Tis Jazz Fest

Atlantis Basel

The Tis Jazz Festival presents the most exciting artists and bands from the current Basel jazz scene. Their diversity is shown year after year on the stage of the legendary Atlantis. If you want to get an idea of the current Basel jazz scene, come to the Tis Jazz Fest, where a total of six acts will play on two festival days.
On Friday, the Tis Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of saxophonist and composer Niko Seibold, is once again opening the Tis Jazz Fest. This year, the bandleader will present a spectacular new program that he composed specifically for this outstanding line-up of 17 musicians from the local scene
The second act is KNOBIL, a vocal jazz project founded by the double bassist, singer, and composer Louise Knobil from Lausanne. She uses her double bass and her voice to perform original compositions with an aesthetic between chanson, post-bop, and glitter jazz. She will be accompanied by her fellow musicians, the “Knodisciples,” consisting of Chloé Marsigny (bass clarinet) and Vincent Andreae (drums).
The third act on this evening is Brazilian drummer Paulo Almeida's quintet, inspired by his connection to the rich traditions of music and spirituality of Brazil. With a wide range of sophisticated rhythmic structures in focus, the ensemble moves confidently, effortlessly, and with strong character through Almeida's complex compositions.
The concerts on Saturday will begin with contemporary jazz of the Gutfleisch Brothers, who with their quartet will play their own compositions that were mainly created in the last 3 years during the coronavirus pandemic. Coming from the jazz tradition, Johannes and Christian have been strongly influenced by the ECM sound, fusion, world, and groove music as well as by classical music, absorbed from their parents as children. Patrick Joray and Tommy Fuller are two up-and-coming young musicians whose expressive playing style helps shape the brothers' energetic, soulful and melancholic sound.
The Duo Brodbeck-Traxel bring modern and free music with a rhythmically traditional backbone. They will play newer compositions written by Jean-Paul Brodbeck as well as songs from the Great American Songbook. One or two compositions from the classical world can also be found in their repertoire, which gives this dynamic, finely graduated sound a timeless beauty.
The final act on this evening will be Guillermo Klein and the Wedding Band—the star of the New York jazz scene together with musicians from the Basel scene. Klein is a renowned Argentine composer and jazz musician known worldwide for his unique musical vision and innovative contributions to the contemporary jazz scene. His music is characterized by the fusion of various styles and influences, including jazz, Argentine folk music, and contemporary classical. Klein will perform with a selection of local musicians.
Tickets are CHF 45 in advance for seats, CHF 25 for standing room (CHF 5 discount for students).


Atlantis Basel
Klosterberg 13
4051 Basel

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