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Jowee Omicil

A multilingual multi-instrumentalist – with a particular fondness for the saxophone – Jowee Omicil began performing music in the church led by his pastor father, and went on to study at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston. He then moved to New York to launch his musical career, where he met Ornette Coleman and performed with Roy Hargrove. After spending time in Haiti and Venezuela he settled in Paris, where he signed with the label Jazz Village. His new album Love Matters! combines African rhythms with echos of Thelonious Monk, the melodies of Bach and Mozart, Oriental influences, Jamaican beats, Miles Davis-style bursts of funk and the ecstasy of gospel, not to mention a rapper’s flair. A very intense mix that he presented at the Montreux Jazz Festival this summer.

Friday – 29 October
Stage
Workshops
Tickets Category
Seating
18:00

JOWEE OMICIL

Trust The Notes

Saturday – 30 October
Stage
Montreux Jazz Academy Concert
Tickets Category
Seating
Price
CHF 40.–
19:30

ACADEMY CONCERT

Musical direction: Shabaka Hutchings, Alexander Hawkins & Edward Wakili-Hick

with Jowee Omicil

feat.  Daniel Mcalavey, Djamal Moumène, Fabian Mösch, Louise Knobil, Matt Brown &  Meskerem Mees