Eliane Amherd Trio Live Videos
Eliane Amherd Trio Music Video
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La Dégustation - a musical wine tasting
Swiss-born and New York-based guitarist, singer and songwriter/composer Eliane Amherd has made a career out of touring the world, literally and stylistically: Jazz, Funk grooves, Latin and Brazilian rhythms inform Eliane’s stylish, sophisticated global retro - pop sound.
In La Dégustation, her inspirations remain international, but as a songwriter, she turns her lens to her home soil: the complex and diverse “terroirs” of the canton Valais in Switzerland, where wine is business, culture, science, and (nearly) religion. Each of La Dégustation’s tracks is named for a wine produced in her home region. Intoxicating and socially unifying, wine provides the focus for Eliane’s witty explorations of culture, gender, love, politics, history and art. As much a linguistic polyglot as musical, Eliane sings La Dégustation in French, English, and Walliser Titsch, her native dialect.
Brazilian bassist Amanda Ruzza (Amy Lee, Leni Stern) and the grammy award winning drummer Rosa Avila (Andy Williams) from Mexico complete Eliane’s power Trio, whose chemistry and astonishing musical range are on display throughout the album and in every live concert setting.
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A graduate from The New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Eliane performs as a leader or a featured artist in New York’s premiere clubs and tours in North- and South America, Canada, Europe and Asia, where she appeared in international Festivals in China, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal and Mongolia, e.g., International Festival in Hong Kong, Beijing Nine Gate Jazz Festival, Beishan International Festival in Zhuhai, Jazzmandu Festival in Kathmandu, Giant Steppes of Jazz Festival in Mongolia, Yangon World Music Festival in Myanmar, Unplugged Festival in Zermatt and Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Mondo.NYC Festival with Swiss Live Talents.
She composed, arranged and produced her albums “Skylines” and “Now and from Now on” which continue to receive great press reviews and have topped the play lists of several US Radio Stations, as well as the Swiss Miss Sampler “heimweh”, featuring renown Swiss artists. In 2013 she was a candidate of the first edition of "the Voice of Switzerland” and in 2017 she was the runner up for "best Singer Songwriter in Switzerland" at the Montreux Jazz Festival. She plays guitar in several NYC bands and collaborated with greats such as Marcus Strickland, Bashiri Johnson, Bill Ware, Hagar Ben Ari, Randy Brecker. In 2015 she was the musical director of the "OrchExtra Gottardo" at the World Expo Milano, Italy, and 2010 she was the first recipient of the "Musik Pro" award from the canton Valais, Switzerland.
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