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MAY 2024

21+
22
 ❘ 05

Tu and We, 20.30 hrs

BERG + Corin Curschellas

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Corin Curschellas: vocals/dulcimer, Fabian M. Mueller: piano/synths, Kaspar von Grünigen: bass, Emanuel Künzi: drums

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Corin Curschellas: vocals/dulcimer, Fabian M. Mueller: piano/synths, Kaspar von Grünigen: bass, Emanuel Künzi: drums

BERG + Corin Curschellas

Moody jazz, which lets us feel wide views of the summit.

At the beginning, there were three jazz musicians, their alpine provenance, the connection with traditonal music and the desire to experiment. Today, BERG is an established trio, which mixes his roots artfully and sensitively with jazz. Here wonderfully completed by the impressive, versatile voice of Corin Curschellas, who sings in Rhaeto-Romanic. The quartet will be performing exclusively at bird's eye before the release of their new album, allowing the audience to immerse themselves in their dreamlike world of sound.

21+
22
 ❘ 05

  • Tu and We, 20.30 hrs
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23 ❘ 05

Th, 20.30 hrs

Minua

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Fabian Willmann: bass clarinet, Raphaël Rossé: euphonium, Luca Aaron: modular synthesizer, Kristinn Smári Kristinsson: guitar

23 ❘ 05

  • Th, 20.30 hrs
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Minua

A moody mixture of jazz, classics, ambient, folk and drone.

With their album “Irradiance”, issued last Spring, Minua has with them for the first time the sensitive euphonium player Raphaël Rossé, who brings a touch of bitter sweet melancholy to the athmospheric, meditative sound. They have recorded the music in a former public pool outside of Reykjavík. Their floating, slowly vibrating world of sounds is relatively wide, it breaths a mindful quiet, is sometimes transcendent and touches deeply the soul.

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Fabian Willmann: bass clarinet, Raphaël Rossé: euphonium, Luca Aaron: modular synthesizer, Kristinn Smári Kristinsson: guitar

 

24+
25
 ❘ 05

Fr and Sa, 20.30 hrs

Nobuhle Ashanti Quintet

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Alice Auclair: vocals, Shems Bendali: trumpet, Erwan Valazza: guitar, Nobuhle Ashanti: piano, Jules Martinet: bass, Clément Grin: drums

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Alice Auclair: vocals, Shems Bendali: trumpet, Erwan Valazza: guitar, Nobuhle Ashanti: piano, Jules Martinet: bass, Clément Grin: drums

Nobuhle Ashanti Quintet

The young pianist from Cape Town is guest musician in Basel.

Coined by the pulsating musical landscape and creativity of their homeland, Nobuhle Ashanti belongs to the freshest discoveries of South Africa’s jazz scene. She effortlessly interweaves elements of South African jazz, rhythm and blues, jazz fusion and soul. Her songs are often distinguished by clever arrangements and show Ashanti’s skills to create catching, multi-dimensional melodies.

24+
25
 ❘ 05

  • Fr and Sa, 20.30 hrs
  • Entrance fee per set CHF 12.– / 8.–
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28+
29
 ❘ 05

Tu and We, 20.30 hrs

28.5. In Collaboration with the Offbeat Jazzfestival

Caroline Davis’ Portals

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Caroline Davis: alto sax, Julian Shore: piano, Chris Tordini: bass, Allan Mednard: drums

28+
29
 ❘ 05

  • Tu and We, 20.30 hrs
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28.5. In Collaboration with the Offbeat Jazzfestival

Caroline Davis’ Portals

Sound, spirituality and haptics which goe under the skin.

Caroline Davis’ Portals concentrates on mourning and the communication with the ancestors. The alto sax player understands her music as a portal, which serves to get in contact with her ancestors. Davis’ band therefore acts as a connecting link between the dual and non-dual areas of our existence.

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Caroline Davis: alto sax, Julian Shore: piano, Chris Tordini: bass, Allan Mednard: drums

 

30 ❘ 05

Th, 20.30 hrs

Caroline Davis Trio featuring Cansu Tanrıkulu and Nick Dunston

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Cansu Tanrıkulu: vocals, Caroline Davis: alto sax, Nick Dunston: bass

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Cansu Tanrıkulu: vocals, Caroline Davis: alto sax, Nick Dunston: bass

Caroline Davis Trio featuring Cansu Tanrıkulu and Nick Dunston

Caroline Davis in trio

On 30 May, the audience can enjoy the pleasure of the explosive encounter of three brilliant improvisers. A skillful balancing act between composed and freely improvised content.

30 ❘ 05

  • Th, 20.30 hrs
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31 ❘ 05

Fr, 16.00 hrs
Museum Tinguely

Roche’n’Jazz: Jazz at the Tinguely Museum

Caroline Davis Quartet featuring Rob Clearfield, Joe Sanders and Jeff Ballard

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31 ❘ 05

  • Fr, 16.00 hrs ❘ Museum Tinguely

Roche’n’Jazz: Jazz at the Tinguely Museum

Caroline Davis Quartet featuring Rob Clearfield, Joe Sanders and Jeff Ballard

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31 ❘ 05

Fr, 20.30 hrs

Caroline Davis Quartet featuring Rob Clearfield, Joe Sanders and Jeff Ballard

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Caroline Davis: alto sax, Rob Clearfield: piano, Joe Sanders: bass, Jeff Ballard: drums

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Caroline Davis: alto sax, Rob Clearfield: piano, Joe Sanders: bass, Jeff Ballard: drums

Caroline Davis Quartet featuring Rob Clearfield, Joe Sanders and Jeff Ballard

Caroline Davis in quartet.

On 31 May, the quartet takes us to a joyful, rousing combination of originals and standards.

31 ❘ 05

  • Fr, 20.30 hrs
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JUNE 2024

 

04+
05
 ❘ 06

Tu and We, 20.30 hrs

Donat Fisch Quartet

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Donat Fisch: alto/tenor saxes, Ralph Alessi: trumpet, Bänz Oester: bass, Norbert Pfammatter: drums (4.6.), Jorge Rossy: drums (5.6.)

04+
05
 ❘ 06

  • Tu and We, 20.30 hrs
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Donat Fisch Quartet

Melodic non-conformism of two great jazz stars.The top-class sax player Donat Fisch meets here his perfect pendant, the renowned trumpeter Ralph Alessi. The warm, supporting saxophone and the earthy, longing sound of the trumpet complete each other perfectly. The quartet accomplishes a tightrope walk between dynamic sophistication, melancholic “lost in the world” and natural storytelling with the animated improvisation of these great co-musicians.

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Donat Fisch: alto/tenor saxes, Ralph Alessi: trumpet, Bänz Oester: bass, Norbert Pfammatter: drums (4.6.), Jorge Rossy: drums (5.6.)

 

06–
08
 ❘ 06

Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs

Ralph Alessi Quartet

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Ralph Alessi: trumpet, David Virelles: piano, John Hebert: bass, Nasheet Waits: drums

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Ralph Alessi: trumpet, David Virelles: piano, John Hebert: bass, Nasheet Waits: drums

Ralph Alessi Quartet

Lyric journey through exquisite, contemporary jazz.Previously on stage with Donat Fisch, the internationally known trumpeter Ralph Alessi dives deep into his own, fascinating musical universe, which delights with sensitive multi layers and subtle melodies. His outstanding band of excellent soloists supports him there, and they contribute with a well-dosed virtuosity. Alessi’s new album “Hush Money” will be issued at the beginning of 2025.

06–
08
 ❘ 06

  • Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs
  • We/Th: One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
    Fr/Sa: Entrance fee per set CHF 12.– / 8.–
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11+
12
 ❘ 06

Tu and We, 20.30 hrs

MORPHEUS TRANCE

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Christy Doran: guitar, Wolfgang Zwiauer: e-bass, Lukas Mantel: drums

11+
12
 ❘ 06

  • Tu and We, 20.30 hrs
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MORPHEUS TRANCE

Complex world of sounds made of jazz, noise and electronic.In guitarist Christy Doran’s musical landscape, filigrane rhythms encounter with deep bass riffs and independent improvisation, which can easily break out with high intensity. Right in the middle, there are Doran’s Flageolet sculptures shining, which create an eruption of brittle, multi-layered beauty. Her new album “In Trance We Trust” will be released with Double Moon Records in August.

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Christy Doran: guitar, Wolfgang Zwiauer: e-bass, Lukas Mantel: drums

 

13–
15
 ❘ 06

Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs

Karin Hammar Fab4 invites Britta Virves

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Karin Hammar: trombone, Andreas Hourdakis: guitar, Britta Virves: piano, Pär-Ola Landin: bass, Fredrik Rundqvist: drums

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Karin Hammar: trombone, Andreas Hourdakis: guitar, Britta Virves: piano, Pär-Ola Landin: bass, Fredrik Rundqvist: drums

Karin Hammar Fab4 invites Britta Virves

Lyric melodies, groove and a touch of Scandinavian melancholy.The highly praised and awarded Swedish trombone player Karin Hammar meets with her round sound and well-modulated runs with the great pianist Britta Virves, who touches with her intense emotionality. Together, they provide with Hammars excellent band with subtly pulled melody sheets, pearling harmonies and thriving rhythms for an evening of blooming elegance.

13–
15
 ❘ 06

  • Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs
  • We/Th: One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
    Fr/Sa: Entrance fee per set CHF 12.– / 8.–
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18+
19
 ❘ 06

Tu and We, 20.30 hrs

María Grand Quartet

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María Grand: vocals/tenor sax, Joel Ross: vibraphone, Martin Brunbjerg: bass, Jeremy Dutton: drums

18+
19
 ❘ 06

  • Tu and We, 20.30 hrs
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María Grand Quartet

Energetic, experimental jazz with a philosophical dimension.Saxophone player and singer María Grand walks, converts and changes musical structures, moods and own sensual impressions in an intense sound experience. Thereby, she follows the idea that things in the room relate to each other in a causal way and develops them in their music further. She expresses this deep experience with various colorful sounds.

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María Grand: vocals/tenor sax, Joel Ross: vibraphone, Martin Brunbjerg: bass, Jeremy Dutton: drums

 

20–
22
 ❘ 06

Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs

Girls in Airports

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Martin Stender: tenor sax/flute/keys, Mathias Holm: piano, Anders Vestergaard: drums, Victor Dybbroe: percussion

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Martin Stender: tenor sax/flute/keys, Mathias Holm: piano, Anders Vestergaard: drums, Victor Dybbroe: percussion

Girls in Airports

Captivating encounter of newer, poetic worlds of sounds.The Danish band “Girls in Airports” casts a magic spell with their unique, fascinating world of sounds. In this, they unite and cross the musical genres with differentiated tact. The versatile, versed musicians combine jazz, indie-rock and urban-folk to a vital, coherent sound of longing melodies and danceable, multicultural rhythms.

20–
22
 ❘ 06

  • Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs
  • We/Th: One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
    Fr/Sa: Entrance fee per set CHF 12.– / 8.–
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25+
26
 ❘ 06

Tu and We, 20.30 hrs

Brodbeck – Gisler – Amereller

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Jean-Paul Brodbeck: piano, Fabian Gisler: bass, Paul Amereller: drums

25+
26
 ❘ 06

  • Tu and We, 20.30 hrs
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Brodbeck – Gisler – Amereller

For the first time together on stage… This great trio delights us with fresh passion and versed playfulness. They take the audience to on a chamber musical journey with personal interpretations of selected standards. All three musicians have already played brilliantly several times with various bands at the bird’s eye. Together, they get together for a greater whole, which enchants.

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Jean-Paul Brodbeck: piano, Fabian Gisler: bass, Paul Amereller: drums

 

27+
28
 ❘ 06

Th and Fr, 20.30 hrs

Valentin Liechti Trio

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Shems Bendali: trumpet/synth, Rodrigo Aravena: bass, Valentin Liechti: drums

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Shems Bendali: trumpet/synth, Rodrigo Aravena: bass, Valentin Liechti: drums

Valentin Liechti Trio

Energy-loaded testing of the limits between acoustic and electronic sounds.Drummer Valentin Liechti dives into the depth with his music, instead of fluffing up to the width. Rodrigo Aravena’s bass sings polyphonic, the moody, concise trumpet by Shems Bendali builds up the sound through electronic and Liechti’s pulsating, filigrane rhythm carpet seems timeless. The audience takes up the thereby created world of sounds in a surreal-mysterious melancholy, which brings out hidden truths and lets the essence of music shine brightly.

27+
28
 ❘ 06

  • Th and Fr, 20.30 hrs
  • We/Th: One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
    Fr/Sa: Entrance fee per set CHF 12.– / 8.–
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29 ❘ 06

Sa, 20.30 hrs

The Zoo

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Nicolas Masson: tenor sax, Erwan Valazza: guitar, Patrice Moret: bass, Valentin Liechti: drums

29 ❘ 06

  • Sa, 20.30 hrs
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The Zoo

Moody challenge between sound and space.At the heart of this project by the uprising drummer Valentin Liechti is the desire to leave the comfort zone as far as possible. The scantily noted music opens for the band the field for completely free improvisation and experiments and delivers a playground for a minimalistic style, which subtly integrates electronic elements. “The Zoo” creates cleverly an innovative, melodic and homogenous painting of quiet beauty with diverse sounds and sound qualities.

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Nicolas Masson: tenor sax, Erwan Valazza: guitar, Patrice Moret: bass, Valentin Liechti: drums

 

JULY 2024

 

02–
06
 ❘ 07

Tu until Sa, 20.30 hrs

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Zentrum für Afrikastudien

Hilton Schilder – The Iconoclast

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Rita Ekes: alto sax, Cédric Gschwind: tenor sax, James McClure: trumpet, Gloria Ryter: trombone, Lukas Briggen: alphorn (nur 6.7.), Gabriel Beuerle: guitar (ausser 6.7.), Hilton Schilder: piano/mouth bow/vocals, Fridolin Blumer: bass, Daniel Mudrack: drums

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Rita Ekes: alto sax, Cédric Gschwind: tenor sax, James McClure: trumpet, Gloria Ryter: trombone, Lukas Briggen: alphorn (nur 6.7.), Gabriel Beuerle: guitar (ausser 6.7.), Hilton Schilder: piano/mouth bow/vocals, Fridolin Blumer: bass, Daniel Mudrack: drums

In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Zentrum für Afrikastudien

Hilton Schilder – The Iconoclast

Reunion of Iconoclast with the jazz legend from the Cape of Good Hope.
Full wind instruments with the rousing goemabeat of Cape Town’s carnival are the trademarks of this outstanding band, which was founded in 2008 during a guest stay of the pianist in collaboration with the jazz campus Basel and delighted everybody. We are looking forward to this exhilarating re-encounter with the fabulous South African musician and his co-musicians, who are in the meantime well established.

02–
06
 ❘ 07

  • Tu until Sa, 20.30 hrs
  • We/Th: One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
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09 ❘ 07

Tu, 20.30 hrs

In Between Plus

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Bruno Spoerri: alto /tenor saxes /synthophone /electronics, Roger Girod: piano, Tony Renold: drums

09 ❘ 07

  • Tu, 20.30 hrs
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In Between Plus

A great evening with music between all styles and with lots of nuances.
Saxophonist and electronic wizard Bruno Spoerri and pianist Roger Girod develop with stupendous ease an independent, hypnotic sound, which floats between jazz classics, free improvisation and electronic worlds of sounds. The versatile drummer Tony Renold expands newly the broad spectrum – an evening, which will remain in vivid memory.

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Bruno Spoerri: alto /tenor saxes /synthophone /electronics, Roger Girod: piano, Tony Renold: drums

 

10 ❘ 07

We, 20.30 hrs

Duo Johänntgen - Spoerri

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Bruno Spoerri: alto /tenor saxes /synthophone /electronics, Nicole Johänntgen: alto/soprano saxes

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Bruno Spoerri: alto /tenor saxes /synthophone /electronics, Nicole Johänntgen: alto/soprano saxes

Duo Johänntgen - Spoerri

An encounter of a special kind between blues, jazz and techno.
The saxophonist, composer and jazz historian Bruno Spoerri has influenced already 70 years ago the Basel jazz scene significantly and he led the electro-acoustic jazz tradition further since then at the highest level. The bird’s eye audience knows the saxophonist Nicole Johänntgen as groovy, experimental and sensitive musician. Here, she meets the pioneer of improvised machine music. An exciting tête-à-tête of tradition and innovation, which brings up many surprises.

10 ❘ 07

  • We, 20.30 hrs
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11–
13
 ❘ 07

Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs

Chris Cheek Quintet «Saturday Songs»

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Chris Cheek: tenor sax, Steve Cardenas: guitar, David Soler: pedal steel guitar, Jaume Llombar: e-bass, Jorge Rossy: drums/vibraphone

11–
13
 ❘ 07

  • Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs
  • We/Th: One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
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Chris Cheek Quintet «Saturday Songs»

The legendary saxophonist Chris Cheek lets sparks come up with the encounter of jazz and country influences.
The charismatic band leader combines in his music abstract complexity with simple elements and bluesy, catchy melodies. His great love for the guitar is in his sound, in which the pedal steel guitar and the e-bass create this sparkling country note, impossible to imagine without and provides the whole thing with a spicy note. Completed by the multi-instrumentalist Jorge Rossy at the drums and vibraphone, this promises to become a great evening!

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Chris Cheek: tenor sax, Steve Cardenas: guitar, David Soler: pedal steel guitar, Jaume Llombar: e-bass, Jorge Rossy: drums/vibraphone

 

16+
17
 ❘ 07

Tu and We, 20.30 hrs

EYM TRIO X VARIJASHREE VENUGOPAL

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Varijashree Venugopal: vocal/flute, Elie Dufour: piano, Yann Phayphet: bass, Marc Mihel: drums

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Varijashree Venugopal: vocal/flute, Elie Dufour: piano, Yann Phayphet: bass, Marc Mihel: drums

EYM TRIO X VARIJASHREE VENUGOPAL

Brilliant fusion of jazz and Indian music.
The EYM Trio soaks jazz with international musical influences and impresses with a unique sound. The outstanding, high praised Indian singer and flutist Varijashree Venugopal, who has grown up with karnatic music from South India, lets her own cultural roots extra-ordinarily dynamically flow into her sound. Together, the exceptional musician connects two musical universes with breath-taking precision, quick runs and complex rhythms.

16+
17
 ❘ 07

  • Tu and We, 20.30 hrs
  • One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
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18–
20
 ❘ 07

Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs

Marcus Strickland Twi-Life

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Marcus Strickland: tenor sax/bass clarinet, Mitch Henry: piano/Hammond B3, Kyle Miles: bass, Charles Haynes: drums

18–
20
 ❘ 07

  • Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs
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Marcus Strickland Twi-Life

Facet-rich fusion of jazz, hip-hop and funk.
The outstanding saxophonist Marcus Strickland has an enormous rhythmic sensitivity. As beat-maker and composer, he belongs to a new generation of jazz musicians, who uses the interface between jazz and hip-hop as a source of their blooming creativity. His newest album “The Universe’s Wildest Dream” is an intoxicating conglomerate of eclectic Afro-futuristic music, which is deeply rooted in the jazz traditions.

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Marcus Strickland: tenor sax/bass clarinet, Mitch Henry: piano/Hammond B3, Kyle Miles: bass, Charles Haynes: drums

 

21 ❘ 07

Su, 20.30 hrs

Birthday-Jam-Session

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Opening Band: Ann Malcolm: vocals, Bastien Rieser: trumpet/flugelhorn, Lorenzo Vitolo: piano, Gianni Narduzzi: bass, Marton Juhasz: drums

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Opening Band: Ann Malcolm: vocals, Bastien Rieser: trumpet/flugelhorn, Lorenzo Vitolo: piano, Gianni Narduzzi: bass, Marton Juhasz: drums

Birthday-Jam-Session

30 years bird’s eye!
On the 21st of July 1994, the first ever bird's-eye concert took place in our initial location at the Elsässerstrasse in the old Bell company area. Today, exactly 30 years later, we invite friends, musicians and totally new guests to our great birthday jam session. The bird’s-eye team is looking forward to many guests and musicians!

21 ❘ 07

  • Su, 20.30 hrs
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22 ❘ 07 –
07
 ❘ 08

Summer Break

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22 ❘ 07 –
07
 ❘ 08

Summer Break

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26 ❘ 07

Fr, 16.00 hrs
Museum Tinguely

In collaboration with Roche’n’Jazz

Melissa Aldana Quartet

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Melissa Aldana: tenor sax, Pablo Held: piano, Pablo Menares: bass, Kush Abadey: drums

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Melissa Aldana: tenor sax, Pablo Held: piano, Pablo Menares: bass, Kush Abadey: drums

In collaboration with Roche’n’Jazz

Melissa Aldana Quartet

26 ❘ 07

  • Fr, 16.00 hrs ❘ Museum Tinguely
  • Purchasing an admission ticket for the Museum Tinguely entitles you to visit the exhibition and attend the concert.
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AUGUST 2024

 

08–
10
 ❘ 08

Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs

Lynne Arriale Trio

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Lynne Arriale: piano, Alon Near: bass, Lukasz Zyta: drums

08–
10
 ❘ 08

  • Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs
  • We/Th: One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
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Lynne Arriale Trio

During her release-tour, the facet-rich pianist comes to visit the bird’s eye with her new project.
As one of most thrilling interpreters of the international, contemporary jazz, Lynn Arriale delights us on her new album “Being Human” with quiet tones in between. Her melancholic sound, nourished through an upsetting time, sheds a deeply emotional light on her view about life, an at the same time she transmits hope, courage and trust through her music.

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Lynne Arriale: piano, Alon Near: bass, Lukasz Zyta: drums

 

12 ❘ 08

Mo, 21.00 hrs
Floss Festival

Surprise Night

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Surprise Night

Outdoor on the float - In collaboration with the FLOSS Festival Basel

12 ❘ 08

  • Mo, 21.00 hrs ❘ Floss Festival
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13+
14
 ❘ 08

Tu and We, 20.30 hrs

Vallon – Schaerer – Hänni

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Andreas Schaerer: vocals, Colin Vallon: piano/keyboards, Mario Hänni: drums

13+
14
 ❘ 08

  • Tu and We, 20.30 hrs
  • One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
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Vallon – Schaerer – Hänni

Spicy grab bag of experimental, contemporary jazz.
The three far travelled musicians Colin Vallon, Andreas Schaerer and Mario Hänni have come together for the bird’s eye for the first time. Known for their inexhaustible curiosity and their wide musical horizon, they dedicate themselves here to their favorite compositions. Each of these outstanding musicians brings their pieces they wrote and crosses these with the preferred songs of the others. A psychedelic glowing song amalgam is expecting us!

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Andreas Schaerer: vocals, Colin Vallon: piano/keyboards, Mario Hänni: drums

 

15 ❘ 08

Th, 20.30 hrs

Johannes Enders Trio – Sweet Freedom

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Johannes Enders: tenor sax, Henning Sieverts: bass, Jorge Rossy: drums

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Johannes Enders: tenor sax, Henning Sieverts: bass, Jorge Rossy: drums

Johannes Enders Trio – Sweet Freedom

Wonderful tribute to Sonny Rollins.
Sonny Rollins, one of the last living icons of modern jazz, a role model for innumerous generations of sax players. Such as for tenor sax player Johannes Enders, whose album “Sweet Freedom” is dedicated to this legend. The Rollins record “Freedom Suite”, to which Enders is referring to, stands, among others, for the striving for freedom for the Afro Americans. 1958, during the US civil rights movement, the record company withdrew the LP from the market due to its political explosiveness. Enders manages to implement this and further historic classics touchingly with lots of respect and subtlety.

15 ❘ 08

  • Th, 20.30 hrs
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16 ❘ 08

Fr, 20.30 hrs

Em Bebbi sy Jazz

MicroOrganisms

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Johannes Enders: tenor sax, Renato Chicco: hammond organ, Jorge Rossy: drums

Em Bebbi sy Jazz

MicroOrganisms

Hammond-sound – deeply rooted in the jazz tradition yet still innovative.
With a catchy, partially nostalgic sound aesthetic, this trio delights us from the first tone onwards: Renato Chicco, one of the most popular interpreters on the hammond, fascinates with his organic and groovy play, Johannes Enders transposes the melody with his warm saxophone, and drummer Jorge Rossy supports with a driving beat. A gem of the elegant, swinging jazz. Their new album “MicroOrganisms – Live in Graz” has been issued with Ammerton Records this Spring.

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Johannes Enders: tenor sax, Renato Chicco: hammond organ, Jorge Rossy: drums

 

16 ❘ 08

Fr, 18.30 hrs
Innenhof des Englischen Seminars

In Zusammenarbeit mit Em Bebby sy Jazz im Innenhof des Englischen Seminars

Charlotte Lang Group

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Charlotte Lang: alto/baritone sax/bass clarinet, Lukas Thoeni: trumpet/flugelhorn, Philip Henzi: rhodes, Tabea Kind: bass, Philipp Leibundgut: drums

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Charlotte Lang: alto/baritone sax/bass clarinet, Lukas Thoeni: trumpet/flugelhorn, Philip Henzi: rhodes, Tabea Kind: bass, Philipp Leibundgut: drums

In Zusammenarbeit mit Em Bebby sy Jazz im Innenhof des Englischen Seminars

Charlotte Lang Group

Poetic jazz of an up-rising musician.
The young sax player Charlotte Lang, from Basel, lets the audience dive into the dream worlds with a range of powerful, rousing pieces to gentle, melancholic melodies. She surprises with a soft, full sound, whether on the saxophones or the bass clarinet. The groovy rhythms create a springy sound carpet, on which the soloists can expand charmingly and challenging. Charlotte Lang’s debut-album “The Journey” will be issued this Autumn.

16 ❘ 08

  • Fr, 18.30 hrs ❘ Innenhof des Englischen Seminars
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16 ❘ 08

Fr, 21.30 hrs
Innenhof des Englischen Seminars

In Zusammenarbeit mit Em Bebby sy Jazz im Innenhof des Englischen Seminars

Belinda Bones

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Charlotte Lang: alto/baritone sax, Ferdinand Silberg, Laszlo Villanyi, Simon Ruckli: trombones, Lukas Reinert: bass trombone, Victor Hege: sousaphone/tuba, Marius Cuendet: keyboards/piano, Florian Haas, Marton Juhasz: drums

16 ❘ 08

  • Fr, 21.30 hrs ❘ Innenhof des Englischen Seminars
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In Zusammenarbeit mit Em Bebby sy Jazz im Innenhof des Englischen Seminars

Belinda Bones

Thrilling microcosms of jazz, afro groove, funk and punk rock.
Sousaphone player Victor Hege likes the thinking outside of rigid categories. With four trombones, a saxophone, two drums, a piano and a sousaphone, he catapults himself far away from any clichés and stuck traditions. Complex harmonies, linear melodies and full choirs are always completed with a groovy rhythm group. He pays tribute to the roots of jazz – and its related styles – and entertains at the highest level with his expressive and yet poetic sound language.

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Charlotte Lang: alto/baritone sax, Ferdinand Silberg, Laszlo Villanyi, Simon Ruckli: trombones, Lukas Reinert: bass trombone, Victor Hege: sousaphone/tuba, Marius Cuendet: keyboards/piano, Florian Haas, Marton Juhasz: drums

 

17 ❘ 08

Sa, 20.30 hrs

Johannes Enders Trio – The Creator has a Masterplan B

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Johannes Enders: tenor sax, Joris Teepe: bass, Gene Calderazzo: drums

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Johannes Enders: tenor sax, Joris Teepe: bass, Gene Calderazzo: drums

Johannes Enders Trio – The Creator has a Masterplan B

Exquisite homage to Pharoah Sanders – one of the greatest representatives of the avantgarde.
The tenor sax player Johannes Enders honors the legendary musician with the masterful US drummer Gene Calderazzo, a long-lasting member of Sander’s band, and the melodic bassist Joris Teepe. Enders’ homage sounds dense and facet-rich, it lets us feel the blues and shows itself mindful to the drive of the avantgarde, without losing its own sound essence and conciseness. The album “The Creator has a Masterplan B, A Tribute to Pharoah Sanders” will be issued this Autumn.

17 ❘ 08

  • Sa, 20.30 hrs
  • Entrance fee per set CHF 12.– / 8.–
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20+
21
 ❘ 08

Tu and We, 20.30 hrs

Michael Arbenz & Andy Sheppard

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Andy Sheppard: tenor sax, Michael Arbenz: piano

20+
21
 ❘ 08

  • Tu and We, 20.30 hrs
  • One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
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Michael Arbenz & Andy Sheppard

Lyric and intimate dialogue between jazz and classics.
On his recently issued album “Classicism – A Point of View”, the pianist Michael Arbenz makes a reference to a classical composition. The audience looks at what is familiar, which is constantly contrasted by surprising moments and unexpected twists. For his release-tour, Arbenz has teamed up with the great sax player Andy Sheppard. He is one of the most influential sax players of today’s jazz with his independent, modern play, which always respects the tradition.

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Andy Sheppard: tenor sax, Michael Arbenz: piano

 

22–
24
 ❘ 08

Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs

ADHD

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Óskar Guðjónsson: tenor sax, Ómar Guðjónsson: guitar/bass/pedalsteel, Tómas Jónsson: piano/hammond organ/moog, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen: drums

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Óskar Guðjónsson: tenor sax, Ómar Guðjónsson: guitar/bass/pedalsteel, Tómas Jónsson: piano/hammond organ/moog, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen: drums

ADHD

Icelandic world of sounds made of melancholy, optimism and harsh winter nights.The inner connection of this band, coupled with a bright deceleration and relaxed openness towards other music styles, makes the sound of ADHD that special and independent. The musicians interweave thoughtful melodies, they dose carefully electronic effects, they let the hammond sound waft, underline it with subtle bass- and drums impulses and lead the audience thereby into an own, magic musical dimension. Fans can look forward – this Autumn, their latest album “ADHD 9” will be issued.

22–
24
 ❘ 08

  • Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs
  • We/Th: One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
    Fr/Sa: Entrance fee per set CHF 12.– / 8.–
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27+
28
 ❘ 08

Tu and We, 20.30 hrs

Snowpoet

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Lauren Kinsella: vocals, Josh Arcoleo: tenor sax, Matthew Robinson: piano/synthesizer, Chris Hyson: e-bass/synthesizer, Dave Hamblett: drums

27+
28
 ❘ 08

  • Tu and We, 20.30 hrs
  • One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
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Snowpoet

Easy dance through jazz, pop, folk and electronics.
The band from London “Snowpoet” beguile through a shiny fairytale world, in which the audience flies through a world of sounds of various facets and brilliant beauty like a dragonfly, underlined with stimulating, electronic impulses, tasty harmonies and a scurrying rhythm carpet. The flattering, soft voice of Lauren Kinsellas floats through this fascinating magic world like a fairy.

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Lauren Kinsella: vocals, Josh Arcoleo: tenor sax, Matthew Robinson: piano/synthesizer, Chris Hyson: e-bass/synthesizer, Dave Hamblett: drums

 

29–
31
 ❘ 08

Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs

Jochen Rueckert Quintet

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Nils Wogram: trombone, Joris Roelofs: bass clarinet, Seamus Blake: tenor sax, Doug Weiss: bass, Jochen Rueckert: drums

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Nils Wogram: trombone, Joris Roelofs: bass clarinet, Seamus Blake: tenor sax, Doug Weiss: bass, Jochen Rueckert: drums

Jochen Rueckert Quintet

Impulsive modern jazz from the Big Apple.
With three wind instruments and without a harmony instrument, this newly built quintet of the dynamic drummer Jochen Rueckert impresses at each level. His long-term US companion, sax player Seamus Blake and bassist Doug Weiss meet with Rueckerts equally long-term European co-musicians, the sensitive trombone player Nils Wogram. This brilliant gem is rounded up by the versatile Joris Roelofs at the bass clarinet.

29–
31
 ❘ 08

  • Th until Sa, 20.30 hrs
  • We/Th: One-time entrance fee CHF 14.– / 8.–
    Fr/Sa: Entrance fee per set CHF 12.– / 8.–
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