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.