musical expertise, including a trio of Swiss instrumentalists – Matthias Spillman …Continue reading "Vuma Levin & Swiss musicians at National Arts Festival [Makhanda]"
Street smart and road-tested, Le Rex bring their free-flowing sounds on tour to South Africa
Founded in 2009 by Bernese saxophonist Marc Stucki, the band Le Rex took its name from a snapshot of a dilapidated cinema in Corsica. Initially all compositions came from the pen of the bandleader, along with some cover-versions of favourite songs. Over the years however, the band has evolved into a collective whose members all …Continue reading "Street smart and road-tested, Le Rex bring their free-flowing sounds on tour to South Africa"
Skyjack to launch their highly anticipated second album ‘The Hunter’
Award-winning South African / Swiss collab band Skyjack return to South Africa this November to launch their highly anticipated 2nd album ‘The Hunter’. Released on legendary German record label Enja’s imprint Yellowbird Records. The band consists of some of South Africa’s finest musicians: Kyle Shepherd on piano, Kesivan Naidoo (now based in Europe) on drums, …Continue reading "Skyjack to launch their highly anticipated second album ‘The Hunter’"
Hildegard Lernt Fliegen embarks on a three-city South African tour
Andreas Schaerer’s Hildegard Lernt Fliegen will embark on a three-city South African tour, interspersed with numerous collaborations with local musicians at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival in Grahamstown, and in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Hildegard Lernt Fliegen is an ambitious and daring sextet that features some of Europe’s top jazz musicians. The group formed in …Continue reading "Hildegard Lernt Fliegen embarks on a three-city South African tour"
Mapping future paths at CROSSROADS
We start our 20th anniversary year in Southern Africa with a special contingent of arts professionals from our sub-Saharan network present at CROSSROADS in Basel and Geneva from February 8 – 10. It comprises a multi-disciplinary arts programme, a conference organised by the Knowledge-Learning-Culture Division of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and …Continue reading "Mapping future paths at CROSSROADS"