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Tickets – Jazzaar Festival 2015

April 17 – 18

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Kultur & Kongresshaus Aarau (KuK)
Schlossplatz 9, CH-5000 Aarau

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Discount for Students & AHV/IV with valid IDs in all categories!
17th & 18th Apr – Concert Seating
– Cat. 1 for CHF 45.- (CHF 90);
– Cat. 2 for CHF 30.- (CHF 60);
– Cat. 3 for CHF 15.- (CHF 30)

 
Limited az Bonus offers (az Aargauer Zeitung)
The AZ discount may not be combined or accumulated with other Jazzaar Festival ticket discounts.

17th Apr – Concert Seating
– Cat. 1 for CHF 45.- (CHF 90);
– Cat. 2 for CHF 30.- (CHF 60);
– Cat. 3 for CHF 15.- (CHF 30)

 

18th Apr – Concert Seating
– Cat. 1 for CHF 45.- (CHF 90);
– Cat. 2 for CHF 30.- (CHF 60);
– Cat. 3 for CHF 15.- (CHF 30)

 
Wheelchair space CHF 15.- book per e-mail: info@jazzaar.com OR purchase at the KUK Box Office on the evening of concerts.
 
 
 

Alkapuri – Watch excerpt from Future Steps DVD – Coming Soon

 

 

Preview CD here

 
 
 

Coming Soon – Future Steps DVD!
Future Steps: Live at Jazzaar Festival 2014 by the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra

Watch Trailer below

 
 
 

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

Also available at http://shanti-music.com/shop

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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Jazzaar Artistes win Grammy Awards 2014

The Grammy Awards were announced on Sunday, January 26 2014! Jazzaar Festival 2014 has the honor of engaging 2 artistes among the Grammy winners in our 2014 productions.

Congrats to Randy Brecker for winning in the category: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“Night In Calisia” — Randy Brecker, W?odek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic

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Congrats also to Gil Goldstein, arranger for Bona Bonanza for taking the prize in the category of:

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Swing Low — Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)

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Youth Application Jazzaar Festival 2014

Jazzaar Festival – 22nd Edition

 

Closing Date 25th January 2014

 

April 07 – 13, 2014

in Aarau, Switzerland

 

For Youth Musicians between the age of 16 – 24 Years
From All Switzerland!

 

Participation Fee: FREE

 

Attention: Participants require a good command of the English Language!

All communication will be in English!

 

Participants engage in a week-long rehearsal of one of two programs with new arrangements for one or more weekend performances!

Both productions are supervised and accompanied by an international all-star cast.

 

Click links below for more details.

 

I. Bona Bonanza with Richard Bona Trio & Swiss Youth Chamber Orchestra

II. Future Steps with Steps Ahead & Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra

 

Auditions will be held in case applications exceed demand.

 

Auditions on 15th February, 2014 in Aarau

 

Participants will be chosen based on level of musicianship and delight in crossover projects.

 

Closing Date 25th January 2014