TRAVELLING NAT KING COLE

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Soraya Berent, vocals | Michel Wintsch, piano

Piano and voice duet around Nat King Cole’s repertoire. The two musicians offer a re-reading of his music in an open spirit, between tradition and improvisation. The repertoire is magnified by the expressive singer Soraya Berent allied to the free and personal playing of pianist Michel Wintsch.

 Youtube Video

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ | SORAYA BERENT & MICHEL WINTSCH

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NATURE BOY | LIVE @ AMR FEB 2019
STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY | LIVE @ AMR FEB 2019

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ | LIVE @ AMR FEB 2019

Through jazz, electronic, avant-garde and  improvisation, Soraya creates her own vocal style from British and Swiss background. She plays mostly in France and Switzerland and produced her first quartet album « Undividualism » in 2011 at Unit Records, then two other albums with the band ZATAR « Terra Aria », 2016, and « Aremu », 2018. She colaborates with Elvett (electro-soul) since 2016.

Pianist, composer, improviser,  Michel Wintsch draws his constantly renewed inspiration at the root of multiple musical genres. He adopts a composition system that leaves a great  part of creativity to his fellow musicians, and yet defines his own style. He tours, among others,  with the WHO trio (Gerry Hemingway et Bänz Oester) since 20 years in the entire world. He published numerous albums and played with Fred Frith, Han Bennink, Ray Anderson etc…. As a composer, he works in the field of cinema (Alain Tanner), theater, radio,  ballet, as well as many other musical projects.

Upcoming shows

Fri 22.11.19 @ Le Monde à part | Geneva CH

 

Past shows

Fri 29.03.19 , 9pm  @ Jazz One More Time | La Sportive | Geneva CH

Sat 9.02.19,  9.30 pm  @ AMR | Suisse Diagonales Jazz |Geneva CH

30.06.18, 7.30 pm  @ AMR | Festival Cropettes | Geneva CH

02-03.06.18,  6.30 pm  @ Chauvet-Lullin Vernier | Geneva CH

 

Press reviews

« Soraya Berent crée une musique puissamment envoûtante, capable de séduire bien au-delà du cercle des fans de jazz. » Tribune de Genève, Luca Sabbatini

« Singer, composer, lyricist Soraya Berent is clearly also a poet/spoken-wordist, blending many styles in her provocatively titled Undividualism. » New York City Jazz Records, Katie Bull

« Grenzüberschreitend, faszinierend und musikalisch ausgereift! Eine Frontfrau, Sängerin und Komponistin mit dem Gespür für das Aussergewöhnliche! » JAZZ’N'MORE

« Cross-border, fascinating and musically mature! A front woman, singer and composer with a sense of the extraordinary! »  JAZZ’N'MORE

 « Michel Wintsch’s compositions are wholly absorbing, rousing- ly unpredictable and cleverly structured pieces » Chris Parker, BBC Music

 « …Every sound is full of restraint, as if it only hints at the vast hidden world that made it possible, yet that remains unseen. Implicit music. The note that isn’t played is as important as the one that is. Real beauty is revealed by suggesting it… » Stef, All About Jazz 09 (about the Album « Less is More » by the WHO trio)

 « Beaucoup se sont épuisés sur les traces d’Edgar Varèse, Frank Zappa ou Carla Bley aux gymnastiques musicales les plus vaines -(…) Ils sont donc peu nombreux, à l’instar de Michel Wintsch, à avoir agrémenté ladite science des enchaînements de l’indis- pensable épice qui à chaque décrochage répercute et réafirme offensivement une visée, décale la vitesse acquis. (…) Wintsch proportionne remarquablement diverses techniques (…),qui ne désarticulent nullement sa musique, pas plus qu’une improvisation logée dans les interstices, mais la nourrissent et l’irradient » JazzMagazine Oct 96

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