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  • Fri
    01
    Mar
    2024

    HERZBARACKE, ZÜRICH

    20:30Herzbaracke (beim Bellevue), Zürich

    RJ's Nat King Cole Tribute (feat. Raphael Walser & Oliver Keller) | Info

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2024

    mit Salome Moana Trio: LEBEWOHLFABRIK, ZÜRICH

    20:00Lebewohlfabrik, Zürich

    Salome Moana Trio | Info | Karte

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2024

    mit Lukas Brügger Duo: BRUGG

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    Lukas Brügger Duo

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2024

    mit Salome Moana Trio: JAZZ IN BAAR

    20:00Restaurant Höllgrotten, Baar

    Salome Moana Trio | Info | Karte

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2024

    THE RAVEN, STRAUBING (DE)

    tbaThe Raven, Straubing (DE)

    RJ Quintet (feat. Bastien Rieser, Alex Hendriksen, Raphael Walser & Luke Tomlinson) | Karte

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2024

    JAZZCLUB REGENSBURG (DE)

    20:00Jazzclub im Leeren Beutel, Regensburg (DE)

    RJ Quintet (feat. Bastien Rieser, Alex Hendriksen, Raphael Walser & Luke Tomlinson) | Info | Karte

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2024

    JAZZBAR VOGLER, MÜNCHEN (DE)

    tbaJazzbar Vogler, München (DE)

    RJ Quintet (feat. Bastien Rieser, Alex Hendriksen, Raphael Walser & Luke Tomlinson) | Info | Karte

  • Sun
    24
    Mar
    2024

    MOODS, ZÜRICH

    19:00Moods im Schiffbau, Zürich

    RJ Quintet (feat. Bastien Rieser, Alex Hendriksen, Raphael Walser & Luke Tomlinson) | Info | Karte

  • Wed
    27
    Mar
    2024

    HERZBARACKE, RAPPERSWIL

    20:30Herzbaracke (im Hafen), Rapperswil

    RJ's Nat King Cole Tribute (feat. Raphael Walser & Oliver Keller) | Info

  • Wed
    03
    Apr
    2024

    KEYNOTE JAZZ, ZUG

    19:45Theater Casino, Zug

    RJ Trio (feat. Raphael Walser & Luke Tomlinson) | Info | Karte

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2024

    mit Bernhard Bamert Quartett: SWISSJAZZORAMA, USTER

    20:00Musik Container, Uster

    Bernhard Bamert Quartett | Info | Karte

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2024

    LE CAP SAAL, BERN (Balboa Tanz-Event)

    19:30Le CAP Saal, Bern

    RJ Trio | Info | Karte

 

RAPHAEL JOST TRIO / QUINTET

"Raphael Jost is that rarest of birds: A singer/songwriter with a great voice and great songs, who's also an instrumentalist capable of sharing the stage with the best. Jost is the complete package." - Will Vinson (British Jazz saxophone player)

He’s a singer, pianist, song-writer, arranger and band leader and was honoured with the Swiss Jazz Award – there’s no doubt: Raphael Jost can be described as an exceptional talent. He’s got a surprisingly powerful and warm voice and knows how to blur the boundaries between jazz and pop.

Jost presents swinging Jazz standards as well as his own original songs in which he proves a great sense for catchy melodies and his undoubted skills as an arranger. He enjoys crooning like Frank Sinatra and at the same time isn’t afraid of giving a complete overhaul to some of his favourite pop songs - always surrounded by a groovy rhythm section and, with his quintet, a horn section consisting of two outstanding soloists. Together they delight the audience with a vivid interplay and their energetic swing feel.

Trio:
Raphael Jost - voc, piano
Raphael Walser - double bass
Luke Tomlinson - drums

Quintet:
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Bastien Rieser - trumpet / flugelhorn
Alex Hendriksen - tenor sax

 

RAPHAEL JOST & LOTS OF STRINGS

Writing and performing with a string orchestra is a long-held dream of Raphael Jost which became reality last year when he performed two short concerts with strings for the first time ever. The rich and multi-faceted string sound adds a new sonic dimension to Jost's music and blends extraordinarily well with his voice.
Currently, he's writing a brand new full-length concert program which will premiere at Jazztage Langenthal in October. Jost blurs the boundaries between styles and presents new original songs and surprises with refreshing cover versions - and a pinch of Sinatra will not be missing either.

 

RAPHAEL JOST TRIO PLAYS NAT KING COLE

Unforgettable - that's what many Nat King Cole classics are. And so is his legendary "drummer-less" trio with vocals/piano, guitar and double bass. In this formation, Raphael Jost, Oliver Keller and Raphael Walser breathe fresh air into Cole's music - with irrepressible joy of playing and lots of swing.

Line-Up:
Raphael Jost - voc, piano
Oliver Keller - guitar
Raphael Walser - double bass

 

RAPHAEL JOST'S SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS

For many, our "Swingin' Christmas" concerts have become a fixed annual Christmas tradition. For us too, of course! :)

Line-Up:
Raphael Jost - voc, piano
Stefanie Suhner - vocals
Bastien Rieser - trumpet / flugelhorn
Christoph Grab - tenor sax
Raphael Walser - double bass
Elmar Frey - drums

 
 
 

ABOUT

Raphael Jost (*1988) grew up in northeastern Switzerland. He completed both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the ZHdK (Zurich University of the Arts), majoring in jazz piano and singing as a minor subject. This is where his formation "Raphael Jost & lots of horns" started. As the best bachelor project in 2011, the band was invited to play at the Montreux Jazz Festival. His instinct for catchy melodies, his virtuosity on the piano, and his skill as an arranger are his outstanding qualities. Raphael was honoured with the Soloist Prize of the European Young Artists' Jazz Award in Burghausen (Germany) in 2012 and won the Swiss Jazz Award three years later.

As a teenager, Raphael would never have thought that he would someday fall in love with jazz. Elton John or Michael Jackson were the interpreters of the songs he played on the piano at that time. It was the British singer and pianist Jamie Cullum and his mix of jazz and pop that opened up a new musical world for him and aroused his enthusiasm for singing.

With his own bands, Raphael Jost has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Jaffa International Jazz Festival Tel Aviv, Bingen Swingt Festival, the Schaffhauser Jazzfestival, Festival Da Jazz St. Moritz and many more concerts across Central Europe, Sweden and Japan.


  • Tages-Anzeiger
    Viril ist seine Stimme, ungebrochen wirkt sie, ist zugleich in der Lage, cool und lässig zu swingen. Und sie hat auch ein gehöriges Quäntchen Rauheit drin und klingt so, als habe der, der sie besitzt, auch schon mal einen Whiskey getrunken und als sei er nicht nur ein Ministrant.
    Tages-Anzeiger
    www.tagesanzeiger.ch
  • Kulturtipp
    Raphael Jost ist ein Phänomen: Virtuoser Pianist, begnadeter Sänger, dazu ein gewitzter Charmeur.
    Kulturtipp
    www.kultur-tipp.ch
  • Will Vinson
    Raphael Jost is that rarest of birds: A singer/songwriter with a great voice and great songs, who's also an instrumentalist capable of sharing the stage with the best. Jost is the complete package.
    Will Vinson
    (britischer Jazz-Saxophonist)
  • Pepe Lienhard zum Gewinn des Swiss Jazz Award 2015
    Ich habe Raphael Jost zum ersten mal gesehen, aber er hat mich live restlos überzeugt. Er hat eine tolle Stimme, schreibt eigene, originelle Arrangements und sein Umgang mit Jazz-Standards ist für ein Musiker seines Alters sehr erstaunlich. Dabei kopiert er nicht einfach Sinatra und andere Grössen, sondern gibt der Musik eine eigene Note. Dazu kommt ein kräftiger Schuss Entertainment. Ich bin überzeugt, dass wir von ihm noch sehr viel hören werden.
  • Radio SRF2 Kultur
    Er weiss, wie man runde Songs schreibt - jazzig und doch radiotauglich
    Radio SRF2 Kultur
  • Joe Viera
    Damit wollen wir auch auf die grosse Zukunftsperspektive dieses Ausnahmetalents hinweisen.
    Joe Viera
    (Kommentar des Jury-Sprechers zum Solistenpreis am Europäischen Nachwuchs-Jazzpreis 2012 in Burghausen)
  • Presse-Erklärung Jazzwoche Burghausen
    Begeistert vom Publikum gefeiert wurde der junge Schweizer Sänger und Pianist Raphael Jost.
    Presse-Erklärung Jazzwoche Burghausen
  • OVB Online
    Gleich nach den ersten Takten hatte sich der Schweizer in die Herzen der Zuhörer gespielt - und gesungen. Dafür sorgte eine gute stimmliche Präsenz und ein sympathisches Auftreten. Ob mit Balladen oder etwas flotteren Stücken: die Spielfreude war den Eidgenossen anzumerken und übertrug sich auf das Publikum.
    OVB Online
  • Gregory Hutchinson
    That was killer, man!
    Gregory Hutchinson
    (US-amerikanischer Jazz-Drummer)

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