Elysium Furnace Works presents Christoph Irniger Trio & Michaël Attias Performers
Saxophonist, Composer and Bandleader (Christoph Irniger)
Christoph Irniger, born 1979, is a Swiss saxophonist, composer and bandleader. In recent years, Irniger has made a name for himself in a range of line-ups, playing jazz, rock and related musical styles. Irniger is leader of the band Pilgrim and the Christoph Irniger Trio which between them have released several albums (mostly on Intakt Records) so far. From 2000 to 2006 Irniger studied music education at the Zurich Jazz School, and performance at the Lucerne School of Music with Christoph Grab and Nat Su. His work has been documented on twenty albums to date. He has played concerts and tours throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. His regular visits to Berlin and New York have led to a number of diverse collaborations, including: Nasheet Waits (No Reduce Jaywalkin’ (nWog, 2013)), Michael Bates, Don Philippe and the band Counterpoints with Ohad Talmor.
Double Bassist (Raffaele Bossard)
The double bassist Raffaele Bossard, born 1982 in Los Angeles, studied with renowned bassists such as Heiri Känzig and is leader of his own band, Junction Box. Bossard is sideman in Mats-Up, trumpeter Matthias Spillman’s band, and also plays in the collective NoReduce.
Drummer (Ziv Ravitz)
The drummer Ziv Ravitz, born 1976 in Be’er-Scheva in Israel, is a member of the Avishai Cohen's Big Vicuous, the Shai Maestro Trio and the Yaron Herman Group. An important figure in the Israeli jazz scene, Ravitz is currently one of the most sought-after percussionists in New York, where he lives.
Saxophonist/Composer (Michaël Attias)
Saxophonist/Composer Michaël Attias has earned a reputation as one of the most questing and keenly collaborative figures on the 21st-century New York City Jazz scene. Pursuing an active and multiform career on both sides of the Atlantic, he has released eight albums as a leader, most recently the solo 2019 Out Of Your Head release échos la nuit, and the 2017 Clean Feed debut of his Nerve Dance quartet with Aruán Ortiz, John Hébert and Nasheet Waits. As a sideman, he has performed and recorded in groups led by luminaries such as Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian, Oliver Lake, Masabumi Kikuchi, Anthony Coleman, Ralph Alessi, Tony Malaby, Kris Davis, Andy Milne, Fay Victor and a host of others. Attias' compositions have also appeared on albums by Eric Revis, Kris Davis, Anthony Coleman, and the Wing Walker Orchestra.