East Meets West

2019 May 28 Past event
1 h
14.00 €
Start of the Event: 6.30 pm., the Ground Floor Foyer
Eugenijus Jonavičius (guitar)
Sirens Jazz Band (Switzerland): Roman Glaser (flute), Herbie Kopf (bass guitar), Tony Renold (drums)

The name of the Swiss jazz trio, Sirens, stands for the high art of musical seduction. Since the Antiquity sirens have been known as mythical creatures synonymous with dangerous and irresistible beauty. Three first-class musicians who make up the Sirens trio create an extremely diverse, richly nuanced and always transparent sound world that seems to beguile modern audiences into going on the most exciting musical journeys. Sophisticated, rhapsodic compositions contrast with funny miniatures, and piquantly spiced improvisations. Gripping rhythms, lyrical and humorous interactions are perhaps the essential ingredients of this dangerously beautiful music for the human ear.
But the question remains when and where does East meet West? There is something more than music that keeps the four participants of this project together. Twenty years ago the three Swiss ‘sirens’ – flautist Roman Glaser, bassist Herbie Kopf and drummer Tony Renold – arrived in Lithuania for the first time to take part in a jazz festival. At concerts they met a like-minded musician, virtuoso guitarist Eugenijus Jonavičius. He soon joined the trio and was featured on its tours in the Baltic countries and back in Switzerland. Musicians decided to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their collaboration by organising a spring tour in Lithuania and an autumn tour in Switzerland this year.

compositions by the group members