New CD Release! 24th August 2014
Future Steps: Live at Jazzaar Festival 2014 (Aarau, Switzerland)

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The ‘Future Steps’ is a ‘Bandstand Learning with Role Models’ production premiered at Jazzaar Festival 2014 in Aarau, Switzerland. It presents the wonders of young talents (ages 16 – 26) working closely as apprentices with top professionals, some of whom were actual members of the original band ‘Steps Ahead’ (Steps).

This CD features The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO) directed by Fritz K Renold playing eight original tunes written by the director in the style of ‘Steps Ahead’ as well as one (‘Beirut’) written by Steps’ founder Mike Mainieri, all in a big band setting featuring soloists among the professionals and youth players. The orchestra rehearsed for a week. The premier performance was recorded live on April 12, 2014. Look out for additional tracks on a DVD release of the same name!

The tunes were arranged and orchestrated for the SYJO by Gil Goldstein, Christian Jacob, Jamshied Sharifi, Bob Freedman, Corey Allen and Fritz K Renold.
 
 

The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra
Director: Fritz Renold

Alto Sax: Chris Sommer
Tenorsax/Sop. Sax/Flute: Markus Hauser (coach)
Tenorsax/Flute: Christoph Huber
Tenorsax/EWI: Felix Piringer
Baritone sax: Frederik Baatz

Trumpet 1/Flügelhorn 1: Kevin Bryan (coach)
Trumpet 2/Flügelhorn 2: Benjamin Lindner
Trumpet 3/Flügelhorn 3: Silvan Schmid
Trumpet 4: Randy Brecker (coach)

Trombone 1: Marco Leibach
Trombone 2: Sebastian Wey
Basstrombone: Christian Kramer (coach)

Piano/Kbds: Christian Jacob (coach)
Piano/Kbds: Ani Wollstein
Electric Guitar: Claude Stucki
Accoustic Guitar: Lydia Renold
Electric Bass/Upright Bass: Alphonso Johnson (coach)
Electric Bass: Sharon Renold
Drums: Rodney Holmes (coach)
Percussion: Marcio de Sousa
 
 
Tracks (composer):

1. Future Steps (Fritz Renold)
Chris Sommer-as, Markus Hauser-ts, Christoph Huber-ts, Felix Piringer-ewi, Frederik Baatz-bs, Kevin Bryan-tp1, Benjamin Lindner-tp2, Silvan Schmid-tp3, Randy Brecker-tp4, Marco Leibach-tb1, Sebastian Wey-tb2, Christian Kramer-btb, Claude Stucki-g, Mike Mainieri-vib, Christian Jacob-p, Ani Wollstein-kbd, Alphonso Johnson-b, Rodney Holmes-dr, Marcio de Sousa-perc.

Soloists: Markus Hauser-ts, Silvan Schmid-tp, Christian Jacob-p & Mike Mainieri-vib

2. Alkapuri (Fritz Renold)
Chris Sommer-ss, Markus Hauser-ss, Christoph Huber-ts, Felix Piringer-ewi, Frederik Baatz-bs, Kevin Bryan-tp1, Benjamin Lindner-tp2, Silvan Schmid-tp3, Randy Brecker-tp4, Marco Leibach-tb1, Sebastian Wey-tb2, Christian Kramer-btb, Claude Stucki-g, Mike Mainieri-vib, Christian Jacob-kbd, Ani Wollstein-p, Sharon Renold-b, Rodney Holmes-dr, Marcio de Sousa-perc.

Soloists: Randy Brecker-tp, Claude Stucki-g

3. I Got Ilse (Fritz Renold)
Chris Sommer-as, Markus Hauser-ss, Christoph Huber-ts, Felix Piringer-ts, Frederik Baatz-bs, Kevin Bryan-tp1, Benjamin Lindner-tp2, Silvan Schmid-tp3, Randy Brecker-tp4, Marco Leibach-tb1, Sebastian Wey-tb2, Christian Kramer-btb, Claude Stucki-g, Mike Mainieri-vib, Christian Jacob-p, Ani Wollstein-kbd, Sharon Renold-elb & Alphonso Johnson-accb, Rodney Holmes-dr, Marcio de Sousa-perc.

Soloists: Randy Brecker-tp, Chris Sommer-as, Mike Mainieri-vib, Christian Jacob-p

4. Benjamin Sujesh (Fritz Renold)
Chris Sommer-as, Markus Hauser-ss, Christoph Huber-ts, Felix Piringer-ts, Frederik Baatz-bs, Kevin Bryan-tp1, Benjamin Lindner-tp2, Silvan Schmid-tp3, Randy Brecker-tp4, Marco Leibach-tb1, Sebastian Wey-tb2, Christian Kramer-btb, Claude Stucki-g, Mike Mainieri-vib, Christian Jacob-p, Ani Wollstein-kbd, Sharon Renold-elb, Rodney Holmes-dr, Marcio de Sousa-perc.

Soloists: Markus Hauser-ss, Mike Mainieri-vib

5. Papa Rolf (Fritz Renold)
Chris Sommer-as, Markus Hauser-ss, Christoph Huber-ts, Felix Piringer-ts, Frederik Baatz-bs, Kevin Bryan-tp1, Benjamin Lindner-tp2, Silvan Schmid-tp3, Randy Brecker-tp4, Marco Leibach-tb1, Sebastian Wey-tb2, Christian Kramer-btb, Claude Stucki-g, Mike Mainieri-vib, Christian Jacob-p, Ani Wollstein-kbd, Alphonso Johnson-elb, Rodney Holmes-dr, Marcio de Sousa-perc.

Soloists: Christian Jacob-kbd, Markus Hauser-ts

6. Simon Smiles (Fritz Renold)
Chris Sommer-as, Markus Hauser-fl&ts, Christoph Huber-fl&ts, Felix Piringer-ewi, Frederik Baatz-bs, Kevin Bryan-tp1, Benjamin Lindner-tp2, Silvan Schmid-tp3, Randy Brecker-tp4, Marco Leibach-tb1, Sebastian Wey-tb2, Christian Kramer-btb, Lydia Renold-accg, Claude Stucki-g, Mike Mainieri-vib, Christian Jacob-p, Ani Wollstein-kbd, Alphonso Johnson-elb, Rodney Holmes-dr, Marcio de Sousa-perc.

Soloists: Randy Brecker-tp, Mike Mainieri-vib

7. A New Kind (Fritz Renold)
Chris Sommer-as, Markus Hauser-ss, Christoph Huber-ts, Felix Piringer-ts, Frederik Baatz-bs, Kevin Bryan-tp1, Benjamin Lindner-tp2, Silvan Schmid-tp3, Randy Brecker-tp4, Marco Leibach-tb1, Sebastian Wey-tb2, Christian Kramer-btb, Claude Stucki-g, Mike Mainieri-vib, Christian Jacob-p, Ani Wollstein-kbd, Sharon Renold-elb & Alphonso Johnson-accb, Rodney Holmes-dr, Marcio de Sousa-perc.

Soloists: Randy Brecker-tp, Christian Jacob-p, Mike Mainieri-vib, Rodney Holmes-dr

8. Mandela (Fritz Renold)
Chris Sommer-as, Markus Hauser-fl&ts, Christoph Huber-fl&ts, Felix Piringer-ewi&ts, Frederik Baatz-bs, Kevin Bryan-tp/flh1, Benjamin Lindner-tp/flh2, Silvan Schmid-tp/flh3, Randy Brecker-tp4, Marco Leibach-tb1, Sebastian Wey-tb2, Christian Kramer-btb, Claude Stucki-g, Mike Mainieri-vib, Christian Jacob-p&kbd, Ani Wollstein-kbd, Sharon Renold-elb, Rodney Holmes-dr, Marcio de Sousa-perc.

Soloists: Christoph Huber-ts, Randy Brecker-tp, Christian Jacob-kbd

9. Beirut (Michael Brecker, Mike Mainieri, Chuck Loeb, Victor Bailey, Peter Erskine)
Chris Sommer-as, Markus Hauser-ts, Christoph Huber-ts, Felix Piringer-ewi, Frederik Baatz-bs, Kevin Bryan-tp1, Benjamin Lindner-tp2, Silvan Schmid-tp3, Randy Brecker-tp4, Marco Leibach-tb1, Sebastian Wey-tb2, Christian Kramer-btb, Claude Stucki-g, Mike Mainieri-vib, Christian Jacob-p&kbd, Ani Wollstein-kbd, Sharon Renold-elb, Rodney Holmes-dr, Marcio de Sousa-perc.
 
Look out for the Future Steps DVD release next!
 
 

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