Florian Favre Trio
2013 «T’inquiète pas, ça va aller»
Musical democracy. What may sound unspectacular on paper becomes highly sophisticated when performed and heard live. With their concept of equal rights for all instruments, Florian Favre Trio are following an unconventional track. The fact that the three musicians have known each other since their days at the Bern University of the Arts contributes to the ease of the musical flow and helps explain the equal status granted to each individual’s input. Since 2011, Florian Favre (piano and composition), Manu Hagmann (bass) and Arthur Hnatek (percussion) have been fusing their jazz with classical and electronic influences, opening up enticing new perspectives for the genre.
After «T’inquiète pas, ça va aller» in 2013, their second album called «Ur» was released in 2016. It is a work focussing on essentials – on the essence of music, in the words of Florian Favre, the man behind the compositions.
2012 «quick & dirty»
They are masters of organised chaos. Since 2010, Berne-based Kaos Protokoll with Flo Reichle (percussion), Marc Stucki (saxophone) and Benedikt Wieland (E-bass) have been stirring up the national and international jazz scene, while defying all forms of categorisation. As the name suggests, their music is an ultimately indefinable – and yet unmistakable – mix of genres, including jazz, rock and punk, sometimes spiced with funk rhythms and reggae beats, testing the limits of genre combinations. Their debut album «quick & dirty» was released in the wake of their first public performance at «Jazzwerkstatt Bern». This laid the foundation for their self-named «electronically infected punk jazz». In 2015 their second album «Questclamationmarks» saw the light of day. Kaos Protokoll represents an ongoing musical experiment that makes exceptional sound combinations the norm.
Luca Sisera Roofer
Their debut album «Prospect» sounds like a travel journal written by someone who set out to discover the big wide world of music. The nine tracks were composed by the quintet’s founder, jazz bassist Luca Sisera from Grisons. Much of his inspiration came from an ocean crossing to New York and time spent on the continent of swing. Sisera’s love of switching from composition to improvisation and back also becomes evident. His Luca Sisera Roofer travel companions are Michael Jaeger (tenor sax / clarinet), Silvio Cadotsch (trombone), Yves Theiler (piano) and Michi Stulz (percussion). And they are continuing on their artistic journey together, skilfully combining elements picked up en route for the creation of sound collages that demand a lot both of themselves and their audiences.