Urs Bollhalder Trio
"Pour ceux qui sont a la recherche de nouvelles voix pianistiques et de trios piano qui sortent des sentiers battus." - Gilbert Mathieu, Amazon.fr
The trio plays original compositions by its bandleader Urs Bollhalder. The music contains the immediacy of contemporary jazz, the vareity of forms of classical music as well as the spontaneity of folk music.
The trio explores possible interactions of compositional structures and open interplay. Written out parts and their improvised consequences are supposed to form an elastic unity.
The Urs Bollhalder Trio was selected to perform in March 2008 at the 12Points! Festival of New European Jazz in Dublin, Ireland.
In March 2010 the trios debut album called The Portkey will be released on the prestigious Italian record label CAM Jazz under their series CAM Jazz presents which features young upcoming jazz groups from all over Europe.
In January and February 2011 the Urs Bollhalder Trio will be part of a festival that presents young and contemporary Swiss Jazz: Suisse Diagonales
*October 7, 1982 (Los Angeles)
Raffaele Bossard studied double bass at the jazz department of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with Patrice Moret, Hämmi Hämmerli, Heiri Känzig, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Frei and Dieter Lange.
Furthermore he had the singular opportunity to learn from greats the likes of Ron Carter, Jon Burr, Jonathan Kreisberg, Eivind Opsvik and Hans Glawischnig. Raffaele played in several orchestras, like the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra a.o.
As of the moment he is mainly to be heard with his own quartett Junction Box, the Joe Haider Quartett and Double Quartett, the Urs Bollhalder Trio, the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, Urs Vögeli's Flyout and the Hip Hop Band Japrazz. Raffaele Bossard is Laureate of the Frieldl-Wald-Foundatin 2008.
*August 7, 1982 (Davos)
Christoph Müller studied drums at the jazz departement of of the Lucerne University of AppliedSciences and Arts with Norbert Pfammatter, Fabian Kuratli, Marc Halbheer, Pierre Favre and Kurt Rosenwinkel.
For his graduation concert Christoph Müller received a „Prize for exceptionally talented graduates“ from the Ida & Albert Flersheim Foundation.