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Programme – Bandstand Learning with Rolemodels 2011

Indian Night
Kultur und Kongresshaus Aarau
April 10 – 16
Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble

Directed by Fritz Renold

Art Blakey Night
Kultur und Kongresshaus Aarau
April 11 – 16
Swiss Youth Pops Orchestra

Directed by Kevin Field

SYPO – Art Blakey Night

The Swiss Youth Pops Orchestra will debut a performance of Art Blakey’s repertoire enhanced with strings! The quintessential hard bop music rooted in the swing and blues of the 1950s has never been paired with strings before and Bob Freedman, the Grammy award winner and arranger, chosen to orchestrate the music has made this idea credible through his fantastic new arrangements.

The ensemble is a merger between a jazz septet and a chamber orchestra. As an advantage the septet is comprised mostly of several generations of the legendary Art Blakey Jazz Messengers while further professionals from the classical and jazz mix will take the first chairs of each orchestral section. Youth talents will fill out the orchestra in every section beside the masters to learn first hand the secrets of their trade.
Together, they will plunge into the world of Art Blakey for a week, perfecting the fine art of articulation in grooving solis and be inspired to create stunning solo improvisations.

The Swiss Youth Pops Orchestra

directed by Kevin Field

STRINGS
Nils Hansen, v
Ophélie Sanchez, v
Laura Klingman, v
Hevin Karakurt, v
Rebekka Benz, vc
Christian Spiegelberg, cb

WOODWINDS
Nadja Castorina, fl
Yannick Berner, cl
Kevin Sommer, bcl
Benjamin Suppiger, as
Christoph Huber, ts
Michael Zinniker, ts
Chris Sommer, bs

Brass
Urs Burkhardt, tp
Magdalena Wey, tp
William Jacquemet, tb
Olga Trofimova, tb

Rhythm Section
François Lana, p
Claude Stucki, g
David Gloor, b
Dominik Garbauer, dr

Supported by the professionals:

Dr. Benny Golson, ts
Valery Ponomarev, tp
George Robert, as
Eric Miyashiro, Ltp
Clifford Adams, tb
Marques Young, tb
Ronny Spiegel, v (concert master)
Adrian Häusler, v
Michel Willi, va
Devina Cohen, va
Alexander Kionke, vc
Alexander Cebanica, cb
Christoph Schnyder, cl
Geoffrey Keezer, p
Buster Williams, db
Victor Lewis, d

SYWE – Indian Night

Another Indian Night at jazzaar promises to explore deeper into India’s rich musical traditions and progress to enrich the experience of cultural exchange for the Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble.

It will be a week of intensive work and fun as veterans and youth musicians delve together into new compositions and arrangements to present a joint-performance that would be mutually exhilarating and educational. Contributing to the compositions and arrangements are Fritz Renold, Jamshied Sharifi, Shadrach Solomon, Helen Savari, Ravichandra Kulur and Dr. Mysore Manjunath. Original lyrics are contributed by Karthik Kumar, Jamshied Sharifi, Helen Savari and Nalini Iyengar.

The rehearsals will exploit all possible groupings and settings with the given instrumentation to allow solo improvisation, duels as well as expressing through written solis. It will also be a week of adventure into the complex world of poly-rhythms, jazz harmony coupled with Indian modal music.

The Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble

directed by Fritz Renold

VOCALS
Sophia Akkara
Lydia Renold
Luisa Hüsser
Barbara Schumacher
Maila Baumann
Alexander Zwick
Jean-Alexis Montignies
Matthias Nussbaumer
Felix Oberle

HORNS
Janine Umiker, ss
Manisa Grob, as
Cédric Duverney, ts
Marco Müller, bs

RHYTHM SECTION
Simon Blanc, g
Kay Gürber, p/k
Demian Coca, p/k
Sharon Renold, b
Lukas Briner, d/perc
Benjamin Renold, d/perc

The ensemble is enhanced by professionals:

Karthik, voc
Steve Prosser, voc
Ravichandra Kulur, fl
Mysore Manjunath, vln
Lew Soloff, tp
Chico Freeman, saxes
Christian Jacob, pn
Kai Eckhardt, bs
Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, tabla
Giridhar Udupa, ghatam
Willy Kotoun, perc.

Itinerary

Where, What and When at jazzaar 2011?

Please download and print your respective itinerary below. Every student is expected to study their daily schedule to be punctual and well oriented at the jazzaar event from April 10 – 16.

Indian Night: File in PDF Format (246Kb)

Art Blakey Night: File in PDF Format (338Kb)

Half-Board Meal Plan for students

jazzaar offers boarding and meal facilities for an additional minimum cost to accommodate student participants from outside the region of Aargau.

Lodging – ‘Zivilschutzanlage’, Neumattstrasse, Aarau (near Telli)
Breakfast – Kanteen in FCG (Freie Christengemeinde)
Lunch – Restaurant Krone, Aarau
Dinner – not included

Cost breakdown:

Boarding: CHF 12.- /day
Breakfast: CHF. 8.- /day
Lunch: CHF 20.- /day
Total per day: CHF 40.- /day

For jazzaar participants only. If interested please sign up per e-mail (info@jazzaar.com) with the following info:
[Name] [Check in date] [Check out date]

Call for Application (Ausschreibung)

April 09 – 16 in Aarau, Switzerland

We welcome musically talented applicants between the ages of 14 – 24 years from all cantons of Switzerland!

Selected participants will spend a week in April rehearsing one of two programmes of new music for a premier performance! Both productions will be accompanied by a line up of international artists.

I. All Star Indian Night – Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble

II. Art Blakey with Strings – Swiss Youth Pops Orchestra

Download Call for Application (Ausschreibung):

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Auditions 2011

  • Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble
  • Swiss Youth Pops Orchestra

Auditions will follow if the number of applicants exceed the number of players needed for the orchestras.

The auditions will take place as follows:

Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011
Time: 09:00 – 17:30
Venue: Aula, Alte Kantonsschule Aarau (Einsteinhaus)
Albert-Einstein-Haus, Alte Kantonsschule Aarau

DOWNLOADS

Applicants are requested to prepare ahead for eventual auditions by learning up one of the following jazz pieces. MP3 play-along recordings for 9 tunes and parts for print in PDF are provided on this page at the column on the right. >>>

Candidates may login with details received per e-mail and download any one of these MP3 play-along recordings and print out the appropriate part for your instrument or voice.

Please note below details to the Audition criteria and evaluation.

Woodwinds, Brass & Strings

1. Play the head of one of the jazz pieces listed above. It is important that you are able to play the piece as close as possible to the feel of the play-along version. You may improvise if you would like to receive solos (rare) during the performance.

2. You will receive a second piece of music 15 minutes before your audition for sight reading.

3. (Optional) Play one piece of your own choice in any style. Bring a play-along CD or live accompaniment (i.e. pianist).

You will be evaluated on:
– Accuracy of notes and rhythm
– Entrance at the correct cues
– Musicality

Vocals

1. Sing the head of one of the jazz pieces listed above. It is important that you are able to sing the piece as close as possible to the feel of the play-along version.

2. You will receive a second piece of music 15 minutes before your audition for sight reading.

3. (Optional) Sing one piece of your own choice in any style. Bring a play-along CD or live accompaniment (i.e. pianist).

You will be evaluated on:
– Accuracy of notes and rhythm
– Entrance at the correct cues
– Musicality

Piano, Guitar & e-Bass

Pianists and keyboardists will audition on the grand piano.
Guitarists will play with an Amplifier that is provided but without use of effects.
Amplifiers are provided for e-bassists
1. Play the head of one of the jazz pieces listed above. It is important that you are able to play the piece as close as possible to the feel of the play-along version. You must be able to count into the music. You may improvise if you would like to receive solos (rare) during the performance. Show your ability in accompaniment.

2. You will receive a second piece of music 15 minutes before your audition for sight reading.

3. (Optional) Play one piece of your own choice in any style. Show your ability in accompaniment.

You will be evaluated on:
– Accuracy of notes and rhythm
– Entrance at the correct cues
– Musicality

Drummers/Percussionists

All drummers and percussionists will audition on the drums.

1. Play the head of one of the jazz pieces listed above. It is important that you are able to play as close as possible to the feel of the play-along version.

2. You will receive a second piece of music 15 minutes before your audition for sight reading.

3. (Optional) Play one piece of your own choice in any style. Show your ability in accompaniment.

You will be evaluated on:
– Sense of time and versatility in styles and grooves
– Reading drum/percussion parts
– Musicality

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