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Gaezig

Zug, Zug, Switzerland | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Zug, Zug, Switzerland | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
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"Swiss Music Prize 2014 - Brief biography of the nominee Hans Kennel"

Hans Kennel

Hans Kennel was born in Schwyz in 1939 and trained as a classical trumpet player at the conservatoires of Fribourg and Zurich. A celebrated jazz pioneer in the 1960s who appeared with greats like Kenny Clarke, George Gruntz and Irène Schweizer, he led his own internationally renowned jazz band called Habarigani Brass. Two decades later, Kennel, the son of a family of famous folk musicians out of the Muotathal in the Canton of Schwyz, started to delve into his home region’s heritage. He formed the alphorn quartet Mytha and the band Alpine Jazz Herd (later renamed Alpine Experience), both of which became trailblazers of the new folk movement in the 1990's with their mix of traditional sounds and jazz virtuosity. In addition to the trumpet, Kennel also plays the alphorn and sings. His work was honoured with the Central Switzerland Culture Award in 1998. - Federal Office of Cultural Affairs


"Nominees for the first Swiss Music Prize announced including Hans Kennel of Gaezig"

Nominees for the first Swiss Music Prize announced

Bern, 31.03.2014 - This year, the Federal Office of Culture (FOC) is awarding the first ever Swiss Music Prize. The 15 nominees are musicians from throughout Switzerland representing a variety of musical genres. The Swiss Music Prize 2014 will be presented to the winner by Federal Councillor Alain Berset on 19 September as part of the Label Suisse festival in Lausanne. It carries prize money of CHF 100,000.


The nominees for the first Swiss Music Prize include Andreas Schaerer, Beat-man and Julian Sartorius from Bern, Irène Schweizer from Zurich, Norbert Möslang from St. Gallen, the Basel-based ensemble Phoenix Basel, Erika Stucky (Thalwil), HANS KENNEL (Baar), Marcel Oetiker (Altendorf) and the Steamboat Switzerland ensemble, as well as Dragos Tara from Lausanne, Franz Treichler and Mama Rosin from Geneva, Franco Cesarini from Melide and Corin Curschellas from Rueun.

The Swiss Music Prize is designed to honour outstanding and innovative Swiss music and give it greater public recognition. The award carries prize money of CHF 100,000, with each of the nominees receiving CHF 25,000.

Selection process for the Swiss Music Prize
In 2013, the FOC appointed a ten-member team consisting of music journalists, musicians and music experts. They selected candidates from all parts of Switzerland and every field of music and submitted their names to the Federal Music Jury. In March 2014, the seven jury members then chose the 15 finalists from among the 41 proposals. The winner of the Swiss Music Prize 2014 will be announced at the award ceremony.

Swiss Music Prize 2014 award ceremony
The national award will be presented on 19 September 2014 by Federal Councillor Alain Berset as part of the Label Suisse festival in Lausanne. Swiss public broadcasting organisation SRG SSR is a partner of the Swiss Music Prize.

Further information
Switzerland has a long tradition of awarding national prizes for art and design. Following the entry into force of the Culture Promotion Act (CPA) in 2012, the Confederation has established further awards for dance and literature, beginning in 2013 and, from 2014, theatre and music. - Federal Office of Cultural Affairs


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Hans Kennel

Vocals, Jodel, Trumpet, Alphorn, Buchel, Bukkehorn


Christine Lauterburg

Vocals, Jodel, Accordeon, Violin, Viola


Regina Steiner

Vocals, Jodel, Trumpet, Alphorn, Buchel, Zink, Bukkehorn


Leo Bachmann

Tuba


The audience is surprised by listening to these melodies and voices, because they do not know them in this special manner, but they mean that they recognise them. This is some kind of a new roots music "GAEZIG" plays in an exciting way. Sometimes archaic with traditional instruments, sometimes in combination with self-standing voices, woven by pure and natural juetzli's. The diffenence of various generations disappears in the background. The spotlight focuses authentic sounds, soulful and touching music.


"GAEZIG" is not a registered trade mark. It is a word coming from the Canton of Berne meaning spicy, fiery and piquant. Like this is the music peppered with 'gaezig' improvisations, archaic melodies, original compositions by Hans Kennel and arrangements by Christine Lauterburg full of passion. Three generations of musicians are performing together.


Christine Lauterburg is a well known actress and as a singer she is performing in various bands. She combines traditional jodeling and 'juchzen' with modern electronic sounds. Hans Kennel started as an international reputated and well known trumpet player in the jazz scene (Abdullah Ibrahim, Mal Waldron, Kenny Clarke, George Gruntz and many more). He re-discovered the alphorn in a progressive, new combination of sounds. Open minded he jumps between jazz, folk roots, traditional and classical music. Regina Steiner has a master degree in music therapy, studied trumpet at the conservatory in Lucerne and zink in Washington D.C. Actually the trio is growing to a quartet with tuba player and composer Leo Bachmann who studied at the conservatory in Lucerne and especially in New York with Bob Stewart.


This is true and pure, natural and beautiful, leaving tradition behind without forgetting it. It is "GAEZIG", unique and special, contemporary Swissness with an international flavour. Even if they do not exist for a long time, they already performed in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, New York, Grenoble, and some more places in Switzerland as abroad.








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