One of Israel’s leading jazz musicians, a kind of cultural ambassador for the Jewish state. Amir is a founding member of the world renowned band Esta, who together shared the stage with artists such as Suzanne Vega,Compai Segundo, the Chieftains, Sinead O'connor,, stanley Jordan, L.Shankar, Cheb Mami & Cheb Khaled.
Since November 2009, Amir began his solo project Inhale-Exhale, performing alone on a stage surrounded by more than twenty reed and woodwind instruments.
The music pours the audience in a magical atmosphere, merging beautiful melodies, the power and raw energy of Balkan grooves alongside with a tasty spoon of jazz spices.
Charming, playful and tender, the warm voice of the Swiss singer Morgane Gallay invites to an inner journey through songs of other ages, sung mostly in albanian. On piano or accordion, Gjon Guralumi surfs between different influences, master of his language and tradition conversating with an ever inventive Krenar Arifi on guitars, a “funky spankin’ ” Xavier Good on saxophones and a flowing rhythm section that provides a solid bottom and all needed space for improvisation.
Guralumi is Balkan folk poetry, featuring elements of rock, folk, jazz. Having toured mostly around Switzerland (Chorus, Lausanne; Balelec festival, Lausanne; Montreux‘s jazz festival, Sidewalk & Vinyl Club, le Caveau de l’hôtel de ville, Lausanne; l’Usine à Gaz, Nyon; Gena festival, Geneva, Bern jazz festival, Dampfschiff in Brugg,..) Guralumi has become the Swiss reference for Balkan world/jazz style and is mostly appreciated also by the Albanian community living in Switzerland.
Gjon Guralumi - Piano
While their music is definitely rooted in a jazz sensibility, they take inspiration from a variety of genres, creating arrangements of tunes like The Beatles' 'Money Can't Buy Me Love' and Burt Bacharach's 'Close to You'. Their music bridges gaps between genres and invites listeners in to an intimate and friendly musical space.
The big sound the duo creates - that can lead you to believe it's more than trombone and guitar you're hearing - is due in large part to Wolf's technique.
His playing incorporates bass and percussive sounds not normally associated with the guitar, and he also uses looping techniques to great effect. Together the duo creates music that is deeply infectious and full of life.
Shawn Grocott - Trombone
Wolfgang Meyer-Johanning - Guitar
Not everyone can successfully manage the transition from singing opera to singing jazz, but Akyoldaş has pulled it off with aplomb. She has been teamed up with pianist Onur Nevşehir, in the group known as Cazova, since 1996; they have performed in Berlin and Florence as well as at numerous venues in Turkey: the Bosphorus Jazz Days, the Eskişehir Festival, and of course Nardis Jazz Club.
The humoristic, crazy duo was born in 1997. Enzo Rocco plays electric guitar and Carlo Actis Dato moves between baritone or tenor saxophones and bass clarinet. The musicians provide the listener with a series of rhythmically based works amid alternating dialogue and superb soloing. They like to mix a wide range of influences in their free-form music.
They have performed in festivals and clubs in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Lithuania, Russia, Japan, Argentina.
The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes. This trio is truly the sum of its parts. With three outstanding musicians in their own right, there is never a sense that one plays over the other or that any one player is separate.
Their “EDT atmosphere” is about unity, strength, passion, and chemistry among three of the most talented jazz musicians out there. Easy to listen to no matter what your background is.