Domenic Landolf

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Domenic Landolf in the Unterfahrt jazz club (Munich 2008)
Domenic Landolf 2017 at Jazz im Palmengarten in Frankfurt

Domenic Landolf (* 1969 in Bern ) is a Swiss jazz saxophonist (tenor, soprano), clarinet player and composer.


Landolf studied from 1988 to 1992 at the “ Swiss Jazz School ” in Bern with the Swiss saxophonist Andy Scherrer , in whose sextet he also played. While still a student he toured with the " Joe Haider - Bert Joris " big band. In addition to the saxophone and clarinet, he also plays the bass clarinet and flute. He played u. a. with Gunther Schuller (“Young Artists in Concert” in Davos ), with Bill Holman and Joe Lovano (at the “Generations Festival” in Frauenfeld ), with Bert Joris, Reggie Johnson and Jimmy Woode and recorded with the septet by trumpeter Matthias Spillmann (“Mats up”), the septet by pianist Eliane Cueni , the “ Brigitte Dietrich- Joe Haider Jazz Orchestra”, the “Voices” by Daniel Schläppi , “New Orleans Hardbop” by Adrian Mears , the nonet by saxophonist Roman Schwaller , the Quartet by Tomas Sauter and the “Dear Little Orchestra” by pianist Regula Haener . Landolf also leads his own quartet and trio ( Patrice Moret on bass, Marcel Papaux on drums). Landolf teaches saxophone at the Basel School of Music.

Discographic notes

JHM Records released his debut album “Levitation” in 1999 with his quartet (pianist Jean-Paul Brodbeck , bassist Fabian Gisler and drummer Dominic Egli ), followed by “Wanderlust” in 2003 with Pirouet Records . On “Levitation” he mainly plays his own compositions and those of his pianist. In 2010 the album "New Brighton" was released, also on Pirouet Records. In addition to Landolf himself (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, alto flute), Patrice Moret plays bass and Dejan Terzic plays drums and glockenspiel. What is remarkable about this album is the lack of a harmony instrument .

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