Ernie Hammes (trumpet) | David Ascani (saxophones) | Pierre-Alain Goualch (piano) | Boris Schmidt (bass) | Niels Engel (drums)
An experienced and truly skilled trumpeter, conductor and composer in both jazz and classical field, Ernie Hammes has a CV rich in special collaborations combined with his many years of education. In relation to jazz he has partnered with musicians such as the trumpeter Lew Soloff, the saxophonist Bob Mintzer, the guitarist Philip Catherine etc. whereas he has also been a member of many significant jazz groups such as the Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Ernie Hammes is one of the most important figures in the jazz scene of his country. His group has evolved the post-bop music style with some latin hints as his recent albums “Sanfrancha” and “Evolution” have proven.