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Jazzaar Festival

Lineup 2021 .

Project Details .

Production #1

Funky Weather with The Swiss Youth Funk Ensemble

Released on Vimeo.com on April 16 & 20, 2021

‘Funky Weather’ celebrates the music of “Weather Report”, the the 70s – 80s funk quartet. It features WR’s founding member Miroslav Vitous and top international soloists to work together with the Swiss Youth Funk Ensemble on the Jazzaar Festival virtual bandstand.
The SYFE will present a repertoire of Weather Report hits along with original compositions in the style arranged by Gil Goldstein, Tim Akers, Christian Jacob and Adi Yeshaya for an extended Gil Evans like orchestra complete with flutes/clarinet, brass quartet and saxophone quartet combined with harmonica and accordion!

Funky Weather – the Swiss Youth Funk Ensemble (SYFE)

Arranged by Gil Goldstein – acc/k (USA)

featuring:,

Bill Evans – ts (USA), Gregoire Maret – Harm. (CH), Fritz K Renold – bcl/ts (CH), Anders Bostrom – fl (SWE), Julia Morsten – cl,Ned Wilkinson – tub (USA), Felix Niggli – tp, Lino Hofstetter – tp, Reyan Chaaban – fh, Marina Iten – as, Sara El Hachimi – as, Robert Soltermann – ts, Gil Goldstein – acc/k (USA), Micha Zumsteg – g, Levent Basharan – g, Daniel Bopp – p, Miroslav Vitous – b (CZE), Luzi Niederhauser – b, Billy Cobham – d (CH), Leo Giger – d

Vimeo on Demand

The premiering concerts were released on:
Set 1 on 16. April 2021
Set 2 on 20. April 2021

Buy or Rent Codes at: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/jazzaar2021weather

Free recorded workshops released daily from April 12 onwards at: https://vimeo.com/jazzaar

Production #2

Tribute to Maynard Ferguson with the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra

Released on Vimeo.com on April 17 & 21, 2021

A tribute to Maynard Ferguson, the stratospheric trumpeter and renowned band leader brings the occasion for the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra directed by Fritz K Renold the opportunity to work with a number of eminent MF alumni, together with 2 stellar trumpet players from the UK. The repertoire consists of jazz standards and original MF Big band arrangements.

Tribute to Maynard Ferguson – the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO)

Directed by Fritz K Renold

featuring:

Wayne Bergeron – Ltp (USA), Ryan Quigley – Ltp (UK), Louis Dowdeswell – Ltp (UK), Nicola Bernhard – tp, Samir Rachide – tp, Tom Garling – tb (USA), Moritz Renner – tb, Sebastian Wey – tb, Tim Ries – as (USA), Mattia Facchini – as, Baptiste Pfaff – ts, Felix Piringer – ts, Moritz Becker – bs, Merlin Breij – g, Christian Jacob – p (FRA/USA), Gildas Boclé – b (FRA), Peter Erskine – d (USA), Sebastian Wells – d

Vimeo on Demand

The premiering concerts are released on:
Set 1 on April 17, 2021
Set 2 on April 21, 2021

Buy or Rent Codes at: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/jazzaar2021maynard

Free recorded workshops released daily from April 12 onwards at: https://vimeo.com/jazzaar

Bandstand Learning With Role Models

Musical Objectives .

Musical & Educational objectives:.
➤ Funky Weather – SYFE

1. Playing with professionals to observe and learn how to prepare and interpret original music (for a premiering performance)

2. Playing the music of past legends in the most authentic manner under the coaching of living legends or surviving band members/alumni

➤ Tribute to Maynard Ferguson – SYJO

– Playing the music of past legends in the most authentic manner under the coaching of living legends or surviving band members/alumni

Intensive Immersion

Jazzaar Week Schedule .

Timeline for Jazzaar 2021 virtual productions.

 Dec ’20 – Jan ’21 : Practice with audio mock-upsJan – Feb 2021 : Live Online Coaching/ Workshops/ Recording/ Filming

Feb – Mar. 2021 : Video editing / Audio mixing & mastering

Video On Demand to be released online:

➤ Online Workshops JF 2021 – starting on April 12, 2021

➤ Funky Weather set 1 – starting on April 16, 2021

➤ Funky Weather set 2 – starting on April 20, 2021

➤ Tribute to Maynard Ferguson set 1 – starting on April 17, 2021

➤ Tribute to Maynard Ferguson set 2 – starting on April 21, 2021

 

Public Seminars

Daily Workshops .

Jazzaar Workshops 2021 are available online to public and participants.

Learn from international jazz stars in a workshop setting.

Workshops Themes
April 12, 2021

➤ Jazz Improvisation – by Bill Evans

April 13, 2021

➤ The Music Business: Past, Present & Future – Q&A with Billy Cobham

April 14, 2021

➤ How to Become a Good Performer – by Grégoire Maret

April 15, 2021

➤ Tips on Arranging Music – by Tom Garling

 

Cost

FREE of Charge

Venue

Online at Vimeo.com/Jazzaar

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Jazzaar thanks...

Aarau Info, Bundesamt für Kultur, BBM Productions, CorrectConnect, COTRA Autotransport, Restaurant Einstein, Hard Studios, Hirschmann-Stiftung, Jazz’N’More, Lagerhäuser Aarau, Migros Kulturprozent, Regierungsrat Kanton Aargau, Shanti Music Productions, Show Sisters, Stadt Aarau, Swisslos Kanton Aargau, Katharina Strebel Stiftung, Theres Windmüller, Verein Jazzaar, White Socks, Weinkellereien Aarau, Werner Siemens Foundations & All helpers backstage!