November 26, 2017, 17:00

Concert II: Composition and Improvisation

Christoph Metzger, tenor (CH), Martin Christ, piano (CH), Annalisa Orlando, piano (I), Martina Kirchner, flute (HR/CH), Matthias Kirchner, guitar (D/CH), Azra Ramic, bass clarinet (BIH/CH), Ursula Grossenbacher, violin (CH), Katrin Scholl, violin (D/CH), Maria Gloria Alexandra Mihai, violin (RO/CH), Maria Strelbitska, violin (UA/CH), Ellen Fallowfield, cello (GB/CH), Dominik Alig, percussion (CH) Tapiwa Svosve, saxophone (ZW/CH), William Parker, bass (USA), Hamid Drake, percussion (USA), Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, artistic leader, trumpet (USA/CH)

Farelhaus, Biel

November 24, 2017, 20:00

Concert I: Improvisation

New Quartet: William Parker, bass (USA), Hamid Drake, percussion (USA), Tapiwa Svosve, saxophone (ZW/CH), Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, trumpet (USA/CH)

Guests: Manuel Engel, Piano (CH), Fork Burke, Text (USA/CH)

Farelhaus, Biel

October 24 - November 1, 2016

Composition Workshop

leader: Jyderup Accordion Traef

near Copenhagen, Denmark

October 13, 2016

Recording session

with Rob Brown, alto sax, Hamid Drake, drums, William Parker, bass Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, trumpet

October 12, 2016

Anti-Columbus Day Concert

William Parker, bass, Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, trumpet

New York City

September 11, 2016 (premiere)

To Everything There Is, part one for mixed choir

Konzertchoir Langenau

Christoph Metzger conductor

Reform Church, Langnau, Switzerland

August 30, 31 and September 1, 2016

Music workshop for 50 refugees from 17 different lands

sponsored by the GAD Foundation Biel, Switzerland

May 14, 2016

Concert JKM Trio "World Jazz"

21:00, Alte Krone, Old City, Biel, Switzerland

May 13, 2016

Concert JKM Trio "World Jazz"

Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, trumpet vocals, keyboard

Manuel Engel, keyboard

Kevin Chesham, percussion

19:30 Biel Library, Biel, Switzerland

November 20, 2015

Africa Blues Project

with Kara Syllaka, singer, guitarist, Senegal

JAMR, Geneva, Switzerland

November 15, 2015

Second Concert

20:00, Machinehaus-Kulturbrauerei

Berlin, Germany

November 14, 2015

First Concert

William Parker, Bass

Hamid Drake, percussion

Ernie Oodoms, voice

Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, trumpet

20:00, Volksbad Jena, Germany

November 6, 2015

Lecture "Music and Architecture"

Architecture School, Luzern, Switzerland

November 2-6, 2015

Africa Project, part one

Primary School, Dotzigen, Switzerland

September 9, 2015

The Genesis Suite

a work for speaker, Chorus and Orchestra by Arnold Schönberg, Nathaniel Shilkret, Alexandre Tansman, Darius Milhaud, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ernst Toch, and Igor Stravinsky

Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, speaker

Biel Symphony Orchestra, Kaspar Zehnder Conductor

19:30, Kongress Centre, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland

September 1, 2015

Kinder Konzert with Biel Symphony Orchestra

Biel, Switzerland

August 25-27, 2015

Music Workshop

with young people from Syria, Irag, Iran, Kosovo, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Albania, Suisse, Eretria, and Portugal

Gadd Stiftung, Biel, Switzerland

April 19, 2015

ROTATIONS III 2015, premiere

for solo trumpet and alto sax and seven instruments

Transfornational Ensemble

Keir Neuringer, alto sax

Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, trumpet

Philadephia, Pa.

April 11, 2015 7 p.m.

All Voices Matter 2015, premiere

A concert of Music for voices and Instruments by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

A Mother's Lament, premiere

for voice and instruments, dedicated to the Memory of young Black and Hispanic men killed by the Police 2014-15

All Lives Matter, for voices and instruments

text by Fernando Passoa

Velez Culture Centre, 107 Suffolk Street, New York

March 21, 2015

Looking for Water, a music action in honor of World Water Day

Students from the Rittamatte school, Biel, Switzerland

Bahnhof Plaza, Biel, Switzerland

January 25, 2015

Echo of Wood, for multiple recorders

Eveline Noth, Recorder

Heilggeist Kirche , Bern

January 17, 2015

TONE MOTION THEATRE dedicated to Martin Luther King, by William Parker

Part five: Yes i Dream of Freedom, A Flower in a Stained Glass

"Music and Dance" Spirit Catchers

Transformational Music Ensemble

Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson guest artist

8 p.m., Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn New York

November 30, 2014

Portrait Concert "VociVociVoci"

Premieres: For Voice and Trumpet, 2014, for mezzo soprano and trumpet; Rotation I, 2014, for flute and trumpet; Echo of Wood, for multiple recorders; VociVociVoci IV for voice and trumpet.

Other works:The Light Shines; Petit Variations for violin and piano obbligato; VociVociVoci I-II-III for voices

With: Susannah Haberfeld, Mezzosoprano, Eveline Noth, Recorders, Hannah E. Haenni, Vocals, Martina Kirchner, Flutes, Helen Pringle, Vocals, Vokalensemble Suppléments Musicaux, Conductor, Violin, Moritz Achermann, Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, Trumpet, Vocals, Piano

All compositions by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

Voirie, Brunngasse 1, Biel

Reservations 079 314 26 36 (sms) / jalalugo@yahoo.com

Entrance: CHF 20.-

October 19, 2014, 17:00

The Light Shines

Heiliggeistkirche, Bahnhofsplatz, Bern

October 18, 2014, 19:00

Premiere of The Light Shines for choir

Vocale Ensemble Suppléments Musicaux, Moritz Achermann conductor

The Temple, Le Locle CH

January 13, 2014

Variations for Solo Bass

James Rapport Bass

Valdiva, Chile

January 5, 2014

Variations for Solo Bass

James Rapport Bass

Conception, Chile

November 24, 2013

Variations for Solo Bass

James Rapport Bass

Vienna, Austria

Donnerstag, 3 Oktober 2013, 18:30 Uhr

Abendklänge

Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, Trompet, Percussion, Musik

Pascale Van Coppenolle, Orgel

Aurélie Jossen und Lorenzo le kou Meyr, Kunstprojekt

Stadtkirche Biel

Sonntag 29th September 2013 10:00 Uhr

Kunst in Gottesdienst

Kunstprojekt: Aurélie Jossen und Lorenzo le kou Meyr

Orgel: Pascale Van Coppenolle

Trompette, Musik: Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

Stadtkirche Biel

February 2 2013, 20:30

BARAKA

New African World Music, Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, trumpet, voice, piano, percussion; Hamid Khadari, multiple percussion

Le Carré Noir, Obergass 12, Biel CH

October 25 2012

Four Corners

Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, trumpet piano alphorn, Dominic Lash, double bass, Angharad Davies violin, Mark Saunders, percussion

Oto's, London

July 3rd 2012

"La forêt tropical" "Unser Regenwald"

A music and visual performance conceived by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson and the students of the Planke School, Biel, Switzerland

first performance 17:00 second performance 18:15

July 1st 2012, 11 Uhr

Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson spielt eine raumbezogene Kompostion zu Otto Zitkos Arbeit in situ

Haus der Kunst, St. Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland

Baselstrasse 27, Solothurn. Res.032 621 0980

May 9th 2012

Premiere of "Une Pensée Parfume" and "Carlson Songs"

for soprano and piano, text by Carolyn Carlson

Salomé Glardon Conservatory of Music, Lausanne, Switzerland

April 2012

Alphorn in America

Travels to New York City, Oklahoma City and San Fransisco to produce a new movie with Aline d'Auria, to be called "Alphorn in America" where Nelson will play the alphorn in different locations to be filmed by d'Auria.

Sunday 29th April 2012 at 10pm

On Swiss Italian National Television RSI LA 1:

Aline d'Auria's last reportage about Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson in New York... playing an Alphorn!!

The short will be visible from Monday onwards here

February - July 2012

Artist in Residence at the Planke Schule, Biel, Switzerland

including KLANGESCHULE performance on July 3, 2012

March 10th-23rd 2012

Tour of the Ukraine

Including a cookcert on March 21st

March 9th 2012, 20:00

Voices and Instruments

A work for young voices and instruments, in homage to Marton Feldman

"Lange Musik Festival", Dampfzentral Bern, Switzerland

October 8, 2011

BIBLIo'sound

Reading music and trumpet

11 a.m., Stadtbibliothek Biel, Switzerland

More info

September 7, 2011

Artist in residence

Casa Pantrova, Carona, Switzerland

May 28, 2011

Private cookcert, Biel

May 19, 2011

AU JOLI MOIS DE MAI

Alte Krone Art Gallery, ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE Art by Tiziana de Silvestro and Mingjun Luo, music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

March 5 and 6, 2011

"Neu Wohnen" Cookcert

Biel, Switzerland

November 6, 2010

"Jalalu's Dawn" at CPH Dox 2010

International Documentary Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

Watch the film on Jalalu's sound and video page

October 28, 2010

"Jalalu's Dawn" at the Womex Music Festival

Copenhagen, Denmark

Watch the film on Jalalu's sound and video page

September 20-27, 2010

Artist in Residence

Casa Pantrova, Carona Switzerland

July 2010

"Jalalu's Dawn" wins Second Prize

Film Festival Centovalli, Ticino, Switzerland

Watch the film on Jalalu's sound and video page

June 19-20, 2010

Music and Dance Performance

Festa Europea della Musica, Vorno, Italy

June 10-12, 2010

Music and Dance Performance/Improvisation

Athens Dance Festival, Greece

May 7 and 8, 2010

projekt.raum

Susanne Mueller Nelson, Kosmas Kosmopoulos, Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

Espace d'Art Contemporain, Porrentruy, Switzerland

May 5, 2010

"Jalalu's Dawn" a film by Aline d'Auria

Media Wave Festival, Szombathely, Hungary

Watch the film on Jalalu's sound and video page

April 13, 2010

Concert at The Stone

William Parker (bass), Ellen Christi (vocals), Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson (trumpet)

The Stone, New York City

April 2, 2010

Guest Artist with Shortt Dogg Funk Band Jazz Lab

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma

April 1, 2010

"Night Songs" for solo piano

Ward De Vleeschhouwer, piano

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

January 16, 2010

"Die Goldene Kette"

A work for young people

Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland

December 20, 2009

Performance with poet Kristiina Ehin

Tartu, Estonia

December 18-19, 2009

Jazz concert

Clazz Jazz Club, Tallinn, Estonia

December 13, 2009

Guest artist with Musamari Children's choir with orchestra

Tallinn, Estonia

September 29 - October 6, 2009

Concerts in Budapest, Hungary

September 21-28, 2009

Artist in residence

Casa Pantrova, Carona, Switzerland

September 10-14, 2009

Dance and music performance

Vorno, Italy

August 12-24, 2009

Concerts with jazz in Estonia

May 27, 2009

Portraits of Sound

A concert of music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson featuring the world premiere of For Langston, a work for narrator, solo voice and ensemble based on the poetry of Langston Hughes.

Northwest School of the Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina

December 20, 2008

Sounds

Concert of dance music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

Godor, Budapest, Hungary

21:00 p.m.

December 18, 2008

Sanctuary

Concert of composed and improvised music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

Fono Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

20:00 p.m.

Tour dates for Les Rêves de Karabine Klaxon, Fall 2008

October 14-15: Théâtre de Corbeil-Essonnes
November 22-14: Festival les Boréales, Caen
November 27 and 29: Nouveau Théâtre de Montreil
December 1-2: Nouveau Théâtre de Montreil
December 4-8: Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence

Choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Live music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

See CCN for photos and more information.

Sunday August 31, 2008

Cookcert

Le Bain de Paquis, Geneva, Switzerland

13:00-16:00

August 1 and August 19, 2008

Morning Trumpet Music Installation

Le Bain de Paquis, Geneva, Switzerland

6 a.m.

July 27, 2008

Jazz Concert

Le Bain de Paquis, Geneva, Switzerland

5 p.m.

July 6 2008

Concert at Godor

Budapest, Hungary

June 28 - July 5, 2008

Concerts with Chalaban in Morocco

Wednesday April 16, 2008: 7:00p.m.

Premiere of Questions Answers and Echos (sometimes) for eleven instruments

Black Box Theater, Charlotte, North Carolina

See the concert flier

Tour dates for Les Rêves de Karabine Klaxon, Spring 2008

April 28-29: Théâtre de la Couple, Saint Louis, France
May 6-10: Am Stram Gram Le Théâtre, Geneva, Switzerland
May 13-14: Théâtre de Grasse, Grasse, France
May 18: L'Octogone, Pully, Switzerland
May 28-31: Théâtre des Louvrais, Pontoise, France

Choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Live music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

See CCN for photos and more information

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Cookcert

Cooking and Jazz by the Music Chefs

Restaurant du Théâtre, Biel, Switzerland

Time: 19:00

Monday December 17th, 2007

Concert with Romanian Musicians from Circus Zingarro

Les Sette de la Butte, Paris

Tour dates for Les Rêves de Karabine Klaxon, Fall 2007

November 29 - December 1: Théâtre de Nîmes, Nîmes, France
December 11 - 12: Opéra, Rouen, France

Choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Live music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

See CCN for photos and more information.

New video of Jalalu in concert

Jalalu and Chalaban in Godor, Hungary

Sunday September 9th, 2007

Cookcert

Cooking and Jazz by the Music Chefs

At the Parkhotel Schloss Münchenwiler, Switzerland

Time: 11:30 Price: 68 CHF

Reservations: +41 (0)26 672 81 81

Tour dates for Les Rêves de Karabine Klaxon, Spring 2007

January 8-13: Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France
February 20: Avant-Scène, Cognac, France
February 28: Pordenone, Italy
March 2 and 3: Chiasso, Switzerland
March 5: Lugano, Switzerland
March 12-14: Le Colisée, Roubaix, France
April 3-7: Centre Culturel Balavoine, Arques, France

Choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Live music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

See CCN for photos and more information.

Tour dates for Les Rêves de Karabine Klaxon, Fall 2007

December 10th, 2006 in Noisy-Le-Grand, France
December 13th, 2006 in Besancon, France

Choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Live music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

See CCN for photos and more information.

Saturday September 23rd, 2006 - 20:00 and 22:00

7 Minutes

Dance: Beatrice Borragio

Music: Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

Historical Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland

August 19th, 2006

Cookcert

Cooking and Jazz by the Music Chefs

Restaurant L'Ecluse, Biel, Switzerland

Time: 19:00

Reservations: 00 41 32 322 1840

June 21st, 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2006

Les Rêves de Karabine Klaxon

Le Cartouserie, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, France

Choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Live music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

See CCN for photos and more information.

June 7th, 2006

Les Rêves de Karabine Klaxon

Dinan, France

Choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Live music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

See CCN for photos and more information.

May 21st, 2006

Woo of Wii for clarinet quartet

The Swiss Clarinet Players

Stadttheater Biel

Time: 11:00

May 15th, 2006

Les Rêves de Karabine Klaxon

Carré Magique, Lannion, France

Choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Live music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

See CCN for photos and more information.

May 13th, 2006

project raum

A work for video, dance and music

BBZ Biel, Switzerland

19:30

April 29th, 2006, 16:00

Kids and Jazz

A concert for and with children, for the whole family

At the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

April 22nd, 2006

Krikri Festival 2006

solo performance and Night Songs (piano: Ward De Vleeschhouwer)

At the Galerie Link, Blekersdijk 39, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

18.30 - 23.00

Jalalu at Krikri

March 24th, 2006

Première of NACHT NIGHT NUIT NOTTE

A Music-Visual-Theatre work for twenty performers

A commission from the Zentrum Paul Klee

At the Zentrum Paul Klee

20:30 and 23:00

"Museums Night"

February 28, March 1 and March 2, 2006: 15:00 - March 3 and March 4, 2006: 19:00

Les Rêves de Karabine Klaxon

Dance production for children, inspired by The Ugly Duckling and Finnish animal stories

Choreography by Carolyn Carlson

Live music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

Centre Chorégraphique National Roubaix-Nord Pas de Calais, 33 rue de l'Epeule, 59100 Roubaix, France

Reservations: +33 (0)3 20 24 66 66

December 10 and 11, 2005

Sounds Without Borders

A concert with professional and children performers

at DANCESTREET, 1e Rozendwarsstraat, Amsterdam

time: 19.00

New Dates!

SALAM

Contemporary hiphop dance theater

November 6, 2005: Magdeburg Theater, Magdeburg, Germany

November 16, 17 and 18, 2005: Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

Choreography: Farid (Joker) M. Baroug

Live Music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

September 29 and October 1, 2005

SALAM

Contemporary hiphop dance theater

Choreography: Farid (Joker) M. Baroug

Live Music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

Tanzhaus, Dusseldorf, Germany

August 27, 2005

T.M.T.

Trumpets and Trumpets - Trumpets and Trommels
three trumpet players who also sing, play a variety of percussion instruments and keyboards.

Free outdoor concert in Geneva, Switzerland

3 p.m. at Le Bain Paquis, across from the big fountain on the lake

August 21, 2005

Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson's Total Music Trio

Free outdoor concert in Geneva, Switzerland

3 p.m. at Le Bain Paquis, across from the big fountain on the lake. Just bring your body in a swim suit ... or no swim suit...

July - August 2005

Playing for the following dance classes:

July 18-29: Joachim Heckmann at the Arena Studios, Zurich, Switzerland

August 1-5: Jennifer Hanna at the HJS in Amsterdam

August 8-12: Gabrielle Staiger at the HJS in Amsterdam

August 15-18: Kevin Wynn at the Amsterdam Dance Centre

June 1, 2005

Improvisation event

Choreography by Carolyn Carlson, music by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

at La Piscine de Roubaix, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie André DiligentRoubaix, France

21.30 p.m., entrance free.

May 24, June 6, June 12 and June 14 2005

CLOCK OF EBONY

Choreography by Linda Magnifico, live music composed and performed by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

Luzern State Theater, Luzern, Switzerland

Clock of Ebony

April 23, 2005

Jazz Concert

at the Casa Pantrova, Carona, Ticino, Switzerland

January 26, 2005

World premiere of Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson's Night Songs for piano

De Rode Pomp, Ghent, Belgium.

Pianist: Ward De Vleeschhouwer

October 13, 2004

Sightseeing by Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson

performed by the Thelema Trio at De Rode Pomp, Ghent, Belgium.

Jalalu with pianist Ward De Vleeschhouwer, clarinettist Marco Mazzini, visual artist and composer Hallveig Agustsdottir, saxophonist Peter Verdonck and composers Philemon Mukarno and Thorkell Atlason.
Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson, photo © Ingo Höhn