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Our music 'Shaykes' elements and styles of jazz, Latin as well as classical music.


Cesar Correa | Piano

Arnaud Francelet | Kontrabass


Shayke compels to stop and listen.

Reminiscent of a "shayken" artisanal cocktail, they achieve a delightful balance between their original arrangements and improvisation with a fluid and elegant sound that transports the listener to a colorful landscape of European and Latin American influences.

Longtime friends, collaborators, and composers César Correa and Arnaud Francelet founded Shayke in 2018 and they've been transporting their audiences to a state of bliss ever since as they masterfully blend elements from jazz styles, Latin and classical music.

Shayke concerts are a collaboration of talented musicians from across the globe who are all dedicated to creating a unique and moving musical experience.


le son des influences

Shayke c'est la pulsation qui incite à bouger. Colorées par les riches harmonies du jazz, guidées par des mélodies imprégnées de la pop ainsi que la musique classique, leurs compositions reflètent leurs influences, inspirées du jazz européen et de la musique latine.


Shayke est un projet fondé en 2018 par les compositeurs et amis César Correa et Arnaud Francelet.  Avec leurs musiciens complices, ils créent des arrangements fins et originaux avec beaucoup d'improvisation. Comme un cocktail bien ‘shayké’ ils mélangent tout ça à leur façon.


La musique fluide et élégante transporte l'auditeur dans un paysage plein de couleurs d'influences culturelles. Les compositions ainsi que les improvisations de Shayke diffèrent agréablement de celles précédemment entendues ce qui rend leur musique unique. On peut dire qu'après un concert de Shayke, le public quitte le concert avec un sentiment de joie.


Mit Shayke steht die Welt still und lauscht. Die fliessend - elegante Musik versetzt den Zuhörer in eine Landschaft voller Farben von europäischen und lateinamerikanischen Kultur Einflüssen. 


Shayke ist ein 2018 gegründetes Projekt der Komponisten und Freunde Arnaud Francelet und César Correa. Ihre Musik leiht sich Elemente aus Jazz, Latin und klassischen Musikstilen.

Gemeinsam mit ihren Bandkollegen aus aller Welt entstehen feine und originelle Arrangements mit viel Improvisation. Wie ein guter ‘shayked’ Cocktail mischen sie alles auf ihre eigene Weise.


Die Kompositionen so wie die Improvisationen von Shayke unterscheiden sich angenehm vom bisher gehörten dank der überaus kreativen und solistisch versierten Musikern deren Konzert einem Kaleidoskop gleich kommt. 

Man kann leichten Herzens behaupten, dass das Publikum nach einem Konzert von Shayke mit einem Gefühl von Freude das Konzert verlässt. 

Musicians involved:

Susana Orta - vocals

Luigi Galati - drums

David Stauffacher- percussion

Chicho Castillo - drums

Roberto Taufic - guitar

Diego da Silva - drums

Clara Menezes - vocals

Ramon Gabriel - percussion

Daniel Woodtli - trumpet

Gerry Lopes - saxophone



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2024 dates TBA



Arnaud Francelet - Kontrabass

Arnaud Francelet was born in Freiburg/ Switzerland. His love for music began in his early childhood. At the age of nine, Arnaud joined as bassist in the band of his brother for the first time. With his bass instrument, he could fully develop his creativity. At age 12, he gained his first experience with studio recordings as a rock band member and in that time created his first own compositions.


After studying at the Bass Institute of Technology in Los Angeles Arnaud Francelet works as a composer (Francelet / Moser, Paraffine, Volver, and many more) as an electric bassist and double bassist in various formations (from duo to big band and classical to jazz & electric) and as a music teacher.


He has made several studio productions with international artists  He performs regularly in Switzerland and went on tour to in the whole of Europe, the USA, and also in Asia like Japan, China, India, and many more. Arnaud participates in various musicals and has had various appearances with renowned musicians such as John di Martino, Juan Munguia, Daniel Woodtli and many more


Cesar Correa - Piano

César Correa is born in Trujillo, north of Peru, on 7 May 1975 and began to play piano at the age of 5 under his father’s direction, who is his first teacher, after pursuing his studies with private teachers and music schools. Between the age of 6 and 16 years, he participates in interschool music contests with his own school and will win first place every year then. With 13 years, he already exerts plenty of professional musical activities with various local groups.


At the age of 18, César Correa leaves his country to go to Switzerland and will study at  Bern Jazz School, as well as at the National Conservatory of Fribourg.


Soon, he integrates several Jazz formations, being produced through and throughout Europe, his most important collaboration is at the heart of the group The Cuban power.


He’s 23 and his uncommon way of play, his inflection, kindness, and humbleness leave no one indifferent.


In 1996, he meets Alfredo de la Fe, the salsa violist, who will introduce him to a more relevant and international career.​

His talent allows him to play for more than 2 years with Celia Cruz, the great cuban diva, as well as be noticed by Carlos Santana, who invites him to play on the stage at one of his concerts. Later, Eddy Palmieri will do the same, yielding to him his piano, fascinated by César Correa, whom he consider as his spiritual son.


He will play with the greatest artists of the latin music scene as Giovanni Hidalgo, José Alberto el Canario, Celia Cruz, Jimmy Bosch, and many others.


In 2001, he creates with other two musicians the european salsa orchestra Mercadonegro, Correa being the director, composer and arranger. Their group accompanies other great artist such as: Ismael Miranda, Charly Aponte, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves, Cheo Feliciano, Albita Rodríguez, Isaac Delgado, Mayito Rivera, Charly Cardona, Wilson Manyoma, Adalberto Santiago, Willie González, Ray Sepulveda, Frankie Morales, Edy Montañez, Dave Valentín, Richie Ray, Yan Colla Yan, to mention just the most relevant ones. 



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