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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, Malcolm braff, Peter Schärli, Werner Hasler, ricardo regidor, Nadja Stoller, Ronan Skillen, Harald Haerter, Roland PhilippHans 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

2020    kunstwettbewerb blaue nacht nürnberg: climate risk index with galega_optickle

2016    nomination for best bass clarinet player 38th anual jazz station award
2015    residency in Shanghai China for pro Helvetia
2009   musikpreis 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.

2023

galega_optickle with new programm "tipping point" feat. julian sartorius and Nils Petter Molvaer

jmo tour in the germany, Switzerland, austria,  with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

tour in germany, austria, Switzerland with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

tour in Cameroon with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

 

2022

galega_optickle with new programm "tipping point" feat. ronan skillen and saadet türköz

jmo tour in the germany, Switzerland, austria, the netherlands, czech republic, hungary and Italy with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

galega_optickle with new project: tipping point feat. Julian sartorius

tour in germany, austria, Switzerland and Slovenia with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

 

2021

galega_optickle with new programm "climate risk index"

jmo tour in the germany, Switzerland, austria and Italy with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

tour in germany, austria, Switzerland the Netherlands with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

 

2020

jmo  tour in the germany, Switzerland, poland, CZ, Slovakia, austria, france, the netherlands with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

tour in germany, austria, italy, Slowenia and Switzerland with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

 

2019

jmo  tour in the germany, Austria, Switzerland, lichtenstein, moldava, norway, spain, the UK and italy with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

Solo A V performance with Galega_Optickle at snow jazz festival bad gastein, seekultfestival friedrichshafen, multiphonics festival köln, jazz and the city festival salzburg

JMO-concerts at international harp festival Edinbourgh with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

JMO-concerts at international harp festival noia in spain with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

tour in germany, austria, rumania, hungary and Switzerland with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

 

2018

jmo japan tour with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

jmo  tour in the netherlands, germany, Austria, Switzerland with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

Solo A V performance with Galega_Optickle at Lago film Festival in Conegliano Italy and Pavillion Corbusier Paris

JMO-concerts at Sibiu Jazz Festival an Green Hours in Rumania Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

selected for a show case at Jazz ahead in Bremen with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

tour in germany, austria and Switzerland with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

JMO-tour in switzerland, Austria, and Germany with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

 

2017

tour in Switzerland with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

tour in China with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

JMO-tour in Czech republic, Austria, Germany and Switzerland with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

Premiere with my solo project: jan galega Brönnimann and optickle

JMO-tour in Israel with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

JMO-tour in Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland and Austria with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

tour with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli in Germany, Switzerland and the UK

 

2016

CD Release tour with Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason

CD Release tour with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

CD release Tour wit A.Spell in Germany, Switzerland

2015

tour in China with Wang Wenwei

cd recording for Eivind Aarset

concert with eklektik orchestra at new music forum Wroclaw

concerts with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

concerts with the Kora Player Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason in Italy, switzerland, czech republik and slovakia

CD release and concert with Fitzgerald und Rimini

Tour wit A.Spell in Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy!

CD Recording with A.Spell in the Zoo in Berne

2014

concerts with Aly Keïta and Lucas Niggli

Festivals in Rumania and Serbia with Brink Man Ship

concerts with the Kora Player Issa Kouyaté

Tour wit A.Spell in Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Showcase Jazzahead!

2013

CD-release "where the strange creatures live" with A.Spell, tour in switzerland, Latvia, Lithuania, Hafensommer Würzburg, Germany, open for Jon Hassel

Elbjazzfestival Hamburg, Schaffhausen Jazz Festival, Yoyakarta Jazzfestival, Asia tour with Brink Man Ship

2012

Concerts with Sidsel Endresen and Werner Hasler

Tour in Burkina Faso with the faranas and Baba Salah

Tour in Germany and Poland with Brink Man Ship

Tour with A.Spell in Switzerland, South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland

Jazzfestivals in Eberswalde, Reykjavik, Garana (with Brink Man Ship and Nils Petter Molvaer)

2011

CD-release "instant replay" Brink Man Ship, concerts in Switzerland, Russia, Lithuania, Czeck Republic, Slovakia
CD-release "who are you" the faranas

Cut n' Paste Festival Cape Town South Africa

CD-release BNC-Arkestra "Richie's Barnyard feat. Richie Beirach

Concerts with Saadet Türköz, Ronan Skillen, Nadja Stoller

2010

Jazz d'or mit Brink Man Ship feat. Nils Petter Molvaer
Vilnius Jazzfestival in Litauen brink man ship
Sommerfestivals the faranas

CD recording Baze, Round Table Knights, Benfay

2009

Composition for Jazz-Werkstatt
Cd-release and tour in France, Germany, Austria, poland and Czech republic with Brink Man Ship
Concerts with Eiko/benfay/galega

2008

Artist in residence in capetown Southafrica in november/december

tour in Switzerland, Thailand and Austria with Brink Man Ship and nya

Tour in jamaica with the four tenors

2007

Composition for the danseproject „der Gegenspieler“ by Michael Schulz an the art center Paul Klee

Concert with Nils Petter Molvaer at jazzfestival willisau
Tour with Brink Man Ship in Czech Republic

2006

Concerts with Brink Man Ship in Switzerland, germany, Austria, Poland and Turkey.
Concerts with Nya , the faranas , die vier Tenöre

2005

Tour with brink man ship in Germany, Canada and Switzerland
Composition for "science et cité" in the festival "conscienza- gewissen - conscience" (May 24, Kornhaus Bern)
Concerts with "Ja, ich will" (music for 2 computers and bass) with Benfay

2004

Tour with prêt-à-porter
Componist at the Dance-Company Running Out
Tour with Brink Man Ship in Austria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Jamaica, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland
Tour with M2/5 in Cuba
Concerts with igors, blaskapelle plays stravinsky

2003

Cd-releasetour "elephant and castle" (Universal Music) with Brink Man Ship in Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia
Dancing project with Christina Gehrig-Binder and Marisa Godi at Rote Fabrik, Zürich

2002

Componist and Musician at the Dance-Company Running Out
Cd-releasetour with prêt-à-porter
Tour with Brink Man Ship in Finland, Poland, Estonia, Slovakia
Feldkirchfestival with Kenny Werner

2001

Swisstour with Brink Man Ship and tour in the baltic states
Cd-recording (Radio Studio Zürich) with prêt-à-porter
Cd-recording (Radio Studio Zürich) with Igors (music of Igor Stravinsky)
Tour in Austria / Ceska Republik / Slovakia with brink man ship

2000

Cd-recording, tour in Austria / Cesk Republic / Slovakia and live recording (Swiss radio DRS) at jazzfestival Schaffhausen with Brink Man Ship
Cd-recording with Smartship Friday
Concerts in Italy and Switzerland with prêt-à-porter

1999

Concerts Jazz Phalanx, prêt-à-porter, Brink Man Ship
Cd-recording and tour with M2/5

1998

Concerts with Jazz Phalanx (Roland Philipp, Hans Feigenwinter, Michel Poffet, David Elias)
Cd-recording and concerts with Brink Man Ship

1997

2 tours in Italy with Eddy Floyd, William Bell, Ruby Willson, Chick Willis
Member of the TAF-band (Swiss television SF1)
Tour in Switzerland with Dänu Boemle und Herdsmen and Swine

1996

Cd-recording and tour with Herdsmen and Swine
Concerts with the own trio feat. Marco Figini
Cd-recording with Isaac Biaas and the Soul Babimbi

1995

Degree Jazz Scool Lucerne
Cd-recording and tour in Switzerland and Spain with Teddy Fontessa
Tour in Switzerland with Jazz-Hip Hop Band Herdsmen and Swine

1994

New Jazz Tour with Pierre Favre
Swisstour with Love's Labour's Lost
Cd-recording and concerts with Rhonda Dorsey
Concerts in France and Switzerland with Teddy Fontessa

2023

     
december 7 zürich moods galega_optickle feat: Aïda Gabriele Diop and Joy Fempong
november 23 maribor JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
november 19 berlin a-trane Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
november 18 zitau mandau jazz festival Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
november 17 prague tba Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
november 16 budapest opus jazzclub Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
september 28 brugg flusshaus kulturnacht JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
oktober 27 wetzikon kulturfabrik Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
september 22 frick kornhauskeller JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
september 16 jesteburg heimathaus JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
september 15 freiberg altes hallenbad JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
september 13 fulda JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
september napoli jazz festival Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
august 27 basel Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
august 25 poschiavo Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
august 23 baden badenfahrt JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
august 14 lecco suoni mobili festival JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
august 12 dortmund mikro festival JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
august 4 vogelsang wasserschloss JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
july 16 Middleburg netherlands JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
july 14 wetzlar franzis JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
july 9 gelsenkirchen ruhr folk festival JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
july 8 idar oberstein JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
june 18 rorschach schloss wartegg JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
june 16 bolligen reberhaus Jan Galega Brönnimann michael zisman
june 11 kreuzlingen altrium pms JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
june 3 syke folk and byke festival JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
june 2 rheinsdorf one world JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
may 21 rorbas JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
may 20 lindau jazz club JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
may 14 hammersbach hirzbacher kapelle JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
may 13 vöhl synagoge JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
may 12 frankfurt roman fabrik JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
may 11 hanover JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
may 10 quedlinburg bühne 7 JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
may 5 liestal off beat festival basel JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
mai 2 düsseldorf kit JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
mai 1 luxenburg JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
april 10 yaounde cameroon balaphon fetival Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
april 9 douala cameroon balaphon festival Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
april 1 burgdorf schmidechäuer JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
march 31 reinach TAb theater am bahnhof JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
march26 heidenrod barokhaus laufenselden  JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
march 24 crailsheim JMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
march 19 zürich Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
march18 badhof gastein snow jazz festival Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
march 17 uster jazzcontainer JAly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
march 16 fürth Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
march 15 berlin zig zag Aly Keïta Jan Galega Brönnimann Lucas Niggli
march 7 bairisch gmain klosterhof jMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
march 4 kufstein klangfarbern kulturverein jMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
march 3 landeck A altes kino jMO: Jan Galega Brönnimann Moussa Cissokho Omri Hason
february 25 weil am rhein david und sascha schönhaus jan galega brönnimann
january 21 bern bejazz winterfestival vidmar 1 galega_optickle feat. nils petter molvaer  Julian Sartorius
january 13 ilanz cinema sil plaz galega_optickle feat. lucas niggli
 january 6  nürnberg  maja taube jan galega brönnimann