Jazzaar Festival 2018

Jazzaar Festival 2018 – 26th Edition

Website archives for Jazzaar 2018 and the Bandstand Learning productions for that year.

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Jazzaar Festival 2018 – Press Release

Jazzaar Festival presents the 26th edition of the ‚Bandstand Learning with Role Models’ program highlighting two intriguing productions with the focus on cultural exchange. The production will take place in Aarau on April 15 – 21, 2018. The festival will showcase brand new musical works and arrangements performed by seasoned artistes together with young aspiring musicians from all of Switzerland. Activities such as rehearsals, daily workshops and a Jam Session in the Restaurant Einstein during the week will finally culminate to the grand concerts in the Kultur & Kongresshaus Aarau (KUK) and an extended performance in Lugano at the Centro Esposizioni Viale Castagnola (Conza). Besides the concerts, the public is welcome to visit the workshops and the jam session too.

The Swiss Youth World Music Ensemble (SYWE), directed by Tim Akers will present ‚Gumbo with Chutney’ in the KuK on Friday, 20th April at 20:00h.
The new compositions melt the rich blend of Calypso’s African beats with the West Indian ‘pitch-bends’ along the backdrop of a brassy jazzy timbers of New Orleans, promising a musical feast.
To create that magic top talents in their respective genres such as Harini Srinivasa Raghavan (voc/violin), Tom Walsh (Ltp), Anders Bostrom (fl), Etienne Stadwijk (keys), Ramon Stagnaro (g), Oscar Stagnaro (b), MT Aditya Srinivasan (tabla) and Rodney Holmes (dr) will unpack their bag of experience as they accompany the SYWE to serve this exotic musical flavor.

The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO), under the direction of Fritz K Renold will offer an equally intriguing ‚Transatlantic Rhapsody’ on Saturday, 21st April at 20:00h. This will portray an interesting dialog between the world of Jazz, European folk and popular music to profoundly show how unity can very well be found in diversity. The featured guests that will mentor the SYJO are Frank Greene (Ltp), Bill Pierce (ts), Tom ‘Bones’ Malone (tb), Gil Goldstein (acc/p), and Michael Baker (d).

The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO), will perform Transatlantic Rhapsody at the Conza Lugano hosted by EFG International. Jazz fans in Lugano may do a free registration here to enjoy the performance.

Tickets for the concerts in Aarau are available online at Starticket and other points of sale.

Jazzaar Festival invites you to come and experience for yourself the fascinating music that will be served as well as to witness the phenomenon of bandstand learning effects on young talents at the Kultur & Kongresshaus (KUK) Aarau this April.

Jazzaar 2018 Programme

Jazzaar Festival Programme 2018

11 – 16 April

 

PRODUCTION

DAILY REHEARSALS

15 – 21 April

Aula, Alte Kantonsschule Aarau, Bahnhofstrasse 91, 5001 Aarau & Alte Reithalle (Ost Eingang), Kasernenstrasse 20, Aarau,
 
WORKSHOPS

16 – 19 April

Alte Reithalle (Ost Eingang), Kasernenstrasse 20, Aarau,
 
JAM SESSION!

Wed. 18th April, 21:00h – 24:00h

Einstein Restaurant & Bar, Bahnhofstrasse 43, Aarau
 

CONCERTS

Fri. 20th April, 20:00h – 22:30h

Gumbo with Chutney presenting THE SWISS YOUTH WORLD-MUSIC ENSEMBLE directed by TIM AKERS
in Saal 1, Kultur & Kongresshaus Aarau (KuK) Schlossplatz 9, CH-5000 Aarau

featuring
Harini Raghavan (voc/vl), Lydia Renold (voc), Tom Walsh (ltp), Anders Bostrom (fl), A.T.N. Stadwijk (p), Ramon Stagnaro (g), Oscar Stagnaro (b), Rodney Holmes (d), MT Aditya Srinivasan (tbla, perc.),
 

Sat. 21st April, 20:00h – 22:30h

Transatlantic Rhapsody presenting THE SWISS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA directed by FRITZ K RENOLD
in Saal 1, Kultur & Kongresshaus Aarau (KuK), Schlossplatz 9, CH-5000 Aarau

featuring
Frank Greene (tp), Bill Pierce (fl), Tom ‘Bones’ Malone (tb), Gil Goldstein (acc/keys), Kabir Sehgal/Sharon Renold (b), Michael Baker (d)
 

Sun. 22nd April, 17:00h – 19:00h

Transatlantic Rhapsody presenting THE SWISS YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA directed by FRITZ K RENOLD
in Conza, Lugano

 
 

Jazzaar 2018 Jam Session

Jam Session in Aarau, Switzerland


 
Jam Session – 2018

Entrance: FREE
Restaurant Einstein Aarau
Bahnhofstrasse 43
CH-5000 Aarau
+41 (0)62 834 40 34
info@restauranteinstein.ch

Travel Distance 5 Min. on foot from the Aarau train station
 
More Information www.restauranteinstein.ch

Jazzaar 2018 Workshops


 

Workshops for Public & Participants in:

Alte Reithalle (Ost Eingang),

Kasernenstrasse 20, Aarau,

Participants: No charge

Members of Jazzaar Association: Special Concessions

See Jazzaar Association

Public:
Adults – CHF 15.- / 1h Workshop

Students – CHF 10.- / 1h Workshop

 

Jazzaar Workshops 2018

Monday – April 16 – 18:00-19:00‘]Alten Reithalle Ost in Aarau | Oscar & Ramon Stagnaro – Latin Music Workshop

Tuesday – April 17 – 09:00-10:00‘]Alten Reithalle Ost in Aarau | Frank Greene & Tom ‘Bones’ Malone – Musicians On the Road

Tuesday – April 17 – 18:00-19:00‘]Alten Reithalle Ost in Aarau | Harini Raghavan, Anders Bostrom &amt; MT Aditya Srinivasan – Interpreting music a’ la Traditional Indian genre

Wednesday – April 18 – 09:00-10:00‘]Alten Reithalle Ost in Aarau | Rodney Holmes – Drums Clinic

Thursday – April 19 – 09:00-10:00‘]Alten Reithalle Ost in Aarau | Gil Goldstein – Writing in Fusion Styles

Photo Impressions Jazzaar Festival 2018

Jazzaar 2018 CD/DVD Release

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Jazzaar 2018 Videos of concerts




Bandstand Learning Productions Gumbo with Chutney

Gumbo with Chutney

Performance by the Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble:
April 20, 2018 in KUK Aarau
 
The meeting of diverse cultures most often culminates in the mingling of exotic essences to spark the creation of new and interesting flavors in both the culinary and in the world of music alike. With the theme Gumbo with Chutney we’ll get to taste exactly that rich blend of Calypso’s African beats with the melodic ‘pitch-bends’ of the West Indies along a steady back drop of New Orleans’ jazzy-brassy timbres and colors. Original music is penned along with standards arranged by prolific writers to initiate this fusion.
To create the magic top talents in their respective genres are invited such as Tim Akers music director (US), Harini Raghavan, voc & vl (IN), Lydia Renold, voc (CH), Tom Walsh, lead trumpet (UK), Anders Bostrom, flutes (US/SE), Ramon Stagnaro, g (US/PE), A.T.N. Stadwijk, keys (US/SU), Oscar Stagnaro, b (US/PE), MT Aditya Srinivasan, tabla (IN), and Rodney Holmes, drums (US). The talented Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble (SYWE) made up of 16 – 26-year-old aspiring musicians stand to benefit from rehearsing and performing this new work of music with these mentors at Jazzaar Festival. A feast of exotic mix of rhythms, melodies and harmonies and a most memorable experience of this cultural exchange await the live audience.
 

Swiss Youth World-Music Ensemble
 
Vocals

Gabriela GrossenbacherBE

Jessica MangaBE

Calvin KhovAG

Strings

David MüllerAG

Woodwinds

Fabian Tschopp (fl)AG

Jeannine Hersche (fl)AG

Criseyde Holman (fl)AG

Marina Iten (as)ZH

Robert Soltermann (ts)BE

Edith Meier (bs)AR

Brass

Nicola Bütler (tp)AG

Silvio Benz (tb)AG

Rhythm Section

Victoria Dvorak (p)AG

Joseba Zbinden (acc)AG

Kevin Burg (g)DE

Helen Ribi (b)TG

Loris Di Marco (d/perc)SO

Rehearsals will take place in the Aula, Alte Kantonsschule Aarau, Bahnhofstrasse 91, 5001 Aarau on April 15 – 19, 2018.*See itinerary for more details.
 
Click icon below to download your itinerary in PDF format updated April 7th!
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Bandstand Learning Productions Transatlantic Rhapsody

Transatlantic Rhapsody

Performance by the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO):
April 21, 2018 in KUK Aarau
April 22, 2018 in Conza Lugano (EFG private event)
 
Transatlantic Rhapsody is a compilation of new compositions written by Fritz K Renold and Gil Goldstein that portrays the union and possibility of reunion between cultures on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This promises an interesting dialog between the world of Jazz, European folk and popular music to profoundly show how unity can very well be found in diversity. The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO) directed by Renold featuring renowned musicians will present the premier at the Jazzaar Festival.
The remarkable SYJO, made up of youth musicians 16 – 26 years of age will be accompanied and mentored on the bandstand by seasoned international artistes through a week of rehearsals, workshops and a jam session in the process leading to the performance of this premiering musical work. The featured guests are Frank Greene (Ltp), Bill Pierce (ts), Tom ‘Bones’ Malone (tb), Gil Goldstein (acc/p), Michael Baker (d).
 

Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra
 
Brass

Samir Rachide (tp)CH

Lino Hofstetter (tp)CH

Dmitry Zinakov (tp)RU

Sebastian Wey (tb)CH

Moritz Käch (tu)CH

Woodwinds

Janis Birrer (cl)CH

Matthieu Bitz (as)CH

Sara El Hachimi (as)CH

Felix Piringer (ts)CH

Sofie Schindelholz (cl, bcl)CH

Rhythm Section

Andrin Stettler (g)CH

Jérémy Lenoir (p)CH

Sharon Renold (b)CH

Cristiano Salgert (d)DE

Rehearsals will take place in the Alte Reithalle (Ost Eingang), Kasernenstrasse 20, Aarau, on April 16 – 20, 2018. *See itinerary for more details.
 
*Click icon below to download your itinerary in PDF format. Updated on April 11, 2018/span>

 

 
 
 
 

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