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.
Underground jazz from Hungary: the artists of this quartet have known each other since childhood and combine a wide variety of styles in their pieces to create an original, surprising and unique musical cocktail. Born in Budapest in 2016, the band's influences range from Hungarian folk music to Brazilian bossanova and from British rock of the 1990s to contemporary jazz.
Kristóf Velsz (HU) - guit
Márk Csernovszky (HU) - keys
Márton Csernovszky (HU) - b
Márk Gasner (HU) - dr
It is said that "Vienna is the gateway to the Balkans", which means that the Balkans begin in Vienna. But where do they end again? Maybe in Tennessee? Orges & The Ockus-Rockus Band was founded to give the Balkan beat a refreshment with lots of rock 'n' roll and gypsy swing. The Balkans feel audibly at home in a new musical guise. And sometimes even J.J. Cale dances to the 7/8el beat.
Orges Toçe (AL/AT) - voc, guit
Christian Marquez-Eberle (AT) - dr, voc
Andrej Prozorov (UA) – ssax
Lukas Kranzelbinder (AT) – db
For a long time, the gentleness of its sound prevented the violin from being on a par with trumpets and saxophones. Not so nowadays. The violin also plays a leading role in this trio from Hungary, founded in 2006. Santa Diver combines jazz with world music, Balkan folk and rock riffs and with this mix creates an unmistakable sound.
Luca Kézdy (HU) - vl
Dávid Szesztay (HU) - b
Dávid Szegő (HU) – dr
The Israeli band leader Guy Salamon describes their music as a cross-genre and style-mixing quest for sounds that "fuse joy with sorrow and chaos with silence". In 2019, this group of musicians from the Netherlands, Portugal, Denmark, South Korea, Scotland and Catalonia recorded their debut album "Unfollow the Leader".
Guy Tristan Salamon (IL/UK) - dr, comp
Alistair Robert Payne (UK) - tr
Ian Ray Cleaver (NL) - tr
José Soares (PT) - asax
Lucas Martinez Membrilla (ES) - tsax
Teis Dauer Celcroix Semey (DK) - guit
Brodie James Loch Jarvie (UK) - b
Xavi Torres (ES) - p
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