R&B Frenzy! | Jazzaar Festival

Young musicians between the age of 16 and 24 may apply to audition to participate in the Swiss Youth R&B Ensemble 2012.


R&B Frenzy! (Swiss Youth R&B Ensemble)


Playing groovy ‘Rhythm & Blues’ featuring compositions of Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Chaka Kahn, Sam and Dave, Wilson Picket, Aretha Franklin, Temptation, Lionel Richie, Sam Cooke and more will at the KUK in Aarau is going to be a sizzling experience.

That experience is doubly guaranteed when playing alongside original members of Earth Wind & Fire such as Dennis Montgomery (HB3) and his Berklee singers, Chico Freeman (ts) or with Stevie Wonder’s rhythm section member Vernon ‘Ice’ Black (g), or with Swiss trumpeter  Andre Zollinger, as well as Kool & the Gang’s Dave Jones (b) and Camille Gainer Jones (dr)


The Swiss Youth R&B Ensemble will recruit players for the following instrumentation:

4 female and 4 male vocals, 1 Flute, 1 trumpet, 1 bass clarinet, 2 alto saxes, 1 baritone sax, 2 trombones, 1 keyboard, 1 piano, 1 guitar, 1 drums, 1 percussion


Closing date 25 January 2012


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

All communication will be in English!

Besides daily rehearsals and concerts with professional guest artists there will be Jam Sessions & Workshops for Improvisation.

Auditions will be held in case applications exceed demand. Participants will be chosen based on level of musicianship and delight in crossover projects.


Cost of participation for students is FREE OF CHARGE!


Applications and queries may be directed to:
Helen Savari-Renold – Glaserweg 24, 5012 Schonenwerd, Switzerland
Tel. (062) 849 6560; Fax: (062) 849 6561; E-Mail: info@jazzaar.com


Closing date 25 January 2012


Application still open for trombones!

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