Dominic Egli's Plurism in South Africa

In the beginning of july I had the pleasure to join Dominic Egli's band Plurism feat. Feya Faku for a tour in South Africa with concerts in Joburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and at the amazing Standard Bank Jazzfestial in Grahamstown. Thanks to everybody involved. It was mindblowing!

Pilgrim Schaffhausen & Norway

Pilgrim Spring Festivals

I'm very excited to start this years festival season of Pilgrim next Sunday april 23rd in London at the Intakt-Festival and the sunday right after at BrayJazz Festival in Dublin. In Mai and June we will continue in Norway playing four festivals and the great venue Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo. And of course we can't wait to play at Jazzfestival Schaffhausen in our home country on friday mai 12th!

21.04.17 Bejazz, Bern (CH)
23.04.17 Intakt Festival @ Vortex, London (UK)
29.04.17 BrayJazz Festival, Dublin (IE)
10.05.17 Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo (NO)
11.05.17 Jazzfestival, Trondheim (NO)
12.05.17 Jazzfestival, Schaffhausen (CH)
13.05.17 Maijazz Festival, Stavanger (NO)
02.06.17 NattJazz, Bergen (NO)

CounterpointS "Subway Lines"

Very excited about the Release of the new record "Subway Lines" by Talmor Irniger Counterpoints (feat. Ohad Talmor, ts / Christoph Irniger, ts / Baenz Oester, b / Vinnie Sperrazza, dr) on Fresh Sound New Talent in march. The album was recorded in November 2015 in collaboration with Radio SRF 2 Kultur and features seven pieces of Ohad and three of mine. The record is available at the Shop.

Release Tour in march in CH - DE - IT - ES - PT:

02.03.17 Esse Music Bar, Winterthur (CH)
03.03.17 Bejazz, Bern (CH)
04.03.17 Der Pappelgarten, Reutlingen (DE)
05.03.17 Jazz in Bess, Lugano (CH)
08.03.17 Make Art, Bisceglie (IT)
09.03.17 Dexter, Bari (IT)
10.03.17 Chorus, Lausanne (CH)
11.03.17 AMR, Geneve (CH)
12.03.17 Villa Schneckenmann, Zürich (CH)
14.03.17 Cafe Tati, Lisbon (PT)
15.03.17 Hot Clube, Lisbon (PT)
16.03.17 Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga (PT)
17.03.17 El Cercano Espacio, Ourense (ES)
18.03.17 Porta Jazz, Porto (PT)

"Big Wheel Live" in Germany

Yeba. Pilgrim Tour continuing on Mondayyesss!

13.02.17 C-Keller, Weimar (DE)
14.02.17 Cavette, Marburg (DE)
15.02.17 Zig Zag Jazzclub, Berlin (DE)
16.02.17 Cafe Wagner, Jena (DE)
17.02.17 Jazzforum, Bayreuth (DE)
18.02.17 Kulturbahnhof, Kalchreuth (DE)

Best of 2016

Very honoured that Big Wheel Live appeared in several Best lists this year. The Aargauer Zeitung picked the CD as No. 1 in "Jazz National". Further appearences in Improvisedblog's (US) and (DE) Top 10, as also at the NPR Jazz Critics Poll 2016 (US), One man's Jazz (CA) and the Oservador (PT) at the recomondations!

"Big Wheel Live" Release Tour

03.11.16 Altes Pfandhaus, Köln (DE)
04.11.16 Theatersaal im Lindenhof, Braunschweig (DE)
05.11.16 Jazzclub im Speicher, Leer (DE)
06.11.16 Dumont, Aachen (DE)
10.11.16 Armer Konrad, Weinstadt (DE)
17.01.17 Altes Spital, Solothurn (CH)
25.01.17 Jazz im Seefeld / GZ Riesbach, Zürich (CH)
13.02.17 C-Keller, Weimar (DE)
14.02.17 Cavette, Marburg (DE)
15.02.17 Zig Zag Jazzclub, Berlin (DE)
16.02.17 Jazzmeile, Jena (DE)
17.02.17 Jazzforum, Bayreuth (DE)
18.02.17 Kulturbahnhof, Kalchreuth (DE)
23.03.17 Jazzclub in der Tuchlaube, Aarau (CH)
23.04.17 Vortex, London (UK)

Big Wheel Live

The new Live Album of my group Pilgrim is now available at the Shop. The record will appear on Intakt Records and will be in stores, Amanzon, Bandcamp or Itunes by mid September. Official release on September 16th / September 30th (USA & CANADA).

Intakt Records writes: "After the highly praised group’s latest studio recording 'Italian Circus Story', Pilgrim - driven by enthusiasm and inventiveness - presents the vibrant live album 'Big Wheel'. Pilgrim plays full of verve, with plenty of room for spontaneity and improvisation and demonstrates impressively their pulsating music."

Line Up: Christoph Irniger, ts / Stefan Aeby, p / Dave Gisler, g / Raffaele Bossard, b & MIchi Stulz, dr

Check the tourdates..