Be it on a bicycle or behind the keys, Félix Stüssi loves adventure and fresh air. Since his move from Switzerland to Canada, Stüssi has turned his back on journalism - jazz piano and composition are now his main focus. In 2007, his quintet won the prestigious Grand Prix of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. A year later, US-trombonist Ray Anderson joined the project and the band turned into a sextet. The four albums of the group were very well received on both sides of the Atlantic, they were nominated for several prizes (Juno Awards, ADISQ, Prix Opus).
LES MALCOMMODES, a dynamic trio with Daniel Lessard on bass and Pierre Tanguay on drums, like to invite special guests. These days, LES MALCOMMDOES are performing with vocalist Sonia Johnson. Stüssi’s most recent project called SuperNova 4 unites Jean Derome (saxes, flute), Normand Guilbeault (bass) and Pierre Tanguay (drums). The first album has been released in March 2020 on Effendi Records (FND 159), distributed by NAXOS.
Félix Stüssi returns regularly to Europe, where he has played among others with Bruno Spoerri, Nils Wogram, Jürg Wickihalder, Christoph Grab, Werner Fischer and Peter A. Schmid. Schmid and Stüssi have recorded a duo CD which has been released on Unit Records in January 2017 (Transatlantic Conversations, UTR 4738). In January 2017, the region Glarus Nord (Switzerland) has honoured Stüssi with a culture price. In June 2020, Ray Anderson and Félix Stüssi will tour in Europe as a duo.
In Canada, Stüssi is also member of the Auguste Quartet and the Jazzlab Orchestra. Both bands are led by the double-bass player Alain Bédard who frequently organizes tours in Canada, Europe and Asia. Stüssi was commissioned to compose and arrange an entirely new repertoire for the Jazzlab Orchestra, featured on the group’s brand-new album Quintessence (Effendi, FND 152).
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Albums: Effendi Records