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Sanne Rambags’ video diary

During the residency week in Tallinn, vocalist Sanne Rambags (NL) kept a video diary, which offers a unique peek into a unique project like the Criss Cross Europe Band. Here it is:

Halfway there and it’s been a blast already!

As you may have seen on our Facebook-page, the Criss Cross Europe musicians have been quite busy. They all gathered for a residency in Tallinn (Estonia), where they met their coach (Jim Black) and each other, and started working on a program that involved compositions by all members that steered them in many directions. The première and following concerts were a big success (they even made it to television in Luxemburg – see the broadcast and skip to 19:50 here), and it’s indredible that the first lap of the tour is already over.

Here are some live photos!

TALLINN ( see full set here)

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© Eve Saar

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LUXEMBURG
A big thank you to all the venues and partners involved, and to the audiences for being there and showing their enthusiasm!

Here’s the complete Criss Cross Europe Band!

HERE THEY ARE! All our musicians have safely arrived in Tallinn and started working together. On Friday, they will share the results during the première at Kumu in Tallinn.

The Criss Cross Europe Band for 2021, from L to R: Michel Meis (d), Aleksander Paal (sax), Nabou Claerhout (tb), Chris Guilfoyle (g), David Bowden (b), Jim Black (coach, d) & Sanne Rambags (v)!

First series of concerts:

* 15.10 Kumu – Tallinn (EST)
* 20.10 Opderschmelz – Dudelange (LUX)
* 21.10 TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht (NL)
* 22.10 Lantarenvenster – Rotterdam (NL)
* 23.10 Paradox – Tilburg (NL)

Photo: Rene Jakobson

On drums, here’s Michel Meis


Drummer Michel Meis belongs to the new generation of Luxembourgish jazz musicians. He studied jazz drums with Oliver Strauch and Georg Ruby at the Hochschule für Musik Saar (Saarbrücken, Germany) and regularly proves his versatility and openness through numerous projects. Besides his own jazz project, the Michel Meis 4tet, he played for a long time with Dock in Absolute (pop/jazz) and currently plays with Everwaiting Serenade (melodic hardcore), Kleinkram (jazz), the Gilles Grethen Quartet (jazz) and the duo Blankx with pianist Manuel Krass (free jazz/electro). Meis played live in clubs and at festivals in Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Ukraine, Romania, China and Japan.
Read his full profile here

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