Utopia Stefan Aeby Trio
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With the perfect match of Michael Stulz on drums and André Pousaz on bass, Stefan Aeby`s piano playing and composing have found a new tonal dimension with a strong personal sound spectrum as well as a real touching and intimate band sound. This strong Interplay lets the trio interprete it's music in a completely new way each time with dynamic and vivid energy that genuinely unites in the free as well as in the harmonically more complex parts. Catchy, lyrical melodies are mixed with very colorful and rich harmonies, harmonies which understand to surprise the listener each time and blend very well with the contemporary-music-scenes inspired grooves as well as the more rhythmical open parts.
The compositions are musical journeys, personal and intimate pieces which spell bound the listener without putting technical aspects into the foreground. Therefore this music content has a grasping urgency. The music of the trio is very unique with a lot of space left for their singular personalities to play with freedom and improvise. A central aspect is always the dialogue between the musicians and their respective interplay.
'The compositions are uniformly excellent, filled with unexpected twists and surprising harmonic choices. Highly recommended excellent listening experience.' (Cadence, New York)
The pianist Stefan Aeby, born 1979 in Freiburg has enjoyed excellent coaching from well established musicians such as Jean Christophe Cholet, Art Lande, Don Friedman and Marc Copland. Both a degree on his instrument from the conservatory and a Masters in music science from the University he acclaimed in Freiburg. From 2004 until 2010 he has held a teaching position at the renowned jazz school in Montreux and since autumn 2010 has also been teaching at the conservatory in Freiburg.
In his wide spanning career he has scored silent films from the 1920`and played with musical personalities such as Frank Tortiller, Gabriele Mirabassi, Rory Stuart, Bop Mintzer, Chris Potter, Claudio Puntin, Clarence Penn, David Pouradier Duteil, Yves Torchinsky, Bänz Oester, Samuel Rohrer, Lisette Spinnler, Claudo Pontiggia, Carcel Papaux, Samuel Blaser, Popol Lavanchy, Custav, Julien Charlet, Rick Margitza, Patrice Moret, Stéphane Belmondo, Oscar d`Leon, Tom Harrell to name just a few.
Current active projects are Tobias Preisig Quartet, Sarah Büchi`s THALi, Daniel Schenker Quartet, Lisette Spinnler Quartet and the Bucher-Sommer-Friedli and Aeby Quartett.
In his widespread touring activity he has been playing throughout parts of Europe, Africa, China, Japan and different Latin American countries.