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Sunday, September 13th, 2015 10:56 PM

Fall 2015 News

Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a good summer with good times and relaxation. Whirlwind Recordings debuted my new quartet album Spring Rain last April; a tribute to US clarinettist and composer Jimmy Giuffre, this recording was directed by Robert Sadin and features Russ Lossing, Drew Gress and Gerald Cleaver.

I am really excited to see the album is being so well-received and that it continues to receive a massive stream of appreciative reviews in music publications from Chile to Tokyo and nearly everywhere in between! I am currently touring across Europe (France, Switzerland, Poland, Germany, Italy and UK), a tour that culminates culminating with a performance at the EFG London Jazz Festival on November 15th ( details ) . Then I head off for an extensive tour across North America that goes up to the new year. Stay up to date with the tou schedule by clicking here .

I am looking forward to our paths crossing during the upcoming tours and will look forward to your comments on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube too! Thank you so much for sharing.

Cheers from Samuel & the Trombone Crew
Monday, March 9th, 2015 3:57 PM

Pledge Campaign for Spring Rain

Dear Friends, Check out my PledgeMusic page and support me by pre-ordering my new album „Spring Rain" 
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 10:27 PM

Samuel Blaser Trio touring Europe!

Dear Friends,
Tour dates for the the Samuel Blaser Trio featuring Marc Ducret and Peter Bruun in Europe is now announced! Check the calendar to see where we will be performing and hope to see you all very soon.
The tour would not have been made possible without the generous help of the Fondation Suisa, Fondation Suisse des Artistes Interprètes and Pro Helvetia.
12.03. That’s Jazz, Krems, Austria  
13.03 Jazz Studio, Nürnberg, Germany
14.03 Lokerse Jazz Club, Lokerse, Belgium
15.03 Villeneuve d'Asq, France
20.03 Axes Power, Eindhoven, Netherlands
21.03 Le Triton, Paris, France
22.03 Aufsturz, Berlin, Germany
23.03 Cottbus, Germany
02.05 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, UK

Best, Samuel

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 12:01 AM

New Album!

Dear Friends, 
My new album, Spring Rain, directed by Robert Sadin, will be released on April 21st 2015 on British label Whirlwind Recordings
Spring Rain pays tribute to the late American clarinetist and saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre. The recording features Russ Lossing on keys, Drew Gress on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums.
Stay tuned for more information! 
Saturday, January 25th, 2014 3:34 PM

Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion CD release tour

Dear Friends,
Tour dates for the CD release tour of the Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion in Europe is now announced!
Check the calendar to see where we will be performing and hope to see you all very soon ;)
Best, Samuel
cim tour
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 1:05 AM

Musician of Year 2013

Dear Friends,

I am very exited to announce that I have been nominated "Musician of Year 2013" by the New York City Jazz Record amongst great musicians such as John Zorn, Nate Wooley, Gregory Porter and Cecile McLorin Salvant.

Happy New Year! Thanks for your continuous support throughout 2013 and hope to see you all very soon in 2014!

Best wishes,
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 7:20 PM

Tour in China and Japan announced

Dear Friends,
Tour dates in China and Japan are announced! 
Check the calendar to see where I will be performing.
Thursday, July 4th, 2013 8:40 AM

Downbeat 61st Critics Poll Rising Stars

Dear All,
I am very happy to announce that I have been nominated #7 in the 61st Critics Poll Rising Stars' trombone section.
Thank you all for your support!
Best wishes, Samuel
Monday, January 28th, 2013 10:35 AM

Happy New Year!

Dear All, I am wishing you a happy new year!
Just got back from Paris where I recorded a new album for Nuscope Recordings with pianist Benoit Delbecq and drummer Gerry Hemingway. The album should be released in May. Exciting music and a truly amazing combinations of instrumentations and personalities.
I am also thrilled to announce a new collaboration with booking agent Gunnar Pfabe. It's an honor to be part of such a great catalogue of international artists. You can find his information on my contact page.
January is a busy month for composing and getting ready to record several albums next month. I will first record a new solo album with producer Martin Ruch at the Ex DDR studios in Berlin and I will record a second album with Consort in Motion for Songlines Recordings with producer Benoit Delbecq. This time, the music will be based on Guillaume de Machaut's and Guillaume Dufay's compositions.
As The Sea and One From None are now available. Please visit my bandcamp page to discover the music and order some copies :) 
Come back for more news.
Best wishes, Samuel
yamaha poster
Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 1:54 PM

Yamaha and more

Dear All,
I am very happy to announce I have just joined the Yamaha family and I will be playing the following model: YSL - 882OR with F attachment.
On December 20th, I performed for the very first time with my new trio featuring Marc Ducret and Peter Bruun in Copenhagen. 2013 will be very exciting for this project since we will have a couple of tours in Europe, Asia and appearances at festivals in Schaffausen and Berlin. 
2013 will also see many more releases like "As The Sea" to be released on Hatology and "One From None" to be released on Fresh Sound New Talent. 
Come back for more news! 
Best wishes, 
Saturday, September 8th, 2012 1:33 AM

Samuel Blaser Newsletter Autumn 2012

Dear Friends,
You can look at some special news by clicking on this picture! The newsletter includes my autumn schedule and some upcoming releases including "As The Sea" to be released on hatoLOGY in October.
Have fun! I will also have more other special news very soon!!!
Keep in touch. 
Best, Samuel
Thursday, May 10th, 2012 11:33 PM

New collaborations

Dear All,
We are very happy to announce new collaborations with the following booking agencies:
Asperanto for France
Special Agent for Scandinavia
Just in Time Management for Italy
and Agency For New Music  for Germany, Austria and Benelux 
We look forward to bring the projects all over Europe soon! 
Izumi Productions + Samuel 
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 11:37 AM

Back from Consort in Motion's tour 2012

Dear Friends,
Just got back from a tour with my project, Consort in Motion featuring Russ Lossing, Thomas Morgan and Gerry Hemingway. We began our trip in Valencia, Spain with some great surprises. Our flight tickets were booked with Spanair who had just grounded a few weeks before... unfortunately, I had to buy two new tickets with Swiss Airline the same day... well... I had to sell a couple of CD's during the tour to cover the expenses :)
Spain though was amazing. Great audience and great people! If you check the press area, you will be able to read a few reviews by Tomajazz or Cuadernos de Jazz. They are also a few videos available on youtube. We then flew from Bilbao to Saalfelden (austria) with Lufthansa (this time no issues occurred...) to continue our tour. From sun to snow and from tapas to schnitzel. Neuchatel, Switzerland was our next stop before heading to Bruxelles and Eindhoven in the Netherlands for two superb concerts. Those shows were both filmed and recorded and I hope to be able to share this with you very soon! We then played in Munich and Vienna at the Porgy & Bess. The show was recorded and partly filmed. Please, check the gallery for some new videos! The grand finale was in Altburon, Switzerland. 
Thank you all for your support! We look forward to being back in Europe for more shows in February 2013. 
I am now heading to New York for some concerts and recordings with Pierre Favre, Michael Bates, Bobby Avey and François Houle. 
Stay in touch, 
Saturday, January 7th, 2012 4:47 PM

Consort in Motion & Boundless both voted best album of 2011!

Dear All,

I am really proud to announce that both Consort in Motion and Boundless were voted best album of 2011 in the following papers:

Consort in Motion:

New York City Jazz Record (Best Tribute)
Philadelphia City Paper
Jazz Station
BRF online


Jazz Magazine (Choc de l'année 2011 + Choc October)
New York Jazz City Record (Honorable mention)
Maitre Chronique
Sun Ship

Thank you all for your support! More music is coming in 2012!
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 1:03 AM

Happy New Year!!!

Dear All,

I wish you a Happy New Year!!!

2012 will be really exciting as I have a lots of shows coming up starting with a solo concert in Zurich followed by Consort in Motion's first European tour! Please check my schedule for more information.

Also, lots of great recordings as a leader co-leader and sideman will be released next year including:

Samuel Blaser Quartet - ...As The Sea (Hatology)
Michael Bates & Samuel Blaser feat. Michael Blake, Russ Lossing and Jeff Davis - One From None
Bobby Avey & Samuel Blaser -
Bruno Tocanne & Samuel Blaser -

and I will record my album as a leader on Kind Of Blue Records with a very special guest. I will have the chance to work again with producer Robert Sadin and engineer Dave Darlington. Come back soon for more news!

Stay tuned and see you all next year!
Best, Samuel
Thursday, October 27th, 2011 12:41 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet is about to go on tour!

Dear all,
I am getting ready to go on the road with the Samuel Blaser Quartet to promote our new album Boundless just released on Hatology. Hope to see some of you during the tour. I also just finished composing a new book of music that we will premiere during this tour and that we will record in Belgium for a possible new album for Hatology.
I am featured in next Jazzthetik issue (november/december): Nomen est omen. Posaunist Samuel Blaser ist anders, written by the great Tobias Richtsteig.
Samuel Blaser Quartet - Boundless tour 2011
feat. Marc Ducret, Banz Oester, Gerald Cleaver

28 October Jazz In Dachau Dachau, Germany
29 October Periscope Lyon, France
31 October RSR radio Lausanne, Switzerland
01 November Jazzini Marburg Marburg, Germany
02 November Paradox Tilburg, Netherlands
03 November Jazzclub Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Germany
04 November De Singer Rijkevorsel, Belgium
05 November Hnita, Heist op Den Berg, Belgium
06 November Hnita, Heist op Den Berg, Belgium
07 November Jazz in Bade, Isebahnli Baden, Switzerland
08 November Jazzmeile Thüringen Jena, Germany 
This tour would not have happened without the generosity and the support of the following institution: 
Canton de Neuchâtel
Pro Helvetia Stiftung
Loterie Suisse Romande
Schweizerische Interpreten
Thanks so much for visiting and wishing you all well,
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 2:20 AM

New shop and new great reviews!

Dear all,
I have just finished installing a new shop linked to bandcamp. There, you can purchase all my releases as CD's/Vinyls or Immediate download in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire! And the best part of that shop is that you can listen to the entire track/album before to decide to buy it! So, please visit my store and enjoy the new features! 
Both Consort in Motion and Boundless have received amazing reviews all over the world. Consort in Motion has received a four stars and 1/2 review in Downbeat
"... Samuel Blaser´s brilliantly realized new CD. The conservatory-trained Swiss trombonist reaches back to Italian composers of the Baroque and Renaissance, recontextualizing centuries-old themes and melodies via modern improvisation, more an act of resurrection than archaeology...". And Boundless has just received a CHOC in the famous french Jazz Magazine! 
I am getting ready for my upcoming CD release tour with the Samuel Blaser Quartet feat. Marc Ducret, Banz Oester and Gerald Cleaver. Check our schedule to see where we are going to perform! 
Stay tuned and wishing you well!
Monday, August 22nd, 2011 9:16 PM

Samuel Blaser will perform solo in Santiago De Chile

Dear Friends and fans in South America,

I am very excited to announce that I will be in Santiago de Chile at the beginning of October. This will be my very first trip to South America which is great news! In Santiago, I will perform solo at the EUNIC festival and will give some masterclasses in the country.

Please, come back for more news. I will post more information soon!
Monday, August 15th, 2011 8:23 PM

Interesting review from Sweden!

Dear Friends,

Lately, Consort in Motion received many great reviews from all over the world. However, we did also receive reviews from journalists that did not really enjoyed the album. It was good to read them and learn. Some of the negative points can be used to improve the music, etc. But, the other day, we received a very funny review from Sweden and I thought I should share it with you! Because some points are really hilarious!

"...musicians are playing for themselves..."
"...the trombone honk and Motian plays the drums as if he is testing the sound..."
"...Lossing delivers stray chords... the bass is absent..."
"...the arrangement of Monteverdi's are strange... I cannot find similarities with Jazz..."
"... A disc that should have stayed at the planning stage..."

Enjoy this and see you very soon!
Monday, August 8th, 2011 10:37 PM

Back from Austria

Dear Friends,

Happy Holidays! I just got back from Schwaz where I spent an amazing week at the Outreach Festival playing with several great musician: Adam Holzman, Kim Plainfield, Reggie Washington, Thomas Kugi, Franz Hackl, Jane Getter, Morris Kilphuis, Ali Angerer and Gene Pritsker! I also played on Friday night a program called "Expedition, from solo to trio" with the great Gerry Hemingway on drums and pianist Michael Wolff. All concerts were recorded by the Austrian Radio. I am sure it will be broadcasted soon.

I am back in Berlin for a few days. It's time to write some new music for the Samuel Blaser Quartet since we are playing at the Willisau Jazz Festival at the end of the month. I am very excited to present "Boundless", my new album released on Hatology. The concert in Willisau will be recorded by the Swiss Radio. I will then play a duet with Marc Ducret in Cernier, Switzerland at the Festival des Jardins Musicaux. I am really looking forward to it!

Consort in Motion is receiving quiet a bit of great reviews in the Jazz Time, All About Jazz and some blogs in France. Please, visit the press section to read some of them.

Come back soon for more news!
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 3:11 PM

Back from Poland/Germany/Switzerland and more

Dear Friends,
Just got back from Poland where I first toured with Michael Bates' Outside Sources. The band featured Jeff Davis on drums and Robin Vereheyen, a gifted belgium saxophone player. What a great band. The music was really happening! After Michael's tour, I had a day off before starting my solo trombone tour. I first played in Warsaw at Sklad Butelek, a great venue in Praga quarter. Then, I played at Piec Art in Krakow which is probably one of my favorite place in Poland. By the way, click on that link to read the review written by (Free) Jazz Alchemist. I finally ended my little solo tour in Zory, a small town south of Katowice, at the Easy Jazz Festival where I had great last show.
After Poland, I went straight to Switzerland where I started to rehearse with "La conspiration du Syphon" an orchestra based in the Jura. They actually premiered a piece I wrote for eleven instruments and voice. That was quiet exciting to finally hear the result of my work.
Consort in Motion finally got released in France. There will be some upcoming broadcasts and reviews soon. Come back soon for more news! 
Thursday, April 21st, 2011 8:49 AM

Consort in Motion is now available!

Dear Friends,
"Consort in Motion" produced by Robert Sadin, featuring Paul Motian, Russ Lossing and Thomas Morgan is now available worldwide! Please visit my store to order physical or digital copies...! 
Enjoy and come back soon for more exciting news! 
Friday, February 4th, 2011 2:24 PM

Samuel Blaser - Consort in Motion on Kind of Blue Records

Dear Friends,

I am very proud to announce that Consort in Motion will be released on Kind of Blue Records this April. The album features in-demand bassist Thomas Morgan, pianist Russ Lossing and legendary drummer Paul Motian.

We recorded the music on December 29th 2010 at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ with Dave Darlington and this is produced by the amazing Robert Sadin.

This record has a long story... everything was ready when I got in the plane direction JFK via Frankfort. Unfortunately, I decided to fly when the snowstorm decided to hit the East Coast... I was stuck in Germany for two days... we almost decided to cancel the whole session. But thanks to the Lufthansa staff, I was able to fly on the 28th with Singapore Airlines and jump in the session on time.

The music is based on compositions written by baroque Italian composers.
I have actually chosen to work essentially on Claudio Monteverdi's music.
There are also a couple of compositions written by Biaggio Marini and
Girolamo Frescobaldi. Quiet an exciting project I must say.

We will celebrate the release on March 29th at the Cully Jazz Festival. This time the band will feature Drew Gress on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums. A New York CD release party will also happen in May. This time, the concert will feature the original line up.

Please be in touch and come back for more news.
Wishing you well,

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 9:19 PM

High quality videos are now available!

Dear Friends,

High quality videos from a live at Moods, Zürich, Switzerland with the Samuel Blaser Quartet are now available on Youtube. Have a look on my gallery page and have a lot of fun watching them!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 12:14 AM

Samuel Blaser Quartet on Hat Hut Records

Dear Friends,
I am very happy to announce that my next album with the Samuel Blaser Quartet will be released on Hat Hut Records during Summer 2011. The album will feature six tracks recorded by Jean-Marc Foussat during our last tour. 
The band will promote the album next October in Europe! Stay in touch! 
Best, Samuel 
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 11:59 PM

Vilnius and more!

Hey Friends, Back from Vilnius where we had our last show at the Jazz Festival. Great public and warm welcome even if the weather was cold over there! Fortunately we had some vodka to warm our bodies before the show:) We hope to be back in Lituania soon! You can have a taste of that concert here.
Before that concert, we were in London where we played at the Vortex. The show was recorded by "Jazz on 3" and will be broadcasted in February. There's also a little video here that will give you an idea if the atmosphere.
After Frauenfeld on October 5th, we had three more shows in Switzerland: Zurich, Lausanne and Basel. All the performances were recorded by Jean-Marc Foussat for a release next year. Stay tuned!
I am now going on the road with another project featuring Lucien Dubuis and Luigi Galati. We will be performing in Germany, Poland and Swizerland. Please have a look to our schedule to see if we will be in your area.
Last but not least, this month two more albums got released: Bruno Tocanne New Songs on Instant Music Records and Pierre Favre Ensemble, Voyage on Intakt Records. Click on their names to listen and order a copy! Thanks again for visiting! Best, Samuel
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 1:06 AM


Hey there, Today is off after traveling intensively every day. Very exhausting. After Münster we went to Passau and then crossed Germany to reach Enschede in the Netherlands where we had a great concert. By the way there is a little video on youtube. Click on that link to watch a couple of minutes of that concert. Yesterday was important since I presented two of my projects to the Generations Jazz Festival in Frauenfeld. I first played a set with Pierre Favre. I have to say it was pretty incredible, probably one of our best performance so far. After an hour break I did three sets with my quartet. All sets were recorded by the Radio. Tomorrow, we will be in Zürich. More news later and keep coming back on my website. Samuel
Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 12:36 AM


Dear Friends,

Here we go... I am on the road again! And very excited about this upcoming tour with my quartet. We just had our first gig tonight in Münster @ Cuba Kultur, a friendly little place. We expected to have just a few people but the club was packed! And it was amazing! Great public, great ears which is appreciable. After the show, it felt like we never stopped playing together! Our last gig was at the Jazzdor Festival in Strasbourg last November. Tomorrow we are heading off to Passau in Germany before going to Switzerland for our first gig in Bern. During this tour we will have also the chance to present our music in the Netherlands, England and Lithuania. For those who will miss our shows, don't worry, some of them will be recorded and an album will be released next year probably.

Please come back soon for more news. I will try to post a tour diary and will add some pictures...

Be well and wish you well, Samuel
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 2:00 AM

Back from South Africa and more news

Hello everybody,
Just got back from South Africa where I had a blast! I spent more than two weeks playing with great musicians from all around the world. I also had the privilege to work with South African saxophonist Zim Ngqawana. What an inspiration...! I hope there will be more occasions for me to play with that musician.
This year, South Africa has been really inspiring and I guess a lot of projects will pop up like with drummer Kesivan Naidoo or Dutch trumpet player Eric Vloeimans.
I am also very excited to announce that I will record my new album for Kind Of Blue Records on December 29th with Paul Motian, Russ Lossing ans Thomas Morgan. We will play the music of Monteverdi, Marini and Frescobaldi. The album will be produced by Robert Sadin and should be released in 2011.
This summer, I have a few things happening, please check out my schedule to see if I will perform in your area. Last but not least, the album "Vol à Voile" with Pierre Favre is now available on my website as a download or physical. Please visit my store for more information.
Thanks for visiting and wish you all the best!
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 11:30 AM

new releases and collaborations

Dear Friends,

I have just recorded a new album with the Gabriel Zufferey Quartet for French label, Bee Jazz. The album will be released on May 28th 2010. I am also pleased to announce that I am now working on a new album with the White Belly Rats and Lee Scratch Perry for a new release coming out soon.
Come back often for some more exciting news!!!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 11:45 AM

Upcoming January/February Shows

Dear friends,

Happy New Year!!!

Just returning from a recording in Zürich for Intakt Records with the Pierre Favre Grand Ensemble.

Now, I am getting ready for my next tour starting on January 16th. If you are in Switzerland or Germany please take a look at my tour schedule.

During this tour, I will premiere my new trio feat. Sébastien Boisseau and Samuel Rohrer in Lausanne. We will perform some new material that will be recorded next June for Spanish label Fresh Sound New Talent. In Geneva, I will also have the chance to start a new project leaded by pianist Gabriel Zufferey and will feature Patrice Moret and Ramon Lopez. I will end my trip with three concerts in duo with Pierre Favre. I am also pleased to announce that the duo album with Pierre Favre will be released on Intakt Records in May.

Here's my tour schedule:

Pierre Favre Grand Ensemble
17.01 Winter Jazz Festival, Bejazz, Bern, Switzerland

Gabriel Zufferey heAre&know
23.01 AMR, Geneva, Switzerland
24.01 AMR, Geneva, Switzerland

Gabriel Zufferey/Samuel Blaser
27.01 Radio Suisse Romande, Jazzz, Lausanne (broadcast)

28.01. Café du Cerf, Neuchâtel Switzerland

Samuel Blaser Trio feat. Sébastien Boisseau & Samuel Rohrer
29.01 Chorus, Lausanne, Switzerland

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser Duo
30.01 Echandole, Yverdon, Switzerland
05.02 Jazz in Dachau, Dachau, Germany
06.02 Maison Blanche du Corbusier, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Hope to see you soon!!!

Friday, December 18th, 2009 6:19 PM

Best of 2009

Dear Friends,

Pieces of Old Sky selected by Stuart Broomer, David R. Adler and Dusted as a best of 2009 so far! Solo Bone selected by All About Jazz New York a best of 2009 with an honorable mention.

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 6:18 PM

Pierre Favre & Samuel Blaser Duo

Dear Friends,

I am very happy to tell you that the duo recording with Pierre Favre will be released on Intakt Records in May 2010.

Please, come back soon for more exciting news!

Best, Samuel
Sunday, December 6th, 2009 3:11 PM

Pieces of Old Sky new reviews

Dear friends,

I just got back from my November tour where I had some wonderful shows with my quartet in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium and France. We recorded the two last shows for a possible release next year. Thank you to everyone who made those events a success! The quartet will be back on the road in October 2010 for a two weeks tour.

Pieces of Old Sky has received many great reviews lately all over. Please check out the press kit section for more information... Alan Young in his Lucid Culture said: "This is what free jazz ought to sound like. While there's definitely plenty of composition here, there's also an extraordinary amount of listening and the smart, thoughtful playing that good musicians do when they're all tuned into each other... This quiet, deft display of talent is nothing short of a stealth contender for one of the best jazz albums of 2009."

Thanks for visiting! Please come back soon for more news. Next year will be special...!
Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 10:00 AM

Upcoming November shows

Dear friends,

Just returning from gigs in Switzerland, Germany and m y tour in South Korea where I had five wonderful shows in front of great audiences especially at the Jarasum Jazz Festival where I performed my solo program in front of 650 people!!!

Now I am getting ready for my next tour this November. If you are in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium or France please take a look at my tour schedule and join me and my different projects.

I am starting November with a beautiful project with Swiss drummer Pierre Favre and will then go on a two weeks tour with my quartet to promote Pieces Of Old Sky, my new album released on Portugese label Clean Feed Records. I will then go back to Zürich, Switzerland to perform two more shows with the Pierre Favre Grand Ensemble and finally end in Berlin, my new home, on November 24th with an excited project feat. Johannes Bauer (tb), Clayton Thomas (b) and Tony Buck (dm) at Cafe Wendel in Kreuzberg.

Here's my tour schedule:

Samuel Blaser & Pierre Favre
1.11 Onze+ Jazz Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland

with Rapahël Pedroli
3.11 Bar King, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Samuel Blaser Quartet feat. Marc Ducret, Bänz Oester, Gerald Cleaver
5.11 Unterfahrt, Münich, Germany
6.11 Bunker, Bielefeld, Germany
8.11 AMR, Geneva, Switzerland
10.11 Stockwerck, Graz, Austria
11.11 ABC, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
12.11 ABC, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
13.11 Kulak, Baden, Switzerland
14.11 Spirale, Fribourg, Switzerland
15.11 Hnita, Heist Op Den Berg, Belgium
17.11 Jazzdor Festival, Strasbourg, France

Pierre Favre Grand Ensemble
18.11 Theater Stok, Zürich, Switzerland
19.11 Theater Stok, Zürich, Switzerland

Samuel Blaser Solo
21.11 Theaterklause, Brandenburg, Germany

24.11 Cafe Wendel, Berlin, Germany

Hope to see you soon!!!

Sunday, October 18th, 2009 6:21 AM

Greeting from South Korea

Hi there,

Just played a couple of concerts in South Korea with piano player Soo Jung Kae. Yesterday I gave a solo concert at the great Jarasum Jazz Festival near Seoul in front of a crowded room! Tonight I am playing with some friends including Michael Bates, Bruno Tocanne & Kenji Omae in Seoul City. Tomorrow, I am going back to Switzerland to perform with Tobias Preisig at the Moods and then back to Germany where I will be performing with Marc Ducret at the Loft in Cologne.

Hope to see you soon and thanks for reading!!!
Monday, October 12th, 2009 2:47 AM

Pieces of Old Sky is now available!

Dear friends,
I am thrilled to announce the release of my new work "Pieces Of Old Sky" released on Clean Feed Records. You can now purchase the album from my website. Enjoy and come back soon for more news!
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 10:13 PM

Samuel Blaser - Pieces Of Old Sky tour 2009

Dear friends,
I am very happy to announce that the Samuel Blaser Quartet will promote "Pieces Of Old Sky" released on Clean Feed Records on October 6th from November 5th to November 17th. Please have a look to the calendar for more information.
The tour would not have been made possible without the help of:
Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds Canton de Neuchâtel




Monday, September 7th, 2009 3:06 PM

Pieces of Old Sky - Release date

Dear all,

Pieces Of Old Sky will be released by Clean Feed Records in Portugal on October 6th.
You can now purchase the album through my store

The album has already received some reviews by jazz magazines "All About Jazz New York" and "Jazz Times". You can read the reviews by clicking on this link:
read press

Nex week, I will perform my solo program (solo bone) in France and then in South Korea in October. I will also have the opportunity to give some performances with Korean piano player, Soo Jung Kae in Seoul.

Last week, Pierre Favre and myself recorded the album at the Swiss Radio in Zürich. It will probably be released sometimes next year.

I am also very excited to announce that I am now a member of the Pierre Favre Ensemble with whom we will record an new album in January for Intakt Records.

Please come back soon to visit my website and I look forward to seeing at one of my performances.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 11:26 PM

Back from South Africa

Dear all!

Just got back from South Africa where I played for a week at the Grahamstown Jazz Festival. A great experience and I had the chance to play with some great musicians from all over the world.

I am very happy to announce the launch of my new trio project featuring the french double bass player Sébastien Boisseau and swiss drummer Samuel Rohrer. We will record an album in 2010. More news to come.

Please, check out my tour schedule. I added some more concerts in solo, duo with Pierre Favre and other projects!

Also, I updated the shop and you can now order hard copies or MP3's through paypal.

Enjoy your visit and hope to see you again very soon, Samuel
Thursday, May 21st, 2009 11:04 AM

South Africa and other news

Dear Friends,

I am very excited to announce that I will be playing and teaching for a week at the Grahamstown Jazz Festival in South Africa at the end of June. For more information, please visit
national arts festival

At the end of this month I will be performing at the Moers Jazz Festival at the morning session, for further information
moers jazz festival

and here's a picture by Jacques Ditisheim of Pierre Favre and myself.

Many thanks for visiting and see you soon,

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 1:58 PM

South Korea

I am very happy to announce that I will perform my solo trombone program at the Jarasum International Jazz Festival, South Korea in October!!! See calendar.

Thanks for visiting,
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 2:13 PM

New line up for the Samuel Blaser Quartet - new reviews and new concerts!!!

Dear Friends,

I am very happy to announce the new line up for the Samuel Blaser Quartet. The band features now:

Marc Ducret on guitar
Drew Gress on bass, and
Gerald Cleaver on drums

This band will be on tour from November 5th to November 17th 2009 to promote Pieces Of Old Sky, which will be released on Clean Feed Records, in September 2009.

Check out the press, I added a lot of new cd's reviews, concerts' reviews, etc. More to come next month.

I am also very happy to announce that the duo with Pierre Favre will be playing more this year, including the Jazz Onze+ Festival in Lausanne, Switzerland! Please, visit the calendar to see if we will be playing in your area.

All the best, Samuel
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 2:23 PM

news from the road

Dear all, 
I am right now in Mannheim, Germany, where I am performing with Peter Van Huffel, Sophie Tassignon and Michael Bates. We are actually promoting their album, Hufflignon, just released on Clean Feed Records. 
Two weeks before that, I had a great show with drummer Ziv Ravitz at the middle Church in New York. Here's a picture by Laurence Donohue Greene
On March 29th, we gave an amazing concert at the Cully Jazz Festival with Malcolm Braff in front of a big crowd with ovation at the end of our performance! Wow, what a great feeling! THANK YOU! 
Thanks everybody for supporting our music, hope to see you soon and come back for more news! 
Thursday, March 12th, 2009 12:58 PM

Samuel Blaser Quartet

We just got back home after a successful two weeks tour in Europe where we played seven concerts. A lot of critics have been written about our concerts and you can read some of them in the press kit. In September 2009, Pieces Of Old Sky, will be released on Clean Feed Records and there will be a release tour to promote this new album at the end of year 2009. Here's a picture of the band, ready to go to Germany.
from left to right: Samuel Blaser, Tyshawn Sorey, Todd Neufeld, Thomas Morgan
Sunday, March 1st, 2009 2:15 PM

A Conversation, Thomas Morgan had with an old man at Tygmont in Warsaw, before one of our concert [2008-05-07 Wed 23:28]

/We're sitting at the bar and he speaks to me in Polish./

Przepraszam, nie rozumiem po polsko.  [I'm not sure about the
spelling, but this means, "Pardon me, I don't understand."]

Ah, you don't speak Polish, of course.  English?


Very good.  It is a long path to learn Polish.  It will take you
twenty years.  Tonight are you playing the same kind of program as
last night?


Why don't you play normal jazz with a melody?  What you play is
nothing for the listener.

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it.

We take a risk, we come to the concert, and we expect good American
musicians, not a young fellow like you.  In three years you will
understand.  When American musicians come, they usually play good
music, standards, and there are one hundred, two hundred people here.
But you come, and there are forty or fifty.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 11:51 PM

Solo Bone is out!

Dear all,
I am very happy to announce the release of Solo Bone on UK label Slam Productions. Solo Bone has already been reviewed by All About Jazz New York, to read full review click here. To purchase this new album, please visit my store for MP3's or go to my music page. 

On Wednesday February 25th, I will start touring with the Samuel Blaser Quartet to promote 7th Heaven, my first quartet album released on Between The Lines in May 2008. We will perform in Switzerland and Germany, for more details, go to calendar. 
I am also very happy to announce my new collaboration with Swiss drummer, Pierre Favre, with whom we will play for the first time in April. We will have many more concerts during year 2009 and 2010 plus a recording in September 2009. Please stay tuned! 
pierre favre
Hope to see you all very soon and thanks again for visiting!!! Come back soon. 
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 6:58 PM

7th Heaven

7th Heaven has been selected by Troy Collins (All About Jazz) as one of the best releases in year 2008!!! Check out the press page for more details.
Friday, November 28th, 2008 11:32 AM

Back from Belarus, Poland and Belgium

Dear friends,

With Malcolm Braff, we are finally back from our huge tour after 23 concerts in Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland! It was a very intense and exhausting tour but what a beautiful experience! To close this tour, we will perform tomorrow at "Echandole" in Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland, a very nice theater, so if you appear to be around, just come by, we will be happy to play for you!
Also, Solo Bone, my solo trombone album will be released in February 2009 on Slam Productions, an english label. You can already order it on my music page or download the whole album on my store page.
Finally, I will have my last tour in France, Belgium and Netherlands for this year 2008 with saxophonist Peter Van Huffel and vocalist Sophie Tasignon to promote their new album, Hufflignon, released on Clean Feed Records. So please, check the calendar for more details. Next year will be full of surprises so please come back often to check out the news!
Hope to see you soon!
Friday, October 31st, 2008 1:34 AM

On the road in Germany

We just played four concerts with the Braff Blaser Duo in Germany and we had a great success. We started in Cologne, Bergneustadt, Jena and finally Karlsruhe today. Tomorrow we are going back home in Switzerland to perform three more shows and then we will fly to Poland and Belarus for eight more shows! So please, come back often to check out the news and calendar!

Hope you are well and see you soon!!!
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 4:49 PM

Braff Blaser Duo is going to Minsk, Belarus

The Braff Blaser Duo added a stop to their schedule in Minsk, Belarus on November 9th and 10th between concerts in Poland. We will be playing in a concert hall and a jazz club. So if you appear to be in the area, we are looking forward to play "YaY" for you!!!
Saturday, October 18th, 2008 3:16 PM

YaY is out!

I am very happy to announce that "YaY" is out now on Spanish label Freshsound New Talent and you can purchase it by clicking here
Malcolm and me are starting the tour next week in Bern, Switzerland for the CD release party and we will be on the road until November 29th so please check the schedule and we hope to see you soon. Please, have a look to the Freshsound New Talent's website more information

Best, Samuel
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 10:25 PM

Back from Belgium and Germany

I am back from a Belgium and German tour with Peter Van Huffel and Sophie Tassignon. Michael Bates was the bass player. We promoted a new album who just got released on Clean Feed Records.

I am now getting ready to hit the road with pianist Malcolm Braff to promote a new release, YaY on spanish label, Freshsound New Talent. We will be playing in four countries including Switzerland, Germany, Poland and Belgium. This tour would not have been possible without the generous help from Pro Helvetia Switzerland and Pro Helvetia Poland.

In January 2009, I am moving to Berlin where I will set my home. I will start a collaboration with Miles Perkin, bass player originally from Canada who's also moving to Berlin in January.

Come back soon for more fresh news,

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 12:03 AM

back in Europe

Dear Friends,

I am back in Switzerland for a few days after a two weeks tour in USA and Canada with Golem, a great kletzmer/punk/rock band! I am leaving soon for my next tour and I will be performing with Peter Van Huffel & Sophie Tassignon in Belgium and Germany promoting the new album "Hufflignon" released on Clean Feed. Please check the calendar for more information.

I am also excited to announce that I finally found a home for my solo trombone album and it will be released in UK by Slam Productions in December 2008, please check their website for more information

Also, check my store soon, there will be some free downloads, so please come back visit my website.

Best, Samuel
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 4:00 PM

some news

Dear Friends,

My new website is now up and running! Enjoy and I hope you will find all the informations you need!

I am also happy to announce that "YaY" by the Braff Blaser Duo will be released the last week of September by spanish label Fresh Sound New Talent. We will promote the album in Europe from October 22nd until November 29th including more than twenty concerts in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Poland, so please check out the calendar for more information.

Good news, the new Samuel Blaser Quartet's album, recorded last July, will be released by portugese label Clean Feed, please check out their website for more information

Also, please don't forget to check out my last recording "7th Heaven" released by German label "Between The Lines"
more information

Hope you are enjoying your summer and I hope to see you around!