Biography

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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, 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

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.

2017

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