BLAER is the quintet around pianist and composer Maja Nydegger. Founded in 2013, the band has since become an integral part of the young Swiss jazz scene, having played renowned stages such as Montreux Jazz Festival and Cully Jazz Festival.
In October 2023, the band has released its fourth album PURE on Nik Bärtsch's Ronin Rhythm Records.
Maja Nydegger: piano, composition
Nils Fischer: bassclarinet
Claudio von Arx: saxophone
Simon Iten: bass, fx
Philippe Ducommun: drums
"Ganz grandios, diese scheinbar schlichten Mollmelodien."