Born 1969 in Cameroon/Westafrica
Bass Clarinet, Kontrabass Clarinet, Saxophone, Electronics
Jan Galega Brönnimann works as a freelance musician(saxophones, bass- and contrabassclarinet and electronics) and composer. He has been on the scene for years and is known for his innovative and cutting edge collaborations. As a composer and instrumentalist he has worked with the likes of:
Kenny Werner, Eddy Floyd, Nils Petter Molvaer, Sidsel Endresen, William Bell, Pierre Favre, Aly Keïta, Lucas Niggli, Joy Frempong, Peter Schärli, Werner Hasler, Nadja Stoller, Ronan Skillen, Harald Haerter, Roland Philipp, Hans Feigenwinter, Round Table Knights, Baze, Nya, Moussa Cissokho, Omri Hason, Eivind Aarset....
He is best known as a frontman with his own band Brink Man Ship. He toured all around the world and played on festivals in Asia, North America, Russia, Africa and Europe.
Achievements and Awards
2015 residency in Shanghai China for pro Helvetia
2009 Anerkennungspreis des Kantons Bern (Kulturpreis)
2008 Artist in Residence in Cape Town South Africa for Pro Helvetia
2004 Winner of the international Composition Competition for Science et Cité
1994 New Jazz Tour with Pierre Favre.
World, Jazz, griot
Jan Galega Brönnimann Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Moussa Cissokho Kora, Vocal
Omri Hason oriental percussion, hang
The music of Jan Galega Brönnimann, Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason is a reminisence of the Art of storytelling. The Trio creates a tension of traditional and modern music from Africa and Europe. The sparkling sound of the Kora (African Harp with 22 strings) meets the warm tone of the Bass Clarinet and the oriental percussion.
„Al nge taa“ is the first release of the trio. It means „let's move!“ in Mandinka, a language spoken in Gambia, Mali and Senegal. The songs are written by the three musicians and reflect their different backgrounds. Listening to „Al nge taa“ is an unforgettable adventure thanks to its merging of different musical traditions, the band’s unique line-up and its wealth of ingenious melodies and rhythms.
Moussa Cissokho from Senegal is an exceptionally talented and skillful kora player, singer and composer. Born and raised in the famous griot family he was taught to play by his father from very early age travelling to assist in traditional ceremonies in Senegal. By the age of 13 he was choosen for the National Ballet of Senegal. He toured all over Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Moussa Cissokho now lives in Austria and works with different musicians in Africa and Europe.
Nature Fools Us
Veröffentlicht am 03.01.2015
A new track from our upcoming album. Beautifully shot by our good friends Joachim and Killian in the Monbijou Park in Bern Switzerland on the last day of our summer tour 2014.
instant replay live
brink man ship live at bee-flat bern 10. april 2011