Navigation Internationales Jazzfestival Bern


Event-Zelt im Park des Hotels Innere Enge
Geöffnet von 18.00 bis 23.00 Uhr

Konzerte Dienstag - Samstag
18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr
(Eintritt gratis)


  • Leckeres Essen & tolle Drinks
  • Lounge, Galerie & Bar
  • Off-Festival Bar
  • Video-Galerie

Jazz-Studenten aus Bern

Studierende der Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB)

Dienstag, 17. März - Samstag, 21. März 2015

Konzerte: 18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr


Michael Gilsenan, ts / Billy Uterman, keyb
Benjamin Muralt, b / Josua Beureux, dr

Dienstag, 24. März - Samstag, 28. März 2015

Konzerte: 18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr


Giovanni Siveroni, tp / Lukas Kohler, tp
Nicolas Habegger, tp / Sonja Ott, tp
Lukas Andrae, as / Jan Diggelmann, as
Michael Wyss, ts / Gabriel Wenger, ts
Loris Knüsel, bs / Samuel Spörri, tb
Florian Weiss, tb / Jonas Danuser, tb
Josephine Nagorsnik, btb / Dimitri Howald, g
Matthieu Scheuber, p / Benjamin Muralt, b
Josua Beureux, dr
Bert Joris, conductor

Jazz-Studenten aus Lausanne

Studenten der Haute Ecole de Musique (HEMU), Lausanne

Dienstag, 31. März - Samstag, 4. April 2015

Konzerte: 18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr


Clément Meunier, cl
Louis Billette, ts / Julien Lemoine, vib
Etienne Loupot, g / Piotr Wegrowski, b

Studenten der New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music New York

Dienstag, 7. April - Samstag, 11. April 2015

Konzerte: 18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr


Olga Trofimova, Trombone / David Drake, Piano
Connor Parks, Drums / Erika Middleton-Sharpe, Bass

Olga Trofimova

Born in Russia, Olga Trofimova grew up in Switzerland (Geneva) were she studied classical piano from an early age, and then jazz trombone at the HEMU Jazz School in Lausanne. In 2013, she decided to move to New York City to get a deeper understanding of the tradition of jazz and study with some of the greatest musicians, among which Marshall Gilkes, Matt Penman, Jacob Garchik, Sam Yahel, Robert Sadin, Billy Harper... She composes for large ensembles and leads her own quartet Lîla. She's also a part of the European all female band SOFIA.

Dienstag, 14. April - Samstag, 18. April 2015

Konzerte: 18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr


Jillian Elizabeth Ryan, Sax, Voice / Zack Hartmann, Bass
Lucas Del Calvo, Guitar / Harrison Fitzhugh Keithline, Drums

Jill Ryan

Jill Ryan grew up in the Bay Area studying music at the Marin School of the Arts in Novato, CA. Starting with classical flute, she later transitioned to the alto saxophone before realizing her passion for singing. In high school she was a member of the San Francisco Jazz All-Stars, The Berkeley Jazz School's big band and small ensemble, as well as the 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival's, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. She received a full scholarship to attend at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. She performs regularly around with her band GREAT TIME, whose eclectic blend of sound and style can be heard through her playing and singing. The group is currently working on their debut album entitled, GREAT ALBUM. Jill is also a member of Peter Apfelbaum's band, SPARKLER which recently released their debut EP on MOD Technologies.

Dienstag, 21. April - Samstag, 25. April 2015

Konzerte: 18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr


Yaniv Taubenhouse, Piano / Tal Itzchak Yahalom, Guitar
Ben Silashi, Drums / Almog Sharvit, Bass

Yaniv Taubenhouse

"Yaniv Taubenhouse is definitely poised to be one of the new young lions of jazz to watch out for and his impressive Here from There debut, is a serious musical statement."   
- Edward Blanco, All About Jazz

Having received his first piano lessons at the age of six, Israeli native and New York based pianist Yaniv Taubenhouse graduated from the Thelma-Yellin high school of the arts in Tel Aviv.  Yaniv has performed extensively at different venues around the world such as, the Tel Aviv Museum, Salle Cortot hall (Paris), Walton Art Center (AR), Cornelia Street Cafe & The DiMenna Center For Classical Music (NY), and live performance broadcasts on NPR affiliate, KUAF, 91.3 FM, to name a few. Here from There is Yaniv's debut release as a leader, which was released in December 2014 on Fresh Sound Records to acclaimed reviews.

Dienstag, 28. April - Samstag, 2. Mai 2015

Konzerte: 18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr


Bryan Qu, Saxophones / Jasper Shogo Dutz, Alto Saxophone
Nathan Colbert, Drums / Maxwell Bezanson, Bass

Bryan Qu

At age 21, Bryan Qu is an unquestionably modern voice in the New York music community. Since taking up the saxophone, Bryan has focused his studies under the tutelage of many innovative musicians such as Reggie Workman, Oliver Lake, Tony Malaby, Jacob Sacks, Mark Shim, and Ellery Eskelin. Bryan has been featured at music venues and festivals in North America such as the Jazz Gallery,  BAM, Roulette, the Ottawa and Edmonton jazz festivals, the Yardbird Suite, the Cellar, the Rex, and the Yukon’s Jazz on the Wing. Currently, Bryan is finishing his studies at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music on full scholarship.

Dienstag, 5. Mai - Samstag, 9. Mai 2015

Konzerte: 18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr


James Norris Francies Jr, Piano / Jeremy Alfred Dutton, Drums
Nicholas Greenberg, Guitar / Devon Wilson Gillingham, Bass

James Francies

Even before moving to New York City in 2013, pianist James Francies had generated a well deserved buzz in the jazz arena. He is the youngest recipient of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) President's Youth Award, DownBeat Magazine awarded him twice for Composition and Jazz Arrangement, his band opened for the legendary Jazz Crusaders reunion and he performed at Monterey Jazz Festival. GRAMMY nominated pianist Taylor Eigsti describes Francies as, "poised to become a major voice on the instrument. He has the passion, creativity and ability to be a real leader amongst his generation."

Dienstag, 12. Mai - Samstag, 16. Mai 2015

Konzerte: 18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr


Jonathan Thomas, Piano / Manuel Canchola, Alto Sax
Yeolwon Sung, Bass / David Jimenez, Drums

Jonathan Thomas

With his musical roots firmly planted in jazz and gospel, pianist Jonathan Thomas lives in multiple musical worlds including hip-hop, R&B, fusion, traditional and modern jazz, and funk. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he benefited from the city’s wide range of jazz veterans and swing-rooted tradition. Creative influences such as Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson, Kenny Kirkland, Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau lend their sound to his style.

Ausgewählte Jazz-Studenten aus New Orleans, New Jersey and Boston

Dienstag, 19. Mai - Samstag, 23. Mai 2015

Konzerte: 18.30 - 19.15 Uhr / 19.45 – 20.30 Uhr / 21.00 - 21.45 Uhr


John Michael Bradford, tp / Isaiah Thompson, p
Daniel Winshall, b / Jared Silverstein, dr

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