With double bass, saxophone, guitar, synths, and drums, District Five distil an ultra-contemporary interpretation of jazz from a variety of musical influences. Ambient soundscapes meet the unbridled energy of free improvisation, stumbling grooves, electronics, or quotes from post-rock, sometimes even within a piece. With this openness, they have played their way to the top of the young Zürich jazz scene in recent years. Most recently, District Five saxophonist Tapiwa Svosve caused jaws to drop as support for Moor Mother at the Kaserne Basel. He will now be returning with the full band to perform at the 2022 Jazzfestival Basel to introduce their upcoming album.
Tickets are CHF 18.80-25.90, or CHF 13.70-20.80 for holders of STUcard, Kulturlegi, and Colourkey.