vendredi 12 mai


Grand Auditoire

Felix Rossy - trumpet

Asger Nissen - alto sax

Victor Fox - tenor sax

Leandro Irarragorri - piano

Miloš Čolović - doublebass

Mathieu Clement - drums

Mathieu Clement Collective

artist in residence

Mathieu Clement is born in Luxembourg in 2001. He learns the drums and vibraphone at the age of 7 and in 2019 enters the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln where his current teachers are Jonas Burgwinkel, Robert Landfermann, Hubert Nuss. He was a member of the JugendJazzOrchester NRW, participated in the 2021 IASJ Meeting in München and worked with Greg Hutchinson & Joe Sanders in Velenje, Slovenia. In February 2022 he recorded his debut Album at the LOFT, Köln: „Coming Home“ (Double Moon/Challenge Records & Jazz Thing next Generation). Mathieu has played concerts at the Philharmonie du Luxembourg, Unterfahrt Jazz Club München, Fabrik Hamburg, B-flat Berlin, Stadtgarten Köln, King Georg, Altes Pfandhaus Köln, and many more.

Felix Rossy began playing the trumpet at age 7. Growing up in a musical family gave him the opportunity to play, perform and record with professional musicians right from the start; his home became his music school. At the age of 13, this musician from Begues (Barcelona) started leading a quintet and playing tunes by Miles Davis and Lee Morgan, He has played with musicians as Ben Solomon, Mike Kanan, Silvia Perez Cruz Mark Turner, Escandaloso Xposito, Rita Payés, David Kikoski... in many important clubs and festivals. Also, appart from many collaborations has two albums published with his quintet, Looking at the Sorrouniongs & Elena Magica.

Asger Nissen is a Danish saxophonist from Elsinore. He moved to Berlin in 2017 to study at the Jazz Institute Berlin (Berlin University of the Arts). During his time in Berlin, Asger Nissen has developed a strong personal sound, combining complex rhythms and agile melodic structures with emotional expression and raw aesthetics. In the past years, Asger Nissen has become an active part of the European jazz scene mainly touring on the German- and Danish Jazz Scenes as well as in Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Poland. This has led him to working with artists such as Jim Black, Jeff Ballard, Phil Donkin, Petter Eldh, Jeff Williams, Loren Stillman, Christopher Dell, Jonas Westergaard, Rudi Mahall, Philipp Gropper, Otis Sandsjö, Uli Kempendorf, Jonas Burgwinkel etc. In late 2019, Asger formed his own group, Nissen Mosh, consisting of some of his closest musical peers; Valentin Gerhardus, Marius Wankel and Thorbjørn Stefansson. Nissen Mosh is gaining relevance touring through Germany and Denmark; recently in Berlin, Cologne and at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2022. Nissen Mosh are releasing their debut album Precious in March 2023 through ENJA Records. In 2020 Asger Nissen was awarded the JIB Jazz Prize as Outstanding Soloist.

Victor Fox, born on 25th of june 2000 in Seligenstadt in Germany, is a saxophone and bassclarinet player who studies and lives in Cologne, Germany. He studies with teachers such as Sebastian Sternal, Claudius Valk, Niels Klein, Denis Gäbel and Frank Gratkowski. From 2012 till 2019 he was a member oft he youth jazz orchestra oft the state of hessian (LjjO) and from 2016 till 2018 he was a member oft the national youth jazz orchestra of Germany (Bujazzo). During that time he had the priviledge to play concert tours through Southamerica, the USA, China, India, Latvia, Lithuania and England. He plays in many modern and impro ensembles by his colleagues such as the „Pascal Klewer Bigband“, Roger Kintopf’s „Structucture“, Finn Wiest’s „Hustlebande“or the Mathieu Clement Sextett and he also is a leader of own projects such as „Fox/Kaufmann/Kintopf/Berger – Cobra“ or „Mumble Jazz“ featuring Asger Nissen, Tobias Fröhlich and Jan-Einar Groh.

Leandro Irarragorri (*1998) grew up in Herrliberg, Switzerland and began playing the piano at the age of 6. The pianist and composer studied in Zurich with Chris Wiesendanger, Dudu Penz, Christian Weber and David Virelles and in Cologne with Hubert Nuss. He won the MKZ Förderpreis, Swiss Youth Music Competition and the BeJazz Transnational Competition. For several years he has been part of various projects in the German and Swiss scene, including Benedikt Jäckle's NEOBIONT, Lukas Mantel Sextet and Jonas Kaltenbach's Moodoom. Leandro Irarragorri has played at the following festivals and clubs, among others: Schaffhauser Jazzfestival, BeJazz Summer/Winter Festival, LOFT, Jamboree, Moods, Bird's Eye and the Konstanz Jazzherbst.

Miloš Čolovid, born 17.05.1998. in Belgrade, Serbia is a bassist based in Vienna, Austria. He graduated from Kunst Uni Graz in the class of Prof. Morten Ramsbøl and before that was studying with Prof. Predrag Revišin at the music high school "Stankovid" in Belgrade. Some of the musicians he performed with are: Dena DeRose, Roman Schwaller, Renato Chicco, Jim Rotondi, Elliot Mason, Brad Leali, Jim Snidero, Rick Margitza, Jure Pukl, Oliver Kent, Howard Curtis, Mario Gonzi, The Royal Bopsters, Jelena Jovovid, Sofija Kneževid, Max Kochetov, Vladimir Kostadinovid… In Belgrade, Miloš leads his trio with Andreja Hristid and Miloš Grbatinid. Miloš appears on the following recordings: Uglješa Novakovid debut CD ‘’Tales From The Past’’. Skyler Floe - ‘’The Chordless ’’ , Aleksandar Grujid – ‘’GIV and Gaslight" and Armin Jambor - "Bad Odyssey" He was one of the ten finalists of the BASS PRAGUE 2016 jazz bass competition. In 2019, he was the only applicant from Europe among the eight finalists of the ISB jazz bass competition in Bloomington, Indiana.