ONDA MAGICA & Eli Albanello

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Eli Albanello

Eli Albanello grew up in Bern between two worlds: the Italian and Swiss culter. The love for music she discovered in the time when she being with the classical piano. During the time she was fascinated by singing and moving with her voice between different music genre pop, rock and jazz singing. From the pop-rock band Senso Unico she was engaged as a keyboard player and singer for various concerts in Switzerland and live on the radio.

Through these first experiences she discovered her passion for singing. Later various engagements in the pop-rock and electro / trip-hop scene for live and studio projects followed. Always fascinated by the music and philosophy of jazz, Eli Albanello decided to further develop musically. In Lucerne and Winterthur she studied at the music academies jazz singing, composition and arranging. As a jazz singer she performed in various jazz and gospel formations and enchanted the audience with her voice. As individual artist, she remains authentic.

Alex Wilson

Now based in Switzerland, Alex Wilson is one of the foremost keyboard players to come out of the UK.  He has travelled to sixty countries appearing with artists as diverse as Wynton Marsalis, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ernest Ranglin, Marc Anthony, Cheo Feliciano, Jocelyn Brown, Courtney Pine, Hugh Masakela, Madou Sidiki Diabaté & DJ Snowboy.His composing & production career is equally diverse writing commissions for Harrogate International Festival, Aldeburgh Music and The Royal Opera House and his theatre score for NITRO’s The Wedding Dance to his TV music placed on Channel 4, the series ‘24’, CNN, Discovery Channel and the Sandra Bullock film The Proposal. Alex Wilson is musical supervisor/director of Do You Speak Djembe - a worldwide interactive show featuring top African and world musicians including Seckou Keita.Curator of the annual London Latin Jazz Fest and with nine solo albums to his name including Mali Latino, which achieved a Top of the World accolade from Songlines magazine, Alex has firmly established himself in the world of Latin Music and beyond.  Alex was born in the UK of mixed   English/African parentage and was brought up in the UK, Sierra Leone, Austria and Switzerland.

Juan Carlos Abreù

Juan Carlos Abreu Lizaso drummer of cuba, worked in different groups like Tony Martinez, Almendra. Currently with The Lariba Group, Regina Ribeiro, Julinho Martin among others.

Roberto Koch

Roberto Koch was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At the age of six he began to play the violin. At eighteen he switched to the double bass. Still in Caracas, he studied at the "Escuela de Música Lino Gallardo" with some of the most important Venezuelan musicians of the time, such as Telésforo Naranjo and Pedro Mauricio González. Involved with the traditional music of Venezuela, he became part of the lively national scene and performed with renowned musicians such as Aldemaro Romero, Simón Díaz, Aquiles Báez and Cecilia Todd. Recently, he graduated from the Jazzcampus of the Musik Akademie Basel (FHNW) with two Master of Arts degrees: in 2015 Performance / Producing and in 2017 Music Pedagogy. He has played as a sideman with many outstanding international artists (Edward Simon, Steve Khan, Mike Stern, Adam Rogers, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Anat Cohen and Ksenija Sidorova, among others) and has appeared in over fifty recorded albums.

Alejandro Panetta

Alejandro Panetta ist in Argentinien geboren und hat sein Perkussionsstudium in Brasilien und Kuba absolviert. Seit über 25 Jahren arbeitet er als professioneller Musiker und Musiklehrer. Mitwirkung in diversen Formationen und CD-Projekten unter anderem mit Celia Cruz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Valentin, New York Salsa All Stars, Ramiro Musotto, Marc Sway, Toni Martinez, Rodrigo Botter Maio und vielen anderen grossen Musikern aus der Welt der «Latinmusic».

Gerry Lopez

Gerry Lopez is a Mexican saxophonist and composer living in Switzerland. He is considered to be one of the most important young musicians of his generation (Jordi Batalle, Radio France International). Having graduated from the Conservatoire de Paris in 2012, Gerry Lopez was noticed for his discipline and assiduity. He then continued his studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He has won four international competitions that are 1st prize in the National Saxophone Competition of Mexico in 2009, 1st prize in the Pan-American Jazz Saxophone Competition in 2011, the Grand prize in the National Jazz Competition in France in 2012 and 1st prize in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Competition in Paris in 2013.
Gerry Lopez has held masterclasses and conferences at the Conservatoire Didier Lockwood in France, during the Panama Jazz Festival, at the Mexico City University, the Ciudad Juarez University, the Veracruz University, the Centre Culturel MJC in Rennes and in many other institutions.
Gerry Lopez is also a founder of the National Jazz Orchestra of Mexico and has collaborated along with the orchestra as artistic director from 2014 to 2016.
He holds a Master's degree in composition and arrangement, and has written music for symphonic orchestra, Big Band, string and saxophone quartet, and other ensembles.
Gerry Lopez is one of the representatives of the cultural field of Mexico in Switzerland and has had the opportunity to represent his country in various festivals in Europe and in the world: the International Jazz Festival of Montreux, the Jazz Festival of Copenhagen, the Jazz Festival de la Défense in France, the Saint-German-des-Prés Festival in Paris, the Rocella Jazz Festival in Italy, the Panama Jazz Festival, the Jazz à l'Ouest Festival in Rennes...
He has also given many concerts within the context of cultural exchanges in countries such as Russia, Spain, Croatia, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Morocco, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala and the United States.
Gerry Lopez is the first Mexican musician to be officially sponsored by Selmer Paris and Vandoren Paris.
He currently has three records produced in his name: "New Generation" 2010, "FRO TRIO" 2012 (that received the title of "jazz revelation in France"), and "Esperanza" released in 2015.