HINTERHALT FESTIVAL 2013 USTER
End of June 2013 in my hometown: The 3. Hinterhalt -Festival. Come and See, Feel, Hear, Eat, Watch, Hang, Talk...
The Fellowship OF The Drums: Concerts and Screenings
In June Lucas will be touring in Mozambique and South Africa, together with Rolando Lamussene, one of the members of BEAT BAG BOHEMIA, the Drum Quartet the documentary film is about. The Tour.
SHARP - GIBBS - NIGGLI with NEW CD on Tour, May 2013
From May 1st to 7th 2013 the Trio with Elliot Sharp, Melvin Gibbs and Lucas Niggli will be on CD Release Tour: "Crossing The Waters" ( Intakt Records).
New Recordings from STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND: Zeitschrei
Steamboat Switzerland NEW RELEASE: CD and Vinyl of the latest compositions by Michael Wertmüller for the Trio. Published on TROST Records. OUT NOW and available here.
SwissVibes: Interview with Lucas über about the Piano Pam Festival 2012
on the online platform Swiss Vibes you find this interview about PAM, platz für andere musik,uster
New Percussion Ensemble: TRIO KLICK! with Fritz Hauser, Peter Conradin Zumthor, Lucas Niggli
In February 2013 the new percussion trio TRIO KLICK ( Hauser - Niggli - Zumthor) will start performing. After the first promising rehearsels: it will be an unique music for eyes and ears!
Lorenz Raab Expanded : NEW CD on UNIT Records
The Lorenz Raab Expanded Quartet with the Line-Up of Lorenz Raab (A, trp) , Michel Godard (F, tuba), Eirik Hegdal ( N, sax ) and LN has produced a CD for UNIT Records, which is released in Summer 2012.
2. International PIANO PAM FESTIVAL
In November 2012 there will be the second edition of the Piano PAM festival in Uster, curated by Lucas Niggli. His guests are
Sharp - Gibbs - Niggli @ Jazzfstival Willisau
The New Trio with Elliot Sharp / Melvin Gibbs / Lucas Niggli will have its European Premier during the Jazzfestival Willisau, 25th August 2012
Konus Quartet Plays "One For Evan"
Hexen Trio ( Plimley Guy Niggli ) : CD Release @ Jazzfestival Vancouver
The New Release on Intakt Records from the Hexentrio will be released on July 1st at the International Jazzfestival in Vancouver
STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND: The Concert-Series @ Walcheturm /Zürich
The AvantCore Trio STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND will perform monthly at the Walcheturm in Zürich, 12 x , from April 12 to March 13. Come and hear!
New CD of the Drum-Duo NIGGLI ZUMTHOR - SPIEGEL for and in the Therme Vals
The second recording of the Duo includes also two compositions by Barry Guy and Fritz Hauser. With great art work and high-end production something very special to have. Order here.
The Fellowship of The Drums @ The Solothurner Filmtage
The Documentary / Road Movie by Martin Fuchs about my Drum Quartet BEAT BAG BOHEMIA will be shown at the Solothurner Filmtage in January 2012.
STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND EXTENDED: Sederunt Principes
hits the Road again with a great Programm, compiled by Marc Kilchenmann,
INTAKT Records @ The Stone in NYC
From March 1. to 15. in 2012 the Label INTAKT RECORDS is presenting a great programm in New York, at the Club "The Stone" - Patrik Landolt curated two weeks of improvised music with many musicians from New York and Zürich. Lucas will perform 3times: a Duo with Fred Frith, a Trio with Elliot Sharp and Melvin Gibbs and a Trio with Angelica Sanchez and Tim Berne. Check the Programm here.
Paul Plimley - Barry Guy - Lucas Niggli on Tour
From January 19th to 26th 2012 the Trio with the GREAT Canadian Pianist Paul Plimley and Barry Guy with Lucas Niggli will be on Tour in Europe and Record a CD for INTAKT.
STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND @ KKL Luzern, Lucerne Festival Am Piano
STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND will perform a Late Night Show at The Lucerne Festival Am Piano, with a premier of a New Piece by Wertmüller. November 26th 2011
Biondini Godard Niggli @ Music Meeting Neijmegen
From the Trio Biondini Godard Niggli are new TV-Cuts on you tube. Maybe this for example:
Hinterhalt Festival 2011
The Second Hinterhalt Festival in Uster was a wonderfull blast!!!... check out the fotogallery - and see you next time!
FORCEMAJEUR - the NEW CD is now released on the Label ZHdK
The wonderfull music by Felix Profos for this seven piece band FORCEMAJEUR is now available on ZHdK or here.
The Fellowship of The Drums on TV - 1.may on SF1
The wonderfull documentary about the Lucas Niggli Drum Quartet BEAT BAG BOHEMIA by Martin Fuchs will be shown again on Swiss-TV (SF1) on Sat. 7th May, 12.25.
The DVD of the Film will be relreased on Intakt Records, Mid May. You may order it here.
BEAT BAG BOHEMIA - The Fellowship Of The Drums TOUR
From May 10th to 23rd 2011 the Lucas Niggli Drum Quartet will be on Tour again, in Europe. With Kesivan Naidoo ( Capetown) , Rolando Lamussene (Maputo), Pez Zumthor ( Haldenstein) , LN.
New CD by the Drum Duo Zumthor Niggli for the Therme in Vals.
During the Summer 2011 the Drum Duo of Peter Conradin Zumthor and Lucas Niggli will record a New CD for the Therme Vals. Incl two commissioned compositions for the two Drummers by Barry Guy and Fritz Hauser.
2. Hinterhalt Festival in Uster: Programm Infos Online now
After the big success of the Hinterhalt-Festival in 2009, some friends of mine, artists and cultural-players are organising a second issue: from July 1 to 3 , 2011, in the middle of Uster, where I have my Atelier. More Infos about the transmedial programm NOW on www.hinterhalt.ch
You may hear many tunes and samples from different bands with Lucas under -> Radio-Niggli, or press directly the Radio Button on the website. Enjoy!
Festival Bludenz March 2011: Lucas Niggli : A Portrait in Music
From 11th to 13. march 2011 Lucas Niggli is invited to curate the Jazz Days Bludenz ( A) where he presents his actual works. A Portrait in Music: he will perform with STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND, BLACK LOTOS, Biondini-Godard-Niggli, Zumthor-Niggli Drum Duo as well with a special project called AFRICALLS with Musicians from Berne and Vorarlberg. See you there!
New BIG ZOOM Quintett
The Quinett Lucas Niggli BIG ZOOM is back on stage with a new Line Up. The Trio ZOOM with Wogram,Schaufelberger, LN is now with flutist Anne La Berge ( USA/NL) and bassist Barry Guy ( UK,/CH); they form the new quintett BIG ZOOM. A longer Tour with the CD Release of "polisation" on INTAKT is scheduled for January 2011.
The Fellowship Of The Drums - DVD Available NOW
The Documentary about my Drum Quartet BEAT BAG BOHEMIA is now available on DVD. you may order it here.
Biondini Godard Niggli
The New Tro with Luciano Biondini ( acc) , Michel Godard ( tb , serp) and LN on drums, will record a NEW CD for INTAKT Records. The CD will be released for the Tour the Trio will play in March 2011. For Booking: Ralph Guch Productions
FORCELMAJEUR - a new Septett by Felix Profos
Beat Bag Bohemia plays again: Berlin
The Lucas Niggli Drum Quartet will play at The Sound No Walls Festival in Berlin @ the Philharmonie. Rolando and Kesivan will exclusivly arrive from SouthAfrica.
Fixed, Fluid and Fragmented
Lucas will be part of a larger project called "Fixed, Fragmented &Fluid" which will be a collaboration between the great Animationfilm-Artist Michel Gagné and Barry Guy. It will be a live show with an international seven-piece ensemble, and a giant screen that will combine abstract animation and jazz music. The performance will take place on June 25th, 2010 as the opening night performance of the Innovation Series at the Roundhouse Performance Centre, in Vancouver, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
In November 2010 ( 19th and 20th) I will organise a Piano Festival in my concert series PAM ( Platz für Andere Musik, Uster) @ qbus. We will hear the MONDRIAN Quartet, Irene Schweizer Solo, Dominik Blum Solo, and a Duo with Aki Takase and Lucas Niggli.
Tour in CHINA with Xu Fengxia
In September I will be touring in China with BLACK LOTOS , the Duo I have with Xu fengxia.
Tours with New Projects
In March I will be on tour with 2 new Bands: FORCEMAJEUR by Felix Profos with Vera Kappeler (p, harmonium), Raphael Camenisch & Sebastian Pottmeier (sax), Christian Weber & John Eckhardt (b), Lucas Niggli (dr), Felix Profos (comp, key) and
New Recordings with the Drum Duo Niggli - Zumthor
In January 09 the Drum Duo Niggli Zumthor did record with Master Engeneer Willy Strehler a Studio-production for the polish label "Not Two Records". Including the two tracks "First and Second Dance"composed for the Duo by Felix Profos. Release December 2009.
This summer me and my family have moved to a new house: Annette, Emilia, Gaudenz, Felix and Lucas life now at Fohlenweidstr. 63b, in CH- 8615 Wermatswil/Uster.
Award for BLACK LOTOS
The CD " BLACK LOTOS" with Xu Fengxia and Lucas just won the Award for Best Recording from the German Records Critics Pool.
New Recording with Barry Guys London Jazz Composers Orchestra
The CD "Radio Rondo/ SchaffhausenConcert" on Intakt Records features the London Jazz Composers Orchestra with Irene Schweizer.
March 2010 there is a tour planned with the new trio of Luciano Biondini - Michel Godard - Lucas Niggli. Infos on gluch.ch
Pics from the HINTERHALT festival 2009
Hinterhalt Festival @ the Surroundings of my Studio in Uster
At the Qbus and arround my Studio in Uster we organised a two days festival named HINTERHALT, with all kind of music, theater, performances, art..here are all infos and the programm: www.hinterhalt.ch, BE WELCOME!!
New CD on INTAKT Records: The Big Picture by Fred Frith
Fred Frith and ARTE Quartet released a New CD on INTAKT Records, where Lucas Niggli appears as Guest-soloist together with Katharina Weber (p) on the Composition "The Big Picture".
New CD: Xu Fengxia / Lucas Niggli, BLACK LOTOS
During Spring 2009 the new recording of the Duo Xu Fengxia (China) and Lucas Niggli will be released on INTAKT RECORDS. Followed by a Tour in Sept. 2009.
New Recordings of STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND
STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND ( feat. Dominik Blum, Marino Pliakas, Lucas Niggli ) just finished teh Recording of the Composition "Get Out Of My Room" form Composer Felix Profos , combined with some Improvs. Released is planned for early 2009 on GROB.
Lucas Niggli ZOOM in INDIA
The Trio ZOOM ( feat. Nils Wogram and Philipp Schaufelberger will be on Tour in India form Nov. 25th to Dec. 8th. After some Trio Concerts ( ao Jazzfesti Delhi) , they will work on a new programm with Karthik Mani ( Percussion / Bangalore) and the young Swiss Singer Sarah Büchi).
Road Movie about BEAT BAG BOHEMIA - the Fellowship of the Drums
We just returned from the long and very successfull tour with the Lucas Niggli Drum Quartet BEAT BAG BOHEMIA. When the band returns on stage is not yet decided - but during 2009 the Documentary about BBB " FEllowship of teh drums" by Martin Fuchs will be released.
BEAT BAG BOHEMIA - NEW CD is OUT NOW
My Drum Quartet will celebrate the CD Launch atthe Jazzfestival Capetown, and a CD Release Tour in Europe will follow, from September 10th to 28th, with Concerts in Switzerland,Germany, Poland.
STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND on Tour in the US und CAN.
From June 17th to July 1st , Steamboat Switzerland will be touring in the US and Canada. Incl. festival Appearences in Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal.
The Barry Guy London Jazz Composers Orchestra with Irene Schweizer
At the Jazzfestival Schaffhausen, on May 21st the London Jazz Composers Orchestra will perform with Irene Schweizer the new Piece "Radio Rondo" by Barry Guy. Lucas is invited to play the second drum in the mostly original lineup.
Crash Cruise on TOUR again in March 2008
Lucas Niggli ZOOM meets ARTE Quartet with the Programm "CRASH CRUISE" will be touring again from March 5th to 16th. More Infos and Dates soon here.
Steamboat Switzerland on stage again. January 2008
Steamboat Switzerland will perform again some concerts live: Graz, Bielefeld, Schorndorf, Bratislava , Paris, See you there!
Pro Helvetia Support for ZOOM for another three years
The Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia supports Lucas Niggli ZOOM and the extended Ensembles for another three years turn. That makes the planing for Tours and Recordings easier. Thanks!
Andrew Cyrille - Lucas Niggli
Andrew and Lucas will perform in November two concerts as a drum-duo ( Zürich and Munich. The unerhört Festival of Zurich made this premier happening.
Duo Xu Fengxia/ Lucas Niggli
In December 08 Xu Fengxia ( Guzheng) and Lucas Niggli will be on tour in germany. Right after the concert a Recording Session at the Loft in Cologne is scheduled.
CRASH CRUISE : CD Release-Tour, Autumn 2007
The new record from Lucas Niggli ZOOM meets ARTE Quartet is OUT NOW. on the Swiss label INTAKT Records. CRASH CRUISE can then also be heard live: the CD-Release Tour starts on 27th sept until oct.5th. You can get the CD here.
New STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND CD: ZONE 2
NOW AVAILABLE: our newest CD is out now, on the german label GROB, STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND, ZONE 2. and features our alternative, "acoustic" setup with piano, guitar and drums. you can get it here.
ZOOM meets ARTE Quartet
ZOOM and the ARTE Quartet will be on tour again in March 08. Still performing the programm of CRASH CRUISE.
Steamboat Switzerland at the Maerz Musik Festival in Berlin
Steamboat Switzerland will perform a New Piece byMichael Werthmüller at the Maerz Musik Festival in Berlin
Beat Bag Bohemia
My new International Drum-Quartet BEAT BAG BOHEMIA will be on tour in February.
ZOOM and the ARTE Quartet are on tour again in December 06 and will record then also the new record for Intakt Records, which will be released in autum 07.
NEW CD of Lucas Niggli BIG ZOOM
Finally the new Record of Lucas Niggli BIG ZOOM is OUT NOW, on Intakt Records. CELEBRATE DIVERSITY.
Order it here.
Lucas Niggli ZOOM meets ARTE Quartett
My Trio ZOOM and the Saxophon Quartett ARTE will perform in August and December 2006 my new composition "Crash Cruise". Dates see under "Concerts".
Steamboat Switzerland in Donaueschingen
STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND will perform a new piece by Swiss Composer Felix Profos at the Donaueschingen Festival 2006.
New CD of Susanne Abbuehl
End of April 06 the new Record of Susanne Abbuehl Group (where Lucas is playing) will be released on ECM records.
Lucas Niggli and Steamboat Switzerland in Southafrica
In July Lucas will lead a Percussion-group from the Univerity Durban , developping a Percussion-project. Performing at the Grahamstown Festival. Steamoat Switzerland will be touring Southafrica in teh sam period.
PAM! Platz für Andere Musik
The Concertseries of Lucas Niggli in his hometown Uster, PAM! Platz für Andere Musik is now complet
Visit www.pam.nu for more informations.
My Visions of Madame Blavatsky
STEAMBOAT SWITZERLAND will perform the Composition "My Visions of Madame Blavatsky" by David Dramm together with the "Orkest de Volharding" also in Switzerland in September 04.