The soloists and ensembles at the Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige not only venture forth to dizzying musical heights but quite literally ascend the “real” heights of the mountains, instruments on their backs, and entertain the public against a breathtaking Alpine backdrop.
The Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige is something of a ground-breaker itself: sure-footed, yet treading carefully over the “tricky” patches, the festival blazes new trails through the musical landscape, putting the mainstream jazz and concert halls of the area at risk of extinction. With contrasts and fusions in unusual concert venues and new worlds of sounds, event organisers and artists follow the path less travelled in the quest for tones unheard of and melodies unimaginable.
Hundreds of jazz artists have come to the Südtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige as guests over the years, including world-famous names on the international stage and aspiring young musicians from the world over.

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#3 Beatroot Street Ensamble

Old Town Bruneck: 11:00 h | 29.06.2019


A young generation of musicians "marches" through the old town of Bruneck. Daniele Patton, a percussionist from Trento, has put together this marching band for the festival. Casimir Ekman, twice voted best soloist of the Finnish Bigband competition, Cesare Mecca from Turin, Demetrio Bonvecchio from Pergine, Niccolò Zanella from Trento and US-American Nathan Eliot Francis – with whom Patton plays along in the Trio Maisemat – will be part of the ensemble.



Casimir Ekman (FI) - sax | Cesare Mecca (IT) - tr | Demetrio Bonvecchio (IT) – trb | Nathan Eliot Francis (US) – db | Daniele Patton (IT) - dr | Niccolò Zanella (IT) - sax


#26 Let there be light

Store HARPF City Centre of Bruneck: 21:00 h | 03.07.2019


Switzerland meets Africa: In February the Thandi Ntuli Art Ensemble played at the 12th Jazzwerkstatt in Bern. Benedikt Reising, who organizes this festival with the saxophonist Marc Stucki, has joined the South African singer and pianist Thandi Ntuli in a band with Swiss musicians. An event for musical gourmets: where usually wine, beer and delicacies are sold, you can enjoy a unique musical mixture.



Thandi Ntuli (ZA) – p, voc | Benedikt Reising (D/CH) – sax | Xaver Rüegg (CH) – b | Paul Amereller (CH/FR) – dr

#39 Hang Em High

Oberstadt Bruneck: 21:00 h | 05.07.2019


Lynch law in the old town of Bruneck? Certainly not. "Hang Em High" is the title of a 1968 shot western. The band name can't be taken seriously any more than the statement of the three gentlemen, that their original and powerful style is "low western rock ambient jazz punk with live electronics". The truth is: Lucien Dubuis, Bond and Alfred Vogel process almost everything they find with an ironic wink and create an electrifying music.



Lucien Dubuis (CH) - bcl, cbcl | Bond  (PL) - 2 string slide bass, elec | Alfred Vogel (AT) - dr

#43 Perhaps Contraption

Oberstadt Bruneck: 11:00 h | 06.07.2019


When this band from Bristol performs in Bruneck, a shopping tour through the Stadtgasse and across the Graben will be transformed into a musical happening. Their performance is sheer fun: with theatrical gestures, the 8-member band combines pop, jazz elements, punk, contemporary electronic music and sophisticated polyrhythmics in order to create an unmistakable sound with vocal interludes – rather unusual for a jazz combo. 



Christo  Squier (UK) - fl, picc, tsax, voc | Letty Stott (UK) - frh, voc | Iain Mcdonald (UK) - ssph, voc | Riccardo Castellani (IT) - dr | Steph Legg (UK) - tsax, voc | Raph Clarkson (UK) - ttrb, voc | Yusuf Narcin (UK) - btrb, voc | Jin Theriault (UK) - ssax 

#47 Leïla Martial « Baa Box »

Store Moessmer AG Bruneck: 21:00 h | 06.07.2019


Innovative vocal acrobatics at Val Pusteria's oldest industrial company: Leïla Martial studied at the legendary music school in the French festival town of Marciac and at the conservatory in Toulouse. At the factory for high-quality textiles, the trio will be presenting its latest CD "Warm Canto" – and interweaving the music of the Inuit and Pygmy cultures with melodic and experimental jazz using acoustic instruments. 



Leïla Martial (FR) - voc, gl | Pierre Tereygeol (FR) - guit, voc | Eric Perez (FR) - dr, voc, samples


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