Our music 'Shaykes' elements and styles of jazz, Latin as well as classical music.
Arnaud Francelet | Kontrabass
Cesar Correa | Piano
Raphael Nick | Drums
With the Trio Shayke the world stands still and listens. The flowing, elegant music transports the listener into a landscape full of colors of European and Latin American cultural influences.
The compositions as well as the improvisations by Shayke differ pleasantly from the previously heard thanks to the three extremely creative and soloist musicians whose concert is like a kaleidoscope. It is easy to say that after a concert by Trio Shayke, the audience leaves the venue with an exhilaration of joy.
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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.
Raphael Nick - Drums
Raphael Nick is a Swiss drummer, percussionist, pedagogue, and composer who enjoys exploring multiple forms of artistic expressions in order to confront new horizons. His feeling to get the balance of sensitive and solid playing meshes with his overwhelming pleasure of creating music.
Two lines are guiding his musical path: discovering other cultures and exploring their ways to approach music; a passion for sharing and for the transmission of knowledge.
His curiosity and love for other cultures, exploration, research make him constantly grow and share and brought him to perform on European stages as well as South American and North African.
He teaches the drum at the Geneva Music Conservatory.
Raphael is playing Giannini Drums & Bosphorus Cymbales.
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