Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:30 PM – 2 set(s) of music
Silvan Joray – Guitar
Nadav Erlich – Double Bass
Jordi Pallarés – Drum kit
On this Europe release tour, New York City-based guitarist and composer Silvan Joray presents „Updraft“, his second album as a leader and first for the London based Ubuntu Music label. The album showcases his forward-thinking original style characterized by a transparent tone, crispy articulation, creative rhythmic ideas and extended techniques like quarter tones and „tapping“ which are not traditionally associated with jazz guitar playing. A follow up to his ambitious 2020 trio album, cluster, Joray’s latest outing features once again Israeli double bass player Nadav Erlich and this time the living legend Jeff Ballard (Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny etc.) on drums.
Born and raised in Switzerland, Joray embraces both the openness of European as well as the rootedness and swing of American jazz. While the music on „Updraft“ is clearly influenced by the American jazz tradition, it doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not and is totally content with being in its own category. Renowned jazz bassist Larry Grenadier states: „Silvan along with Nadav and Jeff have made a musical statement together that has at its core a sense of history and at the same time moves the music towards the future with bold playing and fresh compositions. Sonically beautiful and captivating music.“
Silvan Joray has gained recognition in the jazz community, having won special prizes at the UNISA International Strings Competition in South Africa 2022 and the Smietana Jazz Guitar Competition 2019 in Poland. He has performed at prestigious jazz festivals including the Krakow Summer Jazz Festival, Offbeat Jazzfestival Basel, and International Jazz Festival Bern, and has toured in Germany, Norway, Poland, Spain, and Israel. Silvan will be touring throughout the year – please see his website for details: www.silvanjoray.com