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Jazz, Tango, Songs

Jan Galega Brönnimann Bass Clarinet, Contra alto clarinet, Soprano Saxophone

Michael Zisman bandoneon

The Art of the Duo: Jan Galega Brönnimann and Michael Zisman are strong improvisers with a unique language.  in this duo they are creating magic moments.

Michael Zisman is one of todays greatest talents and pioneers of his instrument – the bandoneon, a unique reed instrument, famous for it’s deeply melancholic and warm sound is mainly known from argentinian tango music. zisman is the first bandoneon player to implement and explore the traditional jazz language on his instrument.

at age 34 zisman has already realized an astonishing number of projects and recordings with great artists such as paquito d'rivera, al di meola, bert joris, dado moroni, franco ambrosetti, antonio farao, mark soskin, adrian iaies, gustavo bergalli, heiri kaenzig, matthieu michel, daniel piazzolla, pablo aslan, giora feidman and many more, aswell as with his own ensembles.

michael was born in switzerland 1982 and holds both the swiss and argentinian citizenship. far from his original home country argentina he started to play the bandoneon. he recieved his first bandoneon lesson at age 8 from former band member of late great argentinian bandoneonist and composer astor piazzolla. michael recieved his first own instrument, brought to him from argentina by his grandfather, the very same night that piazzollapassed away in 1992.

in his childhood years he learned music mainly from his father daniel zisman, noted violin soloist and composer. after learning the instrument mostly self taught alongside his colleague peter gneist in berne, switzerland he began his musical studies in buenos aires at age 13 with nestor marconi, bandoneon and juan c. cirigliano (former pianist of astor piazzolla), composition.

He made his first public appearance at age 11 together with tango legends leopoldo federico and atilio stampone, as a surprise guest in geneva, 1993.

he debuted on the big stage a year later as part of his fathers tango ensemble in an event called "tous les violons du monde" presented by yehudi menuhin. he realized his argentinian debut in buenos aires at age 13 with legendary tango violinist szymsia bajour who had been a member of the veryfirst astor piazzolla quintett in the early 1960s.

Alongside his father daniel zisman, michael has realized a vast number of records aswell as toured the world in various formations and as a soloist with both symphonic and chamber orchestras.
after returning from argentina he completed his studies with a masters degree in composition & arrangement at the swiss jazz school where he had the luck to study with great artists such as bert joris, andy scherrer, frank sikora, billy brooks, klaus wagenleiter, klaus könig a.o. over the years he recieved various master classes e.g. with leopoldo federico, jim mcneely, osvaldo ruggiero, roberto lara and daniel schnyder. aside from an extensive standard repertoire in both tango and jazz, michael specializes in the music of his great role model astor piazzolla.

as a soloist he has performed among others with great orchestras such as the israel philharmonic orchestra, the brussels jazz orchestra, the odense symphony orchestra, the boston mit symphony orchestra, the swiss jazz orchestra and appeared at numerous international venues and festivals such as jazz at lincoln center, jazz in marciac, menuhin fesitval gstaad, baltica jazzfestival, trieste international tango festival, estival jazz lugano, notti di luce bergamo, tango festival wuppertal, festival trayectos zaragoza, bandoenon festival krefeld, international jazzfestivals berne and zurich, kiev tango festival, etc.

in 2007 michael zisman was awarded 1st prize in the bandoneon solo category of the international accordeon competition in klingenthal, germany.

Jan Galega Brönnimann was born in Cameroon, West Africa. He has been on the scene for years and known for his innovative and cutting edge collaborations. As a composer and instrumentalist he has worked with the likes of: Nils Petter Molvaer, Sidsel Endresen, Pierre Favre, Saadet Türköz, Eddie Floyd, Round Table Knights, Baba Salah, Aly Keïta and Kenny Werner. He is best known as a frontman with his own band, Brink Man Ship.


2024

 

nov 23 Wendelstein Casa de la Trova JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
nov 22 Wetzikon Kulturfabrik JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
nov 17 Neuss JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
nov 16 Lauenau JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
nov 15 Marburg JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
nov 14 Bergneustadt Schauspielhaus JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
nov 13 Worms Blue Night JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
nov 10 Kehrsatz Jan Galega Brönnimann Michael Zisman
nov 9 Wohlen BE JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
nov 1 Riga Porta Festival JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
oct 31 Riga Porta Festival JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
oct 30 Riga Porta Festival JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
oct 20 Jena  Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
oct 16 Prague Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
oct 10 Fürth Maja Taube Jan Galega Brönnimann 
oct 1 Spiekeroog JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
sept 27 Kärnten JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
sept 25 Maribor Divadlo JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
sept 20 Vinelz Bärelochkultur JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
sept 7 Aesch Tschäpperli Weine JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
sept 6 Schwäbisch Gmünd JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
August 25 Nürnberg Kohlenhof Maja Taube Jan Galega Brönnimann 
August 24 Nürnberg Kohlenhof Maja Taube Jan Galega Brönnimann 
August 23 Nürnberg Kohlenhof Maja Taube Jan Galega Brönnimann 
August 22 Nürnberg Kohlenhof Maja Taube Jan Galega Brönnimann 
August 21 Nürnberg Kohlenhof Maja Taube Jan Galega Brönnimann 
August 20 Nürnberg Kohlenhof Maja Taube Jan Galega Brönnimann 
August 19 Nürnberg Kohlenhof Maja Taube Jan Galega Brönnimann 
August 9 Lichtensteig Jazztage JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
july 20 Feldatal-Kestrich alte Synagoge JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
july 19 Weilburg Lindencult JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
july 7 Ermereuth Synagoge JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
july 6 Forchheim Afrika Festival JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
july 4 Faulensee Blue Turtle Festival  JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
june 27 Lärz Fusion Festival JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
june 26 Berlin Klunker Kranich JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
june 1 Interlaken Schlosskeller JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
may 19 Burg Liesberg Afrika Festival JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
may 17 Nürnberg Egidien Maja Taube Jan Galega Brönnimann 
april 20 Wuppertal alte Färberei JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
april 19 Friedberg altes Hallenbad JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
april 15-18 Bern Zoo Recording Session JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
april 13 Breda Sound of Europe Festival  JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
april 11 Amsterdam Mezrab JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
april 10 Köln King George Jazz Club JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
march15 Bern Botanischer Garten JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
march 9 Sursee Somehuus Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
march 8 Thalwil Kulturraum Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
march 7 Bussigny Au Raisin Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
march 3 Heidenrod Barockhaus JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
march 2 Darmstadt Knabenschule JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
february 24 Zürich Rank JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
february 23 Zürich Rank JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
february 22 Zürich Rank JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
february 17 Brelingen Winter Jazz Festival Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
 january 7 nürnberg klarakirche  maja taube jan galega brönnimann