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Each year Jazzaar Festival presents 2 workshops daily adding up to some really valuable crash courses in countless musical themes conducted by stars and professionals in the music industry.

These daily gems are offered free of charge for members of the Jazzzaar Association, Friends of Jazzaar and all participants at the productions. In the past years we had begun to film and record these events for our archives and to preserve the lessons to those that had missed attending.

Screen Shot 2013-06-05 at 16.33.46Workshop by Etienne Stadwijk

Thus the time has come to release these recorded workshops albeit exclusively for members of the Jazzaar Association and Friends of Jazzaar through our FOJ Online feature. We will be continuously adding new workshops in these series that are conducted by guests passing through that take place throughout the year too.

Become a member of Friends of Jazzaar and we’ll send you your password to access FOJ Online.

Besides the exclusive access to FOJ online, look out for more announcements of new features and FOJ privileges to be soon introduced!

To become a member of Friends of Jazzaar just click here to sign up online!

Hope to see you on the other side…

The Jazzaar Festival Team
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Jazzaar Festival African gospel premier concert –  ‘The Unseen Hand’ will be streamed live on the internet to be viewed by the world-wide audience!
Here is the link: http://www.immensys.ch/live
Password is given on the landing page of the link.

Enjoy from far and wide…
 
 
 

Some Skunk Funk

Performance: April 19, 2013 in KUK Aarau
 
The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra play the original scores written for the WDR recording Some Skunk Funk together with the Brecker Brothers Band Reunion. Enhancing the sections are some top musicians in the international orchestral scene and recording industry.

Randy Brecker (tp), Ada Rovatti Brecker (ts), Ryan Quigley (Ltp), Markus Hauser (as), Marques Young (tb), Mitch Stein (g), Oli Rockberger (p), Neil Jason (b), Rodney Holmes (dr)

Directing the ensemble is Pepe Lienhard, Switzerland’s legendary band leader and music director who will also accompany the orchestra as a flautist.
This opportunity to work on this production at such a high level promises an enriching and memorable experience for the young members of the orchestra.
 

Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra
For more updates and details please click HERE
 
 

African Gospel Night

Konzert: 20. April 2013 in KUK Aarau
 
Das Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble spielen ein origenellen Werk von Fritz & Helen Renold The Unseen Hand – A Gospel Oratorium zusammen mit Top-Musikern des Genres und internationalen Musikszene.

African Gospel Night

Konzert: 20. April 2013 in KUK Aarau
 
Das Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble spielen ein origenellen Werk von Fritz & Helen Renold The Unseen Hand – A Gospel Oratorium zusammen mit Top-Musikern des Genres und internationalen Musikszene.

Valérie Ekoume (v), Michael Bradley (v), Rashad McPherson (v), Max Helfenstein (tp/flh), Vernon Ice Black (g), ATN Stadwijk (p), Kai Eckhardt (b), Olivier Seriba (perc.), Dana Hawkins (dr)

Das Ensemble ist von Fritz Renold geleitet, Jazzaar Festivals gründer und Musikalischer Leiter.
Diese Möglichkeit, auf dieser Produktion auf einem hohen Niveau arbeiten verspricht eine bereichernde und unvergessliche Erfahrung für die jungen Mitglieder des Orchesters.
 

Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble

For more updates and details please click HIER klicken…

 
 

Download PDF of Poster Battle of Bands

 

Battle of Bands – Vol 9

You Don’t Want to Miss the 2013 Friendly Battle!

 

January 11, 2013

Brugg Salzhaus

Time: 20:00h

Jazz Orchestra Aarau VS Fachhochschule (FHS) – Bigband

 

January 17, 2013

Wettingen, Löwenscheune

Time: 20:00h

Jazz Orchestra Aarau VS Bigband Wettingen

 

January 18, 2013

Aarau, Aula Alte Kanti

Time: 20:00h

Jazz Orchestra Aarau VS Bigband Wettingen

 

Download PDF of Poster Battle of Bands

 
 

Jazzaar Festival – 21st Edition

2013 Application Announcement

 

Closing Date 25th January 2013

 

April 14 – 20, 2013

in Aarau, Switzerland

 

For Youth Musicians between the age of 14 – 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 a weekend performance!

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

 

Click links below for more details.

 

I. Brecker Reunion Band & Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra

II. African Gospel Music & Swiss Youth Pops Orchestra

 

Auditions will be held in case applications exceed demand.

 

Auditions on 16. February, 2013 in Aarau

 

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

 

Closing Date 25th January 2013

 

Participation Fee: FREE

 


Jazzkurs Küttigen – Rombach

Download PDF: Flyer Jazzkurs 2012 mit Anmeldung


Jazzkurs – Einführung in die Welt des Jazz

Mit Fritz Renold

 
 
 

Vier Kursabende:
Di. 16.10.2012
Di. 23.10.2012
Di. 30.10.2012
Di. 06.11.2012

Themen:
Von Afrika bis Chicago
Von Kansas bis zum Bebop
Vom Cool Jazz bis Fusion
Von der Avant-Garde bis Heute

Je 20.00 – 22.00 Uhr
Ort: Medienraum, Neubau Schulhaus Stock, Rombach, Untergeschoss

Vortrag mit Ton- und Bildbeispielen
Kurskosten: Fr. 80.–

Anmeldung für Jazzkurs bis spaetestens zum 5. Okt. 2012 an:
Viktor Schmid, 062 827 34 48, viktor.schmid@yetnet.ch

Platzzahl beschraenkt… Heute Anmelden!
Download PDF: Flyer Jazzkurs 2012 mit Anmeldung

 
 

Jazzaar Festival 2013

KUK Aarau | Jazzaar Festival 2013

KUK Aarau | Jazzaar Festival 2013

KUK Aarau | Jazzaar Festival 2013

Dates & Info

Thursday 18 April 2013

RANDY BRECKER & FRIENDS
in Kultur und Kongresshaus Aarau

Friday 19 April 2013

BRECKER REUNION BAND
& THE SWISS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
in Kultur und Kongresshaus Aarau • Saal 1

Randy Brecker – tp, Ada Rovatti Brecker – ts, Oli Rockberger – k+vc, George Robert – as, Eric Miyashiro – ltp, Vincent Gardner – tb, Neil Jason – b+vc, Mitch Stein – g and Rodney Holmes – d.

Saturday 20 April 2013

THE AFRICAN GOSPEL WITH STRINGS
& THE SWISS YOUTH POPS ORCHESTRA
in Kultur und Kongresshaus Aarau • Saal 1
featuring: Baya Magatte Ndiaye – vc/perc,  Max Helfenstein – tp/flh, Ronny Spiegel – vl, Simon Hegendorn -vl, Devina Cohen – va, Nikolay Khalatyan – cl, Vernon Ice Black – g, Jamshied Sharifi – k, Kai Eckhardt – b and Michael Baker – d.

Jam Sessions

Roschtige Hund Aarau | Jazzaar Festival 2013

Dates & Info

Tuesday 16 April 2013

SMOKIN’ IN THE PIT • LOUNGE JAM
in Roschtige Hund

Rarthausgasse 1, Aarau
Tel. 062 836 05 96

Einstein Aarau | Jazzaar Festival 2013

Wednesday 17 April 2013

JAM SESSION • in Einstein Bar

Bahnhofstrasse 43, Aarau
Tel. 062 834 40 34

Read More Jazzing Up a Show : Three Penny Opera live in Aarau

Written by Will Friedwald. Published in the Wall Street Journal.

The idea of a jazz-Broadway recording in which a single artist (or duo or band) devotes a whole album to music from a single show goes back at least as far as 1944. That’s when trumpeter and bandleader Charlie Spivak, on a set of 78 rpm records, played four selections from “Porgy & Bess” (even then regarded as an American classic). And in the decades since, which have seen the breakout success of “Porgy” albums by the combinations of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald (1957) and Miles Davis and Gil Evans (1958), the “folk opera” by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward is almost certainly the most covered score in jazz history. So it’s not altogether surprising that the latest jazz-show album to cross the doorstep is “A Different Porgy & Another Bess” by the Brussels Jazz Orchestra.

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