Schärli - Moreira - Feigenwinter

 

 

Members

 

Hans Feigenwinter (*1965), pianist and composer, born in Basel.


As a teenager he toured around with pop groups.?Soon after, he got his degree in piano from the Swiss Jazz School in Bern.?In his current group, FEIGENWINTER 3, he plays together with Wolfgang Zwiauer and Arno Troxler. Feigenwinter is linked with the Peter Schärli Special Sextet and Herbie Kopf through constant collaboration.? As a sideman he has performed with Woody Shaw, Billy Hart, Joe Lovano, Buddy de Franco, and Chico Freeman, among others.

 

Juares Moreira (*1954), guitarist and composer, born in Guanhães, Minas Gerais.


He began playing the guitar when he was 12 (as an autodidact). He has been a professional musician since 1978 and has played with many well-known musicians, including Maria Bethânia, Milton Nascimento, Wagner Tiso, Toninho Horta, Lô Borges, Paulo Moura, and many others at festivals across the USA, Europe, and South America.

Juarez Moreira is one of the best guitar players of all time ... and he is also a great composer. His work takes me on a trip to paradise.
Milton Nascimento

 

Peter Schärli (*1955), trumpeter / composer / bandleader, born in Schötz LU


He began to play the trumpet at the age of ten. He studied at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne and closed his studies in 1981. Since 1978 he has been working as a professional musician and has played with many different artists and bands, nationally and internationally, in various contexts and styles: Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, Irène Schweizer, Sandy Patton, Dom Um Romão, Burhan Oeçal, Fredy Studer, Tony Marsh, Pierre Favre, Lucas Niggli, Gerry Hemingway, Peter Kowald, Christian Weber, Vince Benedetti, Uli Scherer, Christy Doran, Rick Margitza, Hans Koch, Macanda McIntyre, Joe McPhee, Johannes Bauer, Paul Rutherford...
"Jerry Dental Kollekdoof" (Musiktheater), "Cameleon" (Salsa), "Steel Pulse" (Reggae), "Conelli" und "Roncalli" (Zirkus), "Federlos" (Zirkustheater), "Legfek Orchester" von Urs Blöchlinger, "Le Phils Ocean Park" von Roland Philipp, "European Chaos String Quintet", Michel Wintsch und "Road Movie featuring Gerry Hemingway", "Donat Fisch Quartett", soloist in projects by Daniel Ott, "erb_gut featuring Peter Schärli", "Orkester Ben Jeger", "Root Down" von Tommy Meyer...
Peter Schärli has played at music and theater festivals in Europe, India, the former USSR, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia.
In addition to "Schärli-Moreira-Feigenwinter" he leads his other projects: "Peter Schärli Trio featuring Glenn Ferris" (Glenn Ferris, Hans-Peter Pfammatter, Thomas Dürst, Peter Schärli), "Sound Experience" (Lauren Newton, Sylwia Zytynska, Jean-Jacques Pedretti, Peter Schärli) and "Peter Schärli: Don’t change your hair form me" (Sandy Patton, Antonia Giordano, Thomas Dürst, Peter Schärli).
As a sideman he presently plays with "Roberto Domeniconi >>Vierklang", "Der Grosse Bär", the "Federlosband" by Co Streiff, "Jazzinteam" by Gitte Deubelbeiss etc.
He has also cooperated as a composer and/or trumpet player in several theaters, circusses, films and radio plays. Peter Schärli teaches music at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts where he began instructing in 1981.

Just as Peter Schärli’s appearance and character seem not to age, his music, too, has something timeless and indisputable about it. "It’s simple and natural, like all great art," as Peter Rüedi aptly put it.
Pirmin Bossart, May 29 2015, Willisauer Bote

Schärli, who has long been judged on the wrong level and misunderstood as a Miles Davis imitator, is more like a steadfast melancholic (if there is such a thing), a real dreamer, a kind of (let’s risk the unspeakable) Robert Walser of Swiss Jazz.
Peter Rüedi, May 22 1997, Die Weltwoche No. 21