Modern Jazz
35 - 0584215
  • Artist: Focusyear Band
  • Format: CD
  • Order No.: 0584215
  • Release Date: 14.06.2019
  • Label: Neuklang
  • Genre: Modern Jazz
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Open Paths


A Jazz scholarship which allows you to completely focus on music for a whole year without existence pressure, free from academic curricula, credits and exams, in an international band consisting of the most talented musicians and accompanied by globally outstanding personalities from the Jazz scene: This dream has become reality at a place which is globally unique to the world of Jazz - The Jazzcampus of the Musikhochschule/FHNW in Basel.

The Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel is the initiator and leader of this extraordinary project, which is new to Europe, and which brings Jazz heavyweights such as Dave Holland, Avishai Cohen, Becca Stevens, Joshua Redman or Steve Swallow as band coaches every fortnight to the Jazzcampus.

From applications coming in from all over the world and after auditions, eight musicians were chosen for the Focusyear Band. Since September 2017, they have regularly been presenting themselves at the Jazzcampus club and will record their music in the Jazzcampus studio. At the end of their scholarship, they will be introduced to an international environment through club and festival concerts.


Song Yi Jeon – voice, piano

Alexandra Hamburger – flute, baritone saxophone

Santi De La Rubia – tenor saxophone

Vinicius Gomes - guitar

Marc Mezgolits – bass

Chase Kuesel – drums, vibraphone, synth

Iago Fernández – drums, vibraphone

  • Primeiro sim
  • Coming Back
  • Every Song, it Spells your Name
  • New Again
  • Gridlock
  • Big Young Soul
  • Borrowed Time
  • Brisa
  • Weird Dream
  • Turning Points
  • Caminhos albertos (Open Paths)