Musik Akademie Basel
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz - Hochschule für Musik


Want to perform in a band with extraordinarily talented musicians coached by internationally renowned masters of the scene?

Focusyear is a one-year course for an internationally assembled ensemble of nine people, who will be coached in a regular cycle by acknowledged masters of the international Jazz scene.

The students selected for Focusyear receive a full scholarship covering tuition and the cost of living, in order to allow them to focus on music exclusively.

Over the course of the year, the ensemble creates concert programs and records an album, which will be produced in the school’s own recording studio. The band will perform regularly in the school’s Jazzcampus Club. A club tour 
is being organized for spring and a festival tour for the summer.


Jeff Ballard (dr)
Django Bates (p)
Theo Bleckmann (voc)
Avishai Cohen (tp)
Larry Grenadier (b)
Guillermo Klein (p)
Adrian Mears (tb)
Wolfgang Muthspiel (g)
Joshua Redman (s)
Kurt Rosenwinkel (g)
Gwilym Simcock (p)
Steve Swallow (b)
Mark Turner (ts)

The first audition for Focusyear was a blast. So many great musicians and open hearts. Making it very hard for the jury to select the band.

Thanks to all who participated and made it a great weekend!


Jazzcampus Session

Jazzcampus Session

Jazzcampus Club | jeden Mittwoch | 20:30

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