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Béatrice Graf Drums /Art Performer... since 1992 around the world....

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Béatrice Graf Drums /Art Performer since 1992 awardS: 2019 Swiss Music Prize 2022 Merite artistique de la Ville de Nyon  / Ester Poly' WET Hummus Records 
Upcoming concerts
7 septembre Festival du Bois Dunant Eysins
13 juin 18:00 à Ripopée (ou à l’arcade place du marché) Nyon
8 juin 20:30 Ether festival Arcenia Ticino
Du 27 -29 mai à 18.00 vernissage/ concerts à urgence disk.Genève
21.03. Aufzug ! feat. M. Batkovic @ AMR Festival | Genève | 20:00
01.03- 15.03 IL JOUAIT DU PIANO DEBOUT hommage à Michel Berger @ Théâtre des Amis | Carouge
feat. R Ortis & B. Graf @ Le Bout du Monde | Vevey
@ La Traverse, conte musical texte de Jose Mauro de Vasconcelos avec Didier Carrier

SEE MY AGENDA WITH PREVIOUS DATES

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facebook fan page of ESTER POLY 

Have a look on my video channel There is always something new to discover...

Last Minute Call Youtube  this song is a  part of my "Mess-Ages "new one woman band project.

About Béatrice Graf

Artist & drummer in a wide range of styles and configurations, Béatrice Graf also composes. Since 1996, she has been developing her own projects, often involving atypical instrumentation. An early success was her 1997 Pro Helvetia composition, commissioned by Beat & Lip.
Solo to sextet, improvisation to composition, swing to hardcore, acoustic to electronic, she makes fun of limitations, from stylistic conventions to orchestration.

Jeder Mensch sollte Béatrice Graf mindestens dreimal im Leben spielen hören.

Es wäre nicht vermessen, sie als Grande Dame des Schlagzeugs zu bezeichnen, aber irgendwie ist sie dafür viel zu pünkig
Tabea Andres, Berner Kultur Agenda 6 -19. April 2023

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Souffle coupé

Quand la génialissime Lovelybbones nous a présenté son idée de la booker pour le festival, on a tout de suite été emballé.

Mais alors en live, la claque. Ca restera un de mes plus beaux souvenirs de Tea room

Vanessa Cojocaru, mother de Tea Room festival.

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Die gebratenen Tauben fliegen einem nicht in den Mund

Diese Bemerkung, die Béatrice Graf vor rund zehn Jahren in einem Gespräch wie eine Selbstverständlichkeit aussprach, fasst die Lebensphilosophie der aussergewöhnlichen Musikerin zusammen. Eine Mischung aus gesundem Menschen- verstand, der aus einer beschwerlichen Kindheit in einem ländlichen Umfeld stammt und einer entschlossenen Zielstrebigkeit aus drei Jahrzenten Do-it-yourself-Praxis.
Schweizer Musikpreis Magazin, Béatrice Graf Preisträgerin 2019

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The percussionist Béatrice Graf is a true surprise package

Whether as a soloist on her self-built trunk drum set, in the furious power duo Ester Poly or as a show-playing music mediator - she always captivates with her very own timing and an urgency that results not least from the constant confrontation with the great challenges of our time. This year, her work was honoured with the prestigious Swiss Music Prize.
Clemens Kuratle, Jazz'n'More

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Patently imaginative

Graf’s playing is patently imaginative, at times tastefully reserved, at others fully extroverted, drawing on an array of found percussion implements. Her eclectic cast of musical character actors renders a satisfying pastiche of soundscapes and styles that holds up well over two discs.

New-York Jazz review

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... davvero convincente!

Beat & Lip di Beatrice Graf e Philippe Ehinger (Altrisuoni) (...) i due riescono a moltiplicare in modo davvero convincente (...) e il panorama sonoro (...) è ricco di suoni, timbri, magie colorate che fanno pensare ad una dimensione orchestrale. Il contesto è sfuggente, il linguaggio è quello del jazz, ma la musica che la Graf e Ehinger ci propongono non è etichettabile. (...) Quello che fa da comune denominatore è un senso del ritmo sempre ben pronunciato, bello carico di sensazioni intense e pronunciate, accattivante per l’indomito entusiasmo. Un canovaccio su cui è piacevole improvvisare, cosa che i due fanno senza porsi limiti.

All about jazz Italia

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Projects

Agenda (past events)