Clair-Obscur

Band Leader Marie Kruttli is a jazz pianist who is developing a very unique language. Her harmonic vocabulary is inspired by classical composers of the 20th century (Stravinsky, Webern).
She also has a deep feeling for mainstream groove as well as for angular rhythms Otis Sandsjö, known for his physical, yet melancholic style of playing, has in recent years grown to become one of the most sought after young saxophonists on the European progressive jazz and pop circuit. Together the two musicians work in the quartet Clair-Obscur, new band lead by Marie. They met in Berlin, as two of the very interesting voices in the local and international Berlin Scene. Lukas Traxel on bass is one of Marie’s long time companion, the two have been sharing stages since jazz school, and also play together in Marie’s trio. Drummer Domi Chansorn is one of Switzerland’s more flamboyant musical figures. Known for his skills as a producer and drummer, mostly in the independent scene.

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