CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEAT. CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT/WOODOISM
JOHN CLAYTON, BASS – JEFF HAMILTON, DRUMS & THE CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEAT. CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT, VOCALS
FLORIAN WEISS’ WOODOISM: FLORIAN WEISS, TROMBONE – LINUS AMSTAD, ALTO SAX – VALENTIN VON FISCHER, BASS – PHILIPP LEIBUNDGUT, DRUMS
THE MUSIC WE LOVE – For connoisseurs, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1985 by the brothers John and Jeff Clayton and Jeff Hamilton, is simply the best jazz big band of the present day. Meriten earned her as a backing band of stars like Barbra Streisand, Diana Krall and Charles Aznavour. But the band is strongest when it can do its own thing, true to the Duke Ellington motto, “It’s Not Mean a Thing If It’s Not Got that Swing.” As a guest vocalist (and this is what makes the JAZZNOJAZZ concert an event): Cécile McLorin Salvant, the most prominent jazz singer of the younger generation.
The concert is opened by Florian Weiss’ Woodoism, who won the ZKB Jazzpreises 2018 thanks to their strong stage presence and imaginative compostions. We are curious!
Gessnerallee Zurich – Halle
open at 18.00h in Gessnerallee: Box office, Jack & Jo in the north wing (“Slow Fast Food” with homemade Burgers and live sessions with the Lukas Bosshardt Organ Band) and Stall 6 (Bar).
18.30h Hall opening (no opening act)
19.00h Concert opening
20 years of JAZZNOJAZZ
Since 1998, the ZURICH JAZZNOJAZZ FESTIVAL has been focusing on stars and newcomers from jazz and jazz-related genres, thus appealing to a growing, young and young audience. Supported by the main sponsor Zürcher Kantonalbank and the co-partners Migros-Kulturprozent and JACK & JO , the 20th edition of the Zurich Music Festival will be hosting around 20 concerts in the heart of Zurich from 31 October to 3 November 2018. In Gessnerallee the legends Jimmy Cliff and The Manhattan, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra with vocal wonder Cécile McLorin Salvant as guest vocals and a groove armada with Raphael Saadiq, Maceo Parker, Lisa Simone, Incognito and the Italian soul crooner Mario Biondi. The program in the ZKB ClubIn the nearby Theater of the Arts is characterized by interesting trio formations of all stripes, such as the British whiz kid GoGo Penguin, Jojo Mayer’s Nerve, the Tingvall Trio and that of the super bassist Victor Wooten. Soul-Diva Macy Gray, bassist and singer Avishai Cohen’s new “1970” band, and Fred Wesley at the end of the funk trombone festival. Of course there are also the late-night sessions in Stall 6 – this time the rousing US band Kennedy Administration – as well as the mediation project initiated by Migros Culture Percentage Jazzfor primary school classes from the canton of Zurich. They will be introduced to the jazz secrets by the latest band of the Swiss vocal acrobat Andreas Schaerer, later on Saturday afternoon also with a public concert for children and adults.