Elina Duni Quartet

Live Act Jazz Folk
Elina Duni Quartet - Jazz Folk Live Act in Bern

Elina Duni Quartet Short Info

Elina Duni is one of the most captivating voices in the global jazz scene. Being a jazz and classically-trained singer she has started to explore her Albanian roots of Balkan folk songs.

The Tirana-born and Swiss-raised singer has become an exceptional musical storyteller embodying the songs’ narratives, in a way that transcends genre definitions and language limitations. Along with her quartet (including the great pianist Colin Vallon), she plays a melancholic music of extraordinary passion and emotion.

The Elina Duni quartet just released its second album for the reference Munich- based Label ECM. On Dallёndyshe (“The Swallow”), Elina Duni sings songs of love and exile. The troubled history of the Balkan regions has inspired many such songs and the pieces here, primarily from Albanian traditional sources, are interpreted with intensity and insight by Elina and her band.

This music is clearly more than just a hybrid of ‘jazz’ and ‘folk’. In its sense of drive, Dallёndyshe opens up a different groove, a different momentum. It’s become more rhythmic. Sometimes it´s almost a trance-like propulsion.

Like The Guardian pointed out "This quartet definitely sound like rising star material for ECM.”

Elina Duni is one of the most captivating voices in the global jazz scene. Being a jazz and classically-trained singer she has started to explore her Albanian roots of Balkan folk songs.

The Tirana-born and Swiss-raised singer has become an exceptional musical storyteller embodying the songs’ narratives, in a way that transcends genre definitions and language limitations. Along with her quartet (including the great pianist Colin Vallon), she plays a melancholic music of extraordinary passion and emotion.

The Elina Duni quartet just released its second album for the reference Munich- based Label ECM. On Dallёndyshe (“The Swallow”), Eli...

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Past Gigs Elina Duni Quartet

  • 06 | 2016 Lavin La Vouta
  • 05 | 2016 Yverdon Nova Jazz
  • 01 | 2016 Zürich Volkshaus Zürich
  • 01 | 2016 Freiburg Jazzhaus Freiburg
  • 01 | 2016 Otelfingen Mühle Otelfingen
  • 01 | 2016 Biel Kulturlokal Le Singe
  • 12 | 2015 Lausanne Haute École de Musique de Lausanne
  • 11 | 2015 Arbon Kulturcinema
  • 11 | 2015 Lugano RSI Rete Due
  • 11 | 2015 London London Jazz Festival

Discography Elina Duni Quartet

  • 2015 Dallendyshe Album | ECM Records
  • 2012 Matane Malit Album | ECM Records
  • 2010 Lume, Lume Album | Meta Records
  • 2008 Baresha Album | Meta Records

Media

  • Video Elina Duni Quartet - Festiv...
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  • Video Elina Duni Quartet - Sytë
  • Video Elina Duni et Colin Vallon ...

Origin

  • Bern CH

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