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  • Acoustic solo guitar and loop

    Sandro Schneebeli “SOLO
    original compositions for acoustic guitars and loop.
    NEW CD “SOLO” OUT NOW by NEVEmusic 2016

     

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    On 6 strings through 5 continents and found himself

    The remarkable Swiss guitarist Sandro Schneebeli lives in a beautiful mountainous landscape in the centre of Europe. But his family roots reach from Siberia to Sicily. As a musical globetrotter he has visited many countries. And wherever he went, he performed with native musicians.

    Based on this treasure trove of experience, over many years Sandro over and again has created fascinating music. In his widely noticed bands, without exception, the best musicians and celebrities, such as most recently Paul McCandless were involved. After long years of travel around the globe Sandro has found himself and now realizes with his first solo program an old dream.

     

    Via inspirations from around the world to an inspired sound universe

    Sandro has processed his inspirations from around the world in a creative way and now invites you to an adventure trip into new sound domains. With loop effects and simple mechanical resources – a billiard ball or a screwdriver – he creates equally surprising as original soundscapes.

    Always the warm timbre of the acoustic guitar is the focus in this inspired sound universe. Sandro shines as a virtuoso instrumentalist, but his stupendous technique never degenerates to artistry. It rather serves the songful music that entirely thrives on catchy melodies and dancing rhythms. Songlike compositions, which one would like to join in and hum when heard the first time, make you completely forget the subliminal complexity of the music.

     

    Empathic host and ingenious conversationalist

    Sandro Schneebeli is the born, devoted host. A passion he regularly acts out in his own music club “Allocale”. However, no matter if he performs in his own club, a playhouse, jazz club or an international guitar festival, in his concerts the entire audience feels to be his personal guests.

    As an artist Sandro is in harmony with himself, and this attitude towards life translates through the music to the audience. His performances unharness emotions and turn into impressive, uniting and invigorating events. This is how you wish entertainment always to be: with depth and emotion.

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    Auf 6 Saiten durch 5 Kontinente und zu sich gefunden

    Der bemerkenswerte Schweizer Gitarrist Sandro Schneebeli lebt in einer wunderschönen Berglandschaft mitten in Europa. Aber seine familiären Wurzeln reichen von Sibirien bis Sizilien. Als musikalischer Weltenbummler hat er viele Länder bereist. Und wo immer er hinkam, hat er mit einheimischen Musikern gespielt.

    Aus diesem reichen Erfahrungsschatz hat Sandro über viele Jahre immer wieder faszinierende Musik geschaffen. An seinen vielbeachteten Bands waren durchweg beste Musiker und Berühmtheiten wie zuletzt Paul McCandless beteiligt. Nach langen Wanderjahren rund um den Globus hat Sandro zu sich gefunden und verwirklicht sich jetzt mit seinem ersten Soloprogramm einen alten Traum.

    Über Inspirationen aus aller Welt zum beseelten Klangkosmos

    Sandro hat seine Inspirationen aus aller Welt schöpferisch verarbeitet und lädt nun ein zu einer Abenteuerreise in neue Soundsphären. Mit Loopeffekten und einfachen mechanischen Hilfsmitteln – einer Billardkugel oder einem Schraubenzieher − kreiert er ebenso überraschende wie originelle Geräuschkulissen.

    Immer bildet in diesem beseelten Klangkosmos das warme Timbre der akustischen Gitarre den Mittelpunkt. Sandro brilliert als virtuoser Instrumentalist, aber seine stupende Technik verkommt nie zur Artistik. Vielmehr stellt sie sich in den Dienst der sanglichen Musik, die ganz von eingängigen Melodien und tanzenden Rhythmen lebt. Liedhafte Kompositionen, die man am liebsten schon beim ersten Hören mitsummen möchte, lassen die unterschwellige Komplexität der Musik ganz vergessen.

    Empathischer Gastgeber und geistreicher Gesellschafter

    Sandro Schneebeli ist der geborene, hingebungsvolle Gastgeber. Eine Leidenschaft, die er regelmässig in seinem eigenen Musikclub «Allocale» auslebt. Aber egal ob er in den eigenen vier Wänden, im Kleintheater, Jazzclub oder auf einem internationalen Gitarrenfestival auftritt, bei seinen Konzerten fühlen sich alle Anwesenden als seine persönlichen Gäste. Als charmanter Causeur erzählt er zu seinen Stücken wunderbare Geschichten.

    Als Künstler ist Sandro mit sich selbst im Einklang, und dieses Lebensgefühl überträgt sich über die Musik auf das Publikum. Seiner Darbietungen setzen Emotionen frei und werden zu stimmungsvollen, verbindenden und euphorisierenden Events. So würde man sich Unterhaltung immer wünschen: mit Tiefgang und Gefühl.

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    Una chitarra e cinque continenti per ritrovare sé stesso

    Sandro Schneebeli, chitarrista svizzero di notevole caratura, vive in un’idilliaca località prealpina nel cuore dell’Europa. Ma le sue radici familiari spaziano dalla Siberia alla Sicilia. Musicista e viaggiatore appassionato, ha visitato innumerevoli Paesi suonando ovunque con musicisti locali.

    Sandro compone da anni della splendida musica attingendo a questo ricco bagaglio di esperienze. Nelle sue celebri band si sono alternati musicisti di grande livello e di fama internazionale, come Paul McCandless, tanto per citare un esempio recente. Dopo anni di viaggi attorno al globo, Sandro si è concentrato su sé stesso realizzando il suo vecchio sogno di pubblicare un album da solista.

     

    Un variegato cosmo di suoni ispirato alla musica del mondo intero

    Dopo aver tratto ispirazione dalle sonorità del mondo intero, Sandro ci invita ora ad avventurarci in un viaggio attraverso nuove sfere musicali. Avvalendosi di loop e semplici ausili meccanici, come una palla da biliardo o un cacciavite, crea rumori di fondo sorprendenti e originali.

    Questo variegato cosmo di suoni gravita comunque sempre attorno al caldo timbro della chitarra acustica. Musicista brillante e virtuoso, la sua tecnica eccelsa non sconfina mai nel tecnicismo. Anzi, Sandro si mette al servizio della musica orecchiabile, caratterizzata da melodie coinvolgenti e ritmi ballabili. Le sue composizioni, che si vorrebbero canticchiare al primo ascolto, fanno dimenticare la complessità intrinseca della sua musica.

     

    Padrone di casa empatico con grande presenza di spirito

    Sandro Schneebeli è un padrone di casa con un innato senso di abnegazione, una passione che trasmette nel suo club «Allocale». Che si trovi in concerto tra le mura di casa, in teatro, in un club di jazz o in un festival internazionale di chitarra dà a ogni spettatore la sensazione di essere suo ospite.

    Sandro è un artista in sintonia con sé stesso e trasmette questa sensazione al pubblico attraverso la musica. Le sue interpretazioni liberano le emozioni e si trasformano in momenti di condivisione, suggestivi ed entusiasmanti. Ed è proprio così che dovrebbero essere i concerti: profondi ed emozionanti.

     

  • concert in the dark // concerti al buio // konzert im dunkeln

    Official page: www.event-in-the-dark.ch
    We offer a sensational and absolutely enchanting experience! Listen to music and sounds in total darkness. NEW CD “BLUNOTTE” OUT NOW by NEVEmusic 2016

    Vi offriamo un’esperienza sensoriale unica! Ascoltate musica e suoni completamente al buio.

    Wir bieten Ihnen Sinneserlebnisse der Sonderklasse! Erleben Sie Musik und Klänge in totaler Finsternis.

     

  • scala nobile feat. paul mccandless (usa) & bruno amstad (ch)

    Since several years, the septet  “Scala Nobile” by the guitarist Sandro Schneebeli is the best you can listen in the Jazz world music.

    The Scala Nobile concert at the prestigious “Estival Lugano 2011” has been regarded by critics as the best concert of the 2011 (ahead of Robben Ford and Vinicio Capossela). Here is the review by the “Corriere del Ticino” following their Estival 2011 performance: “The new version of “Scala Nobile” leaves its mark both in quality and intensity. Superb vocals by Bruno Amstad in addition to wind instrumentals by Paul McCandless and hats off to Schneebeli’s ability to be leader. A show of great international value. Rating: 6/6.”
    In honour of the new “Live at Estival 2011” CD-DVD release, the group will be back on tour in November 2012 alongside their two distinguished guests. 

    Both guest musicians fit congenially into the sound concept of «Scala Nobile», so that an explosive mix is created which guarantees inspiring concerts and fiery music.  Sandro Schneebeli’s compositions touch with their poetry and catchiness, but at the same time are full of energy and invite the musicians to solo highlights and virtuoso improvisations.The band plays sensitive music for body and soul.

    Now, for the first time, seven individuals come together to form a dynamic, energy laden sound body whose vibrations will transfer to the audience and whisk them into a fascinating musical world.  All involved have already made a name for themselves with their own projects. The fact that they put themselves into the service of a project for this tour is 
a stroke of luck and a quality seal of first class. Very seldom do so many standing leader personalities bring that much experience and skill into a joint project.  And since nobody is to the fore, with reason you may look forward to dazzling music.

    Referenz
    Estival 2011, Switzerland 2011
    Triennale, Yokohama, Japan 2011
    Artbeat Jazz Festival, Egypt 2012
    Giochi Olimpici, Atene, Greece 2004
    In Guitar Festival, Winterthur, Switzerland 2012
    Grey Cat Jazz Festival, Toscany, Italy, 2012
    Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland 2009
    Theater Basel, AllBlues, Switzerland 2011
    Gitarren Festival Rheinfelden, Switzerland 2012
    Gitarren Festival Biel/Bienne, Switzerland 2010
    Festival Int. de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2013 

  • scala nobile

    «Scala Nobile» has made the jump to Number 1 in the Topfive-ranking of new releases (even ahead of Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu).  On extended tours, acclaimed club concerts and memorable appearances at the Estival Jazz Lugano, Artbeat Festival in Cairo/Alessandria Egypt, at the Triennale in Yokohama Japan, at Sonidos Urbano Festival in Lima Perù, at Grey Cat Festival in Toscany or at the Olympic Games in Athens, the group has proven that they can bring any audience into their spell.

    Referenz:

    FINALIST SWISS JAZZ AWARD 2012

    Estival Jazz Lugano, Switzerland 2004/ 2011

    Triennale, Yokohama, Japan 2011

    Artbeat Jazz Festival, Egypt 2012

    Giochi Olimpici, Atene, Greece 2004

    In Guitar Festival, Winterthur, Switzerland 2012

    Grey Cat Jazz Festival, Toscany, Italy, 2012

    Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland 2009

    Theater Basel, AllBlues, Switzerland 2011

    Gitarren Festival Rheinfelden, Switzerland 2012

    Gitarren Festival Biel/Bienne, Switzerland 2010

    Festival Int. de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2013

  • scala nobile duo with antonello messina

    «Scala Nobile» is one of those rare bands that make the new sound familiar and the familiar sound  new.

    Sandro Schneebeli’s compositions touch with their poetry and catchiness, but at the same time are full of energy and invite the musicians to solo highlights and virtuoso improvisations.  The band plays sensitive music for body and soul.

     

    Referenz:

    FINALIST SWISS JAZZ AWARD 2012

    Estival Jazz Lugano, Switzerland 2004/ 2011

    Triennale, Yokohama, Japan 2011

    Artbeat Jazz Festival, Egypt 2012

    Giochi Olimpici, Atene, Greece 2004

    In Guitar Festival, Winterthur, Switzerland 2012

    Grey Cat Jazz Festival, Toscany, Italy, 2012

    Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland 2009

    Theater Basel, AllBlues, Switzerland 2011

    Gitarren Festival Rheinfelden, Switzerland 2012

    Gitarren Festival Biel/Bienne, Switzerland 2010

    Festival Int. de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, Haiti 2013

  • scala nobile duo with max pizio

    Sandro Schneebeli’s compositions touch with their poetry and catchiness, but at the same time are full of energy and invite the musicians to solo highlights and virtuoso improvisations.  The band plays sensitive music for body and soul.

    «Scala Nobile» is one of those rare bands that make the new sound familiar and the familiar sound  new.

    Two individuals come together to form a dynamic, energy laden sound body whose vibrations will transfer to the audience and whisk them into a fascinating musical world.  All involved have already made a name for themselves with their own projects. The fact that they put themselves into the service of a project for this tour is a stroke of luck and a quality seal of first class.  Very seldom do so many standing leader personalities bring that much experience and skill into a joint project.  And since nobody is to the fore, with reason you may look forward to dazzling music.