Keynote Jazz overview

Good jazz, good company

The 22 / 23 season will again see the first Wednesday of the month devoted to jazz, with the Swiss jazz scene back in the Bar & Lounge of the Theater Casino Zug. As US legend Charlie Parker once said: «Jazz is more than just music, jazz is a way of life», and this motto certainly applied to the musicians that we will be sending your way, ready to improvise and give their creativity free rein. Tap into their energy and talk a walk on the jazzy side.



All dates and artists:


Wed 06. July, 7.45 p.m.

Trois Imaginaires

Anatole Bucella Guitar 
Pino Zortea Bass 
Sami Böhringer Drums 


Wed 03. August, 7.45 p.m.

Nicole Johänntgen «Henry»

Nicole Johänntgen Saxophone 
Florian Weiss Trombone 
Victor Hege Sousaphone 
Pius Baschnagel Drums 


Wed 07. September, 7.45 p.m.

Collettivo Immaginario

Tommaso Cappellato Drums 
Nicolò Masetto Electric bass 
Alberto Lincetto Keyboard 


Wed 05. October, 7.45 p.m.

Alessandro d'Episcopo Trio 

Alessandro d' Episcopo Piano 
Hämi Hämmerli Double bass 
Pius Baschnagel Drums 


Wed 02. November, 7.45 p.m.

Lyft Trio

Mario Castelberg Guitar, compositions 
Joël Banz Electric bass 
Janic Haller Drums 




Wed 04. January, 7.45 p.m.

Lilly Thornton Quartett

Lilly Thornton Vocals, arrangements 
Ull Möck Piano 
Axel Kühn Double bass 
Elmar Frey Drums 


Wed 01. February, 7.45 p.m.

Vertigo Trombone Quartet

Nils Wogram Trombone 
Andreas Tschopp Trombone 
Bernhard Bamert Trombone 
Jan Schreiner Trombone 


Wed 01. March, 7.45 p.m.

Mareille Merck LARUS

Release Tour

Mareille Merck Guitar, compositions 
Florian Bolliger Bass 
Janic Haller Drums 

Wed 05. April, 7.45 p.m.

Rodrigo Botter Maio & Jazz Via Brasil Grouptitel

Rodrigo Botter Maio Saxophone, flute, compositions 
Gregor Müller Piano 
Eduardo «Dudu» Penz Bass 
Florian Reichle Drums 


Wed 03. Mai, 7.45 p.m.

Vein Trio

Michael Arbenz Piano 
Thomas Lähns Bass        
Florian Arbenz Drums 


Wed 07. June, 7.45 p.m.

Pius Baschnagel's Latinworld

Pius Baschnagel Drums, compositions 
Marianne Racine Vocals 
Bernhard Bamert Trombone 
Marcel Thomi Piano 
Patrick Sommer Bass 
Georgios Mikirozis Percussion 

Wed 05. July, 7.45 p.m.

SEVEN COLORS – Elmar Frey Septet

Elmar Frey Drums, compositions, arrangements 
Daniel Schenker Trumpet 
Rodrigo Botter Maio Altsoxophon, flute 
Christoph Grab Tenorsaxophon, sopranosaxophon 
Stefan Schlegel Trombone 
Alessandro d‘Episcopo Piano 
German Klaiber Bass 

Theater Casino Zug

Artherstrasse 2-4, 6300 Zug