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Caravan Quest

Youth Application 2015

Closing Date was 31st December 2014 (see below for updates)


I. Caravan Quest
The Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble


April 12 – 19, 2015 in Aarau, Switzerland


2 Concerts – in Aarau and in TBA Switzerland


For youth musicians between the ages of 16 – 26 years old

From All Switzerland!


Participation Fee: FREE


Attention: Participants are required to have a good command of the English Language!

All communication will be in English!


The Swiss Youth World Music Ensemble is directed by

Etienne Stadwijk (keys/acc)

and accompanied by other internationally acclaimed artists versatile in Jazz and crossover contemporary styles for presenting original music in the style of Jazz Manouche (Gypsy Jazz). Caravan Quest is an exploration of the hybrid music of the southeast European region, namely the Balkans, Turkey, Romania, etc..


Christiane Karam (sop voc), Rashad McPherson (ten voc), Jamshied Sharifi (synths), Donny McCaslin (ts), Ned Wilkinson (tp, fh, euph), Anders Bostrom (fl), Csaba Toth Bagi (g), Ismail Lumonowski (cl), Kai Eckhardt (b) und Michael Baker (d)


We seek candidates that play the following instruments. /Doublings required where indicated:


2 soprano vocals

2 alto vocals

1 baritone vocals

1 flute/alto-flute

1 flute/bass-flute

1 clarinet/bass clarinet

1 alto sax

2 trumpets

1 euphonium

1 trombone


1 piano

1 accordion

1 bass

1 percussions


Closing Date: 31st december 2014


Auditions will be held in case applications exceed demand.


Audition Date: 17th January, 2015 in Aarau


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


Application is only open for the highlighted instruments above!


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