Czech Jazz WorkShop Prague 2013

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Cyrille Oswald (NL)

saxophone

Cyrille Oswald started playing professionally in 1994 when living in the Caribbean. Upon returning to the Netherlands, he formed a Latin ensemble and studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where he graduated in 2001. The same year he started his first modern jazz quartet called Amalgam with which he recorded an album, performed original compositions and became a finalist at the yearly North Sea Jazz festival competition for new emerging jazz bands.

During the 00‘s he recorded an album with originals together with Danish guitarist Mikkel Ploug. In 2007, Cyrille Oswald set up a new trio and quartet with Stefan Lievestro on acoustic bass, Jeroen van Vliet on piano and Erik Kooger on drums. They also recorded the CD Nerve with original compositions by Cyrille, which was acclaimed both by the public and the press (5 stars in JAZZ magazine).

In the Netherlands, he is a member of one of the most prestigious orchestras of today, the New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra. His first recording in the Czech Republic The Wrong Present was under the Animal Music label in 2010 with his quartet formed by himself, David Dorůžka on guitar, Tomáš Liška on bass and Dano Šoltis on drums, again with all compositions by Cyrille. Since then he has founded the band Cirilic together with guitarist Kirill Jakovlev. Recently he has produced an album with songs from the Andes, on which he sings and plays different flutes, together with guitarist Petr Zelenka. Furthermore, he is a member of bluesman Rene Trossman's band and of Hammond organist Jan Kořínek's Soultet.

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