Virtual Productions

Jazzaar Festival 2021 .

The Swiss Youth Funk Ensemble (SYFE)

Funky Weather

To be released online on April 16, 2021

Arranged by Gil Goldstein (acc/k)

featuring: Bill Evans – ts (USA), Fritz K Renold – bcl (CH), Gregoire Maret – Harm. (CH), Anders Bostrom – fl (SWE), Ned Wilkinson – tub (USA), Gil Goldstein (acc/k), Miroslav Vitous – b (CZE), Billy Cobham – d (USA)

the Swiss Youth Funk Ensemble

Julia Morsten – cl, Felix Niggli – tp, Lino Hofstetter – tp, Reyan Chaaban – fh, Marina Iten – as, Sara El Hachimi – as, Robert Soltermann – ts, Micha Zumsteg – g, Levent Basharan – g, Daniel Bopp – p, Luzi Niederhauser – b, Leo Giger – d

Tickets available from April 12, 2021 onwards

The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra (SYJO)

Tribute to Maynard Ferguson

To be released online on April 17, 2021

Directed by Fritz K Renold

featuring: Wayne Bergeron – Ltp, (USA), Ryan Quigley – Ltp (UK), Louis Dowdeswell – Ltp (UK), Tim Ries – as (USA), Tom Garling – tb. (USA), Christian Jacob – p (FRA/USA), Gildas Boclé (FRA), Peter Erskine – d (USA)

the Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra

Nicola Bernhard – tp, Samir Rachide – tp, Sebastian Wey – tb, Moritz Renner – tb, Mattia Facchini – as, Baptiste Pfaff – ts, Felix Piringer – ts, Moritz Becker – bs, Merlin Breij – g, Sebastian Wells – d

Tickets available from April 12, 2021 onwards

By Jazzaar Special Guests

Online Recorded Workshops

Released online in April 2021


ca. 45 min workshops  


FREE of Charge


Released dates

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

Event On Site

Maynard - A Short Film - Exclusive!

Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 18:30 - 19:30

A Few Things About My Dad

A Short Film – Exclusive! 

by Wilder Ferguson

Stadtmuseum AARAU, Kinosaal, Schlossplatz 23, 5000 Aarau


Some never before seen film footage of Maynard in the recording studio and home setting of California will be screened at the Kino Saal of the Stadtmuseum in collaboration with the Jazzaar Festival. The rare premiering film is narrated by his daughter, Wilder Ferguson sharing fond memories of the trumpet legend’s personal life. A sure treat for fans of Maynard, trumpet and trivia!

Don’t miss this special event on site!


Date: October 14, 2021

Doors open: 18:00

Time: 18:30 – 19:30


Adult: CHF 10.-

Children (up to 16 years): Free

Stadtmuseum Aarau

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