Jorge Vistel: trumpet | Maikel Vistel: sax | Nelson Veras: guitar | Jim Hart: vibes | Rafael Jerjen/Heiri Känzig: bass | Florian Arbenz: drums

In this brand new cross-continent collaboration, acclaimed Swiss drummer Florian Arbenz joins the sensational Cuban Vistel Brothers (saxophone & trumpet) to launch Convergence.

Originally introduced by 20 years ago in Havana by American saxophonist Greg Osby, the group is completed with a mixture of international names including bassists Heiri Känzig or Rafael Jerjen, British vibes player Jim Hart and Brazilian guitarist Nelson Veras.

Between them, they’re well-versed in the genres spanning classical, ethno, Cuban, Brazilian & West-African music but, above all, the tradition of jazz.


“Technical brilliance and passion”  – All About Jazz on Florian Arbenz
“One of the most personal voices on the European jazz scene”  – JazzTimes Magazine on Jorge Vistel
“Refreshing and inspiring” – Guitar-Star Lionel Loueke on Nelson Veras
“Das Risiko wagen, gemeinsam etwas neues zu schaffen, was ihnen auf grandiose Weise gelungen ist” – Wolfram Frommlet in der Schwäbischen Zeitung über „Convergence“


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