🎹 Nik Bärtsch’s RONIN: elements of disparate musical worlds, be they funk, new classical music or sounds from Japanese ritual music, amalgamated into a coherent new style.
🥁 Szun Waves: will be present in Romania for the first time and will bring sounds from New Hymn To Freedom, recognized by Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet) as the album of the year 2018;
🎷 Flatsharkss: an emerging and exciting group, with well-known members from the Romanian jazz scene.
🎹 James Holden & The Animal Spirits – a group that combines astral jazz, minimal and rhythms of North African music, obtaining “folk-trance”
🥁 Leo Betzl Trio – techno-jazz obtained purely acoustically by piano, double bass and percussion, without any computers or synthesizers;
🎷 Deus Ex Quartet – a highly appreciated group on the underground Budapest scene, combining contemporary jazz with Hungarian folk, drum and bass and ambiental;
We are excited to announce you the first 3 groups that are part of the #smidajazz2019 line-up:
🎹 Mammal Hands – one of the most exciting bands in Europe often compared to Portico Quartet and GoGo Penguin;
🥁 Phronesis – “One of European jazz’s most dynamic bands”, The Guardian;
🎷 Paolo Profeti European Collective – a cross-border project by a cross-border Collective.
More to come!