«The Jazzwerkstatt Bern is a musicians’ collective. It’s a house with many rooms – the members all play together in different ensembles, they’ve got a big band parked out in the garage that they rev up on weekends, they’ve got a record label bubbling in the basement and they organize an eponymous festival. The Jazzwerkstatt Bern’s raison d’être is new music: to provide a setting for its creation and development, to foster the exchange of ideas between artists and to present the results to the widest possible audience.»
I’m really looking forward to this year’s edition taking place from February 25 to March 1, 2015. The program promises a lot of great concerts, many different projects and a great opportunity to meet people from all over. I’m glad to be part of a project put together for this festival: A large ensemble led by the wonderful pianist Sylvie Courvoisier on Sunday, March 1. Sylvie also plays a duo concert the day before with Marc Stucki. More information you’ll find on the website www.jazzwerkstatt.ch.