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March 1 – 15, 2012, The Stone, NYC

The invitation came from New York: John Zorn, musician label owner and director of the jazzclub ‘The Stone’, was offering Patrik Landolt of Intakt Records (Zurich, Switzerland) a two week residency: “March 2012 is yours!”

A dozen jazz musicians from Zurich, who are closely connected to Intakt, created the project ‘Zurich – New York’ with veteran drummer Pierre Favre as chair. Two years of work and the project is now on track: From the 1st to the 15th of March 2012 ‘The Stone’ will host a thirteen day festival with 26 concerts.

‘The Stone’, probably the most important address for creative jazz in New York, will become a place for musicians from Zurich and New York to collaborate. Established names from the Swiss jazz scene such as Irène Schweizer, Pierre Favre, Lucas Niggli, Dieter Ulrich, Philipp Schaufelberger, Gabriela Friedli, Jan Schlegel, Christian Weber und Co Streiff along with newcomers such as Michael Jaeger, Fabian Gisler, Samuel Blaser or Julian Sartorius will play with musicians from New York such as Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille, Russ Johnson, Ray Anderson, Elliott Starp, Fred Frith, Tim Berne, Tony Malaby, Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman.