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IMPAKT JAM | Paul Butscher - Ralph Alessi - Jaronas Höhener


Montag, 27 Mai 2024 - 20:00 Uhr


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Berns Jam für frei improvisierte Musik

Doors: 19:30

Opener: 20:00

Jam ab 20:45



Paul Butscher
Trumpet/flugelhorn - born in la Chaux-de-Fonds (CH) in 1990.

Paul Butscher, Bern based trumpet/flugelhorn player, has been active since he was 16 in different pop-ska-jazz-hip-hop band. With his projects (Jacob Hannes, ARBRE, Koqa Beatbox, Ska Nerfs, République Atypique, Enterfenster,..) he had the chance to play in some of the biggest festivals in Switzerland (Paléo, Montreux Jazz, Cully Jazz, BadBonn Kilbi, JazzOnze+, Cologne JazzWeek, ) in a lot of clubs and to tour in Europe and in China. He also recorded a few studios albums.

In parallel of these stage and studio experiences Paul achieved a Bachelor in Psychomotricity in Geneva in 2014. In 2019 he decided to dedicate him fully to music and began a Bachelor of Arts - Jazz in Bern-HKB. He’s now studying a Master degree in Performance with Ralph Alessi, Matthieu Michel, Colin Valon, Jim Black, and many other.

Beside studies and sideman activities (Anna Kalk Quartet, Klacken, Assonance, Jonathan Salvi’s Arugula sextet, Pale Male, Dane Itte, Im Nu, ...) his main actual project is: ARBRE (jazz-indie- alternative trio), with whom he has just won the prestigious Swiss competition ZKB Jazzpreis 2023.



Jaronas Höhener

Jaronas Höhener ist Trompeter, Musiker, Komponist und Klangforscher, der sich musikalisch vor allem im Bereich der improvisierten, experimentellen und elektronischen und Pop - Musik bewegt. Geboren am 03.03.1995, aufgewachsen in Gais, Appenzell Ausserrhoden.
Mit sieben Jahren begann er Trompete zu spielen und lernte bei Herbert Walser, Matthieu Michel und Bert Joris

Er beschäftigt sich intensiv mit live- Elektronik, Klangkunst und improvisierter Musik.
Jaronas ist in einer Vielzahl von Projekten und Bands als Leader oder Sideman aktiv.
Zahlreiche Konzerte und Tourneen führten ihn durch die Schweiz, Deutschland, Frankreich, England, Italien, Österreich und Dänemark. Ebenfalls ist und war er an diversen CD- und Studio-Produktionen beteiligt.



Ralph Alessi

Ralph Alessi is a trumpet player/composer who splits his time between Brooklyn, NY and Bern, Switzerland where he teaches at HKB. Over his career he has played and recorded with the likes of Fred Hersch, Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Jason Moran, Sam Rivers, Tim Berne, Uri Caine and many others. Currently, Ralph records for the ECM record label and recently released his 4th record on the label, “It’s Always Now.” As an educator, he has taught at the Eastman School of Music, NYU and University of Nevada-Reno. Since 2001, he has been the founder/director of the School for Improvisational Music, an international workshop series that takes place in Brooklyn (www.schoolforimprov.org).

“Alessi is an individualist, with a style and sound all his own” Downbeat Magazine

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IMPAKT JAM | Paul Butscher - Ralph Alessi - Jaronas Höhener