Focusyear Band

Neu Klang, 2021CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 27.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score: 77
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Focusyear is a one-year immersion program for exceptionally talented musicians at Jazzcampus (a renowned music school) in Basel, Switzerland.” The 2021 edition recorded ten of their original compositions for Bosque. The core octet features Tatiana Nova (vocals), Yakiv Tsvietinskyi (t, tb, flugelhorn), Joshua Schofield (a-sax), Gianni Gagliardi (t-sax, vocals), Lorenzo Vitolo (p), Ethan Cohn (b) and Áron Tálas (d, perc, Rhodes). Jorge Rossy adds vibes on “Mean Street”. We enjoyed Tatiana’s vocalizations on “The Nordic Shuffle”, “Mean Street”, “Crash Landing” featuring Schofield & Tálas, the symphonic “Ladina Oswald” and the title track.


Publicist: Hubtone