Bach Stage, Francesco Tristano and Leo Margue (Scala Music)
Release on March 3rd, 2023 on Scala Music.
“He used to play Bach concertos standing, with energy and vivacity! With this album, pianist Francesco Tristano shakes all our habits. Have we ever listened to these concertos with such an obsessive rhythmic, with 2022-composed cadences, and with such a young and committed ensemble? Without disavowing the interpretations from the past, it is a real slap in the face that awakens our vision of the cantor’s work.”
Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto No. 1 in D minor BWV 1052
Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto No. 4 in A major BWV 1055
Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto No. 7 in G minor BWV 1058
Source: Scala Music
The Aquatic Museum, Claire Parsons & Laurent Peckels – Global Project Grant laureate 2022
Upcoming singles to come. Stay tuned.
A genre-breaking project, The Aquatic Museum skilfully combines the colour palettes of jazz harmony, the delicacy of a chamber ensemble, and the energy of a pop band. Carefully crafted compositions take us on a journey that reinvents the sound of pop delicately weaving moving lyrics with a spectrum falling between the poles of minimalism, the epic, and everything in between. This is chamber pop.
The collective – founded by singer-songwriter Claire Parsons (UK/LU), musician and app developer Laurent Peckels (LU) and in praise of folly violist Nicole Miller (US) – extends beyond European borders bringing together an arsenal of individually accomplished musicians and multimedia artists to bring the album, live concept and app to life striven by the determination to go beyond conventional ways of creating, releasing and performing music.
First single Large Pleasure Watercraft and Trash Tub are available on all platforms. To watch the videoclips directed by Jeanne Held, click here.
Source: The Aquatic Museum
Prismatica, Pascal Schumacher & Goldmund Quartet
Vinyl release on March 31, 2023 under Berlin Classics
“Last summer, I took some time to imagine how to translate the reflections and the different faces of a prism after a commission for string quartet by Goldmund Quartet cellist Raphael Paratore. It was quite a challenge. My new composition “Prismatica” comes as a result of these explorations, and is available on all streaming platforms. In spring, a physical release on vinyl is planned under Berlin Classics.”
Source: Pascal Schumacher
CTRL Variations, Pascal Schumacher, Michel Welfringer, Ian Monk & United Instruments of Lucilin
Vinyl release on April 28th, 2023. More info on the release concert here.
“Is it a love story? Undoubtedly. Is it a play about the strange relationship between people and their computers? Likewise (after all, among other things, quite a few annoying spam mails are given musical honours in it). Is it experimental literature? Certainly, at least in part, because one of the actors from the Oulipo circle of authors around Raymond Queneau and Georges Perec is involved in it. Is it film music for an abstract film with letters instead of actors? In a way, that too (as Pascal Schumacher says? “Film music is cooler to write than other music anyway.”).
When jazz musician and composer Pascal Schumacher, typographer Michel Welfringer and writer Ian Monk join forces to write variations on CTRL (control? the control key? the sounds C, T, R and L? the letters?) for the ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin, a kind of controlled loss of control is preprogrammed.”
Source: United Instruments of Lucilin for 33,7
Coming home, Mathieu Clément
Release on March 24th, 2023, Double Moon Records (Challenge Records) in the series JazzThing Next Generation.
In February 2022, the young drummer Mathieu Clément recorded his first album Coming Home, to be released on March 24th 2023 under Double Moon Records (Challenge Records) in the Jazz Thing Next Generation Series. The music he writes, which can be described as straight ahead/modern jazz, reminds of the compositions of Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter or Thelonious Monk. A first tour (16-28 March) will bring him to Cologne, Luxembourg, Mainz, Dresden, Leipzig, Nürnberg, Vienna and Salzburg.
Source: Mathieu Clément
Mozart : Piano Sonatas Vol. 4, Jean Muller
Release on March 3rd on Hänssler Classic.
Jean Muller just published the fourth volume of Mozart’s complete piano sonatas, after the publication of the first three albums, which were widely praised by the press. This new album makes us discover sonatas no. 7, 13, and 15, and “place the pianist in the first rank of important Mozart interpreters” (Pizzicato.lu)
Committed to promote artists from Luxembourg, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg will be present for the second consecutive year at jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany.
This presence will be made possible through a booth which will give all the professionals involved in the Luxembourg jazz scene the opportunity to meet the foreign delegations attending this key trade fair for the jazz sector.
In 2022, jazzahead! gathered 2700 participants from 55 different countries. A central platform for the jazz sector, taking place every year in Bremen, the event gives rise to formal and informal networking, as well as showcases and conferences. In 2022, first year during which Luxembourg presented a national booth at jazzahead, 14 people from Luxembourg’s jazz scene (artists, bookers and managers, promoters) came to Bremen and had the chance to meet all the professionals attending the event.
In order to give artists and independent professionals the opportunity to attend the event and expand their network, Kultur | lx provides financial support.
We are looking forward to meeting you at the booth nr. 6B31! – more information to follow.
Dedicated to promote and ensure the export of Luxembourgish artists abroad, Kultur | lx joined forces with the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival to organise SPARK – Jazz from Luxembourg. This small festival aims to put light on Scottish and Luxembourgish jazz scenes, and will take place from March 24th to 26th at the St-Brides Centre in Edinburgh (UK).
The Festival will feature projects by leading Luxembourgish and Scottish musicians, like Tele-Port and AKU! on March 24th, and Dock in Absolute and Dave Milligan Solo on March 25th.
SPARK also seeks to favour artistic encounters by reviving some existing collaborations and ties between Luxembourgish and Scottish musicians, but also by creating new synergies. This takes the form of two- or three-days residencies, during which musicians will be able to work and create together. The results of these collaborations will be presented on March 25th and 26th.
Marc Demuth and Konrad Wiszniewski, whose collaboration was largely acclaimed in the press some years ago, will return in a quartet setting, whereas Michel Meis will continue his companionship with David Bowden, whom he met in the frame of Criss Cross Europe. Last but not least, willing to develop the career of young jazz musicians from Luxembourg, the trumpet player Daniel Migliosi will start a brand-new collaboration with the pianist Pete Johnston, in a trio with Andy Robb (bass) and Dough Hough (drums).
For more information: https://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/
The year 2023 starts with a couple of releases in classical/contemporary music and jazz!
Naama Liany – Daydream (Origin Records)
Liany’s new album, Daydream, is a stunning example, bringing together works on the subject of dreams by Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Federico Mompou and Albena Petrovic. The album was developed with the support of the prestigious Philharmonie Luxembourg and recorded at their magnificent facilities with the help of an award from the country’s Ministry of Culture. Dreaming is an apt subject for Liany, whose parents recall her waking up at the age of four and recalling a dream where she sang in front of a crowd of joyful listeners. The repertoire is comprised of hand-picked, rarely performed pieces by 20th which are tied into one unifying theme. The repertoire speaks of the experiences one may go through the night, through dreams, and at dawn. The solitude of night resembles the solitude that was forced on the musicians, without their audiences. From this solitude came the great motivation of creating this exciting program. Some of the pieces are not always the easiest to digest musically and are challenging harmonically, lyrically, and conceptually, just like any other 20th-century art. However, it is Liany’s goal and knowledge from previous programs, to make it accessible and relevant to the broad public. Musically speaking, the repertoire presents clear playful melodies which are accompanied by somehow awkward, dissonant-colored piano chords. This constant dissonance is similar to dreams where the plot might make sense to the dreamer, but with displaced backgrounds and situations.
Release date: 13 January 2023
Source: Naama Liany
supported by Kultur | lx – promotion support
Raíz, Triana y Luca
Merging melancholic melodies inspired by folkloric music, Raíz is Triana y Luca’s first single original single from their upcoming debut EP. With powerful vocals, sublime guitar, and the accompaniment of a string ensemble, Raíz is a forceful yet delicate composition which tells of a compelling story on migration. Bringing listeners on a journey of blended cultural sonority, Raíz is intimate and emotive.
Raíz was composed by the duo with a string arrangement by Latin Grammy award winning arranger Gustavo Jaramillo Pimentel. Recorded at Tritone Studios (LU) and produced by Mike Butcher (producer of Black Sabbath, Rod Stewart, Jaco Pastorius), it is part of their 5 song debut EP which is set to be released in June 2023.
Release date: 13 January 2023
Phase O, Phase O (Badass Yogi Productions)
Recorded during the summer-heatwave of 2018 “Phase 0” is the result of a few sessions of improvised music at Rameldange’s famous “Ricording Studios”. Gathering musicians from different musical worlds the music on this album is a real journey, going from mysterious atmospheres over free-jazz to stoner rock.
Dedicated to the memory of Itaru Oki and Steve Kaspar who were masters of free-jazz and soundcollages themselves, this album is almost alchemistic in its trying to establish music within utter chaos.”
Release date: 29 November 2022
Renata van der Vyver , Viola
Pichel Pilz, Bass clarinet
Paul Gehl, Guitar
Vedran Mùtic, Bass
Benoît Martiny, Drums
Rico Querin, Soundcontrols
Auke Triesschijn, Coverdesign
Rico Querin, Mix and Mastering
12Also in 2022, classical music and jazz from Luxembourg made its way into the international press. Here are some impressions.
Maxime Bender Universal Sky, Fall & Rise, CamJazz
“At a time where self-written compositions are more a norm than a exception, the pieces distinguish themselves by their ability to not place the writing process at the forefront, but rather to convey a strong and accessible musical message. “Universal Sky” weaves an interlacing of sound colors going from intangible and air echoes with pure energy and jerky rythms, creating a perfect contrast between the four instruments. Maxime Bender turns out to be a goldmine of inspiration, sound and idea” – Fränkische Zeitung
“(…) so many references-reverences that only strengthen this dreamy odyssea, simoultaneously melancolic and solar”– Jazz Magazine
Zala & Val Kravos, Piano Duet, Ars Productions
“a beautiful and lively CD, full of vitality” – Rodolphe Bruneau-Boulmier, En pistes!, France Musique
“A brother and a sister, both pianists, present Piano Duet, a great record. Mozart and Schubert hold the most prominent position, but you can also discover Françoise Choveaux’s Fantaisies. These two rascals deserve an attentive ear!” – Frédérick Casadesus, Le Club de Mediapart
“With the duo Zala and Val Kravos, a double star has emerged that will continue to shine for a long time to come. This young duo has great potential, as their debut CD proves.” – klassiekcentral.be
Francesco Tristano, on early music, Sony
“For the most part of the album, the percussive is very much in the foreground, the groove and the rhythmic component that Francesco Tristano particularly appreciates in early music.”– Rainer Baumgärtner , rbbkultur
“The Juillard School-trained pianist presents the early music solidly: in the nimble fugue-like movements (Prélude from Bach’s English Suite No. 2 in A minor), the voices mesh like the cogs in clockwork.” – Thorsten Preuβ, BR Klassik
Sascha Ley, In Between, Jazzhaus Musik
“[Sascha Ley] creates a world with its own parameters, based primarily on reduction and pure accuracy of expression. “In Between” : One indeed lands in an in-between realm. It is an exciting place.” – Susanne Müller, Jazz Podium
“With her musical concept, Sascha Ley seems to me to be a personality who stands somewhat apart from the so-called jazz scene and is very interesting not only for that reason.” – Jazzfun.de
Pascal Schumacher, LUNA, Neue Meister
“Luna” is even more contemplative and tender, also because Schumacher used softer mallets than usual. The Luxembourger layers with great sensitivity vibraphone, synth surfaces and reduced beats, sometimes reminiscent of ambient pioneers such as Cluster” – Jan Paersch, JazzThing
Sabine Weyer & Dimitri Maslennikov, Brahms Connection, Quartz
“One of the very best albums for cello and piano that I’ve ever heard in four decades as a reviewer.” – Phil’s Classical Reviews
“Overall, despite many individual differences in detail, Dimitri Maslennikov and Sabine Weyer convincingly establish a common viewing height between these deeply romantic masterpieces” – Stefan Pieper, Orchester Graben
Gilles Grethen, State of mind, Double Moon
“An album filled with lyrical images, with beautiful and clear guitar and trumpet solos.” – Jazzfun.de
Albena Petrovic, Dreamlover
“There are beautiful things in this score by Albena Petrovic” – En Pistes contemporain!, France Musique
Organised each year by the Sibiu Jazz Festival, the Sibiu Jazz Competition counts as a significant platform for young jazz artists.
Selected for the finals of the competition’s 2022 edition, Arthur Possing, who had presented the compositions from Natural Flow with his quartet with the following line-up, Julien Cuvelier (saxophone), Pit Dahm (drums), and Giuseppe Millaci (double bass), received the Best Instrumentalist price of the competition. Congratulations to him and the other competition’s finalists!
For more details on the Sibiu Jazz Competition: https://jazzfeel.it/
Stay in touch for the publication of the 2023 competition’s next call for application!
Arthur Possing Quartet was supported by Kultur | lx through the tour support.
neimënster’s stages celebrated Luxembourg Jazz, featured at Shuffle on November 25th and 26th. The line-up presented eight bands from the Grand Duchy, who showed their latest projects to the audience and a delegation of 38 European professionals invited by Kultur | lx for this occasion.
On November 25th, Daniel Migliosi and his five young partners played compositions from his latest album Left on scene, released on November 4th under Mons Records. A perfect occasion to discover the fresh hard-bop of these youngsters. Later in the evening, Gast Waltzing, Jean-Jacques Maillet and the ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin performed the pieces from the brand new project Peace, Drugs and Love. Then, the audience and the professionals could discover the first chamber pop music tracks of the collective The Aquatic Museum, carried by Claire Parsons and Laurent Peckels, laureates of the Global Project Grant 2022. Besides, in the frame of an exchange between Kultur | lx and the showcase festival FIRA B!, taking place every year in Mallorca, the band Isis Apache Montero had the opportunity to present their project to the delegation. The band Dock in Absolute, on the other side, had the chance to perform at FIRA B! on last September 29th as part of this exchange.
On November 26th, the variety of invited delegation, composed of promoters, booking agents, labels and journalists, could meet artists and professionals from the Luxembourg jazz scene in the frame of a formal networking event organised by Kultur | lx. These exchanges allowed the Luxembourg scene to present their current projects in person, an essential step for the career development of the artists. Earlier in the morning, the professionals and artists from Luxembourg were invited to take part in a workshop dedicated to the touring of jazz projects in France. This workshop, hosted by Christiane Louis, Career development coach at the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris, gave the participants information on networks and actors of jazz touring in France, as well as on French cultural policies in the field of touring. The second hour was dedicated to a round-table on programming mechanisms for jazz projects in France, where Tiphanie Moreau, Head of international relations at the “Orchestre national de jazz”, Gilles Gautier, director of Jazzus, and Antoine Bos, general secretary of the “Association Jazzécroisé”, gave their point of view on the subject.
Kultur | lx also organised the trip of the delegation to Dudelange with the aim to discover the project Synaethesia of the Trio Reis Demuth Wiltgen and Emile V. Schlesser, made possible by Esch2022 – European Capital of culture and the “Centre culturel régional opderschmelz”. The second evening allowed numerous Luxembourg jazz bands to perform, among them the Arthur Possing Quartet with their project Natural Flow, as well as the young project LINQ branded “New Talent” during the festival. Later in the evening, Tele-Port presented a mix of their old and new compositions that will be featured in the next album of the band, whose release is planned for 2023. The audience also could listen to Maxime Bender Universal Sky’s project and the concert of Dock in Absolute.
These rich days marked a key moment for Luxembourg jazz and will certainly be a starting point for its ever-increasing identification on the European level.
Awarded annually to a musician of each aesthetic (pop/rock/ electro/hip-hop, jazz/world, classical/contemporary) since 2020, the Global Project Grant supports artists in the development of an ambitious medium- or long-term project aimed at boosting their career through promotion, marketing and dissemination, as well as the acquisition of know-how in the music industry. Kultur | lx accompanies the artists and their teams in each step of the project.
After Francis of Delirium (pop/rock), Claire Parsons (jazz) and Francesco Tristano (classical/contemporary), and following a call for applications, the selection committee, composed of Stephanie Baustert (manager), Florence Martin (United Instruments of Lucilin), Marc Nickts (SACEM) and John Rech (opderschmelz), unanimously decided to award the Global Project Grant to Josh Island (pop/rock/electro/hip-hop) and Greg Lamy (Jazz).
In accordance with the attribution conditions related to the Global Project Grant, stating that the Committee may decide not to award the grant, if it feels that the applications submitted to it do not justify the award, no Global Project Grant will be awarded in the classical/contemporary music category for 2023. The Selection Committee felt that the early stage of the applicants’ careers and the lack of a holistic approach to project development made it impossible to award the grant, as Kultur | lx has other schemes to assist and support artists.
Statement of the Selection Committee
With a strong drive and DIY spirit, Josh Island’s development over the past couple of years, not just on the touring but the recording side, has already proved that the artist is on the right path to success. Josh Island presented a very impressive, realistic, and actionable plan for 2023 that convinced the committee to award him the 2023 Global Project Grant.
Statement of the artist
An artist’s debut album is a magical milestone, and having just concluded recordings in Portugal I look forward to its release in September 2023. Being awarded the Global Project Grant means I can promote the record extensively in the Benelux & GSA regions, both through media promotion as well as on the road. Some highlights include my 2023 headline tour as well as playing Fengaros Festival in Cyprus. I also look forward to more cross-border collaborations with other artists and producers in Europe, such as songwriting camps, which I find super exciting and creatively motivating.
Biography of the artist
Josh Island is a true European. Born in the British roundabout town of Milton Keynes to a Dutch family, he moved to Germany and Luxembourg before eventually settling in the Netherlands. This natural curiosity for cultures and people is reflected in his music, with the ability to go beyond geopolitical boundaries.
As a vocal powerhouse, soulful songwriter and engaging live performer, Josh Island has been steadily growing a loyal fan base across Western Europe. He draws inspirations from Sting, Jamie Cullum or John Mayer, a dynamic blend of catchy singer-songwriter pop with strong influences of soul and folk. But at its core lies Josh’s unique ability to connect with the crowd – his interactive shows break down invisible barriers between audience and artist.
Since starting out playing local bars in Luxembourg in 2015, he has opened for James Morrison and Passenger, toured the Benelux and Germany and released two EPs.
For his latest EP, ‘Love Don’t Come Easy’, Josh travelled to Portugal to work with producer Nelson Canoa (Sara Tavares, Carminho), with contributions by members of The Black Mamba (Eurovision 2021) and renowned arranger Luis Figueiredo. The singles ‘Fire In You’ and ‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ achieved national airplay in Germany and Luxembourg. Josh also worked with Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue) and represented Luxembourg at the Eurotoire songwriting and album production camp on Cyprus.
In 2022 he released two singles off his debut album, coming September 2023. ‘Make It’ is about forging your own path no matter what other people say, and was premiered on Sublime FM (Netherlands). ‘Pennies From Heaven’ is a song about cherishing the moment and questioning our relationship with time. It was premiered by KINK FM (Netherlands) and added to Spotify’s Stay Tuned! Playlist.
Statement of the Selection Committee
The Selection Committee would like to congratulate Greg Lamy for his application to the Global Project Grant. It entails indeed a long-term vision and demonstrates a strong strategy that will be carried out thanks to Greg Lam’y professional entourage.
Statement of the artist
The Global Project Grant allows me to approach the post-production and especially the promotion of my latest album with more serenity, with Flavio Boltro and the whole team! I also see the award of this grant as a recognition that allows me to consolidate my career at the European level, but also internationally. It greatly confirms the artistic choices I have made in the past and motivates me even more to start new collaborations and to continue on the artistic path I have chosen. Our project with Flavio Boltro will be presented during the concert on Friday, December 09 at the Philharmonie Luxembourg.
Biography of the artist
“A guitar player whose refreshing and pure guitar sound gives birth to multiple melodic climates, underlined by a most fluid style, a musician with a promising future. ” Such is Lionel Loueke’s praise of the American-Luxembourgish guitarist and composer Greg Lamy, one of the most talented artists of the European jazz scene.
After studying jazz guitar in Boston at the Berklee College of Music as well as in London at the Trinity College, Lamy was quickly noticed when showcasing with various bands in clubs and at festivals across Europe and the United. He plays and has played with, among others, Lionel Loueke, Gretchen Parlato, Flavio Boltro, Bojan Z, Marco Massa, …
For Lamy, a tour follows hot on the heels of another. Europe, United States, Brazil, China – his music goes around the world. He released numerous albums with different projects, most notably, with his quartet, “Meeting” in 2013 and “Press Enter” in 2017, both on Igloo Records and both highly praised and among the label’s bestselling albums.
In 2016, Greg Lamy won the Export Artist of the Year Award (music:LX) in the Jazz category. In 2020, he was offered an endorsement deal by the renowned guitar manufacturer “Westville”.
In April 2021, he will release his new album “Observe the Silence” on Igloo Records.
Kultur | lx goes on with its “next step” workshops, initiated in 2021. These are supposed to offer artists and professionals from Luxembourg a training dedicated to jazz and improvised music in numerous territories of the world, this edition will include the French market on November 22nd and 26th.
This workshop will be designed and hosted by Christiane Louis, Head of the career development unit at the Cité de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris. After Master studies in Literature and Information sciences, Christiane Louis began a career in the field of social science research as Head of Documentation Department for public research centres. In 1996, she joined the Cité de la musique to lead and develop the musical information services. The current “Pôle métiers de la musique” offers a wealth of information via the dedicated website, and personalised advice or guidance on the artistic and cultural environment.
Since 2005, she has been leading a professionalization programme for musicians at the Cité de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris. It focuses on the initiation and implementation of an artistic and cultural project, and more broadly, on the development of a musical career in relation to the socio-economic environment and the expectations of cultural policies. Over the past ten years, its expertise in the professionalization of musicians has been asserted in the musical sector. The “Pôle métiers” is involved in various professional workshops in conservatories, music academies or universities, and conducts training activities with professional support structures for musicians.
This training will be structured into two part and will be centred around Shuffle, the Luxembourgish jazz showcase festival. The first session will take place online and will prepare the participants to present their projects in an export perspective, taking French specificities into account. The second session will consist in a theoretical session, and a round-table in which French jazz professionals will offer their point of view. At the end of the workshop, participants should have practical advice and tools taking local specificities into account.
The workshop will be held in French.
Day 1 – Tuesday, November 22nd
How to pitch a project and network in France –Online
10h – 12h: Tools and good practices to “pitch” your project in France |
- Introduction and session hosted by Christiane Louis
Day 2 – Saturday, November 26th
How to tour in France
neimënster Abbey – in person
11h-12h: A panorama of touring in France | Introduction and session hosted by Christiane Louis
- venues and festivals;
- professional jazz and contemporary creation networks;
- support tools (including competitions);
- cultural policy in the field of touring;
- booking mecanisms and promoters’ expectations.
12h-13h: Round-table – Booking mecanisms in France
Tiphanie Moreau, Head of touring and external relations, Orchestre national de jazz ; Gilles Gauthier, General Manager, Jazzus ; Antoine Bos, General secretary.
Tiphanie Moreau, Orchestre national de jazz
Tiphanie Moreau is the Head of touring and external relations for the Orchestre national de jazz. Beforehand, she was in charge of touring for several jazz and improvised music bands in France (Papanoh, Ping Machine, les Musiques à Ouïr…). For 5 years, she also coordinated the Jazz Migration Programme carried by the French network AJC, a programme that aims to support and promote French emerging jazz bands.
Gilles Gauthier, Jazzus Productions
Antoine Bos, Association Jazzécroisé
The Daniel Migliosi Quintet (LU) and the Hugo Diaz Quartet – Confluences (FR) were selected for the first edition of Propulsion, a cross-border accompanying programme for young musicians from Luxembourg and the Région Grand-Est (France). This programme aims to support two young pre-emerging jazz bands in their structuration, more specifically in the recording of an EP.
This programme will be carried out by the musicians of the French Band OZMA and the Compagnie Tangram, as well as Maxime Bender, saxophone player, composer and managing director of the Trifolion (Echternach). The project counts numerous partners, notably neimënster, the Oeuvre de Secours Grande Duchesse Charlotte, Jazzdor and Jazzus. As part of its missions to support Luxembourg artists in their career development, Kultur | lx will allow the laureates of Propulsion to access its workshops.
About the Daniel Migliosi 5tet
The young quintet around Daniel Migliosi presents a mix of traditional hard bop with modern jazz elements on stage, which results in their own sound and invites the audience to a journey among diverse atmospheres. With Adrian Gallet on saxophone, Benedikt Göb on piano, Jan Blikslager on bass and Mathieu Clément on drums, Daniel Migliosi devotes himself to his own compositions.
Besides an inspiration time at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, the five musicians share the common need to continuously enrich their personal and new ideas. The exchange, the musical interests and the friendship result in an expressive and interactive performance. Original compositions inspired by the USA “young lions” allow a perfect musical exchange between the Cologne “young lions”.
About Daniel Migliosi
Daniel Migliosi, born in 2004, started his musical education at the age of nine. Born in a family of musicians, he went to the Conservatory of Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg, to develop further musically. In his initially classical career, he won several first prizes at “Concours Jeunes Solistes” and played concerts throughout Europe, as a soloist, with orchestras or brass ensembles.
In 2019, he received a scholarship from “Brass Week Samedan” in Switzerland, where he was able to study with renowned teachers. Already in his early youth, he took his first steps as a jazz musician and quickly made a name for himself on the Luxembourg jazz scene.
In 2020, his band Retrospective 5tet played several big concerts where they had the chance to be the opening act for Kyle Eastwood 5tet. In November 2022, Daniel Migliosi will release his first album Left on scene (Mons Records). He is also the founder of the Daniel Migliosi 5tet, which gathers drian Gallet (tenor saxophone), Benedikt Göb (piano), Jan Blikslager (bass) and Mathieu Clement (drums).