Matthias Spillmann Mats-Up feat. Mbuso Khoza

The new record "IVOVO" was release in September 2021, on Unit Records!


Matthias Spillmann, tr CH
Reto Suhner, as CH
Marc Méan, p CH
Raffaele Bossard, b CH
Dominic Egli, dr CH

“Ivovo” is the brand-new album of the Swiss band MATS-UP in which Matthias Spillmann and his fellow musicians explore the sounds of South Africa together with the singer Mbuso Khoza.

«South Africa’s music has always fascinated me. Little else influenced me as deeply, in a musical and a spiritual way, as the projects I had with South African artists as well as the concerts I played there. Jazz in South Africa has a significant value because it’s one of the very few fields in which people of different colours, ethnics and backgrounds cooperated on an equal basis, even during the apartheid system.

Mbuso’s voice is totally unique and extremely versatile.

His melodic ingenuity and his story-telling abilities are endless, his virtuosity not being a purpose on itself. Anything he sings sounds completely natural and fresh. In same time, he knows KwaZulu Natal music, that of his origins, like nobody else.»



> Past Shows

20.03.2022
Moods, Zürich

19.03.2022
Be-Jazz, Bern

18.03.2022
Fabriggli, Buchs

17.03.2022
Jazz Chur, Chur

16.03.2022
JazzTime, Schwäbisch Hall (DE)

14.03.2022
Isebähnli, Baden

13.03.2022
Burgbachkeller, Zug

11.03.2022
Café du Soleil, Saignelégier

10.03.2022
Bird's Eye, Basel

08.03.2022
Altes Spital, Solothurn

24.10.2021
Porgy & Bess, Wien (AT) tbc

23.10.2021
Kulturforum, Villach (AT)

22.10.2021
Domicil, Dortmund (DE)

21.10.2021
Opus Jazzclub, Budapest (HUN)

20.10.2021
Unterfahrt, München (DE) tbc

19.10.2021
Kulturmarkt, Zürich

16.10.2021
Jazzclub, Bamberg (DE)

15.10.2021
Stadtkirche, Darmstadt (DE)

14.10.2021
Duisburg, TBA

13.10.2021
Sendesaal, Bremen (DE)

16.05.2021
Burgbachkeller, Zug

15.05.2021
Armer Konrad, Weinstadt (DE) tbc

14.05.2021
Be-Jazz, Bern

13.05.2021
Jazz Chur, Chur

12.05.2021
Kulturmarkt, Zürich tbc

11.05.2021
Altes Spital, Solothurn tbc

10.05.2021
Klavierwerkstatt, Liestal tbc

11.05.2019
Septett Bird's Eye, Basel (CH)

10.05.2019
Septett Bird's Eye, Basel (CH)

09.05.2019
Septett Be-Jazz, Bern (CH)

01.03.2019
feat. Mbuso Jazzwerkstatt, Bern (CH)

28.02.2019
feat. Mbuso Essebar, Winterthur (CH)

05.11.2017
Das Rind, Rüsselsheim (DE)

04.11.2017
Jazzclub, Rostock (DE)

03.11.2017
Jazzclub, Erfurt (DE)

02.11.2017
Jazzklub Glauchau, Chemnitz (DE) TBA Venue

01.11.2017
Smaragd Café, Linz (AT)

31.10.2017
Kunstuni, Graz (AT)

27.10.2017
Jazzorama, Uster (CH)

26.10.2017
Baku Jazzfestival (AZ)

24.10.2017
Bird's Eye Festival, Basel (CH)

20.05.2017
Lokerse Jazzclub, Lokeren (BE)

19.05.2017
Be-Jazz, Bern (CH)

18.05.2017
Romanfabrik, Frankfurt (DE)

21.04.2017
Freiberger Jazztage, Freiberg (DE)

07.04.2017
Le Club, Cully Jazz Festival (CH)

19.03.2017
Roskam Café, Bruxelles (BE)

18.03.2017
L'aquilone, Liège (BE)

17.03.2017
Jazzclub e.V., Neustadt (DE)

14.03.2017
European Jazzfestival, Izmir (TR)

10.12.2016
Jazzstation, Bruxelles (BE)

09.12.2016
Jazzzolder, Mechelen (BE)

08.12.2016
Zauber on OS, Osnabrück (DE)

07.12.2016
Jacques Pelzer Jazzclub, Liège (BE)

03.12.2016
AMR, Genf (CH)

30.11.2016
Jazzkantine, Luzern (CH)

26.11.2016
Unerhört Jazzfestival, Zürich (CH)

07.05.2016
Opus Jazzclub, Budapest (HU)

05.05.2016
Jazzclub, Piestany (SK)

04.05.2016
Kammerlichtspiele, Klagenfurt (AT)

03.05.2016
Musikwerkstatt, Wels (AT)

08.04.2016
Jazz in Dübi, Dübendorf (CH)

29.11.2015
Eremitage, Schwaz (AT)

25.11.2015
Jazz Now, Frauenfeld (CH)

24.11.2015
Moods, Zürich (CH)

24.10.2015
Jazzclub, Heidelberg (DE)

23.10.2015
Unterfahrt, München (DE)

22.10.2015
Jazz und Klassik Tage, Tübingen (DE)

21.10.2015
CVJM, Lübeck (DE)

20.10.2015
B-Flat, Berlin (DE)

18.04.2015
Jazz in Olten, Olten (CH)

01.02.2015
Festsaal Seehof, Küssnacht (CH)

02.05.2014
Porta Jazz, Porto (PT)

01.05.2014
Hot Clube, Lissabon (PT)

30.04.2014
Salao do Brazil, Coimbra (PT)

29.04.2014
Combat Series, Parede (PT)

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Live at Jazzwerkstatt, Bern 2019


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