USSYN has always had a strong shared identity. After lengthy discussions conducted on worn down kerbstones, over plates of pierogi in Polish service stations, during street art sessions in downtown Zurich and extensive touring around Europe, Silvan Jeger (double bass), Vincent Glanzmann (drums) and Tapiwa Svosve (saxophone) released their long-awaited debut album ZACHARYA. It was issued on Double Moon Records, as part of the label’s «Next Generation» series which it jointly curates with Jazz thing magazine.
UASSYN wants to grow together, as a group and with the people who surround the trio and cross its path. They see themselves less as a hermetically sealed group and more as a social construct. Through organic collaborations, friends and like-minded people from all walks of life become an integral part of UASSYNS’s self-image and the band encourages them to see themselves as an essential element of this construct.
Yumi Ito & Szymon Mika
Yumi Ito Orchestra
Yumi Ito & Yves Theiler
Yumi Ito w/ Yves Theiler, Gabriel Dalvit, Yuri Goloubev
Yumi Ito is a Swiss vocalist, composer, producer with Japanese and Polish roots. She lives and works in Basel, performs regularly all around the world and has shared the stage with artists like Al Jarreau, Becca Stevens and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Her work fuses multiple genres including jazz, art pop and neoclassical music. The German radio station SWR2 Jazz named Ito one of its breakout stars of 2020. That same year, Jazz thing magazine crowned Stardust Crystals one of the best albums of 2020. She currently performs as part of a trio, alongside “poet-percussionist” Iago Fernández and bassist Kuba Dworak, and as part of a duo with guitarist Szymon Mika.