SYWE - Gumbo with Chutney

Gumbo with Chutney


Performance by the Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble:
April 20, 2018 in KUK Aarau
The meeting of diverse cultures most often culminates in the mingling of exotic essences to spark the creation of new and interesting flavors in both the culinary and in the world of music alike. With the theme Gumbo with Chutney we’ll get to taste exactly that rich blend of Calypso’s African beats with the melodic ‘pitch-bends’ of the West Indies along a steady back drop of New Orleans’ jazzy-brassy timbres and colors. Original music is penned along with standards arranged by prolific writers to initiate this fusion.
To create the magic top talents in their respective genres are invited such as Tim Akers music director (US), Harini Raghavan, voc & vl (IN), Lydia Renold, voc (CH), Tom Walsh, lead trumpet (UK), Anders Bostrom, flutes (US/SE), Ramon Stagnaro, g (US/PE), A.T.N. Stadwijk, keys (US/SU), Oscar Stagnaro, b (US/PE), MT Aditya Srinivasan, tabla (IN), and Rodney Holmes, drums (US). The talented Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble (SYWE) made up of 16 – 26-year-old aspiring musicians stand to benefit from rehearsing and performing this new work of music with these mentors at Jazzaar Festival. A feast of exotic mix of rhythms, melodies and harmonies and a most memorable experience of this cultural exchange await the live audience.

Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble

Gabriela GrossenbacherBE

Jessica MangaBE

Calvin KhovAG


David MüllerAG


Fabian Tschopp (fl)AG

Jeannine Hersche (fl)AG

Criseyde Holman (fl)AG

Marina Iten (as)ZH

Robert Soltermann (ts)BE

Edith Meier (bs)AR


Nicola Bütler (tp)AG

Silvio Benz (tb)AG

Rhythm Section

Victoria Dvorak (p)AG

Joseba Zbinden (acc)AG

Kevin Burg (g)DE

Helen Ribi (b)TG

Loris Di Marco (d/perc)SO

Rehearsals will take place in the Aula, Alte Kantonsschule Aarau, Bahnhofstrasse 91, 5001 Aarau on April 15 – 19, 2018.*See itinerary for more details.
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