Andreas Schaerer & Kalle Kalima

Crossover Jazz

When the Swiss voice acrobat Andreas Schaerer joins forces with the Finnish anarcho-jazz musician Kalle Kalima, you have a very special kind of duo on your hands. The pair have been touring with “21 Songs” – a superb mix of interpretations, originals and rarities – since May 2017. Schaerer and Kalima also play together in the all-star quartet A Novel Of Anomaly. No wonder the two exceptional musicians have absolute trust in each other on stage! Their new material, which has been tested and developed in countless joint concerts, will be released on the renowned ACT Music label in autumn 2023. Schaerer promises to produce all the sounds the human voice is capable of, while Kalima’s guitar replaces an entire orchestra, with occasional support from Tim Lefebvre on the bass. Despite very careful conception, the works, which range from Americana-influenced singer-songwriting to modern impro-jazz, never seem overly intellectual thanks to the infectious enthusiasm of the protagonists – and, most importantly, they’re great fun live!