Andreas Schaerer - voice
Lucas Niggli - drums
Luciano Biondini - accordion
Kalle Kalima - guitar
Andrew Downing - cello
Lina Allemano - trumpet
As part of the Play North Series, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is proud to present a very special collaboration between one of the most creative and in demand groups from Europe, A Novel of Anomaly and two significant musical improvisers from Canada. Andrew Downing is one of Canada’s most important bassists, cellists and composers, whose last album was nominated for a JUNO this year. Trumpeter Lina Allemano who is as at home in Berlin as she is in Toronto is one of Canada’s most unique voices on the instrument.
A Novel of Anomaly features the Berne-based vocal acrobat and multi-genre composer Andreas Schaerer; Zurich drummer Lucas Niggli; Italian accordionist Luciano Biondini; and Berlin-based Finnish guitarist Kalle Kalima.
This collaboration, a world exclusive, promises to be a festival highlight!