Jazzaar Festival 2021 is on virtually!
Jazzaar Festival 2021 has been a work in progress since December 2020 for a virtual presentation starting April 12, 2021.
Indeed fans will not have to forego another year without the Jazzaar concerts even if the lock-down persists!
Both youth orchestras had the opportunity to connect with their professional coaches live online throughout January and February 2021, individually and in sections to garner for themselves tips and tricks of the trade in order to successfully record their parts in the Shanti-Music recording studio in Schönenwerd.
The guest artists likewise each took to studios in their own regions to first record their parts and be filmed to lead the way for the young players to build their layers of sounds to create some groovy homogenous pieces of music. Everything is captured on film. The audience will not be disappointed!
Our videos on demand are going for a steal for fans at home and world-wide!
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Phil Hilfiker, a saxophonist / composer & arranger / music educator is another of our alumni that we're most proud of. His talent, wit and hard work did not fail to earn him the well deserved success he enjoys as a musician. Besides that his humility and gratitude is something we also admire about him.
Drummer/percussionist Mathias Kunzli is one of the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra's earlier generations of young musicians that is successful in the international music scene. We're proud to feature him in this segment and wish him continued success that is well deserved.
(Taken from texts by Pirmin Bossart & image from Jazz&More magazine) Silvan Schmid is a trumpeter whose understanding of music makes him one of the most exciting representatives of the young Swiss scene. The co-founder of the Zurich Gamut Collective maintains a lively exchange with national and international musicians. He is versatile, curious, open and enormously talented.