Pino’s compositions please with melodic, sometimes a bit dreamy, lyrically soft music, played by an outstanding band that understands the economy of means and lets each piece sound relaxed.
The name Karussell stands as a symbol for playful, childlike ease, joy, a public place where music plays and people gather around, everything dances and turns, and the actors rotate.
The band has already played over 25 concerts in Switzerland, including at Mehrspur (Zurich), Café Litéraire (Biel), Street Jazz Festival Schaffhausen and Mitte (Basel).
In May 2020, the project released its first album «Child's Play» with Alexandra Hamburger (flute), Joscha Schraff (piano), Marton Juhasz (drums) and guest musicians Florian Egli (saxophone) and Philipp Hillebrand (clarinet).
Since fall 2020, Niculin Janett (saxophone) has been a permanent member of the project, as Alexandra Hamburger moved to New York. In December 2020 the quartet released two singles with video live from the multitrack.
Saxophon, Niculin Janett
Piano, Joscha Schraff
Bass, Pino Zortea
Drums, Marton Juhasz
The 2021/22 season will also see the first Wednesday of every month devoted to jazz. In the Bar & Lounge of the Theater Casino Zug, we will once again be showcasing the who’s who of the Swiss jazz scene.
US jazz great Charlie Parker once said: «Jazz is more than just music, jazz is a way of life.» This also applies to the musicians that we will be serving up for you. They throw their heart and soul into improvisation, giving their creativity free rein and generating the kind of energy that will draw you in as you give yourself over to the spirit of jazz.