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Marie Kruttli (p, comp.), Lukas Traxel (b) , Jonathan Barber (dr)
The Marie Kruttli Trio inspires, vivid, fresh, brilliant and audacious. The swiss pianist creates with a sophisticated and personal language. a deep rhythmical and harmonical research.Thanks to the interpretation of the trio, full of lightness and groove, this music speaks to the body and the heart. With a mature sound, a special esthetic and a bewitching virtuosity, the three musicians deliver a highly pertinent music. No hipster minimalism, no irony but clear and powerful ideas. Kruttli’s playing impresses at every level, delivering with defined ease, complex rhythms, colorful harmonics and overlapping tones. She navigates her band through a mysterious, soulful musical landscape.
What distingues the young pianist from her peers is her confident and straightforward delivery of a vast array of original musical. Deeply indebted to composers such as Stravinski, Debussy and Ravel, she is at home in a wide range of dazzling melodic patterns, effortlessly mastering the most sophisticated chord changes. This trio emerges at an exciting time in Jazz history, when boundaries are being pushed, revised and pushed again. Their organic style is both, exciting and innovative.
“This young lady is phenomenal” David Murray, Saxophonist, ZKBJazz award Laudatio (Apr. 2016)
“What i’m hearing is a true piano language and compositional language. this is great!” Jason Moran 2017
“She’s Fearless!” Pablo Held 2017
Marie Kruttli was born in a small village in Switzerland in a family of classical musicians. She started playing the piano at the age of 6. After years of classical training, she became interested in jazz. Here was a music that resonated more with her body and soul. Marie studied piano at the University of Lausanne (HEMU), with Emil Spanyi as her teacher. She received her Bachelor in 2012. In 2014 she completed her Master’s with Hans Feigenwinter at the University of Music, Lucerne. Marie started to compose at a young age and put together a trio to perform. Her music follows a distinctintuitive approach, thanks to her rich musical background. Shehas received much praise in the last two years winning manyscholarships. In 2016 the Marie Kruttli Trio won Switzerland’s most prestigious Zurich Jazz Award. Marie spent 3 months in2015 in New York City, where she immersed herself in the local jazz scene. She recorded an EP called « What do I Miss » with notable young New York musicians, released in October 2015.Over the past few years, Marie has performed with many well known musicians. Gerry Hemingway,Tim Berne, MichaelAbene, Matthieu Michel, Dominik Burkhalter, Alban Darche,Dejan Terzic, Samuel Blaser . And young upcoming New Yorkmusicians like Jonathan Barber, Devin Starks, Linda Briceno, Francesco Geminiani among many others.
New York City-based Jonathan Barber was voted the #1 Up-and-Coming Drummer of 2018 in Modern Drummer. Only 28 years old, he has already recorded and toured worldwide with such artists as Buster Williams, Jeremy Pelt, Wallace Roney, J.D. Allen, Terrace Martin, Nicholas Payton, Marcus Strickland, Abraham Burton, Harold Mabern, Steve Davis, Stefon Harris, and many more. Barber has also been called on for such significant performances as Jimmy Greene’s Ana Grace Project (with an all-star band comprised of Greene, Kenny Barron, John Patitucci, and Kurt Elling) and back-to-back sold-out concerts with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Erykah Badu at the BAM Opera House.
Lukas Traxel was born in 1993 in Uri, Switzerland. He studied Stand up Bass at the Hochschule Musik Luzern and has established himself as an internationally acclaimed sideman. He has performed with well known musicians such as Nils Wogram, Julian Arguelles, Max Frankl, Nik Bärtsch, Zürich JazzOrchestra to name a few and is a band member of ECM artist Elina Duni.