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.
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
Nadja Stoller voc, loops, accordeon
Jan Galega Brönnimann bass clarinet, electronics
Ronan Skillen tabla, percussion, digderidoo, hybrid drum kit
The Swiss-South African trio A.Spell is one of the most exciting discoveries of the recent music scene. Urban, yet exotic, fragile and bombastic in the same breath; A.Spell put a spell on their audiences from Cape Town to Hamburg, from Maputo to Moscow.
‚A. Spell’ have found a trio where each musician complements the other perfectly. The band comprises of Vocalist and Accordeon player, Nadja Stoller, Bass Clarinet player and elctro wizard Jan Galega Brönnimann and the Percussionist, Tabla and Didgeridoo player Ronan Skillen from Cape Town, South Africa.
With the release of their debut album „Where The Strange Creatures Live“, A.Spell bring music where lyrically and structurally the songs are given special contexts within which they unfold in their own spacial feeling. Unfamiliar combinations of instruments and rich variety are specialities that are endlessly intriguing. Bass Clarinet and Tabla combined with playful electronics and a provocative Accordeon are the foundation for an otherworldly Voice soaring high above, reminding us of mystical beings, secrets behind mountains of snow and a forgotten pair of shoes.
‚Where The Strange Creature Live’ is a journey through surreal dreamworlds.