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 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
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.