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Duo Schaerer Kalima

Duo Schaerer Kalima

Andreas Schaerer: vocal acrobat | Kalle Kalima: guitar | Already successful together with the quartet A Novel of Anomaly, the unique Swiss vocal acrobat Andreas Schaerer and equally unconventional Finnish guitarist Kalle Kalima are now performing as a duo. Their forthcoming album “Evolution” – a first for both – is a real song album. Schaerer is here, more than ever before, a singer who uses his typical vocal escapades more sparingly than previously whilst Kalima is fully in the role of supporting the statement. The distinctive signatures of both remain and are reflected not least in the texts which partly examine very personal, intimate thoughts and experiences. And this in a more musically complex way than one would imagine of the fluid and catchy nature of their pieces.

Artist biography Andreas Schaerer

Already as child Andreas Schaerer imitated all the sounds he heard in his home in the Bernese Oberland. After his singing, improvisation and composition studies he formed the Hildegard lernt fliegen sextet which had its breakthrough in 2012 when they won the BMW World Jazz Awards. This was not least thanks to Schaerer’s unique vocal acrobatics which, with bass, tenor and head voice as well as beatboxing complete with “click” and “plopp” sounds and instrumental imitations, provide everything the vocal organ has to offer in the service of unusual, humorous compositions – and this simultaneously and polyphonically! An exceptional talent which he has established further in a duo with Lukas Niggli, in a trio with Martin Eberle and Peter Rom, at the side of Michael Wollny, Vincent Peirani and Emile Parisien and, not least, in the A Novel of Anomaly quartet.


Artist biography Kalle Kalima

Thanks to his distinctive, ever-avant-garde sound, the Finnish guitarist Kalle Kalima who has lived in Berlin since 1998 has long been a part of Europe’s jazz elite. Hereby the diversity of his medium is almost limitless. His stylistic palette ranges from the fusion experiments of his own formation Klima Kalima to the pop jazz anarchy of the band Kuu!; from the song repertoire with the Soi Ensemble to the free jazz band K 18 and from the classic-crossover of his Kallephil project to the global jazz of the A Novel of Anomaly quartet. He nurtures a special preference for American roots music which he has already presented in two country jazz projects of the Austrian drummer Alfred Vogel and, in particular, in his own trio with various line-ups, the Long Winding Road.