Ikarus

Switzerland
Jazz Experimental Groove
Ikarus

Ikarus is a contemporary groove jazz quintet that explores polyrhythms in the form of functional grooves and melodies, using improvisation as a central vehicle. The band's sound aesthetic comes from the merging of two vocals and a driving rhythm section. Their goal is to create a kinetic effect on the human body. To date, the Swiss band has released a total of four LPs, all on Nik Bärtsch's boutique label Ronin Rhythm Records.

In their new album Plasma, Ikarus takes their audience into a constantly changing soundscape. Under the direction of drummer Ramón Oliveras, a unique music emerges from playing with continuously permuting polyrhythms, driving grooves, organic improvisation and the enchanting mixture of the two voices. The quintet offers an engaging and unprecedented live show that never fails to hit twists and turns.

Ikarus can look back on an extensive tour history through Europe and Japan, is part of the "Priority Jazz Promotion" program of the Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia and is considered one of the flagship groups of the Swiss jazz scene.

Videos
  • IKARUS | EFG London Jazz Festival 2020
    IKARUS | EFG London Jazz Festival 2020
  • Ikarus - Tritium
    Ikarus - Tritium
  • Ikarus - Jazzahead! Showcase 2022 2/2
    Ikarus - Jazzahead! Showcase 2022 2/2
Press
A surprisingly individual signature. An ever-changing mosaic of music. Eine überraschend individuelle Signatur. Ein sich ständig veränderndes Mosaik aus Musik.
Jazzthing, 08.05.2019
The pieces by Ikarus unfold a magical attraction. Die Stücke von Ikarus entfalten eine magische Anziehungskraft.
NDR - Album der Woche
Discography
Plasma
Plasma
2022
Ronin Rhythm Records
Mosaismic
Mosaismic
2019
Ronin Rhythm Records
Chronosome
Chronosome
2016
Ronin Rhythm Records
Echo
Echo
2015
Ronin Rhythm Records
Line up
5 musicians + 1 crew member

Ramón Oliveras - drums, artistic direction

Anna Hirsch - vocal

Andreas Lareida - vocal

Lucca Fries - piano

Mo Meyer - double bass

Availability

Territories:

worldwide

2022 all year on request
2023 all year on request
Contact
Ibrahim Bilen
Ibrahim Bilen
Booking Agent
ibrahim@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 22

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