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Peggy Chew, vocals

Felix Utzinger, guitar
Adrian Frey, piano
Willy Kotoun, percussion


Sonntag, 14.Januar  2018    17 Uhr      
Stadtkirche, Lenzburg

 

Die chinesisch-amerikanische Jazzsängerin Peggy Chew, der Gitarrist Felix Utzinger, der Pianist Adrian Frey und der Perkussionist Willy Kotoun kreieren zusammen ein Kaleidoskop aus Grooves und Improvisationen, mit chinesischer Poesie, chinesischen Folksongs und Jazzkompositionen.

So entsteht eine faszinierende Klanglandschaft, eine musikalische Begegnung der besonderen Art.

www.soniccalligraphy.com

 

Do 30.November 2017 20 Uhr

Rodrigo Botter Maio Jazz via Brazil

in der

Lebewohlfabrik, Fröhlichstrasse 23, 8008 Zürich

http://www.lebewohlfabrik.ch

Rodrigo Botter Maio (sax, fl, comp), Adrian Frey (p), Dudu Penz (b) & Florian Reichle (dr) mit Lino Botter Maio (acc), mixen brasilianische Rhythmen mit Jazz- und Funk-Grooves.


 

Sonic Calligraphy feat. Chris Washburne

at Cornelia Street Cafe  (as part of the VoxFest), New York

 

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017   8 p.m.

29 Cornelia Street NYC, 212 989 9319
One Set only from 8 to 9 pm,
Reservations suggested$10 cover $10 minimum    http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com

 Zurich Jazz Orchestra

«Tribute to Frank Sinatra ft. Raphael Jost» 

Sonntag, 19. März 2017, 10.30 Uhr
 
Theater Winterthur
Samstag, 25. März 2017, 20.30 Uhr 
Jazzclub Thalwil

2017

 

Im April/Mai gab's 3 Konzerte mit einem speziellen Projekt, mit einem neu formierten Quintett.
Im Zentrum steht hier eine Komposition des Aargauer Komponisten Martin Schlumpf.
Ich habe aus diesem Werk, fast wie aus einem Steinbruch, Melodien, Rhythmen, konzeptuelle Ideen u.a.“herausgebrochen“, die ich mit vier fantastischen Mitmusikern zu einem neuen Programm zusammenbaue…
Adrian Frey Quintet
mit
Andreas Stahel (Querlöte, Kontrabassflöte)
Reto Suhner (Altsax, Kontraaltklarinette)
Felix Utzinger (guitar)
Adrian Frey (piano)
Tobias Hunziker (drums)
* * *

Nachdem ich während vieler Jahre Mitglied im Zurich Jazz Orchestra war, hatte ich in den letzten Jahren  bei vielen Gelegenheiten für Gregor Müller (p) einspringen können (Jazzherbst Konstanz, Theater Rigiblick, Mehrspur, Moods u.v.m.).

Diesen Früling spielte ich nun die letzten Konzerte mit dieser fabelhaften Bande.

 

 

2016

January - April - September - Oktober

Concerts with Zurich Jazz Orchestra playing the Show „My Life with Frank Sinatra“ at Theater Rigiblick in Zürich, as well as original music by Steffen Schorn, Peter Herbolzheimer and others in several locations.

 

February/March

Teaching activity at New School in New York City  and at William Paterson University (USA) in exchange with New York jazz pianist Armen Donelian.

For the seventh time I‘m doing this exciting collaboration with Armen Donelian, teaching at this two renowned institutions int the U.S.

 

Spring 2016

There are more concerts with my Trio,  presenting the new CD Microcosmos (unit records)  in Küsnacht, Zurich, Lenzerheide, Basel.

 

 

2015

January

Concerts with TALKIN‘ Jazz: 6 junge Musiker improvisieren mit dem Adrian Frey Trio.

A project of the STEO Foundation

 

February/March

Concerts with Sonic Calligraphy in San Francisco, Berkeley and New York (feat. Jason Kao Hwang, violin, viola)

Teaching activity at New School in New York City  and at William Paterson University (USA) in an exchange with Armen Donelian.

 

April

New CD release: Adrian Frey Trio    Microcosmos (unit records)
CD presentation April 10 at Mehrspur, Zurich

 

 

 

2014

January

Concerts with Sonic Calligraphy in Hong Kong and South China. The duo was invited to participate in the retrospective for Hong Kong poet Leung Ping-kwan. There was also a concert with modern dancer Er Gao and his company in Guangzhou a.o.

 

February/March

Teaching activitiy at New School in New York City  and at William Paterson University (USA) in an exchange with Armen Donelian.

Concert with Sonic Calligraphy feat. Chris Washburne (tb) in NYC.

 

April

Concerts with Adrian Frey Quintet Dreams Abroad in Zurich, Basel, Winterthur.

 

Mai

Festival „Zurich meets New York“. Concert with the Adrian Frey Trio at the Zinc Bar in NYC on May 22nd. Double concert with the Armen Donelian Trio.

 

August

New recording with the Adrian Frey Trio for upcoming CD, a production with Swiss radio SFR.

 

September

Concerts with singer Jay Clayton (New York)

Concert with Daniel Schnyder (NY, sax & composition), the Adrian Frey Trio and the string orchestra „Stringendo“ at the festival „Herbst in der Helferei“ in Zürich (Conductor André Bellmont).

 

2013

February/March

Teaching activitiy at New School in NYC  and at William Paterson University in an exchange with Armen Donelian

 

June

Recording with Sonic Calligraphy (Quartet), with Peggy Chew (voc), Felix Utzinger (g), Willy Kotoun (perc) and AF (p).

Sound clips are here.

 

Juli

The Adrian Frey Trio was invited by the STEO foundation to conceptualize and plan a programme with young muiscians for the season 2014/15.

 

2012

January                               

2 new projects:
- with Pit Gutmann (dr, perc, sound sculptures) and Psychor (a mixed choir from Zurich):

  A  programme of vocal music from gregorian times to Strawinsky, Stockhausen -  interspersed with improvisations

  1. -DREAMS ABROAD with Dani Schenker (tp), Felix Utzinger (g), Patrick Sommer (b), Pius Baschnagel (dr).

 

February/March

Teaching activitiy at New School in NYC  and at William Paterson University in an exchange with Armen Donelian

 

October

Tour in China with Sonic Calligraphy. Concerts in Beijing, Qingdao, Changsha, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai. It was an exciting and adventurous tour with many fantastic guest musicians (Wu Na, guqin, Coco Zhao, vocals, Song Zhao, cello, Li Tie Qiao, altosax) and modern dancer Er Gao. He joined us for a memorable performance in Guangzhou.

 

2011

January                               

Artist in Residence at the jazz club MOODS in Zurich: 3 concerts with new formations (incl. Tony Renold, Aberikula,

Pit Gutmann, Benj Hartwig, Dani Schenker, Felix Utzinger, Patrick Sommer, Dominik Burkhalter).

 

February/March

Teaching activitiy at New School in NYC  and at William Paterson University in an exchange with Armen Donelian

 

2010

March

Teaching activitiy at New School in NYC  and at William Paterson University in an exchange with Armen Donelian

Release of the new trio cd „no flags“ on unit records.

 

November                               

Tour in Switzerland with Sonic Calligraphy and guests Coco Zhao (voc, Shanghai) and Wu Na (guqin, Beijing).

Release of their new CD „The Flow of Things“ (altrisuoni AS300)

 

 

2009

March

Teaching activitiy at New School in NYC  and at William Paterson University in an exchange with Armen Donelian

July

Recording at Radio Studio Zürich with the Adrian Frey Trio (Patrick Sommer, bass and Tony Renold, drums) for the upcomig CD „No Flags“

September                               

Tournée in China with Sonic Calligraphy and guests Coco Zhao (voc, Shanghai) and Wu Na (guqin, Beijing)

Concerts in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong.

 

 

2008

September

Concert with singer Jay Clayton, Nils Wogram (tb), the Adrian Frey Trio and the string orchestra „Stringendo“ at the festival „Herbst in der Helferei“ in Zürich (Conductor André Bellmont). The arrangements (of standards and originals of Jay) were written specially for this production by Ed Neumeister, Gary Thomas , Jim Knapp, Cecil Bridgewater, Michael Formanek, Martin Streule, André Bellmont a.o.

August                               

CD-Release Timegrid_01 of „Zweizeit“ (Martin Schlumpf,cbcl, bcl, Adrian Frey, p)

May

Recordings at the Radio Studio Zürich with Zurich Jazz Orchestra .

April

Recording of the music to the documentary about Swiss artist Max Bill  „bill - das perfekte augenmass“.

 

 

2007

October
Concerts with Jay Clayton (voc), Stephan Kurmann (bass) and Makaya Ntshoko (drums). 
September
Tournée in China with Sonic Calligraphy, concerts in Hong Kong, Shanghai a.o.

August
Concert at the Lucerne Festival with Jiggs Wigham 
June 

Concerts with two new projects:
- „Sommerkreis“ with Martin Schlumpf and the Casal String Quartet
- „Ravel improvisé“ with Matthias Müller,clarinet, Markus Lauterburg, drums and Irina Chkourindina, piano
April/May
Tour in Switzerland with „Martin Streule Jazz Orchestra“ and the new programme „FIRE“.Release of the new CD „EARTH“ (unit records).

March/April
Tour with Jochen Baldes subnoder in Germany and Switzerland. 
(CD: „The Moholo Songs“, double moon records). 
January/February
Trip to Brasilien (Rio, Salvador, Joao Pessoa) 

 

2006

November
Konzert mit Jay Clayton und dem Adrian Frey Trio im club mehrspur, Zürich. 
Oktober
Konzert mit Sonic Calligraphy in San Francisco (Peggy Chew, voc, Adrian Frey,p, John Wiitala,b und Jon Arkin, dr) 
September
Studienwoche „Herausforderung China“ an der Musikhochschule Zürich. Workshop und Konzert mit „Sonic Calligraphy“.
(CD-Sampler „From Beeijing with Love“, zhdk records) 
Juli
Aufnahmen mit „Sonic Calligraphy“ im Radio-Studio Zürich (mit Peggy Chew, Gesang,Yang Jing, Pipa und Willy Kotoun, Perkusssion) 
Juni 
Präsentation des neuen Programms von „Sonic Calligraphy“ (mit Peggy Chew, Gesang,Yang Jing, Pipa und Willy Kotoun, Perkusssion) im Moods, Zürich 
Januar
Aufnahmen mit Jochen Baldes subnoder im Radio-Studio Zürich