"The Focusyear Band 21 presents itself extremely international: The singer Tatjana Nova grew up in Moscow and came to Dresden at the age of 19. Besides the saxophonists Joshua Schofield (England) and Gianni Gagliardi (Spain), Yakiv Tsvietinskyi from the Ukraine and Sebastián Greschuk from Argentina play trumpet and flugelhorn as well as valve trombone. Pianist Lorenzo Vitolo is from Naples, he studied in Groningen and qualified for the Frauenfeld Generations Unit in 2018. Bassist Ethan Cohn is from New Yorke who graduated from Montreal - and Áron Tálas from Hungary he is as well a drummer and pianist.
Each year, the ensemble is reassembled from a large number of international applications. Focusyear Band 21 has very quickly found its own sound and is characterized by a high level of sound awareness and a willingness to take risks and improvise. After many intensive weeks with prominent coaches, the eight young musicians now present a selection of their own compositions that were created during the year.
On BOSQUE we hear a finely differentiated, homogeneous ensemble with great soloists. The example of the young Italian pianist Lorenzo Vitolo, whose far-reaching improvisations and masterful compositions foreshadow a great career, makes it clear which musical values are attracted and deepened by Focusyear: Interactivity, sonic awareness, compositional originality, music-making at eye level beyond hierarchies or ideologies, and a conscious, pleasurable use of the language of jazz."
- Little Light
- Crash Landing
- Bound to You
- Ladina Oswald
- The Nordic Shuffle
- Mean Street
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