Zatar

Live Act Jazz Modern Jazz Ethnojazz Classical
Zatar - Jazz Modern Jazz Ethnojazz Classical Live Act in Le Grand Saconnex

Zatar Short Info

It is in 2013 that the band is formed on the occasion of a concert organised in Meyrin, Geneva. The cellist Francesco Bartoletti who is distinguished in a cultural landscape by his his open spirit, is in fact the initiator of this encounter between jazz and classical music. Soraya Berent will be the subtile link, the delicate thread of the two styles ; she presents him the poly-instumentist Joël Musy and the guitarist Nicolas Lambert who both have shown their talents of orchestration in many projects.
The band Zatar is born, name of this spicy mixture from the Middle East, where an olive oil-soaked piece of bread is dipped into. The quartet likes, in fact, to brew the flavours of its repertoire, since the firsts performances, around three axes : personal compositions, pieces from the classical repertoire (Henry Purcell, Franz Schuber, Richard Wagner…) that the band members re-adapt and open to improvisation, and compositions written by the italian cellist Giovanni Sollima, rearranged here for the four instruments of Zatar. This cocktail of Mediterranean rythms, popular melodies, chamber music and jazz-club music has already made the happiness of several venues.
It is with full enthusiasm for their project that Zatar will release their first album this coming winter 2015 on swiss label VDE-Gallo.

It is in 2013 that the band is formed on the occasion of a concert organised in Meyrin, Geneva. The cellist Francesco Bartoletti who is distinguished in a cultural landscape by his his open spirit, is in fact the initiator of this encounter between jazz and classical music. Soraya Berent will be the subtile link, the delicate thread of the two styles ; she presents him the poly-instumentist Joël Musy and the guitarist Nicolas Lambert who both have shown their talents of orchestration in many projects.
The band Zatar is born, name of this spicy mixture from the Middle East, where an olive oil-soaked piece of bread is dipped into. The quarte...

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Past Gigs Zatar

  • 06 | 2016 L' Abri , Genève Zatar en concert
  • 03 | 2016 Les Ballades d'Antoine, Meyrin Son, image et danse!
  • 02 | 2016 Les Caves, Versoix Zatar en concert
  • 01 | 2016 Libraire l'Olivier. Genève Vernissage du CD Terra Aria
  • 01 | 2016 Literaturcafé, Bienne Zatar en concert (date à confirmer)
  • 10 | 2015 Les trois petit tour / Morges concert
  • 09 | 2015 Schubertiade / Bienne concert
  • 06 | 2015 Fêtes de la musique / Genève concert en direct à la radio
  • 03 | 2015 Villa Dutoit/ Genève concert
  • 09 | 2014 COV / Nyon concert
  • 06 | 2014 Festival des Cropettes / Geneve concert
  • 01 | 2014 Versoix concert
  • 03 | 2013 Meyrin First concert

Discography Zatar

  • 2015 Terra Aria Album | VDE-Gallo

Media

  • Sound The Shooting
  • Sound 01 Dido's Death
  • Sound Lamentatio

Origin

  • Le Grand Saconnex CH

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Nicolas Lambert guitar player
  • Soraya Berent singer
  • Francesco Bartoletti cello player
  • Joel Musy saxophone player