Création Frank Salis & Michael Watson

Young talents to the fore for a special concert that unites Europe and New Orleans in the name of good music, with unreleased compositions by Frank Salis and Michael Watson

Date: 1. 7 2017

It is an original encounter that promises to fire up the Ascona audience! The idea is to bring together one of the best musicians from the local jazz-R&B scene, keyboardist Frank Salis, and a band of accomplished musicians from New Orleans: Kevin Louis, trumpet, James Martin, sax, (Soul Brass Band) and of course trombonist and vocalist Michael Watson (born in 1985), one of the most representative and interesting artists of the New Orleans nouvelle vague, who will be at the festival as special guest (from June 27 to July 1).

The project is also riveting because it will not only perform classics of the New Orleans R&B repertoire (Professor Longhair, etc…),  but also because it will present unreleased songs composed by Frank Salis (the H3O band leader is also a talented composer) and by Michel Watson. They are joined by the two young members of Twogether, Simon Oslender, Hammond, and Jerome Cardinaals, drums. Don’t miss it!

From: Switzerland & New Orleans
Style: R&B, Jazz


Frank Salis, piano
Simon Oslender, Hammond
Jerome Cardinaals, drums
Kevin Lewis, trumpet
James Martin, sax
Michael Watson, trombone & vocals